#BlogBattles, My Writing Journey, short stories

Executing the Break-In Plan

#BlogBattle December: Innocent Here's my contribution to December's Blog Battle! I hope you enjoy. You're not innocent. Gwen's words rambled through his thoughts and set his teeth on edge. Cole knew this was not the time to get distracted. The wind gusts blasting into his body as he clung to the side of the buildling… Continue reading Executing the Break-In Plan

#BlogBattles, My Writing Journey, short stories

Only Time Will Tell #BlogBattle #flashfiction #Intercept

August 2019 Blog Battle Word Prompt: INTERCEPT Photo by Adam Muise on Unsplash "Only Time Will Tell" By Rachael Ritchey June glanced at her watch. The analog hands pointed opposite directions. She tapped the glass and frowned. "Three forty-five. Fifteen minutes until--" She gasped. Glancing left and right, June stepped out in the road and dashed to the… Continue reading Only Time Will Tell #BlogBattle #flashfiction #Intercept

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Mad Mona, Monarch of Madonia’s Christmas Surprise By Rachael Ritchey

Some Merry Christmas Mad Mona style! Check it out over at I Came for the Soup… a blog by and for creatives! ❤

I came for the soup...

I know better than to answer my phone after nine at night, and on Christmas Eve to boot. I really don’t know what came over me … except as I think on it, I doubt my not answering would have stopped Her Majesty from knocking my door down. It’s not as though anyone else would follow her on one of her hair-brained schemes.

Learning to skateboard and royal spaghetti-eating contests in neighboring Pastarea aside, she’s not always a loon, but Queen Mona isn’t lovingly referred to as Mad Mona, Her Majesty of Madonia for nothing. At least I’m not wearing a ridiculous red-checked tablecloth as a cape this time. Still ….

“Doyle!” Her Majesty waves me over with a wild sweep of her plump arm, the roundness of the limb enhanced by the down-filled coat I insisted she wear on this winter excursion that is quite against my better judgment…

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Adventure Story Contest, short stories

“The Forever Door” Prologue Bonus

This is a special preview prologue to my story "The Forever Door" in The Crux Anthology, a book of adventure science fiction and fantasy short stories by sixteen different authors. Official Release Date: November 26th, 2018 Available Now Enjoy this prologue to my story! History has seen its share of violence and the conquest of… Continue reading “The Forever Door” Prologue Bonus

#BlogBattles, short stories

La Puerta de Siempre #blogbattle

Okay, so my Cave #BlogBattle story is a total cheat. This is an excerpt from a short story I've been working on. I doubt it will make a ton of sense, but it's exciting, and you'll be able to read the whole thing in the ASF Short Story Contest Anthology book, The Crux, when it comes… Continue reading La Puerta de Siempre #blogbattle