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Surprises by Firelight Flash Fiction

September 5th, 2019
Covers of They All Died Smiling

This week’s photo prompt of a crackling fire made me think of Kassidy and Randy from They All Died Smiling. Not sure why, but it caused me to create a scene that happened before the book.   If  you haven’t read this paranormal/urban fantasy novel, Kass is the heroine. Aunt Beck and Randy are mentioned but never appear. He is her husband who dies in Afghanistan. Anyone is welcome to play! I hope you will. PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala Surprises by Firelight By Ronda Del Boccio For Friday Fictioneers 8 February 2019 Word count: 100 Genre Mainstream story but a paranomal... Read More

Hawk Spirals Flash Fiction

September 5th, 2019
Flash fiction image showing lightning

Here’s this week’s flash fiction story. PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer Hawk Spirals By Ronda Del Boccio For Friday Fictioneers, 4 January 2019 Word count: 100 Genre:  Mystical Big sky welcomes me, inviting me to play. Thermals call to me.  I take wing and sing. Glorious sun warms cold mountain stone. I rise to catch and ride those glorious thermals. They carry me on steady wings. I sing my joy into the morning. My mate soars over the ridge. Sun’s radiance amplifies her beauty. Wind ruffles her feathers. She catches my eye, dives. I chase. I nearly grasp her. She banks and bursts... Read More

Craft Fair | Flash Fiction

September 5th, 2019
Covers of They All Died Smiling

Here’s a story I wrote for a flash fiction challenge. I took inspiration from Kassidy, main character of my paranormal/urban fantasy novel they All Died Smiling, which is available on Audible audio and in all ebook formats and print. Craft Fair by Ronda Del Boccio I closed the trunk on its load of handmade home decor. “I should dig out the skates.” “Skates? Why?” “So you can tow me behind all these crafts. Or did you leave room for me to ride inside the car?” Aunt Beck grinned at me. “It’s a lot. But there’s still a little space for you.” I scanned the interior. “Are... Read More

Join the Lettering Peace Brush Lettering Challenge in Honor of the International Day of Peace

August 27th, 2019
Lettering Peac Brush Lettering Challenge

Do you feel peace is important? Do you want to do something to keep peace at the top of your mind, and share messages of peace? Here is one small way you can be a peace-bringer while sharing that intent and your creativity. Lettering Peace In honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace September 20 AND my upcoming peace journal, which will be available for pre-order right around that day, I decided to host a brush lettering challenge. Whether you enjoy doing your brush lettering with pens, paints, an app, or some other medium, I invite you to participate. Here’s the original Instagram... Read More

Treasures | Flash Fction

August 9th, 2019
Flash fiction image showing lightning

Writing challenges are a fun way to entertain oneself as a writer (and hopefully, the readers!) and to build valuable skills. I enjoy playing the Friday Fictioneers blog challenge. Here’s my story for the prompt from 9 August 2019. If you want to play, please do! The Photo Prompt PHOTO PROMPT © Randy Mazie The Inspiration Visually, honestly, I can’t even tell you what’s in this image. If you don’t know, I’m mostly blind. Images don’t look the same way to me as they do to the normally sighted. Something in the middle made me think of dried herbs, and that... Read More

Passports, Please | Memoir

August 1st, 2019
Flash fiction image showing lightning

This memoir is for a flash fiction challenge. Yeah, I know…a memoir isn’t fiction. Everything in this happened, but, well, it fit the prompt, and it’s precisely where my mind went. Anyone’s welcome to come play Friday Fictioneers blog challenge! This is the blog challenge for 2 August 2019. The Photo Prompt PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz The Inspiration I rode a hydroplaneone round-trip between Spain and Tangiers. It was the only good part of the day there. I ut the shoes I wore back at the hotel. The Story: Passports, Please by Ronda Del bocco Genre: Memoir Word count: 100 I... Read More

I Owe You Big Time | Flash Fiction

August 1st, 2019
Flash fiction image showing lightning

Here’s another flash fiction story, a complete tale told in 100 words. For Friday Fictioneers 1 February 2019 The Photo Prompt PHOTO PROMPT © Renee Heath The Inspiratioon It made me think of Robert, the potter Kassidy knows in They All Died Smiling. This is a possible future after the events of this book and the sequel. They Al Died Smiling is available everywhere online, in bookstores, and in libraries. If your shop or library doesn’t have it, simply ask for it by name. The Story I Owe You By Ronda Del Boccio Word count: 100 Genre: paranormal “I owe you big time, Kass.” Robert’s... Read More

Paper roses | Flash Fiction Featuring Kassidy Spence from They All Died Smiling

August 1st, 2019
Flash fiction image showing lightning

Here’s a super-short story, 100 words, to be precise. It’s from a fun blog challenge called Friday Fictioneers. The Photo Prompt PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for 22 February 2019 The Inspiration When you write a novel, the characters really come to life. They each have habits, hobbies, interests, and so forth. Aunt Beck doesn’t appear in my paranormal/urban fantasy novel They All Died Smiling, but she raised Kassidy, the protagonist, and is mentioned. The Story Paper Roses By Ronda Del Boccio I set the groceries on the counter. Aunt Beck at the craft-covered table.... Read More

Waiting: Paranormal Romance Flash Fiction

June 28th, 2019
Flash fiction image showing lightning

With a friend visiting and an intense, though short, trip to California, I’ve been out of the loop for a bit. Now that my life is back to what I laughingly call “normal,” here’s another Friday Fictioneers flash fiction story. If you would like to play, you may! Just follow the link to the 28 June 2019 post, look at the photo prompt, and follow the instructions. Having a writing prompt is a great way to hone writing skill. Having only 100 words teaches you to make every single word count. The Photo PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz The Inspiration What if you meet the soulmate... Read More

Primitive Savages | Flash Fiction

May 30th, 2019
The Peace Seed Cover

Hello and thank  you for stopping by. May I tell you a story? This is flash fiction, a complete tale in 100 words, for Friday Fictioneers blog challenge. If you wanna come play, feel free! Here’s the link for the 31 may 2019 challenge. The Photo Prompt Here’s the picture. A story need only touch on it in some way. PHOTO PROMPT © Susan Eames My Inspiration I saw this picture and thought how so many settlers historically considered the indigenous people to be “primitive.” This still happens today, unfortunately, and not just with settlers/conquerors. The Story Primitive... Read More

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