It’s the season of giving, and I love to give presents, as you all know. I got a wild idea to create a Christmas box (or a New Year box for my Eastern European friends out there) and fill it with books from southern authors. A few hours and emails later I had TEN books for the box. TEN!!!
I call this Southern Comfort, and it is chock full of signed paperbacks and fun gifts. Ornaments, paper dolls, tea towels, cooking mixes, puzzles, recipes… the list goes on.
I am REALLY excited about this box. I’d love to keep it for myself, but I won’t…
Click the link to enter the giveaway. It’s for Canada and US only. Sorry, international friends, but shipping over an ocean is expensive…
ENTER HERE: Rafflecopter
Giveaway is open through New Year’s Eve. Good luck!!! And please share!
Back to regency this week!
Mistress of Longbourn is also in my short story collection. Happy reading!
Here’s the remainder of last week’s story. Sorry I’m late! And there is no part three. I combined them here to get it all done in one go. Have fun!
And remember: unedited + unseen + quickly written = low bar.
This week’s story has never, EVER been shared ANYWHERE! Not forums or books or blogs. I wrote it about 6 years ago (maybe more), and some of you will recognize the first incarnation of another of my main characters here.
It has three parts. It’s modern. One part per week. It’s unedited and hasn’t been seen by anyone except for an excerpt that my creative writing teacher saw a loooong time ago. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
Oh, and I live in Tennessee, so don’t send me hate mail over the jokes made about it. I’m just repeating the things I hear yankees say about us. 😉
This week’s regency story is a two-parter and a bit dark. Consider yourself warned. Please remember it is fiction, a product of my imagination, and in a different time and culture than we live in now, necessitating actions we might never contemplate today.
I will be posting part two next week. An early version was shared a few years ago on a couple of JAFF sites and this version is in my short story collection. As usual, I love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to comment.
At the top of the page, you’ll see a tab for Short Stories. I haven’t posted any recently, until today. I’ve just added ‘Life After Darcy’, in its entirety. (For the first time EVER!) It’s one of my favorites from the short story collection I released last November.
I am giving myself a summer challenge (I’m in the south, so summer starts in about 2 weeks 🙂 ), to post a short story each week until I don’t have any left. I have at least 9 sitting around on my hard drive, and a few more unfinished that I will try to polish up, complete, and post here for your delectation. Each time there is a new story, I’ll add a quick line here on the main blog page so that those of you that follow the blog will receive a notification that there is something new.
They range in length from 2,000 words to 12,000 and have wildly varied topics and time periods.
As always, feel free to comment and share (I LOVE comments!), but if you share it, please do it properly (meaning don’t take my name off it or change it in any way – though I’m sure you would never do such a thing.)
Here’s a quick link for today’s story.