King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate POV Switch Part 3

So far I’ve posted the opening scene from King Kong vs. The Skinny Pirate in two parts. This is the first part of the next scene. Links to the previous scenes can be found by clicking the Bonus Scenes tab in the menu at the top of the page. The published (FREE) short story is told entirely from Blaine’s POV. Using 1st-person perspective, here’s how George perceived this scene: I opened the door …

This Shy/Introvert’s Musings on #grl2017 #gayromlit #grl

I came across a BuzzFeed article titled, 53 Pictures Only Introverts Can Truly Appreciate, that got me thinking about the upcoming GRL in Denver. These are the images that stood out for me:     This is the mode I’m in now. It’ll pretty much take from now until October for me to gather the emotional strength to do this.       Small talk. It’ll be a requirement, but I am …

Treadmill Week 18 & What I #amreading

Treadmill Goals: Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day Distance 1-2 miles per day Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (the only exception to this is …

#RainbowSnippets – March 25, 2017 – WIP with Wes & Mike

I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! Today I’m posting …

Flash Fiction Friday – March 24, 2017

I’m doing something slightly different today. I waited (for the 3rd week in a row) until Thursday afternoon to write the post, but that turned out to be a good thing because I stumbled upon this “daily writing prompt”… …over at the Writers Write blog on Thursday and decided to use it along with the one prompt word (disappointment) that was left on last week’s post. So here you go—10 items …

Camp NaNoWriMo & Progress Report

I swore I’d never do it again, but here I am, signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo in April. My goal is a very modest 20k words to be used to finish my current project, which is a total rewrite of an as yet unnamed story that was previously published using the title A Dream Come True. The story is undergoing such a complete revision that it deserves a new title. I …

Flashback Scenes from Sam’s POV – No. 16 Chap. 18

The flashback scenes in ’Til Death Do Us Part chronicle the time from when Henry and Sam first began their courtship through to the night before Henry leaves on his ill-fated flight. To catch up with the flashback scenes previously posted, click this link to the the category archives: https://authoraddisonalbright.com/category/til-death-do-us-part/flashback-scenes-from-sams-pov/. Additional bonus scenes can be found via the menu at the top of this page. This series of blog posts was motivated by a comment …

Treadmill Week 17 & What I #amreading

Treadmill Goals: Get on the treadmill (or equivalent exercise) daily Pace is fine at 30 min/mile, although I may up it on occasion Time range between 30 minutes and 1 hour per day Distance 1-2 miles per day Read the chosen book, which I won’t allow myself to read outside of my treadmill time, hopefully motivating me to reach or exceed the above goals (the only exception to this is …

#RainbowSnippets – March 18, 2017 – WIP with Wes & Mike

I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group! Today I’m posting …

30% Off Sale at JMS Books, LLC

It’s a great time to take a chance with a book you’ve been considering, or a new-to-you author. JMS Books, LLC is having a 30% off sale this weekend. All ebooks in the store (including pre-orders) are 30% off through Sunday! Here’s a handy link: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=185

Flash Fiction Friday – Prompt Word Ficlet – March 17, 2017

This week I’m using 15 random prompt words for my Flash Fiction Friday story scene. I got one word (hamburger) from the comments of last week’s post, and 14 words (screw – conduct – degree – square – print – clever – existence – boot – famous – crack – hungry – hands – ignite – stiff) from a random word generator (screenshot below). This week I wrote another random standalone scene, unrelated to any of my existing publications or returning flash fiction characters. I think it might be my shortest non-drabble to date, coming in at only 244 words: “Screw …