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Marcus walked up to the table with some apprehension.
“Is someone sitting here?”
He noticed the other glasses on the table.

“Nope, go ahead,” replied Veva, not moving her eyes away from the newspaper in front of her.

“Do you eat here often?”

“Nope, first time,” replied Veva; again not making any move to look up.

“What did you order?”

“Sorry, but don’t you see I’m trying to eat?” Veva asked.

Marcus was taken aback a little but for the first time in a long time he felt more relaxed than ever.

Song Lyric Sunday: Reef the Mainsail

Check it out here: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/10/23/beach-flowers-hot-and-humid/

I always pick the first song that comes to mind:

[Verse 1]
Well, it’s not far down to paradise
At least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away
And find tranquility

Oh, the canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

[Verse 2]
It’s not far to never never land
No reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy
Of innocence again

Oh, the canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

[Chorus]
Sailing
Takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
Soon I will be free
[Verse 3]
Fantasy
It gets the best of me
When I’m sailing

All caught up in the reverie
Every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me?

[Chorus]
Sailing
Takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Alt. Verse 1]
Well, it’s not far back to sanity
At least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away
And find serenity

Oh, the canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Really, believe me
[Chorus]
Sailing
Takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Prompt for #SoCS October 23, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “body parts.” Pick a body part and talk about it. https://lindaghill.com/2021/10/22/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-october-23-2021/

Caressing
Pushing
Smoothing
Rubbing
Poking
Picking
Pinching
Soft
Dry
Warm
Cold
Skilled
Clumsy
And people learn to live without them.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes – Leapfrog

Trish has fun with the sibling arguments…

RANDOM THOUGHTS by Trish

#simply6minutes #stinewriting #flashfiction

A little late in the week … but here we go!

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Come on bro, I feel like we missed out on a childhood.

Give me a break. I’ve got stuff to do.

I want to play. The kids in the village are having a great time.

I’ve got the weight of the world on my shoulders, and you want to revert to being a kid.

Yeah, bro. Come on. They call it leapfrog.

Our legs are too short. Arms made for swinging from a tree. Legs made for hold’n on. Not leaping.

Bro, you’re so old. What about hopscotch.

Hop, what?

We mark out some squares and then jump from square to square, something like that. Looks like fun.

Buddy, I’ve gotta sort out the Bellini brothers. They’re fighting over that gal again. I don’t have time for this.

Play with me, Frank. How about soldiers. Or…

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Ugh! I totally screwed up my site!!!! Well, sort of…

So, I went through my “media library” and saw that there were some pictures in there tons of times. I deleted them and voila! They are gone from my posts forever!

So…if you see one of my posts and you are wondering why it says the image is missing, you will now know why!

I didn’t realize it when the message said it will no longer be visible, I thought that meant for future postings. Nope! That means at all. I learned my lesson the hard way.

Book Tour: Fractured Lives

Welcome to the tour for another exciting Angela Hardwicke Sci-fi Mystery! This one is called Fractured Lives.

Read on for more details!

Fractured Lives (A Angela Hardwicke Sci-Fi Mystery)

Genre: Sci-Fi Mystery

Publication Date:  August 29th, 2021

In the cosmic realm of Eternity, there’s only one private eye to hire when your world gets turned inside out—Angela Hardwicke.

Darla Fyne, a college freshman and galaxy design savant, is suffering from a nervous breakdown—or is she the victim of an urban legend known as the Scarlet Raj?

As Hardwicke follows the intersecting worlds of art galleries, college dorms, and a semi-secret clan that patches up tears in the Universe, her investigation will either uncover a hoax gone wrong or a plot that could shift the balance of power across the entire realm. If only she can fight through her own paranoia to tell the difference.

In Russ Colchamiro’s new Sci-Fi mystery Fractured Lives, Angela Hardwicke is confronted by a PI’s worst nightmare—dark secrets from her past that will irrevocably change her future.

“Colchamiro’s heroine is a blunt, wry gumshoe battling her own demons.” —James McCrone, author of Emergency Powers

“I didn’t think Russ Colchamiro could surpass his previous novel. Fractured Lives proved me wrong. It takes readers into the workings of the universe and shows them the workings of the soul.”

—John L. French, author of the Bianca Jones series.

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Excerpt

I reach inside my jacket, hand on the grip of my weapon. I don’t want to use it. I don’t want to need it. I want this to be nothing more than another awkward, misconstrued moment in an awkward, misconstrued career taking on awkward, misconstrued cases.

I want to be free of danger. I want to stop putting myself in danger. I want to come home every night and hug my son. I want him to hug me back. I want to let go of the demons that haunt me, the past that defines me, and a future that frightens me.

I want to sleep at night.

I want to wake up in the morning believing my life doesn’t have to be one mystery after another, one dark path leading down a darker alley of a bitter, lonely labyrinth that inevitably reveals someone’s pain. Their ugly secrets.

But most of all, I want to be Angela Hardwicke.

Not Angela Hardwicke, Private Investigator. Just Angela
Hardwicke. Me. Whoever that is, and whatever that means. Which is all well and good, but if I don’t get myself out of this particularly awkward, misconstrued moment, I might not have the chance to find out.

Available on Amazon!

About the Author

Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the zany SF/F backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers: The Definitive EditionGenius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the SF anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two ninjas, and crazy dog Simon, who may in fact be an alien himself. Russ has also contributed to several other anthologies, including Tales of the Crimson KeepPangaeaAltered States of the UnionCamelot 13, TV Gods 2, They Keep Killing Glenn, Thrilling Adventure Yarns, Camelot 13, and Brave New Girls.

He is now working on the first novel in a new series featuring his hardboiled private eye Angela Hardwicke, and the first of three collaborative novella projects.

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