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Title: TNT Terror
By Jana Denardo
Author Note: Enjoy this freebie flash fic written for the Sweet & Scary Flash Fic Blog Hop. I’m looking forward to reading the other offerings (Follow the link to more!) I set this one fairly local. I live pretty close to Point Pleasant, WV. Word count on this is 736 words. I wrote another one (also set local) that was a tad long but if you want something a bit long (under 2,500 words) you can find it here.

TNT Terror )
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Title - Midnight in Moonville
By Jana Denardo
Author’s Note: This was written for the Sweet & Scary Flash Fic Blog Hop. . I’m looking forward to reading the other offerings (Follow the foreamentioned link to more!) It’s not my official offering because it ended up being longer than the limit (typical for me). I set this one fairly local. In fact I was writing this one in my head while I was standing in line for over 2 hours at the event depicted here. All the characters are original though the ‘historian’ is one of my friends who was doing the historical/ghost talks at the festival. Hopefully he won’t mind too much that I’ve had a ghost toss him about. And if you’d like something a little longer for Halloween, you can check out what I wrote for Spook_Me here.

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Midnight in Moonville )
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Title - Peril in Point Pleasant
By Jana Denardo
Author’s Note: This was written for the 2016 edition of [livejournal.com profile] spook_me for the prompt “Grim Reaper,” for the picture below. I set it in my Lucerna universe where Faolan, Jason & Derrek are all members of a demon-fighting organization called the Lucerna, and oh, they’re lovers. This turned out way longer than I anticipated and written down to the last second, so not as edited as I would have hoped (but hopefully not too terrible!). It’s 3,940 words long.

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Peril in Point Pleasant )
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Title: The Incubus’ Tale
Author: Jana Denardo
Fandom: Lucerna Universe
Spoilers: none
Author’s Notes The Lucerna Universe is my creation. It started with Triskelion for the M/M romance goodreads group’s 2014 Love’s Landscape challenge. You can read the original here. though you have to be a member of the group to do so (like all Goodreads groups it’s free). I’ve noodled around a couple times in this universe. I wrote this one as a double challenge. One for [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000 challenge which is to write a story of 1000 words exactly to a picture prompt. Mine is here, though I couldn’t work in the money part (other than to mention wine’s expensive). The second challenge is for Chuck Wendig’s challenge in his Terrible Mind’s blog to write 1000 word flash fiction using one of the titles prompts he offered. You can see the details here.

The Incubus' Tale )
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Title : Starlight
series: Soldiers of the Sun universe (original)
Word Count: 257
Summary : Temple loves stargazing
Author’s Note : Written for [livejournal.com profile] 12_daysofficmas. Sorry it’s a bit rushed. Just a bit of flash fiction because I was busy all day.


Starlight )
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Title : Gentle Night
Author: [livejournal.com profile] cornerofmadness
series: Athens Prophecy universe (original)
Word Count: 206
Summary : Faolan is having a sleepy, lonely night
Author’s Note : Written for [livejournal.com profile] 12_daysofficmas. Sorry it’s a bit rushed. Just a bit of flash fiction because I am exhausted.


Gentle Night )
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Two weeks ago, Chuck Wendig issued a challenge on his Terrible Minds blog to create a character (mine's here) and this week it was to write a story using one of the characters someone else created. It was tough to pick since there were plenty of good ones. I selected Yvonne Mae that was offered by Todd Dillard and you can see here here & you can find the challenge here

This is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it. I nearly ran out of time. It's been that kind of week.

Even Superheroines Get the Blues )
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Chuck Wendig of Terrible Minds issued a flash fiction challenge here. We were to create a short scene to highlight a new character and next week anyone can use this character in a story. Sounds like a blast. Here's mine. Meet Tenaldi. I think I'll be back to claim him myself off challenge later.

Tenaldi descended into the Queen's poison garden, loving the scents washing over him. A coolness born of the lush greenery settled on his wiry frame. Tenaldi was still an apprentice green physician, only seventeen. Still he knew most of the plants. On the north face were ivys that could cause death and paralysis. In the low lands was a field of lacy flowers whose long white roots resembled a common root vegetable that made its way into many a winter stew. This white cousin could kill in minutes. On the drier eastern expanse grew fleshy, a little ugly plants whose flowers caused hallucinations, a favorite of the priests and priestess talk to those who had gone before.

He came to a stop as his long, dark hair got tangled in the branches of the Suicide tree whose fruit was popular in desserts that topped many a person's last meal. Tenaldi continued on to another stand of trees. These leaves often chewed by warriors to give them endless energy.

His mind was filled with plants that could kill at one dose and cure at another. That's what came next for Tenaldi, learning all the uses: which ones were poisonous raw but fine when cooked, which could be brewed into a delicious intoxicant, how to extract the essence of hot peppers to make ointments that relieved pain. It would be several more years of study but Tenaldi didn't mind. He had a sharp wit and the ability to remember things almost on the first try.
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Terrible Minds had a flash fiction challenge here and since it is Memorial Day weekend, I chose to do a drabble for Aaron from my novel Kept Tears. While I've been doing drabbles for at least a decade if not longer, they never get easier.

For the Fallen

The stump of Aaron’s arm throbbed viciously. His throat tightened until breathing became a worry. Rhys waited for him back home, understanding his lover needed to do this alone.

Shane patted Aaron’s shoulder. “Ready?”

He nodded, not trusting his voice. Shane handed Aaron some little flags they had brought to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Their Wound Warrior group had been given a portion of the graves to care for.

As they snapped a salute to the fallen, Aaron’s arm twinged again. He had nearly been one of them. For once, the loss of an arm seemed like luck.

And if you'd like to celebrate Memorial Day with a bit of generosity, the Wounded Warrior Project is a great program.
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When I saw the prompt of "Earthquakes" for the challenge at Brynn Stein’s blog, this insisted on being written. Just FYI it's based in the Prose and Poetic Eddas, not Marvel Comics. If you're unfamiliar with the story click here (or click just to see the cool art).

Worldquake )
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This was written for Paranormal Freebie's Beyond the Veil blog hop. The challenge was to write a ghost story in 500 words or less. Here's mine. I hope you enjoy it.

Cassadaga Nights )


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