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Driving With the Brakes On by William A. Murphy

Murphy's Law shows Driving with the Brakes on to be Risky BusinessRead more... Share: PO Box 1223, Conifer, CO 80433

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Return to the Soul of Your Child

I've read a lot of books, but not like this one!Read more... Share: PO Box 1223, Conifer, CO 80433

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WINNERS OF THE FLASH FICTION CONTEST FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Congratulations to the following writer's for their winning stories in the flash fiction contest held February 28, 2014.  Thank you to all the participants for their great stories. We had a difficult time deciding. 

FIRST PLACE:


ANNE CONNORS for "ON EACH AND EVERY WEDNESDAY"


SECOND PLACE:


MARY DEAL for 'THE LAST BIG WAVE"


THIRD PLACE:

GLORY WATTS for "THE CHILD"

The winners have been sent their gifts. We will be having more contests in the future.

Thank you again,

Linda Barnett-Johnson and Patricia Crandall
Editor/Virtual Assistant       Author


ON EACH AND EVERY WEDNESDAY by ANNE CONNORS (Winner of FIRST PLACE FLASH FICTION CONTEST)

ON EACH AND EVERY WEDNESDAY by ANNE CONNORS
     He’s part of a gathering of ancient warriors, veterans of similar wars. He continues to
 come to the coffee shop at the same time every Wednesday. He never misses. He’ll come
 of course… until he can’t.
     Old Bill, as he’s affectionately called, was born in 1916. He is a man of diminished
 stature, the curve of his back confirming his age and infirmities. His fingers, like
parakeet’s feet, clutch the arms of an aluminum walker behind which he shuffles with
 baby steps. Clean shaven, he dresses in a beige zip-up jacket, smartly creased gray
 trousers and laced white tennis shoes. He’s the picture of conservatism, except
 for the bright red felt Fedora hat he wears, his trademark flag of attitude. Faded
 cataract-blue eyes behind light tortoiseshell-framed glasses search a clear path forward
 as he maneuvers the walker between the tables and chairs at the coffee shop. His face is
 etched with wrinkles, from too many smiles perhaps.
     Old Bill, inv…

THE LAST BIG WAVE by MARY DEAL (WINNER OF SECOND PLACE FOR FLASH FICTION)

The Last Big Wave by Mary Deal

“It’s metastasized into your lungs,” the doctor said. “No more surfing for you, Ms. Queen of the Waves. Not in your weakened condition.” He thought if I fell I wouldn’t be able to save myself from drowning. He’s elderly, fatherly. I felt regret and wondered why my life couldn’t last as long as his.
Chemo and radiation were a last resort. The x-rays showed more spreading disease than healthy tissue. I decided to stop the treatments.
My best friend sat in the waiting room. Though we’ve never been lovers, Ben has been my long-time companion. When I told him about my advanced condition, he lost his composure.
Ben lost his twin sister when a drunk driver hit her on her bike. I resembled his sister and didn’t wish to replace her but Ben’s friendship was pure. I’d settle for nothing less, but didn’t want marriage. Ben understood. He helped restore my confidence and self-esteem after my abusive relationship. We share a bond, but once I’m gone, Ben will have lost anoth…

THE CHILD by GLORY WATTS (THIRD PLACE WINNER OF FLASH FICTION CONTEST)

The Child by Glory Watts
Helena sits by the window, her thin fingers pluck at the folds of her grey skirt.  Her restless blue eyes search the field beyond the garden – a child?    Resentment flares, hot bile fills her mouth and her hands clench tight, the fine skin stretched taut across pale white knuckles. The child shouldn’t be there, not in her field.  She wants . . . needs a clear view across the field to the small red-bricked village where the tall spire of the old church rises high into the summer sky.  She cannot see the churchyard but knows it’s there.  Maybe she will visit it today, yes maybe today. ‘Do try to take a walk today darling. Just a short walk will be good for you.’  Jim’s voice, heavy with his own sadness, crosses the room. 'Please darling, I’m worried about you. You must try to get out. Why not walk into the village; I’m sure Mrs Foster at the vicarage would be pleased to see you.  Helena, are you listening? We can’t go on like this.’ She doesn’t answer but hear…

Lilly Noble & Actual Magic by Deborah McTiernan

Move over Harry Potter - Lilly Noble is in the Room!Read more... Share: PO Box 1223, Conifer, CO 80433

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FAT BOY AND THE MONEY BOMB by William C. Sailor (book)

I cannot believe what this guy did and what they did to him!



I cannot believe what this guy did and what they did to him!Read more... Share: PO Box 1223, Conifer, CO 80433

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A YA Mystery Set in the Superstition Mountains near the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine...

A YA Mystery Set in the Superstition Mountains near the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine...Read more... Share: PO Box 1223, Conifer, CO 80433

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