“Lanie’s Goodbye” – Short Story

Good morning readers! Today we are going to revisit “Magic Isn’t Real,” a short story I posted a few days ago. I played around with the night grandma went missing and created an extended scene for you to enjoy. I think I’m going to be playing around with this storyline and these characters a bitContinue reading ““Lanie’s Goodbye” – Short Story”

“Abandoned” – A Photo Prompt Short Story

Good morning readers!! I’m so excited to share another beautiful day with you! Digging into the vaults of my writing folders, I came across this contest entry from last January. It didn’t win but I thought it held some promise. What do you think? Abandoned By Cathy Bown Sixty years ago, my grandparents married inContinue reading ““Abandoned” – A Photo Prompt Short Story”

“Sammie” – A Short Story

Hello dear readers! Today I’m going to share another short story with you. “Mommy, I’m scared.” The angelic voice startled me. I had thought I was alone in the dark room. I didn’t bother turning on the light. It would only keep sleep farther away from me. Instead, I pulled the comforter closer to myContinue reading ““Sammie” – A Short Story”

“The Visitor” – Short Story

Happy Saturday, dear readers! I’m excited to share another day with you. Today, I want to share another short story from my microburst assignments. This one is Young Adult and a bit dystopian. Let me know what you think! The Visitor By Cathy Marie Bown Being dead felt amazing, Lorelei thought as she looked outContinue reading ““The Visitor” – Short Story”

“Survivor” – A Short Story

Today, I want to share another short story I wrote a few months ago. Readers beware, this story has some violent content. This is an adult story meant for an adult audience. Please proceed with the appropriate caution. Click.                 I felt the metal move against my temple before I heard the click of theContinue reading ““Survivor” – A Short Story”

Publication Round-Up

Over the last few years, I have had a handful of publications. I thought now would be a good time to do a publication round-up and gather all of the links into one post for readers to dive into. “Down the Country Road” Short Story- https://penmenreview.com/down-the-country-road/ This is my first published piece. Here we haveContinue reading “Publication Round-Up”

“Ricky Raccoon Loves to Read”

Recently, I participated in a Children’s anthology project called Creative Gems 2. You can learn more about the project here, and you can purchase a copy of the book here. I had an absolute blast working with Andrea, the illustrator, and I can’t wait to participate in the next project. I’ve already begun putting togetherContinue reading ““Ricky Raccoon Loves to Read””

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year! In my house, we spent the holiday weeks suffering from the flu. It was terrible and made for a super unpleasant holiday. The Christmas holiday was also a very depressing time for me this year, given the broken nature of my homeContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

“Magic Isn’t Real” – A Short Story

Good morning! Today I’m going to share another microburst short story that I wrote recently. I am contemplating expanding this short story into a novel-length story. If you think I should, let me know when you’re done reading it! “Now Lanie,” my grandma said, “I need you to remember that magic isn’t real. Promise meContinue reading ““Magic Isn’t Real” – A Short Story”