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Teaser Tuesday: Darkness Rising

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

The house still smelled of death.

Two months had passed since Mom’s murder, but the air still echoed with her agony and I knew if I breathed deep enough, I’d catch the hint of old blood.

– Darkness Rising by Keri Arthur


Happy Anniversary to me!

Happy Anniversary to me!

I started this blog about a year ago, on October 29 2010. First post was on beginnings, which seems appropriate enough.

The 29th was the day of the first October snow storm in a really long time. Well, driving out in it was one way to celebrate the anniversary, and one that better not happen again next year. If the blog is still around next October.

I am positively amazed I managed a year of a blogging. There was a break months ago (it was a bad time for me) and I thought the blog might die an early death, but that didn’t happen.

And I have gotten into writing flash fiction – sometimes I write flash fiction even when Friday is far far away. Before I started doing Friday flash, flash fiction was very, very difficult for me to do. They are so short and I couldn’t believe you could tell a whole story in less than a 1000 words.

But you can. I can. After a lifetime spent thinking I can’t write flash fiction, I can’t begin to describe how exhilarating that realization is. I think I have managed only 2 or 3 decent Friday flash (even though I do them almost ever week.) But that’s good. Much better than my track record for flash fiction for, well, for years.

And plus, I can also post random thoughts about reading, about writing, about anything at all. It’s pretty good.