Thanksgiving Gratitude

All that said, it is time for another installment of fiction. (All installments can be found on the Freebies page.) This First Friday Fiction Feature (#FFFF) is all about Thanksgiving, and I could think of no better way to pay homage to the holiday than by writing something in the spirit of the iconic “Over the River” by Lydia Maria Child. So, without further ado, my tribute, with a Western Pennsylvanian flair…

A Lamentation of Swans, Part 2–A First Friday Fiction Feature (#FFFF)

It’s that time again. Time for another First Friday Fiction Feature (#FFFF). Other free feature stories can be found on my Pinterest page (a shared short story board) and on the Freebies page of my site. Today’s offering is the continuation of last month’s story. If you haven’t yet, you should read the first installment […]

Fireworks Aren’t Always in the Sky

Here’s a short story starring Franki and Gianni. This takes place after the end of Bleeding Heart. (Part way through Mind Control, actually, although this won’t be found in that book.) I hope you enjoy it. Fireworks Aren’t Always in the Sky Franki stood on the travertine-tiled patio and rubbed her arms against the night chill. Weather in […]

John Notaro—A Prequel to Bleeding Heart

This scene is a prequel to Bleeding Heart, releasing later this month. It gives a bit of backstory concerning the heroine’s father, John Notaro. John Notaro 7:00 pm. Foundry. Come alone. Don’t be late. The message hardly surprised him. John had been receiving texts from an untraceable number for a while. Would have considered them pranks, […]