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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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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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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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Detour

Another fun little writing prompt that got thrown out there in a group I’m part of and unsurprisingly I immediately thought of our own Ben Brody. – ~ J A character of your choice walks in a city familiar to them. It is the dead of night. They witness a brutal mugging, featuring a nasty […]

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Nightmare

Another writing challenge prompt inspired me. This one happens in the universe of Always Darkest, sometime in the late spring. Think of a word (any word you want) and search it on google images. Write something inspired by the 7th image. The word I chose was ‘nightmare’. This was the seventh image. He woke in […]

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Search and Rescue

Author’s note: Prompt in a writing challenge I’m doing – “Imagine that you are unable to leave the room that you’re in for the next 7 days. Chronicle each of the seven days using only 50 words each.” That sounded boring, so I went fictional. ~ J Day One Don’t know what happened. Maybe an […]

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Wrong Number

Another writing prompt. This one is actually from a couple of years ago, but I liked it a lot and couldn’t imagine revisiting it with something new. If you come up with something, I’d love to see it in the comments. ~ J “Write a conversation about a man who calls a wrong number and […]

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Dear Diary

I’m participating in a writing challenge this month. The first prompt is, “Put your music player on shuffle. Write 250 words inspired by the first and last lines of the very next song that plays. (Bonus points if you share a link to the song)”. Below is the result. The song is Social Distorion, Angels […]

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On the twelfth day of Fic-mas, shades of present, future, past, try without success to make an impression that will last …

Boiled in His Own Pudding The persistent drizzle made the trip back across the lawn about as pleasant as their visit inside had been. Even the spectacular tree and light display that graced the grounds of the edifice could not make the view appear cheery to the three figures plodding toward the sidewalk. They should […]