Happy Friday, y’all!
I did not post a drabble last week due to some intense editing on my novel, Black Box, Inc. Y’all are gonna love this one when it comes out. Urban fantasy with a Jake Bible spin. But, I’ll be announcing that later down the line. Stay tuned!
For tonight, though, I give you a bit of horror. I haven’t been in the horror mood much lately. Concentrating on scifi and fantasy and whatnot. So, it was fun to delve into the darker corners and see what bloody morsel I could pull out of my head.
Lucy scrolled through the pictures on her phone again and again, growing more nauseous with each viewing of the despicable acts she saw, but she couldn’t pull her eyes away.
All that blood. So much blood.
The bodies were mutilated beyond recognition. Skin flayed open and spread out. Limbs nearly hacked off. The brutality was almost more than she could comprehend.
But, obviously, not more than she could perpetrate. Because in each picture, with a selfie smile plastered to her face, there she was. Face coated in gore, machete prominently displayed.
“How drunk did I get last night?” she muttered.
Disclaimer: Say cheese!
Another Friday is upon us and what a Friday it is!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
On with the Drabble!
A thrust of the blade and the craggy troll fell. It clutched at its belly, its knees sinking a foot deep in the muck and mire that made up the long neglected lane.
“Why ya done that to me, pally?” the troll asked. “I weren’t gonna harm ya.”
The boy stood there, troll blood dripping from the blade in huge, chunky globs. He didn’t reply. He didn’t move. Only stood there and waited.
The troll nodded. “Tis my lane to protect, but ya had all rights to pass. I stopped ya. My death is on me.”
The boy nodded. “Aye.”
Disclaimer: It ain’t about the gold, but all about the road.
It’s another Friday which means another Drabble!
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On with the show!
Hug Me And Hold Me
The house creaked something fierce. That is the biggest memory I have of it. The never ending creaking.
So when a storm kicked up, well, hoowee, the symphony would begin.
And the voices.
“What are they sayin’?”
“Oh, Lizzy, don’t ya worry none about them. The voices cain’t harm ya.”
“Are ya sure, Papa?”
“Yep… Sure as sugar.”
That always made me giggle. Sure as sugar. I never knew what it meant. Papa had so many sayings.
“Come here, littlun’.”
He’d hug me and hold until the voices stopped or I fell asleep.
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Oh, it is on like Donkey Kong! Welcome back to another Friday Night Drabble Party!
Can I get a woo to the hoo, y’all?
Okay, as y’all know, I have a lot going on. A lot going on. A lot. Going on. So here’s what I’m gonna do. I’m posting pics below and maybe one will catch your eye. New novel (Outpost Hell). New novel available for pre-order (Stone Cold Bastards) with a fine t-shirt giveaway. New audiobook out (Drop Team Zero). A novel that has killed it in the SciFi charts and continues to get great reviews and is available in audiobook (Roak). So much going on. Click a pic and be transported to what suits yer fancy.
Now, how about we get to those 100 words of awesome?
A Small Woman
Tera sprinted across the grass, her feet slipping in the damp dew of the early morning. Her lungs burned and her calves had begun to cramp, but she didn’t dare slow.
Her only thoughts were to get to her daughter before that hatch closed. As if she could do anything against the machine that had come for the children. As if a small woman, petite since birth, could fight off the empire and take back the thing most precious to her in the world.
Tera screamed as the armored truck pulled away, spitting gravel in her face.
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Guess what? New audiobooks!
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