Tag Archives: Linda Johnson

“Birthday Cake” wins Honorable Mention

My short story, “Birthday Cake” won Honorable Mention in Carolina Woman’s annual writing contest. You can find my story published in the magazine’s current on-line edition.

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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