Tag: #fiction

  • Queen of the Land

    Genre: Western Plot: A matriarch leads a revolution against invaders Words to use:woman, queen, princess, witch, angel, enemy, plot, mother, crest, tribe, family, lineage, birth, rule, strategy The sun shone brightly against the yellow ochre of the dried grass of the field. The middle of the dry season. A time to plan and prepare for…

  • Trail of Blood

    Written by Rachel Silva-Knepp Genre: Mystery & Suspense  Plot: Arriving in a Small Town That has a Secret Words to use: cult, mystery, murder, power, stranger, newcomer, alien, weapon, silence, danger, police, hidden, map, discovery, bond Part 1 What the once Detective Anne Sullivan needed was a change of scenery. She felt it deep down…

  • Mission: failed.

    Mission: failed.

    Genre: romance Plot: An assassin who falls for their target Words to use: kill, list, hire, sniper, lens, doubt, duty, mark, spy, allure, attraction, bond, instinct, trigger, bullet. The text came in with just a picture. It came from a burner phone, someone he never met, but an anonymous employer who would hire him for a job.…

  • Serenity of Wildness

    Serenity of Wildness

    Genre: Western Plot: A group of ranchers is hired to tame a scientifically engineered beast. Words to use: wild, erratic, unpredictable, uncharted, beast, Frankenstein, subhuman, predator, food chain, lasso, boot, pulverize, herd, rugged, cowboy. Jeb was looking out into the distance, rifle in hand, listening to the crickets and a wolf off in the distance…

  • Evil Within

    Evil Within

    Genre: Action/Adventure Plot: A serial killer who went dormant Words to use: enemy, love, criminal, gruesome, victim, duty, morals, relationship, secrets, marriage, murder, criminal, passion, dilemma The hot sun beat down the newspaper on the corner of the Main Street of town. A local paper filled with advertisements, death and marriage and little stories of town life.…

  • Stowaway

    Stowaway

    Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: A stowaway on the first submarine. Words to use: nuclear, deep, sea, periscope, oxygen, quarters, captain, navy, submerge, underwater, missile, force, escape, spy, danger. The first nuclear submarine was quite the talk of those in the know, for all the plans were a closely guarded Navy secret. No one was to know the plans. The…

  • Goodness and Light

    Goodness and Light

    Genre: Mystery & Suspense Plot: An orphanage with a history of criminals Words to use: abandon, revenge, trauma, leave, raise, gene, lineage, training, army, league, recruit, base, weapon, program, brainwash  The dead leaves rustled in the cold breeze of early winter outside the derelict building. An orphanage of much macabre repute. The echos of trauma drawing breath…

  • The curse of the coin of antiquity

    The curse of the coin of antiquity

    Genre: Fantasy Plot: An antique shop owner discovers a cursed medallion Words to use: dealer, chipped, time, history, bric-a-brac, possessed, power, wake, spirit, speciality, value, enslavement, relic, collection, rare. I have always loved old things from furniture to bric-a-brac. Things that have a history, even a dark one. The chipped bowl from long ago had a wonderful story to…

  • For sale

    For sale

    Genre: Science Fiction Plot: A city planner is contracted to build the first colony on the moon. Words to use: crater, urban, nest, map, corporation, space, galaxy, gravity, risk, emigration, orbit, eclipse, shadow, creature, unexpected. I was looking through my telescope, looking at the moon. The bright luminous rock that will once be the home…

  • Family Secrets

    Family Secrets

    Genre: Action/Adventure Plot: Siblings who discover their parents are notorious international crime bosses. Words to use: Past, present, confusion, timeless, adolescence, history, family, dynasty, questions, curiosity, decades, henchmen, crime, maturity, inheritance. The twins, Sissy and Grace, grew up as any regular American child does today. Their life seemed to be the quintessential life in hometown…