I am an Island

Author note: I wrote this for a challenge to finish another writer’s prose. It took an interesting turn for me to give a look into the mind of the everyday writer. “The descending sun painted the sky in an amber glow. Soft white clouds danced to a gentle breeze’s beat. The ascending moon tossed aContinue reading “I am an Island”

99 cent Kindle Countdown Deals This Week!

From June 21 thru 26th, two of my ebooks will be ON SALE on Kindle for only 99 cents. It’s a great opportunity to try these books, both the first in their series. If you have Kindle Unlimited, they are both always available. A cozy mystery combined with classic detective work, Beck’s Rule’s Mysteries BookContinue reading “99 cent Kindle Countdown Deals This Week!”

NEW RELEASE: The Sailor and the Songbird

Just released the first in A Timeless American Historical Romance series, The Sailor and the Songbird. The Timeless series of American historical romance novels follows members of the McIntyre family who find love amid the backdrop of pivotal times in American history.  FOR A LIMITED TIME THROUGH JUNE, I will be offering the ebook FREEContinue reading “NEW RELEASE: The Sailor and the Songbird”

The Hum

A friend came over for dinner and we watched what I call a scary movie. I’m not a fan, but she liked it, so I went along. After it was over, I was less scared and more confused at the unbelievable actions of the characters. I mean, if you’re scared, you run away, not investigateContinue reading “The Hum”

Falling

There it was watching me haunting me. That 4 foot by 4 foot cavern in the stage floor daunted me with every pirouette and every chace. In my head, I knew the orchestra pit was stationary but it seemed to follow me all over… upstage, downstage, stage right, stage left like a shadow taunting my everyContinue reading “Falling”

Experiment Breakdown

Darla was dreading the bachelorette party of her younger sister Dede. Several years apart, the sisters couldn’t be further from each other in every way. Darla was an introverted scientist who based her life like a series of chess moves, all based in science, probability and fact. Dede was the extreme opposite as she movedContinue reading “Experiment Breakdown”

The Perfect Crime

It was the perfect crime. Now, I didn’t come to it easily. I’ve never done anything wrong in my life. I don’t even jaywalk; guess there is a little larceny in everyone. But I really had no choice. I need to explain that right up front. I lost my job as a bank underwriter inContinue reading “The Perfect Crime”

Scramble

I saw a pile of Scrabble tiles in a Facebook picture recently on my 5 minute social media break, otherwise known as my bathroom break, and thought, what if you could turn up the tiles you wanted in life, instead of the random ones you pull out of the bag. If you have you everContinue reading “Scramble”

Steps

There are step programs for everything in life today to cure what physically or mentally ails you. After all, you have to take one step at a time to get anywhere. But despite all the dead spouse support group jargon absorbed and subsequently regurgitated over the last nine months, Melissa still had no idea whatContinue reading “Steps”

There’s a Light

After a summer bonfire, newly coupled teens Josh and Sandy found themselves walking hand-in-hand on the moonlight beach in front of the old Jacob mansion on the hill. “I bet I can hit one of those windows,” Josh picked up a rock and lifted his arm. “No, please don’t,” Sandy pleaded. “That mansion has aContinue reading “There’s a Light”