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A Heart that Grieves

He backed her up against the counter, one hand in her hair, one up her skirt seeking her slick, wanting heat. She sucked his lower lip, hooked her heels around his ass.

A spoon clattered into the sink, spattering tea on her hand.

She smeared his tears with her thumb when they came.

Later, smoking his last clove on her front stoop, she joined him, cherry blossom kimono belted loose over the olive skin he loved. She leaned down to twist a lock of hair from his forehead. “You okay?”

He reached up and squeezed her hand.

“I’m gonna be.”

My Blog Can Beat Up Your BlogMy friend Lance is offering up a challenge: I give you a song, usually under 4 minutes, then you give me exactly 100 words inspired by the tune. How the inspiration manifests, is up to you.

The song is the Stones’ Waiting On A Friend.

The Story Circle: Dance With the Devil, Part 3

It’s my birthday month, and as a gift to myself, I asked my dear friend Marian to kick off The Story Circle. Marian tapped Lance to continue the tale. Lance handed the baton to Tara of Thin Spiral Notebook. Tara is a new acquaintance of mine in the blogosphere. She shared two photosets with me from her blog. Off Track and Half A Tank  show an eye for detail and an appreciation for her world that made me smile (and think!). Tara also writes fiction, and is a Nanowrimo veteran! Continue reading

The Story Circle: Dance With the Devil, Part 2

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

Now that THAT’s out of the way…

It’s my birthday month, and as a gift to myself, I asked my dear friend Marian to kick off The Story Circle. Marian tapped Lance of My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog to continue the tale. Lance writes from the gut, whether it’s about a punk rock princess or a grieving widower. He’s passionate about his beautiful wife and family, about music, about the things he believes in. He’s also a fantastic friend, which having him here all the more special. Continue reading

Cornflake Girl: Guest Fiction from Lance

It’s Monday, and I’m sharing my space with my friend Lance. He describes his blog as:


Taking on my life and the written word…bare knuckled, with a soundtrack.

Lance works hard, writing, reading, digging deep to find the heart of his stories. Like me, he’s got a lot of fiction plates spinning, and my favorite of his dishes is The Ballad of Helene Troy, the story of a punk rock ingenue in the filthy world of the corporate recording industry.

Today, though he’s sharing the back story to a new project, a father and daughter tale. Continue reading