Sneak Peek: Villa Paradiso

Today we have a sneak peek from author Ted Atoka’s humorous novel: Villa Paradiso.

Four college grads, with ink still damp on their degrees, form an alliance with two mature women. The plan is to build a state-of-the-art life care retirement facility for the two silver-haired gals to call home. Working closely with the retirement facility’s residents poses challenges, including misplaced ED tablets, a shotgun named Bertha, and a famous womanizer called Ziggy. Toss in a one-armed CEO, Oklahoma’s weather, incompetent employees, a maintenance man without vocal cords, and an unscrupulous attorney, and the little group has their hilarious—and touching—work cut out for them.

Villa Paradiso is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK, and other online booksellers.

And now, an excerpt from Villa Paradiso….

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Why Not?

Photo credit: Jim DevittSeriously, why not?

“Why not what?” you say?

Why not be the best. So many people go through life just getting by. You have a say in this, you know.

Sure, it takes a little work … and time … and passion … and tears. I look at the shelves that surround me as I type this and see tons of “A List” author names and New York Times bestsellers. Continue reading “Why Not?”

Flash Fiction Challenge: When I Grow Up

Photo by K.S. Brooks

I wonder what kind of dog I’ll be when I grow up. Maybe I’ll be an athlete and join the ball and Frisbee crowd at the park.

Maybe I’ll be a sportsman, trailing dangerous game through the fields and forests.

Oh! I know what I’ll be…

In 250 words or less, tell us a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Continue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge: When I Grow Up”