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Author Archives: Linda Johnson
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. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading