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Flash Fiction: I Can’t Be Grace

May 28th, 2019
Covers of They All Died Smiling

Hello, and welcome! Thanks for stopping by. This is a work of flash fiction, a 100-word short story inspired by… The Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt for 27 May 2019 PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll The Inspiration I love bringing in characters and situations from, or from the back-story of,  my paranormal romance novel They All Died Smiling. Our hero Kassidy (grown and widowed in the book) struggles with whether or not to use the very spiritual gift that has brought her nothing but heartache and betrayal all her life. This book is available everywhere online and in bookstores and libraries. As... Read More

Flash Fiction: Freedom on the Rocks: Excerpt from the Forbidden Chapter of They All Died Smiling by Ronda Del Boccio

May 10th, 2019
Picture of 3 birds reading books

Welcome, and thank you for visiting! This is a flash fiction story for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly writing challenge based on a photo writing prompt. Wanna play? You’re most welcome to join in the fun! Get the prompt and participation instructions here. The Photo Writing Prompt PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays The Inspiration: The photo reminded me of a scene from the prologue of They All Died Smiling My publisher wouldn’t print it, so the only way to read it is either the redacted version of this scene here (to accommodate the 100-word limit) or by subscribing to receive free stories.... Read More

Learning to Trust Your Inner Guidance Can Be Hard: Book Excerpt from Inner Guidance on Demand

May 10th, 2019
Ronda Del Boccio head shot

If you desire to know your inner truth and follow the still, silent voice of GOD within, you will want to read Inner Guidance on Demand. It will offer stories, teachings, meditations, simple actions, and mystical tales to inspire, open, and gide you. Here is “Into the Bubble,” one of the mystical tales from the book. Book Excerpt: “Into the Bubble” from Inner Guidance on Demand NOTE: To read the author insights and the story, simply click the large < left arrow buttons by each section.   Read FREE Stories, including the “Forbidden Chapter” of my current... Read More

Dolphin Ally | Flash Fiction

April 25th, 2019
Flash fiction image showing lightning

Welcome to another one of my Magical Stories. The photo writing prompt for Friday Fictioneers 25 April 2019 inspired this one. This flash fiction story is 100 words. If you want to come play, please feel free to join us! The Photo Inspiration This is an excerpt from a mystical tale about a young Dolphin Ally concerned with the human he is destined to guide. It’s from my story  “Into the Bubble.” The Photo Prompt PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook The Story: Dolphin Ally by Ronda Del Boccio Genre: Mystical/Metaphysical Word count: 100 “I can’t reach my ward.” Sunny pokes my... Read More

Slightly Redacted Excerpt from They All Died Smiling for Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction Writing Challenge

April 19th, 2019

This week’s photo prompt perfectly lent itself to my paranormal/urban fantasy novel They All Died Smiling, which is available everywhere online, offline, and in libraries. The image of a city street in winter mde me think of the opening. Ok, I didn’t succumb to the political hot term du jour. It’s slightly redacted to make the 100 words, but not much. Wanna try it? Just click the Friday Fictioneers link below and create your own story. Hear it on the Magical Stories by Ronda Del Boccio Podcast! You can now hear me read these stories as the Magical Stories by Ronda Del Boccio... Read More

Indistinct for Weekend Writing Prompt 94

February 23rd, 2019

Here’s another VERY short piece. COme play if you’d like to join the challenge. Indistinct By Ronda Del Boccio Read More  Read More

Flash Fiction: We Are Heard | For Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge Feb 18, 2019

February 21st, 2019

Here’s anoter Flash Fiction tale inspired by a photo prompt, with my thanks. We Are Heard Read More  Read More

Treat Thief | Flash Ficttion

February 4th, 2019
Flash fiction image showing lightning

Welcome! Here’s a little story snack, aka flash fiction for you. The Inspiration I love pulling characters from my books, and this time, I borrowed a situation featuring Kassidy Spence, heroin of the paranormal novel They All Died Smiling. This is from the second book, Hypnotic Deception, from when she is baking like a mad woman to help prepare for the engagement party of her brother (really a cousin but Aunt Beck raised her.)   The Photo Promjpt PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot   The Story “ Treat Thief By Ronda Del Boccio For Friday Fictioneers 3 May 2019 Genre: Mainstream story... Read More

Wool Gathering | Weekend Writing Prompt #92 from Sammi Cox

February 3rd, 2019

The weekend writing prompt is a different short word count each week. This one took me back to a playground incident after which I never heard the bell ring. I suddenly realized I was the last child on the playground. Wool Gathering | Weekend Writing Prompt #92 By Ronda Del Boccio 36 words Mrs. Parker wouldn’t let me stay in and read. I trudged onto the playground for my least favorite, recess. Watching my sneakers, I walked the edge. In real life, I whirl around and become Wonder Woman.   Cheers to your B.L.I.S.S.-FULL Life!! Ronda Del Boccio Award winning author, photographer and... Read More

Flash Fiction Weekend Writing Prompt 90: Furrowed | Furrowed Fields

January 19th, 2019

A friend started participating in this weekend writing challenge, and it looked like fun, so I’m playing! This wee’s Weekend Writing Prompt #90 is “furrowed.” Want to try your hand at a 40-word story? Follow the link and have fun! In this story, you’ll meet young Kassidy during her first year living with Aunt Beck, Uncle Walt, and their 4 boys. She’s the heroine of my paranormal/urban fantasy novel They All Died Smiling. Furrowed Fields By Ronda Del Boccio I clang the bell. Tired workers come for supper. Rocky pulls my braid. “Wash,” Aunt Beck commands.... Read More