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Guest Blogger: Laura Lord

I’d like to introduce you all to Laura Lord.  She is not only a great writer but truly a kind, generous and giving person.  Laura, without even really knowing me, designed my cover for my e book with the image that I chose.  I am very grateful to her.

That being said, I couldn’t pass up this short story submission that Laura wants to share with us, because it’s so creepily good!!

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Enjoy the read and Happy Halloween to you all!

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Hi guys! It’s me, Laura A. Lord, aka the Mama. I’m a mother (obviously) of two wonderful little monsters, with another on the way, an author, a blogger…the list goes on and on. I am blessed enough to be able to spend most all of my days writing, and have published three books in the last few years. You can check them out on Amazon, and I’ll love you forever, or at least really, really like you. Better even, follow me on wordpress and check out my, almost daily, musings and snippets of life with children, family, the Husband, and my dementia-suffering uncle. Laughter truly is medicine, and I medicate daily.

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“And so put to death the sinful, earthly things…” Brian began, pausing as his lips fought with the next words. “…lurking with you. Have nothing to do with sexual immority…”

“Immorality, Brian. Immorality,” their teacher, Ms. Grayson, corrected him.

“Immorality, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, ‘cause a greedy person is an idolater…” His words came faster, catching up and running over one another. “…worshipping all the things in the world. Because these are sins, and God is angry and coming.”

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Guest Blogger: Matt Blashill

I would like to introduce those of you that have not had the pleasure of reading Matt’s work, to Matt Blashil of the blog http://thematticuskingdom.wordpress.com I have been a fan of Matts writing for quite a few months now.  I’m honored that he shared this post a short story with me to share on my blog.  It is engaging, descriptive and full of suspense.  We could all learn a thing or two by reading Matts writing not to mention his awesome poetry…

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As an avid backpacker and camper, normally spending about two weeks a year “lost” in the backcountry away from the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, out of cell range, I’ve often pondered how terrifying it would be to encounter something sinister when there was no one to call for help and no shelter to speak of.  Tapping into those thoughts, I put together this short story to share here on Writings of a Mrs. It probably isn’t the scariest fiction you will this month, but hopefully some of the intensity I felt while writing it, the pressure, the unrelenting chase, will come through in the words.  If at least one of you finds yourself on the edge of your seat by the end I will consider it a job well done.  Thanks for reading!

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The wet grasses slapped at her hands, cold, stinging pain that she hardly noticed, and the muddy ground sucked at her shoes with each frantic step.  It was a struggle to stay upright.  Her knees and thighs ached from the exertion.  Her lungs burned. Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Silouan Sautter

I want to introduce you to Silouan Sautter from the blog http://wordsinsidemysoul.wordpress.com/ .
He submitted this short story to my call out for guest bloggers.
I really hope you enjoy this read as much as I do!
I was captivated by his story!

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He sat in the shade of a great log, fallen beside the road. Hooded, with his cloak spread around him, he seemed a statue in the shade of the log. He had not stirred for some time. The sun infused the noisome swamp mists with a hazy golden light. Insects hummed and chirped. Leaves drifted lazily on the slow breezes. Time slowed to an unbearable crawl. Under his hood the young fighter smiled. The demon was strong. Continue reading

Generations of Ancestors

The layers and layers of generations of our ancestors

Whose feet rested upon the Earth

Whose heads lay cradled upon their arms

Singing their merry songs of the time around the fire

Star gazing

Pondering life’s mysteries

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5 Tips for Writers

5 Things to help you write.

We have all heard it said many a time that as a writer you need to have a voice.  I find this to be especially true in poetry, freelancing and blogging.

If you are writing a book or short story I don’t think the voice is as important as your style and flair.  What you need to do is tell a story and tell it well.  While well is a vague word I will attempt to give some tips and reminders to help you do just that, write well.

First you will need to determine what your goals are.  Do you want to sell a million copies of your book?  If so it has to blow peoples minds.  In order to do this you have to have confidence in your writing and in your voice.  That is the one common denominator with all top-selling authors.

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PAY DAY THURSDAY: Guest Blogger Post

Thank you to everyone who submitted posts. There were so many wonderful posts to choose from.  I linked back to everyone’s articles at the bottom of the post.  If it was an original post I linked back to their main page on their blog.  Please give their blogs a look.

While reading this post I was captivated.  I kept going back to it.  It was full of voice, I could hear Kevin speaking through the words.  This post made me think.  It was engaging.  It was curious.  I found myself thinking about Alice in Wonderland it was curiouser and curiouser.  The mind and the memory are fascinating to me.

I’d like to introduce you to Kevin Brennan from the blog What the Hell.  He is originally from St. Louis, MO, and now lives in Petaluma, CA.

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Stuff it Tuesday! ‘Storetry’ Number 2 a bloggers challenge for poets, writers and photographers!! Join me!

So this week there were not as many submissions but it still turned out nicely.

I put the link to each persons submission below their piece so that you can check out their blog.  Please show support and give their blog a look to see if it’s something that interests you.  If you would like to read last weeks ‘Storetry’ you can find it here.

I’ve had many people say they will participate next week in the STUFF IT TUESDAY challenge, so let’s see if these people are people of their word or not! *gasp, did she just say that? Yes I think she did!*

I will post this weeks opening paragraph and closing poem under the Stuff it Tab on my main page tomorrow.  So watch for it if it interests you.

Let’s get to it!

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