The Question We Love To Hear And Hate To Answer

‘Tis the season, right?

For mixing and mingling with family, friends, acquaintances, and strangers. A time when both genuine interest and small talk could all lead to “the question.” The one we long to hear and hate to have to answer. Read More…

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about CHRISTMAS #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about CHRISTMAS to celebrate the season. Happy Holidays!


“Santa’s comin’ to town ‘n’ he’s keeping a list, so I better be good,” Jill sang off-key, mangling the well-known Christmas tune.

Jacquie Biggar


I work extra shifts to send them money at Christmas. They need money more than they need me.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Last year, Zoe had dug out her tiny, tabletop tree from her storage space, pulled the wire branches down into position, and simply plugged it in. Voila, instant Christmas.

Claire Gem


At Christmas, she had appeared very much at home in her father’s house and not in any hurry to leave.

Joanne Guidoccio


She tilted her head back and imagined him standing behind her, his hands strong on her shoulders, while they looked out over their land, celebrated yet another Christmas together.

Kathryn Jane


I dart to the basement like a…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic HAPPY #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic HAPPY for a joyous start to the week. Enjoy!


For a moment there, she’d almost felt happy. What kind of person was she to forget how her husband was murdered? How her father was murdered?

Marsha West


“About your birthday…it’s this weekend. Happy happy day. Happy happy birthday.”

Vicki Batman


Metro PD picked him up not long after as a person of interest and now here was Frank, six and a half friggin’ hours and two airplanes later, cooling his heels in their dismal little waiting room. Happy, happy.

Jacquie Biggar


Quin was happy to enjoy his comfort, bask in his warmth, and feel the beating of his heart.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


All of this I have heard from Mama, who is happy planning the menu, experimenting with new recipes, and babysitting her inherited great-grandchildren on Saturdays.

Joanne Guidoccio


“He waited…

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#UpbeatAuthors

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by Kathryn Jane

I belong to a Facebook group called #upbeatauthors. It was the brainchild of an author who was feeling (like many of us) overwhelmed by the negativity on social media. Her idea was to have a safe place where we could go to share positive outlooks, and uplifting words.

A whole bunch of us jumped on board of course, and we’ve grown to nearly three hundred members.

What do we do there?

Our leader has posted a theme for every week right up to the end of the year, and on Mondays, we post something positive, related to the theme.

Want to know the coolest thing about this group? In the beginning, many of us struggled a bit to come up with something to write, or share by picture, but as the weeks have gone on, so has the participation, and the ease with which the positivity flows!

Also cool…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about PARENTS #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about  PARENTS for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


She untied the handwoven blanket, a gift from her grandparents, from the back of her saddle, and laid it on the rock, then settled herself there to take in the view of her ranch—her gentle and thoughtful mark on the earth.

Kathryn Jane


After flipping through a few pages, she pointed to a picture of a young family seated on the beach. Three young boys sat in front of their parents, almost exact versions of each other with reddish-blond hair and toothy grins.

S.A.Taylor
Follow Me (work in progress)


The situation stunk. He couldn’t imagine how he’d react if his parents had ever been involved in anything this bizarre.

Marsha West


In a stained red T-shirt and overalls with one strap hanging down, Rafe’s father waited a few moments before nodding. At least he wasn’t holding…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about SIBLINGS #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about  SIBLINGS for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Sara swears like a truck driver and Aimee looks like my older brother.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He set his chin on the top of her head, and she snuggled against him, just like when they’d been a couple of lonely, motherless kids on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, and she’d pretended he was her big brother.

Kathryn Jane


There was absolutely no way her brother could have committed such a violent careless crime on another human being. He might not be the most considerate or compassionate person, but a murderer?

S.A.Taylor
Shutter (work in progress)


The pain in both the siblings’ eyes made Scott regret bringing up the idea, but to solve a problem you had to look it square in the face.

Marsha West


Pete moved until his shoulders touched Nate’s…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about MEMORIES #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about  MEMORIES for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


“You don’t get it,” he said. “The memories are what kept us going. They fueled our fire to succeed.”

Jacquie Biggar


She held each other; both of them appreciating the other’s support as they became lost again in their own traumatic memories.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He was traveling back, she could tell, to that time in his mind. And she could also tell, by his haunted expression, those memories still creeped him out.

Claire Gem


I shuddered as I recalled memories of my interrogation. Eighteen months had passed but the details were still fresh in my mind.

Joanne Guidoccio


And again she was back to the night in the spare room, remembering the steely glint in his gray eyes before that first kiss.

Kathryn Jane


A sudden rush of memories came back of the…

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