Wednesday’s Quotes (8/24/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Stephen King

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too.

They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”

Stephen King

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Haiku – Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, Right around 2:58 P.M.

Thick dark clouds stretching

Across the sunny blue sky

Rain is threatening

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Haiku – 3 Looks at Climb

Maneuvering slow

Climber taking precise steps

Moving up the rock

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Moving through the tree

Frog climbing into the leaves

Hoping for escape

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Climbing out of bed

Sipping slowly on coffee

Helping me to wake

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For more prompts like “climb” go here: Haiku Horizons

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Haiku – 8/21/2016

Birds are returning

Heat wave (maybe?) almost done

Signs are positive

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Bleeding Springsteen: How Bruce’s Writing Inspires this Weirdo.

Great post. You should check it out today.

Glenn Rolfe Scribbles Madness

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I recently posted a list of fifteen writers who have had an influence on my work. One of those writers was Bruce Springsteen. Does he write books? No, but he does write stories. He creates characters and places and moments in his songs that breathe just as well as Jack Torrance or Scout Finch. You’ve lived in his towns. You’ve felt the pain of losing someone close to you and the joy of doing the things you love. He writes about things that have influenced his day-to-day life as well as yours, and he does so effortlessly. Okay, he makes it seem that way, but I’m sure he fights for his words as hard as any of us writers do.

There are plenty of authors who mention the impact of his work in their own. Brian Keene is the big one that comes to mind (he does have a book…

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Haiku – 8/19/2016

Pepper black clouds cracked

Revealing the summer sun

A rich deep blue sky

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Friday Freebies (8/19/2016): Joyride

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Well, here comes another new cover. I guess you guys are saying – “Stop the madness!” You’ll be happy to know that I think this is the last of them, and it is probably one of the best that I have made myself. I thought I had this cover nailed down already, but when I looked at it I realized there was nothing about cars on it at all just a big red devil face. This one may not have a car on it, but the stop light kind of gives you that vibe. I think so at least. I also used the chrome color in three different spots. Kind of helps to blend it all together. Anyway, enough of that for now. Below are the links to grab your free copy today. If you like this one I have made some covers and put them up for sale. You can check them out here: COVERS FOR SALE.

Thanks again for reading and enjoying my work.

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A Joyride in a Chevy Chevelle. The car was just sitting there for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Vinnie and Mike are about to find out what can and will go wrong once they turn the key. Evil awaits. Ride shotgun if you dare with this short story.

Reviews: 

4 out of 5 Stars – Joy for the Reader

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EXP: JOYRIDE

Mike held the clutch in and started to rev the engine. The small family of four in the car beside them all turned in a shocked surprise at the noise the Chevelle was making. Mike flipped them off and let go of the clutch. The rear tires spun for a moment; and then the car blasted through the red light, narrowly missing a semi-truck.

Mike looked over at Vin, as the speedometer climbed. “Listen to her sing man. That’s real fucking music!”

“Maybe she can sing, but I want to see her fucking play!”

“Hold onto your ass,” Mike replied, pushing the car through the gears, sending the metal machine flying down the road at a blinding breakneck speed.

The Chevelle rushed up onto the interstate, and the speed of the car kept climbing.

Mike moved, bobbed and weaved the car through traffic, tires screeching with each move, as fast heavy metal music blasted. They were flying by the seat of their youth and loving every minute of it.

Then it happened.

It happened quickly.

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Haiku – 8/18/2016

Gloomy grey morning

Sky filled with ashy white clouds

Hiding summer rays

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Are you stuck inside?

Check out my free read of “Joyride” today.

What does happen to these two guys when they crank that engine?

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Haiku – Wednesday Afternoon at 3:26 P.M.

Bright slanting sunlight

Laying across the green leaves

Creating shadows

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Wednesday’s Quotes (8/17/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

Mark Twain

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Haiku – 8/16/2016

A soft wind blowing

Hot and muggy humid air

Stirred by its movement

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Haiku – Morning Routine 4

Kids are waking up

I pour coffee down my throat

Caffeine starts my day

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For Parts 1-3, start here:

https://awrenfro.com/2013/07/26/poem-morning-routine-3/

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Haiku – Friend or Foe

Walking home alone

Sound of approaching footsteps

Causes her to jump

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For more prompts like “jump” go here: Haiku Horizons

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Haiku – Heat Index

Let’s jump into fall

Tired of the sweltering heat

August is too hot

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For more prompts like “jump” go here: Haiku Horizons

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Haiku – High Beams

Sunlight abundance

Radiating from the sky

Brightening the day

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Friday Freebies (8/12/2016): Demon Energy

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I decided to update the cover for this short story. I thought I might be able to jazz it up a bit with all I’ve learned using GIMP and PIXABAY, and I think I did.

