Hi Everyone –
I got some great news this weekend… Night Walker got 2nd Place in the Finally a Bride contest!!! This is especially exciting because the Finally a Bride contest is only open to novels that have been contest finalists before, so I feel very honored to have placed in such a tough competition…
This is going to be a crazy week for me because this time next week, I’ll be writing to you from Bruges, Brussels!!! My son, Reno, is heading to Europe to sing with his high school choir for a week and I get to go!!! They’ll be singing in the cathedral at Notre Dame in Paris, and at the D-Day Memorial on the beach at Normandy, along with a few other cathedrals in Brussels and France… I’ve never been to Europe, and to be able to go and get to see Reno sing in Notre Dame is beyond cool.
So if you have some great traveling tips for Europe, I’d love to hear them! J
I’ve got a new flash fiction story for you this week. I’ll be teaching an online class on flash fiction in October, so I’ve been trying to write more so I’ll have plenty of examples. This one is a little different… No murder!!! J I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway…
Have a great week!
Spring Fever – By Lisa Kessler
Ris tottered around the tables with her cracked clay pot of ale, filling empty mugs. “Spring is right around the corner.” Her voice whistled through her oversized front teeth. “You boys should be tendin’ to yer work before the thaw comes.”
Zek knocked back his mug, slammed it on the table and belched. “Quit yer worryin’, Ris. The dam will be finished. No need to be gettin’ spring fever already.”
She rolled her eyes, grumbling under her breath. “Nobody’ll be laughin’ when the old dam breaks and we have to move away to keep from drowning.”
She eyed the overweight males and sighed. Lazy bastards. With the cracked pot safe on the shelf, she grabbed a snack, gnawing at it with her front teeth.
Zek passed by wearing an inebriated smile. “Don’t be sore at us, Ris. We got ourselves a secret weapon this year.”
She lowered her snack. “What kind of secret weapon?”
His whisper whistled beside her ear. “We got one of those power saws the humans use, and a joiner to notch out the branches so they fit tight.”
“Is that so?” Ris started to laugh, leaning back against her wide tail to keep from falling over backwards. “Well Mister High-and-mighty-male-beaver I’m afraid you forgot one thing about human tools.”
Zek scratched at his head. “Really?”
She nodded, grinning around her elongated beaver teeth. “Electricity.”
Ris and the other females grinned, watching the fattened males rush out of the den. “Men and their tools.”
(For Marvin we had Spring Fever, I used a power saw and joiner for the woodworking tools, and mentioned a cracked pot! J )