If you enjoy my blog, I would absolutely love it if you checked out the “stories” part of Hmm…. I’ve got several free pieces of fiction here–just scroll down. But if you feel so inclined, please do check out my ebooks on Smashwords and Amazon as well! I specialize in light-hearted romance and fantasy.
I appreciate all the feedback and reviews I get!
Free Five-Minute Reads:
Emma is restless and discontented. Not with her job – she loves her job. This is the same restless feeling she used to get in school, when the teacher droned on and on and she stared out the window at bright blue skies, longing to be out in the warm sunshine… When everyone around her is falling in love.
But it definitely isn’t spring time. Still, maybe Emma is falling in love…
Why else would Emma have spring fever, when it’s almost Christmas?
Sometimes you really like a guy, but nothing you do seems to get his attention. Yet you still imagine if you just wear the right outfit – show up at that party he’ll be at – act confident enough – everything will fall into place, and everything will change. Why should this party be any different than the dozens before it? Yet your hopes bounce upwards regardless. The crushing disappointment of previous evenings don’t anchor those hopes down to earth.
This time is different. This time you’re wearing the right dress.
That’s what this story is about.
My ebooks (Short Stories all) – Thanks for supporting my writing!
The prince is an irresponsible flirt who won’t settle down. The king needs an heir who will grow up and take care of the kingdom. What’s the solution? A royal ball, of course.
Despite Princess Anastasia’s doubts, the prince does meet a girl who’s different from all the others. But what’s this? A wicked stepmother, and several stepsisters? If there’s a girl who can ever learn to put up with the prince’s self-centeredness, her past may ruin this romance—and the ball!—before anyone gets a fairytale ending.
Available at Amazon. 4.3 stars out of 5, with 10 customer reviews!
Available at Smashwords.
Polly meets a princess, is kidnapped by an enchanter and his trainee, and discovers they all are being threatened by a malevolent magical being known as a jadess. Can she get along with the arrogant enchanter long enough to figure out how to survive with a jadess after them? And … why does the jadess want Polly?
Available at Amazon.
Maria just moved to a city where she doesn’t know anyone, was dumped by her boyfriend, and feels abandoned by God. She expects this Christmas to be the loneliest one she’s ever experienced. When the voice on the radio implores listeners to hang onto the hope and Christmas spirit that Santa represents, she shuts it off – even the Christmas spirit doesn’t feel real to her anymore.
Will Maria be left to experience the loneliest Christmas yet, or will the hand of hope reach down to help her out?
Available at Amazon.
Original Stories, free for your reading pleasure on this blog:
Jane Austen Vignettes:
Not Emma – Emma
Emma has flirted with Frank at Box Hill, and insulted Miss Bates… Mr Knightley resolves to go to London and learn to be indifferent. Why? If only he could banish Emma from his mind…
Reactions to an Engagement – Mansfield Park
Mary and Henry Crawford’s reactions to the news of Edmund and Fanny’s engagement.
Thanks for reading!