Setting Intentions | Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt 140 “Anew”

Writing to a prompt is a great way to stretch your “writing muscles.” This challenge gives a word and a different number of words each week. I appreciate Sammi Cox for her weekend writing prompts. Here’s my take on #140, “Anew.” If you want to play, please feel encouraged!

My Inspiration

It is almost the new moon.

Settng Intentions

By Ronda Del Boccio

I have laid aside all that no longer serves me.

Now I lift my grateful heart and hands

To the new-born moon.

With care, I set my intentions.

Life begins anew.

Reading-birds

Thanks for reading!

heers to your B.L.I.S.S.-FULL Life!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

100p_ronda-del-boccio_head-shot-dec-2015Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.

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Hibiscus and Hidden Agendas | Flash fiction

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Welcome to another flash fiction tale inspired by a photo prompt. Wanna play? You can write your own story and play along. Writing flash fiction has done wonders for my writing skills overall. You have to be so precise and powerful when you only have 100 words.

Flash Fiction

The Photo Prompt

Here’s this week’s photo prompt, showing what looks to me like an arboretum.

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

The Inspiration

I decided to let Kassidy, Lindsey, and Claire from They All Dies Smiling play. Maybe you’ll be curious enough to go see what the book’s about. Kassidy is a reluctant demon hunter, Claire is the FBI guy’s wife, and Lindsey is their daughter, who had her own horrible encounter. You can get the book in all formats wherever you get your books.

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The action of this story would be after the book, and potentially in book two.

The Story: Hibiscus and Hidden Agendas

Word Count: 100

Genre: Mundane story based on characters in my supernatural book.

Doesn’t the phone always ring when your hands are loaded?

“Kass, it’s Claire Bentley.”

“Oh, hi, Miss Claire.” ???

“Lindsey and I need a girl’s day. Want to join us at the Lincoln Park Conservatory Saturday?”

Do I accept? Tangling with demons had me worn out. But since I recently got Lindsey free of one, I couldn’t help but question the real reason they wanted me along

“Okay.”

* * *

Interrupting my hibiscus-induced mental vacation, Lindsey tapped my shoulder.

“You should tell him yes.”

Visions of sunny beaches tried to remain. “Tell whom what?”

Her eyes rolled. “My dad. The job.”

Reading-birds

Thanks for reading.

Cheers to your B.L.I.S.S.-FULL Life!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

100p_ronda-del-boccio_head-shot-dec-2015Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.

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Soul Sucker | Flash Fiction for Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt 139: Devour

Flash Fiction

The first thing that came to mind for Sammi Cox’ Weekend Writing Prompt 139 “Devour” is the booze that devours people’s lives. Sadly, someone I care about a lot has chosen this soul-sucking path.

Flash Fiction

The Story: The Soul-Sucker

By Ronda Del Boccio

Word count: 108

Genre:  Reality (not me bt someone I love)

Georgia separates her vodka bottle from the rest of the groceries and tucks it behind the driver’s seat.

With her husband at home, she abandons her stash. Tomorrow morning, he goes to his class. Then, she will grab her two canes and shamble the one-hundred-foot journey to the garage to retrieve her crave. I have enough for today.

She knows about the dozen surveillance cameras watching both around and inside her home, but they don’t cross her mind.

Nobody sees me. Nobody knows.

She carries her glass of ice into the bedroom and adds the booze. While watching crime show reruns, she devours her drink and drowns her sorrows.

Reading-birds

Thanks for reading!

Cheers to your B.L.I.S.S.-FULL Life!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

100p_ronda-del-boccio_head-shot-dec-2015Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.

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Flash Flood | flash Fiction

This is for Friday Fictioneers 10 January 2020..

Flash Fiction

My Inspiration

Te photo brought to mind the flash flood that hit while I was visiting my bestie in New Mexico. She teaches at a high school, and a maintenance worker went down in the water. They made the kids shelter in place. No teaching happened that afternoon.

The Photo Prompt:

Credit: PHOTO PROMPT © C.E. Ayr

The Story: Flash Flood

Genre: Mainstream

Word count: 100

Torrential rains flooded the school parking lot. Shouting in surprise, janitor Jorge fell face-first in the knee-deep flood. He surfaced several feet away.

He clambered to his feet and pulled out the wet walkie. “Jorge to base?”

Dead.

Gesturing wildly toward the building he called, “Students, get inside right now.”

Dashing through the nearest door, he nearly landed in the lap of Miss Avery, who used a power wheelchair.

She steadied him. “The office knows.”

An announcement advised everyone to shelter in place.

“How will you get home with this flood?”

“Might have to swim,” Miss Avery said with a smile.

