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Death in the Afternoon cocktail

Friday Cocktail

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25 July 2014 • Martinis

This Friday, take a risk and try Death in the Afternoon. This week saw the anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday.  He was born on July 21, 1899.  A journalist, a writer, and an adventurer, Hemingway is credited with the creations of this cocktail.  In his own words, he advises, “Pour one jigger absinthe into a… Read More ›

News »

A Cover Revealed

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An author dreams of what the cover of their first book would look like.  We’ve written the story and sent it out for a hopeful response; all the while, in the back of our minds, envisioning what our cover could look like.  Would it be a scene from the story?  An abstract collage suggestive of… Read More ›

Mystery »

The Old Man in the Corner

(0) Book by Baroness Orczy

“There is no such thing as a mystery in connection with any crime, provided intelligence is brought to bear upon its investigation.” An old man sits down at a table beside news reporter Polly and makes this startling observation at the beginning of this collection of twelve short stories.  Throughout one may wonder what kind… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

(2) Death in the Afternoon cocktail

This Friday, take a risk and try Death in the Afternoon. This week saw the anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday.  He was born on July 21, 1899.  A journalist, a writer, and an adventurer, Hemingway is credited with the creations of this cocktail.  In his own words, he advises, “Pour one jigger absinthe into a… Read More ›

Story »

The Poisoned Martini VII

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It’s long past time for Part VII of The Poisoned Martini, an original eStory written by yours truly. To protect his grandson, Thaddeus Alcott will investigate a murder… Recent college grad Rick Gray met an intriguing and pretty co-ed who invited him to a party at her sorority.  The next morning, Rick woke up and discovered a young co-ed… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Discord’s Apple

(0) Book by Carrie Vaughn

Evie Walker’s father has long held a secret that she is aware of, but doesn’t understand.  In the storeroom beneath her family home in a small Colorado town, a myriad of objects lay waiting to be claimed or kept from falling into the wrong hands.  Glass slippers, a golden fleece, Excalibur… Now Evie’s father is… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 31

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This month brings two writing challenges, the first of which includes a trio of images to set the scene… The Poisoned Martini features monthly images to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  The idea is to view the image below and to write… Read More ›

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