December 2013 – Our Write Side

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many…

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Who needs an Elf on the Shelf when you’ve got Bad Rudolph?

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This week, we had no specific theme for our mixtapes. I’m fully in Christmas mode, but once upon a time, I used to sing karaoke, so, for my theme this week, I’m sharing 5 songs, for better or worse, I used to pelt out with a microphone in front of a bunch of drunk strangers….

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This picks up immediately where Modern Day left off. Roderick pushed Jeffrey behind the counter. “Get a key,” he instructed. Jeffrey touched several of the keys before choosing one with the number six on it. “Six,” Jeffrey said aloud. “That’s down the hall on the right.” The clerk hit a small red button on the…

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I’ve been sharing excerpts from my old WIP, In Time, with you over the past few weeks. I’m taking a break (as it is in the story too) with the airship pirates and their vampyric prisoner to bring Roderick back. For those of you who are following along, Roderick was last escaping down the escalator…

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This picks up where Pride left off with Viola in Obediah’s care. “There’s time for that later.” He pushed her in front of him, this time supporting her enough that she could maneuver across the deck without tripping. He pushed her roughly down a set of steps, then pushed her into a cell and slide…

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This week’s mixtape theme is “Addicted to You.” This theme can go in several directions, and  I chose to not follow any one direction. Instead I included some of my favorites, and some new songs I found while searching for the perfect addiction songs…. It’s tried and true, a popular song that still gets a…

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This continues where Undefeated left off… “It was never a choice, Jonas. I would have taken her one way or another. You lived to see another day. Wise decision.” Viola’s eyes pleaded with Jonas, but he just shrugged his shoulders and remained standing in the same spot watching them as they flew away. Another ship,…

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Here is more about the airship pirates from my Steampunk WIP. It’s continued from the last excerpt: Extra Strength. “Captain Obediah Jeremiah! What an interesting surprise,” Captain Dedlock said. No pleasure could be found in his voice. “To what do I owe this visit?” “I am here for the lass, Jonas.” His voice sounded as…

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Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the whole giving premise and, admittedly, have a hard time stopping when it comes to gift giving. I’m actually pretty excited to create this week’s Twisted Mix Tape for you because its ALL ABOUT Christmas! Most of my songs are common, so the premise was in sharing the…

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