Sometimes They Fly Away

“I just can’t do this anymore, Ed.” She was serious. “It’s just not going to work.”
“But Kathleen,” I pleaded, “it’s not my fault!”
I knew it was pointless to argue – this wasn’t the first time I’d had a girl break up with me after all. When a woman tells you it’s over, it’s never because they’re looking for stimulating conversation. It’s an expression of power, not an invitation to discussion.
“I don’t want to hear it. We’re done, Ed.”
There it was, the brick wall statement I couldn’t hope to bust through. I hated to hear it – we were so great together, Kathleen and I. Well, obviously she didn’t think so, but she’s not the first, like I said.
My name’s Ed. Ed Thomas. Ed Phono Thomas. ‘Ed’ is actually short for Edison. Yeah, as in Thomas Edison, inventor of the phonograph which, incidentally, should explain my middle name. I know, parents can be cruel.
Speaking of cruel, as I stood there watching Kathleen walk away I could only imagine that maybe I’d rather be burned with irons than by females. Not that I’d ascribe the word “cruel” to my new ex, necessarily, but at that moment I couldn’t think of any more appropriate adjectives.
Oh well, win-some-lose-some. Trouble is, I can’t seem to get the “win” part right. My record stands at 0-5. And that’s only counting this year since January. And it’s March. Yeah. Maybe I should go after Kathleen and thank her for helping me keep my perfect record. Maybe I should just go home.
I went home.

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My first fiction book!

I’m so excited to share my latest project with all of you! 🙂 It is a short story that I wrote called The Shadow Queen. We tried to keep the cost low so you can buy it for $0.99 cents on Amazon right now! My husband and I will be working on getting it up on Apple books and Nook for those who prefer to buy it there. Here is the synopsis:

Most curses, we are told, are broken with true love’s kiss.

But for Abigail, newly crowned queen of the realm, true love’s kiss is where the problems begin. Once the curse descends, the journey to restore her true form pits Abigail and her new husband, Luke, against daunting terrain, mighty beasts, and impossible odds.

This is a story of love and honor, heroics and valor, presented in true fairy tale style.

The Visit – Short Story

This is my first short story for Anne Cohen’s website. 🙂 It is a little different than the rest of my fiction.

The Visit

My Favorite Type of Fiction

My husband surprised me in this podcast by keeping the question a secret until we were recording. The question was about my favorite genre of fiction.

My Favorite Type of Fiction

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