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National Novel Writing Month

I’m not normally one for pressure or deadlines on creativity, but this year I’m embracing NaNoWriMo, not as a means to write one fifty thousand word novel, but as a motivation to finish Book II, Before the Dawn, our sequel to Always Darkest. We have roughly that many words to go based on our best […]

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Bad Dreams

Author’s Note – I couldn’t sleep the other night and I wound up writing fanfic for my own characters. In case anyone’s been missing them, I decided to share it. ~ J Ben sighed quietly and rolled over onto his side with deliberate care. His breathing was finally returning to normal, his preternaturally sharp vision […]

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Happy Birthday, Mal and Ben!

  Visit the pinned post at Demons Run Lit to be entered to win a signed copy of Book I in our series, Always Darkest.

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Border Planet Blues

Just a little bit of micro-fic I wrote a while ago for a pic prompt. I’ve been mulling over doing something with it, so I figured I’d see what the internet thought about it. ~ J It wasn’t easy to work the border planets, but Bez couldn’t deny that the money was about the best […]

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Book Talk Radio Interview

Check out our latest interview with Claire Perkins of Book Talk Radio!   Book Talk Radio Interview – Jess & Keith Flaherty on Their Book Always Darkest

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The Mirror ~ J

I’m at my desk, obsessively proofreading, like any other morning. I notice I’ve accidentally used ‘their’ instead of ‘they’re’. Hell and damn. I guess that’s what you get for writing half asleep. I reach for my mouse to eradicate this grammatical travesty, instead coffee sloshes on my hand. “Huh.” It’s a surprised sort of sound. […]

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The Fall of Terra By Jess & Keith Flaherty

Eyes downcast, hands folded, she always acted like a piece of furniture unless summoned. But that didn’t mean she wasn’t busy. When Master Den mentioned Kapteyn-6 she took an almost motionless step forward, seeming only to fidget as she adjusted the recording devices hidden in her prosthetic arm. She wasn’t worried anyone would notice. She […]

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Strange Invaders – Winner of the Facebook Writers Assembled 2018 Spring Story Contest

Dave stuck his head behind the curtain and grinned at his partner. The kid was looking pretty green, and clearly regretting his short trip down the alleyway responding to a stranger’s hoarse call for help. “You doin’ okay, Morales?” Eli looked up from contemplating the bandage on his forearm. “Great,” he said drily. “’Cuz being […]

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Something’s Gotta Give (A Demonic Short Story) Available Now!

  $0.99 on Kindle or for Free on Kindle Unlimited. An assignment in Hollywood? That sounds like Paradise … Ronoven should have known better. In Hell, nothing was ever as easy as it sounded. Take a trip above, they said. Use your human name. Go around as Ben again if you want. Collect a movie star’s soul. It’ll be easy, they said. And he bought it. Hook. Line. And sinker. Then he met her. An innocent; caught up in her own pain, in the whirlwind fame of Hollywood’s heyday. He couldn’t save her life, but if he was willing to play the odds, he might just be able to save her soul. Ben had always been a gambling man. Something’s Gotta Give – Available now. http://mybook.to/somethingsgottagive

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Ain’t No Mountain

Just another little piece of nonsense from this month’s writing challenge. ~  J “Write a 250 word stream of consciousness from the perspective of a woman whose life will change drastically in three minutes.” Oh, dear God, that hurts. Why am I here? It seemed like a fabulous idea when it first came to me. […]