Simply Six Minutes: 26th October

Di’s interpretation this week is spot on!

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Christine over at Stine Writing is our host for these fantastic photoprompts.
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All I said was I had toothache.
Then she got busy with the needles, and produced this!
This is so not my colour.
And as for the pompom, PER-LESE.
Why couldn’t she do it in monochrome?
It might not have been so noticeable then.
And the worst thing is, she missed the tooth!
Now I know how a teapot feels.

Definitely not Six minutes writing, but it was fun!

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Book Tour: Ekleipsis

Welcome to the book tour for Ékleipsis: The Abyss by Tamel Wino. I cannot think of a better book to read for Halloween! Read on for details and a chance to win signed copies of both installments of the Ékleipsis anthologies!

Ékleipsis: the Abyss

Expected Publication Date: October 29th, 2021

Genre: Horror/ Anthology

Ékleipsis: The Abyss is the second short story collection by the award-winning author.

Tales of depravation and insanity are woven together with unrelenting style and depth, scrutinizing human nature’s degeneration when compromised by tragic, vicious circumstances.

These complex, wretched individuals and the irremediable conditions they are desperate to claw out of—or into—invoke the unfathomable question: What devastation are we truly capable of when left with no way out but down . . . into the obscurity of the abyss?

 It is at times appalling, strange and outright frightening, but Wino’s way with character development is outstanding. The display of artistic creativity and character creation really sets “Èkleipsis: The Abyss” apart in the field of short story collections.”
― Reader Views

“The stories are well-packaged and generally have the feel of watching a syndicated crime drama. Fans of this form of entertainment will likely enjoy these well-crafted stories about everyday people whose lives are shattered by lunatics.”
― The US Review of Books

“Wino’s writing is vivid, unsettling and filled with brilliant hints that contribute to the exhilaration of its pacing. Ékleipsis: The Abyss is a clever and creative horror offering worth checking out.”

Independent Book Review

” Tamel really captured that essence of society and the dark side of people. Readers will appreciate the dark undertones of this horror anthology. Ekleipsis: the Abyss will surprise you more that you can imagine.”

Literary Titan

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About the Author

Tamel Wino is a Canadian fiction writer from the resplendent British Columbia whose works focus largely on degeneration of sanity and morality. He studied Health Sciences and Psychology, which only furthered his interest in human nature.

With inspirations including Alice Munro, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and Edgar Allan Poe; Tamel’s expositions are strongly grounded in traditions of dark fiction. Yet, with his bold narrative voice and incisive plot construction, Wino is paving a new movement within the space.

When he’s not reading or scribbling away on his laptop, Tamel loves listening to jazz, rewatching good ol’ classic shows and traveling.

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Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 10/26/2021


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!

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Book Tour: Cut and Run

Cut and Run can be read as a STANDALONE, however book one, Dead Cat, Run will be available upon request!

Cut and Run 

Publication Date: August 14th, 2021

Genre: Contemporary Thriller

Their story continues . . .

The four Boston clairvoyants, blessed—or cursed—with special powers, must fight a ruthless enemy and stop injustice. In Dead Cat, Run, the Sisters of Fate drove them together, but at what cost? The God Apollo wasn’t playing around. He’s still dead set on vengeance.

Sinister forces will have a wicked agenda. An energy grab, a mineral rights war, and deadly mercenaries create a mortally serious game. But the psychics’ sibylline abilities aside, they’re only human. At least three of them are. (What’s up with that?)

Can they stop the killers? And who will survive?

An energetic contemporary thriller, Cut and Run will have you on the edge of your seat as the dance between good and evil resumes.

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About the Author

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Annabelle Lewis is a pseudonym for the author who lives in Minneapolis with her husband, children, and a wild thug of a dog who sleeps beside her. A multi-genre writer and publisher of 9 novels to date, her humorous mystery caper books have a theme – taking down the bad guy. Villains beware! She also writes a scathing blog and highly entertaining monthly newsletter. Sign up to follow at https://www.theannabellelewis.com

Friday Fictioneers

Visit Rochelle’s site to participate

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.