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Romance Writers Weekly – Lost Love Flash Fiction


This week on Romance Writers Weekly, Fiona Riplee wants a 250 flash fiction story about a lost love that includes the words hammer, chisel and coping saw. Hope you’ve visited Veronica Forand’s blog.

First a little set up. This winter, I really got into the pirateteachs-hole-ocracoke show on Starz, Black Sails, and have been itching to write something about a hot scalawag like Charles Vane. Since a lot of my stories take place on the Outer Banks and the notorious pirate, Black Beard, aka Edward Teach, had a home base there in a small cove now known as Teach’s Hole, I’m using the place as a setting for this week’s flash fiction. The characters are shifters from my novella White Doe. Now for the flash:


Jim ran his gloved hand over the sandy ocean floor of the cove named Teach’s Hole. A flash of metal caught his attention. Bubbles streamed around scuba mask as excitement built. Treasure. He could use a bit of luck.

He’d merely been coping after losing Julianna, his life mate. Stupid hunter didn’t think anything of shooting a wolf. Jim chiseled open the bastard’s neck with his own fangs in revenge. His fellow shifter and friend, Shane was there in minutes, with his wife, but not even Cheyenne’s healing blood could save Julianna.

Jim shook the sand scoop and a ring of gold with an unusual green stone shimmered.

Later, that evening he sat on the beach by the bonfire with Shane and Cheyenne. He loved them to death, but their closeness only kept his loss as fresh as an open wound. Taking the ring from his pocket he surveyed the engraving on the band.

“What does it say?” Cheyenne rose from Shane’s lap to have a look.

“Tempus Viator.”

“Tempus is Latin for time.” Shane came over.

“Time for a big pay out.” Jim shoved the ring on his index finger. The green stone glowed. Electricity shot through his body. His heart hammered in his chest. He sawed in quick breaths as he was sucked into a vortex of blackness. In a distant voice, Cheyenne screamed.

A velvety voice pulled him from the abyss.

“Julianna?” Why she’d wear a voluminous long skirt and have a sword strapped to her hip?

Thank you Fiona! I’d been trying to come up with a sequel for White Doe using the hero’s buddy Jim, but couldn’t figure out how to pull it off. This little flash fiction time travel piece revealed it all to me! Whoo Hoo! Now, I must find time to write it! Brenda Margriet is next on the hop. Let’s see how she uses these interesting words, especially coping saw.

A Cocky Confession from Shane of White Doe

cocky confessions_tealIs there a romantic hero you crave to know more about? Today I have my hero from White Doe confessing his secrets as his story, celebrates its anniversary.

Welcome Shane. *licks lips under his golden gaze. His physique is heart stopping decked out in black leather*  Good to see you again, Dani. It’s been a while.

“ You look as fine as ever.”  *winks* You created me.

Tell our audience a bit about you.   My name is Shane Cheveyo. I grew up in the small town of Manteo on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I’m of Native American descent and born from a line of shifters, namely my great-father. He was chieftain of our small tribe until he passed.

Tell us something no one would believe about you? Large or small. I’ve only ever loved one woman.

What’s the one thing you’d never tell your lover? How to dress. Cheynne and I kept enough secrets before we got together.

Name something she does to totally turn you on? Dance. She used to be a stripper. I’m envious of the pole.

Do you have a fetish? If so, what is it? Long hair. Chey’s is like black satin sweeping over my thighs or chest.

Clears throat. I get the picture. Do you rely on your physical prowess or your intelligence to attract a lover? My hog… *LOL* I mean my Harley.

What’s something you’ve done that could have landed you in prison? Too many things to count. The army did a lot for me in the way of discipline.

Where did you lose your virginity? On the beach, but it wasn’t with Chey. I regret that, but our separation made me realize she’d the woman for me.

Who’s your best buddy? What do you guys do when bromancing? I never really had a close bro until I met Jim when I joined the Pirates MC (motor cycle club). We usually hang out at the Black Raven or take off on the bikes. He wants to know when you’re going to write his story.

A couple of reviewers asked the same thing, so there’s a possibility. Is there a specific body type, hair, or eye color that attracts you? Does Cheyenne meet the criteria? I love a curvy ass and Chey certainly knows how to use hers.

What’s a sexually fantasy Chey would never agree to? A threesome, but then I’d never be able to handle her being with another guy and she’s not into chicks.

What’s your occupation? Diesel mechanic. I work for local marine engine company on the fishing boats. They call me Dr. Diesel.

Because you’re good with your hands? Among other things.

How did you meet Cheyenne? Small town, we knew one another as kids.

What do you believe is your most attractive feature? Hmm, I got a great wingspan. *LOL*

How do you stay fit? Flying. It’s good exercise and better than any drug.

If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be? To have taken my great-grandfather’s advice. But like most people, I had to learn from my mistakes.

Name your most comfy article of clothing? I’m confident in my MC colors, a.k.a. my leather vest with the Pirates insignia.

A favorite piece of clothing you like to remove from your lover? The leather jacket I bought her to wear when she rides with me. One night on the beach, she used it during a private striptease.

Wow. Most interesting place you’ve taken your lover? The sky.

What’s the hottest thing a lover has ever said to you? Read the book. It’s her final statement at the end.

Thanks Shane! Chey’s a lucky lady. Take care Dani. * kisses cheek*

*swoons * Where was I…oh yeah. Check out White Doe on Amazon and other e-book sellers listed at the top right. You can read and excerpt here. Thanks for visiting and if anyone would like their hero interviewed next week, give me a shout. DJ