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Hold Your Tongue Or Set It Free? Book Excerpt from Paranormal Urban Fantasy They All Died Smiling

September 27th, 2019
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Do you ever struggle with your tongue getting ahead of you? Like when you say something and then wonder if maybe you should have kept those words in your head? That’s the challenge of communication. Sometimes, it’s god to be honest. Other times, maybe  not. But how do you know the difference? Main character Kassidy struggles with this in  They All Died Smiling. In this snippet, her childhood friend Russ is really getting under her skin! No, Kass, you were great. But everyone wants to impress people.” “No, they don’t.” I dug my nails into my palms. He was still just as ambitious... Read More

Craft Fair | Flash Fiction

September 5th, 2019
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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

Treasures | Flash Fction

August 9th, 2019
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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

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

August 1st, 2019
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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

Flash Fiction: I Can’t Be Grace

May 28th, 2019
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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
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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

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

Santuary Secret | Flash Fiction

April 11th, 2019

Here’s a free story for you, written for Friday Fictioneers 12 April 2019 Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog challenge in which the host shares a photo writing prompt. You write a 100-word story that touches on the image in some way. It’s not about the specifics of the prompt. It’s about what comes to mind. Please feel encouraged to write your own tale and play along if you wish! Here’s the photo prompt Here’s the inspiration Kassidy Spence, the Reluctant Demon Hunter, goes on what is supposed to be another interview for the paper, but supernatural powers have... Read More

Family Story Night | Flash Fiction

April 9th, 2019
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This is a 100-word story for the Friday Fictioneers weekly blog challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-fields. Photo Prompt I took the photo she used for the challenge. My inspiration: Kassidy Spence, our hero in the paranormal/urban fantasy novel They All Died Smiling, used to entertain herself by writing stories and her family by telling stories. Her Aunt Beck started a weekly tradition of Family Storytelling Night, during which everyone took turns telling a tall or true tale. You won’t get any of that in the book, but thanks to this writing challenge, you get to know Kassidy and Russ,... Read More

Your Demonic Destination Is on the Left | Flash Fiction for Friday Fictioneers 8 March 2019

March 6th, 2019

This week’s flash fiction for Friday Fictioneers comes from my fiction WIP (work in progress) Hypnotic Deception, sequel to They All Died Smiling in hte Reluctant Demon Hunter series. Kassidy is just trying to take a road trip to her Aunt Bobby’s house for a family celebration. This is based on something a GPS actually did to me and my friend a couple summers ago. (It appened maybe a dozen times). Here’s the story… Read More  Read More