“Feather.” FFfaw Flash fiction. #amwriting

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Feather only bought the cheapest coffee, then loaded it with vanilla creamer.  We met exactly three times.

She was a college student of anthropology, which seemed to fit the long hair and equally long skirts.

That girl had big dreams for the world.  I was too busy deciding on Medical school or Sports Medicine.  I wanted to help people, but make money doing it.

We enjoyed ourselves that night we danced at the outdoor concert.  Her hair was silky and soft.  She said she was leaving for Brussels in the morning.  We danced a lot, and she let me hold onto her briefly, like the whole of our time together.

It was short-lived, but I still thank my friend Roma to this day for introducing us.  I don’t know where he found her, but if anyone could find a rare gem like that, it was Roma.

~The End~

*146 words*

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The Awkward First Date, and My First Published e-book, Free on 9/02!

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The awkward first date, a tale as old as time itself (well, probably).  What does this have to do with my first published e-book being free today (9/02)?  Well, writing takes me down the paths of memory and imagination.  My worst was at age 19, with a blind date, a guy who knew my best friend’s boyfriend.  Well, he was from somewhere in the Northeast, and the first thing I noticed was that every few words he spoke were “F… that,”  “that f…ing” etc, etc, etc.  I don’t recall much else of what he said.  We got in his car to meet my friends at a movie.  Get- to- know- you time, right?  Beer cans on the floor, one not even empty; he picked it up to drink from it, as he accelerated up to 90 in just a minute or two on a one-lane, 45 mile-per- hour road.  You see, his hobby was racing cars.  I made comments about the beer and his speeding in a passive aggressive manner, my M.O. at age 19.  Soon, flashing lights followed us, and he was stopped.  Honestly, none of this tale is embellished.

Just how much will you forgive on an awkward first date?  I wasn’t forgiving the beer or the endangerment of my life, for sure.  I felt grateful the cops took him away, and was glad that my friends drove up just beforehand.  And that’s what this has to do with my first published novella, Made for Me, a story that begins with a futuristic awkward first date and describes a technologically changing world and a dating world of old and new traditions.  Whatever could be wrong with a man of the future?  Well, here’s a hint, he doesn’t get taken away by the cops on the first date, a date that, decidedly, was our last.  Here’s another:  he seems like the perfect man, save for one hefty secret, one my main character, Abrielle, can’t even tell her mom.

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“Made for Me,” scifi romance

So, I certainly had some fuel for fodder as I dreamed up the tale of Made for Me.  Abrielle and Sampson have some unique challenges, as online dating evolves, improves, or glitches in the future.  You can download Made for Me on Amazon Kindle for free on 9/02 only!  It starts at midnight Pacific time, so, roughly, 2.5 hours from the time of this post.  Get it at   http://amzn.to/1sgxtJt  Reviews are greatly appreciated!

To quote one five-star review:  “The futuristic aspects of the book make it a fun read while the emotions in the book grab you.”  Won’t you give this book, touted by one reader as “Delicious brain candy,” a spin around the block?  Just don’t speed….

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