We are back! Another Friday and another Drabble!
But, before we party, did you see my announcement about the fifth ScareScapes book dropping? Yep. ScareScapes Book Five: End Of Life Exams! is now out and ready for your eyes to read, read, read! It may be for 8-12 year olds, but screw that! You’ll want to read this series too!
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Now, on to the micro-fiction!
Missy sat there, her chin cupped in her hands, her eyes locked onto the man on stage. She couldn’t turn away, couldn’t even stop staring to pick up her drink (twelve dollars!) and have a sip. All she could do was watch his fingers and how they flew across the guitar strings.
As the song ended, Missy sighed and eased back, relaxing into her plush chair. She watched the last of the musical notes float above her head. The man on stage said a few words of gratitude into the microphone, but Missy didn’t care. She wasn’t there for words.
Disclaimer: What’s that sound coming out of the hole in the wood? It’s the guitar!
Here be Episode 10 of Writing In Suburbia. I talk a lot about how, as writers, we prepare for failure and rejection, but rarely do we prepare for success. You know, when things actually go right. That’s a lot harder to deal with than you think.
I also enjoy a nice cup of warm coffee. Mmmmm, coffee…
Well, hello there! Back for more awesome micro-fiction? FREE micro-fiction? I know you are, you little scamps, you!
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Now, before we get into tonight’s drabble, how about a little pimpin’?
Z-Burbia 6: Rocky Mountain Die is racking up some serious 5-star reviews!
Reign of Four has two books out and book three will be dropping September 1st!
Writing In Suburbia hit a milestone of 1,000 downloads per episode!
On to the drabble!
Sentries lined the boulevard, their chrome plating shining brightly in the afternoon sun.
Morgan frowned, rebelliously bored.
“The High Officer should have been here by now?” Morgan said.
“He’s only thirty minutes late,” Loughlin replied. “That’s early for him.”
“We’re forced to attend these processions and the guy doesn’t show?” Morgan grumbled. “I got shit to do, man.”
A few spectators shifted uncomfortably, moving away as Morgan uttered his unsanctioned, traitorous words.
“Chill,” Loughlin hissed. “You want to be repurposed into a sentry?”
Morgan stared at the line of metal guards. “At least I’d be lobotomized, instead of just bored.”
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Yes, another Reign Of Four novel is out in the digital wild!
Alexis the Second was not his father’s son.
Instead of being a man of military might, he was a man from the wild lands of the Prime. Instead of being an accomplished warrior, he was an unapologetic hedonist, reveling in the finer tastes and pleasures of life. For many of the nobility, such a life would have been ideal, but for a Master of Station it was near suicide.
That’s right, folks! The last entry in the Stanford Family saga has been released!
I know, I know, the ebook has been out for three weeks, but, hey, I was on vacation, alright? Cut a hack writer some slack, yo?
However, for you old school folks and collectors, the paperback was just released a couple days ago. So, I’m not really late then, am I?
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From Asheville to Knoxville, Cannibal Road to the Tomb, Jace Stanford and the Whispering Pines survivors have been on the run and fighting for their lives non-stop.
Now, with the plains to their backs, the crew are just steps from their destination: The Stronghold of Boulder, CO. All they have to do is make it through the nightmare that is Denver, CO. While running from the mega-powerful, corporate/political/military entity that is the Consortium. And dealing with the brainwashed killing machines that call themselves the Sisters. Not to mention a crazy mad scientist hell bent on making life really, really hard for everyone.
Oh, and there’s the issue of the horde of zombies that’s close to half a million strong. Yeah, that’s kind of a bummer.
But, hey, if anyone can get his friends and family through a nightmare like this, it’s Jace Stanford, right? Right?
Okay, they’re probably screwed.
Oh, and for those worried the Z-Burbia story is over, it’s not! The Stanfords may be done, but there’s still a certain person named Elsbeth that has so much more to do! Be prepared for Sisters of the Apocalypse some time in 2016!