Saturday Book Showcase: A One Way Ticket to Dead

A One Way Ticket To DeadA One Way Ticket to Dead (A Kate Jones Thriller)
by D.V. Berkom
5.0 average rating from 15 reviews
Word count: 69,650

After years of running from her ex—a vicious Mexican drug lord—and his subsequent death, Kate Jones is ready to bury the past and try to piece together a new normal. But first there’s a loose end to tie and it involves digging up old ghosts that are best left alone.

Unaware her actions have attracted the notice of a powerful enemy Kate is plunged into a deadly fight for survival, as both her life and the lives of the children of a man she once loved hang in the balance. And, with the possibility of an informant inside the DEA, she doesn’t know who she can trust.

From the emerald green shores of Seattle to the lush Yucatán jungle and unforgiving Sonoran desert, Kate Jones must once again face her past…and hope she survives.

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Signs

canaveral seashore 2 1998On this peninsula, the weather can come from any direction. You learn to watch the animals for signs of the big storms.

I saw the gulls coming from the north and moving fast. They paid no attention to me or my bag of cheese puffs. They were clearly panicked.

Looking back, I saw the cause of the alarm. It wasn’t the weather.

In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and/or the written prompt above. Do not include the prompt in your entry. 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.

On Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms.

Prism International’s Creative Non-Fiction Contest

University of British ColumbiaPRISM is now accepting submissions for the Creative Non-Fiction contest. Entries must be original, unpublished material, not under consideration elsewhere. PRISM will purchase First North American Serial Rights for all work accepted for publication.

Contest Deadline: November 21st, 2014.

Prize: $1,500 grand prize, $300 runner-up, $200 2nd runner-up

Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries (includes a one-year subscription or extension)

For more information, visit

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