Author’s note: One of my favorite things to do for book research is to visit estate sales and open houses. I love seeing the things that people keep. Material things say so much about a person, and those considerations help me brainstorm my book characters. Recently, I went to an estate sale that deeply unsettled … More October 20, Hotel, Rm 103
The lemon tree showed up on a Sunday. There was a knock on the door and, at first, I thought it was one of the neighborhood boys, come to ask if he could shovel our driveway for some extra money that we didn’t have. But no. Instead, standing on my parents’ front stoop, snow collecting … More Hope is a Lemon Tree
The boat looked like the sort of flying insects that Grayson used to collect as a small boy, and perhaps that was why he’d been drawn to it. There were other boats in the harbor – boats that probably wouldn’t mind an extra boy and an invisible girl to help with chores – but this … More Home
This month’s prompt suggests mysteries and adventures. So grab your pens or your computers and come along with us as we write our stories about the prompt below!
“They told her she was a superhero, and whispered that she was a villain behind her back.” – McNelis I. The Senior Class Elective was a secret thing, even at Kent’s Academy for Superheroes, where secrets were usually common knowledge, thanks to half the student body being able to read minds or turn invisible, … More Penelope’s Test
This month we’re going with the theme of superheroes. So get out your writing pens and keyboards, here’s February’s prompt:
Imogen Gray was a prophet, and her trade was in bones and secrets. Some said she was morbid, digging up bones like that, for profit of all things. They didn’t care about the truth that bones held, or the history that they revealed. They said that once bones were buried, they should stay buried. These … More The Bone Seeker
The title came first for this story, which is surprising, because I’m usually rubbish at coming up with titles for just about anything. Well, really, the idea of burning love letters came first, and then the questions of who would be burning them, and why, and what if someone was receiving those burnt love letters, … More The Patron Saint of Broken Hearts