Saturday Mix — Lorraine 29.04.17

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix – the Lorraine edition. Here, in the playground of words, are flash fiction, poetic and shadorma challenges. Feel free to do one or all – this playground has swings and slides for your enjoyment.

Now that Spring has sprung (and the grass has rize) in certain parts of the world, a picture prompt that speaks to promises of summer, too. Tell us a story in 25 to 150 words “tiled” around this image.


Or, decode this picture in 25 to 150 words. (click on the image for a larger picture.)


© Lorraine 2017 – mural on wall at Secaucus train station/sculpture in same location


Time to explore another micro-burst poetic form, the Elfje:


A Dutch poem (“elven” or “fairy”) originally used to teach poetry to children.  There are eleven words in five lines.

Line one:  One word.  This is a symbol, color, or feature that…

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MLMM First Line Friday: Tom–desert mechanic

Lorraine's frilly freudian slip

Three hours into the desert their engine choked and buckled, rolling dark smoke into the pale blue sky.

Tom, ever the male, got out his tool box – cursing as he repeatedly burned or smashed a finger. Sue thought this wasn’t the time to remind him about not asking for directions when the GPS went down.

She calmly grabbed a water from the cooler, pulled a map out of her knapsack, and set about discovering their location. Going by distance traveled, sun location, and her impeccable sense of direction, Los Vegas – via the supposed short cut – was just over the next ridge.

Figuring Tom had sweated it out enough, she called Triple A. Their maps, her membership. Good thing for Tom, what happens even near Vegas, stays in Vegas*. His buds at back at the Land Rover Dealership where Tom was a mechanic would have loved THIS honeymoon…

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Watching the Bodies by Graham Smith #UnleashBoulder @Bloodhoundbook @GrahamSmith1972


So today I’m delighted to be a stop on the Watching The Bodies blog tour and a huge thanks to Bloodhound Books for inviting me into the tour. I was so excited when I heard Graham Smith had a new series coming out so was thrilled and honoured to be one of the first to read it!


About this book…

Watching The Bodies: an explosive new crime thriller from a critically acclaimed author

When Jake Boulder is asked by his PI friend to help investigate the vicious murder of Kira Niemeyer, he soon finds himself tracking a serial killer who selects his next victim in a most unusual manner.

As the body count rises, Boulder has to work with the police to identify the heinous killer before more lives are taken. What ensues is a twisted game of cat and mouse, that only Boulder or the Watcher can survive. But…

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