A New Alliance. #flashfiction

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Photo credit: Louise at Storyteller’s Abode

A New Alliance, by Pamela Schloesser Canepa, (c) 2020

She walked over and Henry bristled. “I’m here to be alone,” he said, curtly.

“Oh, I’ll just have a seat. You won’t bite. I can tell. Your body language says it all.” She set down her huge bag and sat, carefully holding her dress down. “You’re definitely overdressed.”

“So are you,” Henry said, realizing he’d been sized up. He moved his equally stuffed bag to the other side.

“How long since you cut yourself loose of your chains?” She asked.

“A year,” Henry replied, smiling. He thought he’d figured her out. “How about you? A pretty young woman, walking the beach, overstuffed bag. Do you sleep here?”

“Do I look crumpled and wrinkly? Of course not. This is how I pass the days. Two years.”

“Sorry, no offense.”

“Okay. Are you free for lunch?” She replied.

“Why not?”

Two years and twenty beaches later, Henry was still wandering the shores with Kaitlynn.

**A repost from my archives, from the challenge hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/fffaw-challenge-week-of-may-23-2017/

It’s Here! #audiobook

DetoursInTimeAudible

Another ‘author’s firsts’ challenge unlocked!  Detours in Time, the sci-fi time-travel novel, is now available in audiobook!  I have been so excited about this, and editing was a bear!  I think the narrator and I were both a little perfectionistic with this project. Hopefully that means a better product for the reader, err, listener.  Check out the audiobook, get your copy, or start your trial or membership at this link: Detours in Time Audiobook

Detours in Time has earned thirty positive reviews so far, and has earned critical acclaim:

2017- Earned the Literary Titan award

2018- Received Reader’s Favorite 5 star sea;

2018- Earned the title of ‘Official Selection’ in New Apple Summer E-book awards, Young Adult Sci-fi/Horror

Detours in Time pairs professor Milt Braddock with the younger Pinky (Tabitha), a dancer and artist, on a trip to the future that will test their resolve and their steadfast friendship.  Hailed by reviewers as “a great way to spend a few hours in both another world and another time!” –Tome Tender Book Blog

The narrator is Emory Stegmer, a musician, reporter, and Flight Software Lead with NASA.  He is fairly new to fiction narration, but his accents are the bomb!  You can check out his Twitter at @VAXHeadroom if you’re curious.

Weekend Coffee Share, 6/29/19

Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at http://eclecticali.wordpress.com

Pull up a chair and grab your drink of choice. As you can see, Bixby prefers a puppicino! NO, I porbably didn’t spell it right; it’s a made up word anyway!  It has been a hot week. The heat and humidity together made it feel like 110 degrees at times. Yikes!

I was glad to be indoors for a while at the WordPress Wordcamp today. It was so interesting and at times, overwhelming.

Here are three takeaways:

1. The sessions are not long enough for you to actually set up everything that you might want to on your site, so take notes! I plan to ruminate on the information later.

2. There is sooo much covered, and if you are merely a fledgling techie like me, take note of sites recommended or bookmark them on your laptop to review when there is more time.

3. Make it a point to return the next time there is a Wordcamp in town! Next time, I’ll have a better idea which sessions would best pertain to me. The most helpful today was on planning content. There were many things in that session I plan to put to use!

Besides it being interesting, I met some nice folks, and the lunch was great!

What I’m going to remember most is the idea of having a content plan. Saturday is already a great time for networking and community, as we do with the Weekend Coffee Share.

Besides working a little more on my work-in-progress, Malachi, I joined the Friday Fictioneers prompt challenge and entered my own little flash-fiction.  Mny reders are interpreting it in different ways! Check it out:  Observations at the Theater, Friday Fictioneers

I thank you for stopping by and hate to cut it short, but I am a little tired after this day of learning so many new things and now there is dinner to consider.

I hope you all have a great week! I am planning a little bit of writing on my novel in progress next week, and I’ll be working up that content plan for my blog and social media. Then there is also Independence Day. Enjoy it! I don’t have firm plans yet, but I’ll definitely be comforting my dog from the neighborhood sounds of fireworks. Poor doggie can’t stand the noise. 😦

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