To me, it jumps out at you.

What do you think?

Anyway, here is the description and links for this one.

If you download it, thanks. The support is appreciated.

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A short story about 1 man possessed and tormented by a 1000 demons who must fight for a soul he is starting to lose. Will he ever find salvation or is his body now an eternal host of hell?

REVIEWS:

3 out of 5 Stars – Scary good!

3 out of 5 Stars – This story is worth reading for the ending alone!

4 out of 5 Stars – Demon Energy is a quick and satisfying read.

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EXP: DEMON ENERGY

A distant knock on the door.

No, it wasn’t a knock. It was pounding. It was the sound of breaking. The door shattered inward. He managed to turn his sweaty head, brown hair matted to his skin, face covered in a thick sweat, body covered in cuts and bruises–all self-inflicted by his fingernails and his own fists.

He felt his soul losing again. The demons were crawling around inside of him, pushing his soul back to the shadows. He had no choice but to watch. He was a passenger inside his own body.

The demons raised him into the air, levitated him for all to see. Then his small skinny frame started to spin like a pig in a roast. Spinning violently around and around and around and around, and then he stopped. He was now sideways, and looking at the crowd who had come to take him away. He hung there like a limp rag doll. His blue eyes were not his eyes. Those two orbs now belonged to the thousand demons who tormented him.

“We are legion!”–their voices screamed through this man’s bloody and bruised mouth. He flipped end over end and dropped back onto the bed, bouncing a couple of times on his back before coming to rest. He then shook violently up and down, spasms erupting across his body like an earthquake.

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Do you dare to enter the cornfield? Cover Reveal and Pre-Order: Fear of the Scarecrow

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This short story is about a desperate man hungry for revenge.

Sometimes revenge comes with a price.

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He tripped and fell, and then while standing and dusting himself off he cursed his wife under his breath. He also cursed the old woman by the river who had told him of the field and the scarecrow that hung somewhere inside it. She had told him that revenge would be his once he found the scarecrow, but if he was meant to have revenge only he could find it. She couldn’t tell him anymore than that, so here he was, drunk, pissed off, five hundred-dollar shoes covered in dirt and shit, and his legs aching from the random endless walk.

Then, as if in a dream, he stumbled into an open circle surrounded by stalks of corn that almost seemed to be staring at him with multiple yellow eyes. He turned from the green stalks to a brown wooden cross sitting in the center of the circle. Tied to it was a scarecrow with a head and face made of burlap. It had long yellow-brown straw hair, hand drawn triangle black eyes and circled nose, and a gash in the fabric that looked like a mouth. It wore a faded red and black checkered shirt and was covered in overalls. Dirty black boots, loosely laced, covered its feet.

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 This is one of two new short stories I have available for Pre-Order on Amazon. I will be posting up about “The Lot” (my other Pre-Order) next Thursday. I hope to have two more short stories available soon and then another small 6 short story collection shortly after that. Trying to keep myself on top of the game, and keep as much fresh stuff on the market as I can. Anyway, “Fear of the Scarecrow” sprung forth from a Haiku I wrote for this blog. It isn’t a long short story, but you get it and two other short stories for the price of 99 cents. That comes out to be just under 35 cents for each short story. Honestly, where can you buy anything that entertains you for that price? Just saying.

So, if you want a good scare or maybe a good gross out then swing on over and grab this one today. I hope you enjoy all three of them. Here are the two bonus short stories included with this new short story. This is also the first time “Gluten Free” has ever been released into the market.

Thanks again for reading and enjoying my work.

 Bonus Short Story: Gluten Free

Suicide by Gluten? In this short story one man opts out in a most unusual way.

Bonus Short Story: A Haunted House Tale

This short story is about five students on Halloween night who discover the secrets and terrors of the town’s most infamous haunted house.

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Wednesday’s Quotes (8/10/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Helen Keller

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

Helen Keller

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Haiku – 8/10/2016

Steamy start today

Windows fogged up with moisture

Humid once again

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Haiku – 8/9/2016

Thick condensation

Covering up the windows

Hot and muggy day

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