Reading-birds

Thanks for reading!

Your Masterpiece | Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this Friday Fictioneers flash fiction story. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this weekly blog challenge.  If you’d like to play, just go to the 13 December 2019 post.

Flash Fiction

The Photo Prompt

Photo credit: PHOTO PROMPT © Mikhael Sublett

The Inspiration

You’re meeting Kassidy from They All Died Smiling plus her Aunt Beck, who is mentioned but never appearing in the book, and Beck’s older sister Bobby, who is never mentioned in the book. This is in the time just after the events of the book when Kass goes to a family event. It could appear in the sequel, Hypnotic Deception.

They All Died Smiling is a supernatural/paranormal about Kassidy, whho struggles with her unwanted spiritual gift of sensing demons nad other foul spirits. It’s availbale wherever you buy your books.

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The Story: Your Masterpiece

Word count: 100

Genre: Mundane for a supernatural/paranormal book

Aunt Beck’s probing gaze ended my stewing. “Your sandwich is getting cold,.

I heard the unspoken question and noticed the grilled cheese poised between the plate and my mouth. “Sorry.”

Aunt Bobby laid her arm across my shoulders. “Something’s on your mind, child.”

I’m twenty-six. “I just got a job offer.”

“And it involves your… special skills?”

“Nailed it, Aunt Beck.”

Bobby squeezed. “Your life is your masterpiece, Kass.”

“I don’t want to create an epic disaster.”

“You’ll make the right choice,” Beck assured me.

“I know what I should do. I’m just not sure I want to face it.”

Reading-birds

Thanks for reading!

Cheers to your B.L.I.S.S.-FULL Life!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

100p_ronda-del-boccio_head-shot-dec-2015Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.

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Heart of Service | Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

Thanks for stopping by! I’ve had a cray-cray week, with our local parade over the weekend (and me being one of the planners of it!), then a flurry of cooking and baking Sunday, catching up Monday and today…Good thing it doesn’t take long to write a flash fiction story! I hope you enjoy it.

Flash Fiction

The Photo Prompt

Credit: © Fatima Fakier Deria

The Inspiration

In my paranormal/urban fantasy novel They All Died Smiling, Kassidy is a war widow in her mid-twenties. Randy died in Afghanistan. That’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw the bus.

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The Story: Heart of Service

By Ronda Del Boccio

For Friday Fictioneers 6 December 2019

Word count: 100

Genre: Mainstream, involving Kassidy and her by-then-late husband Randy from my supernatural/paranormal novel They All Died Smiling, available everywhere.

Randy and I clung to each other. I felt proud of him for defending our country, I wondered if we’d ever see each other again and build our life as a couple.

The bus rolled up and wheezed to a stop.

“I know  you’ve been preparing for this since Civil Air Patrol in high school,” I said, my hand over his heart. “I just never thought you’d be going off to war so soon.”

He rested a hand over mine. “You’re always right here, Kass.” He laid his other hand on my heart.

“I covered his hand. “And you’ll be right here.”

Reading-birds

Thanks for reading.

Cheers to your B.L.I.S.S.-FULL Life!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

100p_ronda-del-boccio_head-shot-dec-2015Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.

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Pondering Old Buildings: Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

This is for Friday Fictioneers 15 Nov 2019. Huge thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for running this blog challenge! Writing flash fiction is probably the best thing I have ever done for my writing. It causes me to pack as much power into every word as possible. If you’d like to play, please do!

The Inspiration

I borrowed Kassidy and Robert from They All Died Smiling, my supernatural/ paranormal/ urban fantasy novel They All Died Smiling, available everywhere.

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Kassidy Spence has a power that has only brought her pain and hardship, but if she doesn’t use it, more innocents will die. Her friend Robert SpiritFire is a Native American potter of great acclaim.

This is a mundane – um…mainstream – story.

The Photo Prompt

Credit: PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Pondering Old Buildings

By Ronda Del Boccio

Word count 100

“The Rookery is the oldest building in Chicago,” the tour guide said. Ancient by USA standards, I compared it wiht the castles of Europe or mosques of Africa.

“I wonder how many pigeons have pooped on it,” Robert whispered.

I tried not to laugh. I really did. But I guess it’s like when something tickles your funny bone in church or any place you’re not supposed to bust a gut. Sometimes, you just can’t help it. My eyes watered. My nose ran, and finally, a burst of laughter barked its way out.

He grinned.

“Some friend you are! I teased.

Reading-birds

Thanks for readig! Please feel encouraged to leave a comment and share this story.

Cheers to your B.L.I.S.S.-FULL Life!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

100p_ronda-del-boccio_head-shot-dec-2015Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.

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