The Scent of Her Soul: Part 2 – The Sex Slave’s Hero

Content warning. This story is designed for adults and mature teens. It involves sex trafficking. Rape, drugs, and nudity are mentioned. There is no “on-screen” sex, but the aftermath of rape is on-screen, including the presence of nude, partially nude,… Read More ›

Saturday Chat: January 10, 2015 – Trying to Stay Warm

At the time of posting this inaugural chat thread, the temperature is 12 degrees (F) in western Tennessee. I know some of you polar bears in more northern climes are chuckling at my reaction to such “balmy” weather, but it’s making… Read More ›

Critique Group – January 9, 2015

It’s critique group day! (*The crowd cheers*) For this first week of critiques, several submissions came in. I’m glad for the enthusiasm, but since I don’t want to overwhelm my fellow critiquers right away, I will post one this week and… Read More ›

Writing and Publishing News – Florida Christian Writers Conference

I have long recommended to aspiring writers that they attend writers conferences. At these conferences, attendees learn more about the writing craft and the publishing industry, and they receive valuable feedback about their work. They also gain contacts with other… Read More ›

The Scent of Her Soul: A Developing Story – Part 1

They gave me a shoe—Nike, size six, typical for a twelve-year-old. I sniffed the inside. The odor carried Amy’s essence—pungent sweat, a trace of blood … and the scent of her soul. I exhaled into the frosty night. A breeze… Read More ›