|Food Network: Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise|
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021
This quarter, my second place award-winning story, “Cosway’s Confidence,” appears in the Bethlehem Writers’ Group Roundtable. The BWR has an annual short story contest. In 2013, my “Long in the Tooth” won third place (as determined by celebrity judge Hank Phillippi Ryan). 2020’s celebrity judge was Spencer Quinn (also known as Peter Abrahams). My story inspiration came from Maggie, my friends’ ferret, and a small eatery, with a floor brass plate opening to the lower level. What happens when the cafe owner interviews a potential employee with imaginary support ferret while the brass plate is open? Here’s the link: https://bwgwritersroundtable.com/featured-story/
Saturday, December 19, 2020
by Paula Gail Benson
The small, unadorned tombstone sat wedged at the corner of the cemetery's cinder block fencing. Larger monuments in the family plot had lengthy chiseled homages and floral wreaths.
Before leaving the desolated spot, a visitor wondered, could not some recognition be made at Christmas, even for a murderer?
At midnight, the young woman’s wispy figure appeared holding a small bouquet. “Even as a ghost, I feel the wind whipping through the broken bones that never healed,” she whispered.
Beneath her spectral feet, warmth radiated, as if her condemned protector opened a small door from hell to offer her Christmas comfort.
This 100 word story is offered as an entry for the annual Advent Ghosts event hosted by Loren Eaton at I Saw Lightning Fall. See the other entries there. Thanks, Loren, for the opportunity!
Monday, November 30, 2020
|CDC Covid-19 Image|
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
|Gigi Pandian's 2017 Agatha|
by Susanna Calkins in Florida Happens (Three Rooms Press)
by Tara Laskowski (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
A Bill Crider Contest entry may be submitted, but if selected must be withdrawn from the Contest.