I have been man-down with man-flu and am behind on ALL my deadlines!
If you’re thinking if sending thoughts and prayers, please send coffee instead. 😂
This week’s story seed is a meme I came across on Facebook. It’s funny and a bit dark, which as you might know, sums up my tastes pretty accurately.
Here it is:
And here is a small snippet from my brand new story collection, Sticky Fingers 4, which kind of (coincidentally) goes along with the meme.
“My insomnia took my sleep hostage.
When I did manage to drift off I had begun to talk—and sometimes walk—in my sleep. Eleanor had told me I was calling out other women’s names. As you can imagine, that didn’t go down well.
“Who the hell is Claire?” she asked one morning, slamming her toothbrush into the jar.
I just shrugged. What could I say? I could hardly tell her that Claire was a seven-year-old who had cracked glasses and a fatal head contusion.”
(From the short story COLD BREATH)
Sticky Fingers 4: A Dozen Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
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The Sky Fall Conspiracy
What makes a nation believe a lie?
William Stephenson is an expert in mass media persuasion and propaganda. He watched the rise of Hitler on a mountain of lies, but Stephenson also believes that the Nazis can be undone by the same power that created them: propaganda.
There is just one problem.
All foreign broadcasts are illegal in Germany. At best Stephenson will have a day before the Nazi soldiers storm his radio station. It took Hitler over a decade to change the beliefs of the people; one day is not enough … or is it?
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With my pointed ears and badass bow, I was born to run and hunt in the woods of upstate New York, but I’m a country gal, at heart. I don’t give two craps about Sun/Moon politics, or the Big Apple. But then, everything changed. My dad died, and my mom found a new guy to love, William Geiser – the Sun Mayor of New York City…
Now they’re sending me to Zenith Academy, a supernatural school for Sun class magicals – Celestials, Mages, the elite of the elite. By night, the school becomes Eclipse, an Academy for vampires, and the creatures that own the night.
But everything isn’t as it first seems. I’ve stumbled across a plot to reignite the Shadow Wars all over again, and I think my soon-to-be stepdad is right in the middle of it.
Proving it, though, will be another question entirely…
That’s it for today!
Hugs, and happy reading!
• JT Lawrence •
Author / Playwright / Bookdealer
Short Story Collection – Psychological Suspense; Dark Humor
Sticky Fingers: 12 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Sticky Fingers 2
Sticky Fingers 3
Sticky Fingers 4
Sticky Fingers Box Set (books 1 – 3)
When Tomorrow Calls – Futuristic Thriller Series (complete)
The Sigma Surrogate (prequel novella)
1. Why You Were Taken
2. How We Found You
3. What Have We Done (final)
When Tomorrow Calls Box Set (books 1 – 3)
The Stepford Florist
The Underachieving Ovary