Vampire Christian Du Mauré watches over Amanda and Ryan, the last two descendants of a painful affair he had more than two centuries ago with the beautiful Josette Delacore in Paris. On the eve of revolution, he made her a promise.
Presently Christian’s promise is intact. Amanda’s life is happily predictable: working for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. One night Amanda is roused by an unexpected phone call from Ryan who urgently needs her help. Against her better judgment, she rushes to meet him in Central Park becomes entangled in a world she never imagined was real.
Once upon a time, there was a lovely author. She was smart, and sexy, sassy and…okay, okay, I said it was a fairy tale, remember? Anyway, she’d been writing her whole life, and finally finished her first novel. Now, this gorgeous author was alive back in the days before there was internet. Yes, I know, that was a very long time ago. You probably weren’t even born yet! But such a time did exist. Ha, ha, very funny. Yes, there was electricity. And typewriters. You’ve probably never seen one of those, have you, smarty pants?
This voluptuous writer, her dream was to have her book represented by the William Morris Agency in New York City. She sat in their waiting room when she was 15 years old, just watching the goings on. It was a magical afternoon in the city that never sleeps. She believed it was her destiny. How could she be denied?
Fast forward to the 1990s. The author’s first manuscript was complete. It was an action-adventure novel which would rival Ian Fleming and definitely kick Clive Cussler’s far-fetched ass. She was ready. She contacted William Morris. They wanted it. Months went by. The vice president had taken an interest. Three readers read it. Things were happening, indeed. Continue reading “A Frustrated Fairy Tale”
You’ve got all the facts in the case. It’s time now to render your verdict. Who will be this week’s winner in the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge?
If you’d like to review the evidence, you can check out this week’s entries here. The entrants did a great job with the writing prompt and the merciless constraints of the exercise. Vote for your fave and then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word that the vote is on.
What is your verdict in the case of Best Flash Fiction of the Week?
My husband found the DVD box set of one of my favourite TV shows the other day. All three seasons! I was a pretty happy lady. We’ve been watching an episode or two each night and I’m loving it just as much the second time around.
Do you want to know what it is?
Lie To Me.
It stars a British actor – Tim Roth. He plays the role of a human lie detector. His official title is Deception Specialist, but basically he can read people’s micro-expressions and tell what someone is really feeling, whether they’re holding something back or are afraid or guilty or ashamed or disgusted – he can see it all when most normal people wouldn’t even notice. The show is based on research conducted by Dr. Paul Ekman, a clinical psychologist, author and manager of the Paul Ekman group – a small company that produces training devices relevant to emotional skills, and is initiating new research relevant to national security and law enforcement. (link: http://www.paulekman.com/)… and then of course Hollywood added some sugar and spice.