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Carolina Crimes

Carolina Crimes

I have a new short story that has just been published in Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing. Nineteen members of Sisters in Crime living in the Carolinas have contributed stories to this anthology.

My story “Happy Pills” is a light-hearted romp about Rose, a youthful senior in an independent living facility who uses her sexual conquests as a way to steal her lovers’ prescriptions to help fund her retirement.

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Family Sins – A Short Story

Family Sins - A Short Story

Family Sins – A Short Story

 

This story reveals the dark side of a mother’s controlling love. As much as Sarah adores her son, Michael, she detests the woman he marries. When her daughter-in-law forces Michael to choose between them, Sarah refuses to back down. As her desperate actions unfold, her family’s deadly secrets are revealed.

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The Player – A Short Story

The Player – A Short Story

The Player - A Short Story

The Player – A Short Story

 

Jacob Flynn thinks he’s God’s gift to women. His game is to see how quickly he can meet them, seduce them, and dump them. When things go too far one night with his latest conquest, Melanie, he ends up with a dead body. He manages to evade the police, but he doesn’t count on Melanie’s sister, Lauren, who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.

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Flash Fiction: Pipe Dreams

Although the mystery/suspense genre is my favorite—both to read and write, I occasionally stray from the dark side. I wrote the following piece of flash fiction as an in-class prompt during a short story class I took last fall. The prompt was “My daughter…” Although I have no kids, I was hooked on The X-Factor at the time so this is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy:

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Redemption – A Short Story

Redemption – A Short Story

Redemption - A Short Story

Redemption – A Short Story

 

Ben Hawkins blames his father for a psychologically abusive childhood and for triggering his mother’s suicide. The two men have been estranged for years. But when Ben is falsely accused of murder, he has no other option than to turn to his father, a retired homicide detective, for help.

As Ben languishes in jail, the noose growing tighter, his father desperately searches for the real killer. The evidence continues to mount against Ben until the case takes an unexpected turn.

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The Switch – A Short Story

The Switch – A Short Story

The Switch - A Short Story

The Switch – A Short Story

 

Michael came from old money, but when he married Rita, his parents disapproved and cut him off from the family wealth. With his beautiful wife and their three children, Michael never regrets what he lost — until Rita is diagnosed with breast cancer and he doesn’t have the health insurance to cover her care.

Michael hatches a desperate plan to fund Rita’s life-saving treatments and exact revenge against his family.

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