Tag Archives: Linda Johnson

“All Clear” Published in 2017 Carolina Crimes Anthology

My short story, “All Clear” was published in the 2017 anthology, Carolina Crimes: 21 Tales of Need, Greed and Dirty Deeds. We had a book launch party on August 19th at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro. The launch party featured … Continue reading

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“Love’s Burden” Published in Crossing Lines Anthology

My short story “Love’s Burden” was published by Main Street Rag in their Crossing Lines anthology. The idea for my story was inspired by a news story about a Durham, North Carolina man who was found carrying a woman’s bones … Continue reading

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“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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