Tuesday Promotions (5/23/2017): The Living Sand

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One Writer Ranting

4 out of 5 Stars – Creepy tale.

Description: A short story about two boys who discover a hidden beach and the evil deadly secrets that lie within its soft white grains of sand.

The old man sat on his wooden porch, rocking slowly back and forth in his rocking chair. He watched the waves of the ocean, crashing salty onto the nearby shore as the sun’s light started to die and fade into night. His two grandkids were sitting on the wooden steps of this porch, waiting patiently for his latest tale. He lit his pipe again, and then turned his eyes on them. Ryan and Alex smiled with child-like glee. They loved their granddad’s stories, and to them he was everything.

“This story I am going to tell you boys. I call it The Living Sand. It is a true tale about two boys, both about your age,” he…

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Haiku – 5/23/2017

Outside my window

Bird singing its loud rhythm

Happy for the day

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

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Tales from the Blog (5/21/2017): Killer Treads 7

Part 7.

One Writer Ranting

Bob’s feet and legs were on fire, shin splints were ripping through his shins, his ankles felt like they were about to snap, and sharp pains were running up his back. The fat around his waist was bouncing like it had never bounced before as he tried to keep up with the pace the treadmill was setting.

He was breathing heavy. Sweating like a man on a diet in a doughnut shop. A heart attack was surely on the horizon now, because he knew that he wasn’t supposed to go from couch potato to marathon runner this quick.

He tried to do what most would do in this moment, and that was to scream for help. He went to do this, but he was so winded that he couldn’t even muster a breath, let alone a scream.

He looked down at the dark video screen, and saw something pulsing, trying…

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Haiku – Weightless

Out the clear window

Astronaut sees many stars

The Earth bathed in light

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

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10 Dollar Fridays (5/19/2017): Cheap Covers at 2 o’clock

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Here is another one of my covers for sale – 10 Dollars and it can be yours.

Swing on over to here to get it if it fits your needs Covers for Sale.

Thanks Gimp and Pixabay.

That’s it. Have a great weekend.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Tin Cup Chalice

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Haiku – Playful

The sounds of children

Washing over the playground

Filling it with joy

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Cool Posters Thursday (5/18/2017): Alien

New post. New cool posters.

One Writer Ranting

I am a huge Alien fan, not only Alien, but Aliens and Alien 3. I even enjoyed Alien Resurrection. Prometheus not so much, but Alien Covenant definitely has me intrigued. I thought it might be nice this Thursday to celebrate all things Alien with Cool Posters Thursday. Enjoy.

A.

Thanks: www.shortlist.com

B.

Thanks: alternativemovieposters.com

C.

Thanks: 411posters.com

So, A, B, or C, which is the one for thee?

I’m swinging my vote towards A this week. That one just drew me in the first time I saw it.  Though B has a major creepy factor going on with it that I like.

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Wednesday Quotes (5/17/2017): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Stephen King

“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.”

Stephen King

Source: Google Search

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Tuesday Promotions (5/16/2017): Need to Feed

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I thought we might take a break on Mike Beem for a bit and focus in on some of my other stories for sell. Don’t worry we will get back to Mike from time to time. Trust me, he’s still fighting the good fight against all those zombies.

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5 out of 5 Stars –Kudos for a new spin

Description: Another year. Another massacre looming. When the sun rises on the Old West town of Saltwater Junction this town will face head on two fierce predators. Vampires who stalk you in the sunlight, and werewolves that transform with the sunrise. This short story rewrites the legends and all you’ve ever known about these creatures of the night. Where do you go when there’s no place left to hide?

The sheriff sat in his office listening for the bells that signaled High Noon. He polished his silver star and put…

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Haiku – 5/16/2017

In the cloudless sky

Helicopter hovering

High above the Earth

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Have you guys ever been in a helicopter?

I haven’t. Just curious what it is like.

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Haiku – Hot Job in the Hot Sun

Loud construction crew

Tearing, breaking up the Earth

Building a smooth road

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

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Tales from the Blog (5/14/2017): Killer Treads 6

Part 6. Enjoy.

One Writer Ranting

A burning feeling suddenly took hold of Bob’s hands, and then a smell of burning flesh reached his nose. It felt like his hands were holding a burner on a stove top turned up to high heat. He could feel his skin starting to melt and burn as he tried frantically to remove them; but no luck, his hands weren’t going anywhere.

The burning subsided, and a strange coolness took over a few moments later.

Bob looked down at his hands, and saw that they were now fused to the rail. His eyes flipped up to the floating head on the screen, and it looked at him, smiled a devilish smile.

“Good luck. I hope you enjoy the run,” the floating head replied and flashed out, leaving the screen blank and dark.

The belt began to move faster underneath Bob’s feet. It was picking up speed at an alarming rate…

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Haiku – Happy Mother’s Day

Love, safety, comfort

In the caring arms of mom

All you ever need

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Wishing all moms a Happy Day today!

You all rock!

We couldn’t do it without you!

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10 Dollar Fridays (5/12/2017): Cheap Covers at 2 o’clock

Another cheap cover at 2 P.M.

One Writer Ranting

Here is another one of my covers for sale – 10 Dollars and it can be yours.

Swing on over to here to get it if it fits your needs Covers for Sale.

Thanks Gimp and Pixabay.

That’s it. Have a great weekend.

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Lone Palm

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Cool Posters Thursday (5/11/2017): Mary Poppins

It’s Thursday and more cool posters await.

One Writer Ranting

This is currently my son’s favorite movie.

I’ve seen it a lot recently, but haven’t tired of it yet.

This is one of my favorite songs from it.

Now, how about some posters?

A.

Thanks: fanart.tv

B.

Thanks: www.pinterest.com

C.

Thanks: www.pinterest.com

So, A, B, or C, which is the one for thee?

I’m leaning towards B. on this one.

There is just something about it.

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Haiku – 5/11/2017

Dark clouds blight the sky

Sending rain showers downward

Crashing to the ground

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Haiku – Observing Eyes

Kid at the window

Holding a fuzzy plush toy

Watching the birds prance

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Tuesdays with Mike and The Mike Beem Chronicles (5/9/2017): A Zombie Thanksgiving

New Post. Swing on over if you need a Thanksgiving fix.

One Writer Ranting

A short story about a woman who risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.

5 out of 5 stars: Keeping hope alive.

4 out of 5 stars: Wonderful story of giving and hope.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MS9NO40?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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She stepped past the dead man lying over the conveyor belt, and paused in front of the candy section, which hadn’t been looted. Dawn grabbed a bag of hard candies and ripped it open. She started to munch on the rainbow of flavor, as she slung her backpack off her back and dropped it onto the conveyor belt. She unzipped the big front pocket, opened it wide, and emptied the candy shelf into it–making sure to get only candy that wouldn’t melt.

Dawn finished up her candy treat, took a pause, reloaded her gun, and gulped down a bottle…

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