Short story: Heat beyond the fire station

Inspired by a show I watched recently, I cooked up a little romantic story. Enjoy. Feedback encouraged. See you in the comments.


Heat beyond the fire station

Samantha sat on the edge of the ottoman, facing the TV on the wall. Abby stood behind her, between the ottoman and couch, rubbing arnica lotion into her shoulders.

โ€œThis will soothe your tight muscles,โ€ Abby said, kneading Samanthaโ€™s shoulders with concentration and completely oblivious to Chloeโ€™s hard stare.

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Clandestine honesty

Those of you who have read here a while know that I’m a little bit…different.

Let’s go with that. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Here is something about me though that most of you probably will not dispute: I am nothing if not creative.

As I continue to write my stories, and edit my stories, and proofread my stories, and finish my stories, and begin new stories, I realized something.

I need some personal experience to supplement some of my creativity. And this is the reason why I started a bit of an unusual experiment a couple of weeks ago.

Really unusual.

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How reading evokes improved writing (for me)

Every so often I read a story by a writer or author which awakens something inside of me. Usually, it begins right with the first sentence, or paragraph. It’s almost like I can hear the voice of this person while reading the words.

One such story is this one: Waking up from the American Dream

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Let’s lighten up a little with some fun

My doom and gloom posts lately are irking me so let’s change gears.

A number of humorous and droll topics have crossed my path in recent days. I thought I’d share. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For instance:

If you don’t have a dog and you’re under curfew but you have a husband, putting him on a leash to walk him will earn you a $1500 fine in Quebec.

“Husbands don’t qualify as pets,” the authorities said. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Perhaps it’s time to get a dog, then… ?

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Bloggers who write, and publish books

There are many published and indie authors following my blog. Did you know this? Let me list some of them for you here. Perhaps we can support one another by buying their books.

When I’m not writing or editing, or dealing with puppy shenanigans, I spend time reading books mentioned by my blog followers, readers and commenters. Allow me to share some of my interests:

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