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Romance Writers Weekly: Flash Fiction – Aug 19 #LoveChatWrite

RomanceWeeklyThis week is a sample of of flash fiction from our authors using the words, candle, chocolate and scarf. Hope you enjoyed Jeana E. Mann’s story now here’s mine:

Two long, red silk scarves floated from the glove box as she clumsily snatched the registration and handed it to the officer. As he returned to his car, a ticket seemed a minor inconvenience.

Her husband’s car had been the last in the driveway as she rushed out of the house for her hair appointment. She refolded what appeared to be sex toys, tucking them out of sight. He’d never used them on her. Chocolate and candles were all she rated.

The officer returned, leaning close. His searing blue gaze warmed her. “Rough morning?”

“Not even good enough to be bound and gagged.” She laughed half-heartedly knowing he’d seen the bindings.

“Maybe you’re more a cuffs woman.” He raised a brow.

“Maybe?” She smiled.

Winking, he palmed her a small card. “Your warning.”

It read, Cuffs-N-More Fantasy Club. She sized up his hard-body physique. “See you there?”

woman in mask“Unless you like wearing a blindfold.”
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Hope you enjoyed this teaser and will check out Rhenna Morgan‘s snippet.


Romance Writers Weekly Aug 12 #LoveWriteChat

This week: Humor and inspirational tools…

RomanceWeeklyThis week’s questions come from Fiona Riplee and hopefully you arrived here via Carolyn Spear. On to the questions…

comedyDoes humor help or hinder you in your creative process? If you mean does humor in my life help me write, then yes. I learned sarcastic humor while working at a male dominated company and use it frequently when writing. At home, wisecracks and made up words are a standard form of communication, so humor usually comes out of the blue when I’m writing dialog.

What is a favorite go-to book or movie you use to unblock a problem in your writing? My issues usually arise around the dreaded saggy middle. Unfortunately, it’s not only a writing dilemma but a physical issue for me as well. LOL.

I’m not much of a plotter, but I know where I’m moving toward andsharknado sometimes it’s difficult to bridge hunky-dory to the Sharknado event. It’s Shark Week couldn’t resist!  Anyway, there’s not always a book or movie for that ailment. Usually, it’s time to fill the well and be patient with my subconscious while a cure manifests.

What’s the most inspiring book you’ve read this week or month that’s generated a new idea? New ideas…mmm. Nothing I’ve read recently has me stoked. The new and popular TV series, The Last Ship, has me reconsidering a apocalyptic novella idea I had about a m/f/m ménage.

Hope you will continue on to Mishka Jenkins’ blog to see what tools she uses for inspiration.