Monthly Archives: January 2012

Seeking: Red Writing Hood Prompt ‘Music’

The fruitless search for a purpose plagued him even when he tried to sleep. Not that he needed sleep…but he enjoyed the feeling when she was with him. His hand found hers and held it tightly in the dark as he listened to the song pumped gently into the air by her little clock radio. […]

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The King’s Road (Trifecta and Indie Ink Submission)

The King’s Road The constant, pounding ache threatened to rip his skull apart as he woke. He sat up and swung his legs over the side of the cot, groaning with the splitting pain of every movement. It took a moment to remember he was at an inn. He recalled having to stop for the […]

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Big News! Podcast Alert

Hello, fellow Readers! I am thrilled to finally share my news with you: the prologue to Ebony Book 1 is featured on a Boston-based Podcast (but internationally listened to….) the Word Count Podcast.  Episode 22. http://www.rbwood.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=40&Itemid=63 Itunes should have it featured sometime as well, although when is anybody’s guess. The prompt was posted: “I washed […]

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How I Am Feeling

I swallow and my throat is raw and thick with snot. My breath is sharp between my shoulder blades and there is a troll in my upper respiratory tract squeezing tighter and tighter as the night wears on. The inhaler helps a little, and the cough syrup too, though they taste like a dead Christmas […]

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Old Friends: Trifextra Love Story

Trifecta’s new weekend challenge is right up my alley, as I am sick and missed the weekly shebang. I present to you a love story in exactly 33 words about two old friends: ~*~ I balked with disbelief then as his storm-cloud eyes sought mine, hooded with desire. His persistence won out, although our love […]

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Child’s Anger Take 2?

I’m trying harder to try different styles of writing…a self-imposed exercise…so before I submit to Trifecta tonight, honest opinion: like you this, or the last version, more? ~*~ The day Ebony ran to tell Maura what had happened, she looked like a wild thing, her hair an auburn nimbus floating about her head, her eyes […]

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Child’s Anger (Trifecta Beast Prompt)

Ebony’s vision was a bluish blur of tears as she burst into Maura’s cottage. The Healer stood up from the chair she had been occupying in a rush, dropping the bundle of herbs she had been preparing. Ebony caught a glimpse of a wild thing with red eyes and a floating auburn nimbus of hair– […]

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Damn Cats (Indie Ink)

Damn Cats. Bob had lived alone in the ranch house for near 30 years. Off the beaten path, on a side road in little Doylestown, Pennsylvania, he was well secluded from the outside world. He didn’t live near the city, because it was too noisy and had “too many damn kids”. He didn’t live in […]

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Coatrack. (RemembeRed)

COATRACK Stay true to your roots, my father told me. But don’t be afraid to go against the grain. I promised him I would. I haven’t seen him since the day we were separated. I was carved, sanded and polished into a coat rack, but I’d like to think I didn’t let him down. I […]

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Author Update

Hello all! So glad you’re enjoying my work…I have some exciting things coming up soon, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it. What do you guys think of the new design? Is it easier to read now?  I’d love some feedback. I’m going to be recording some of my work this week, […]

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