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Writing Challenge 33

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25 August 2014 • Writing

What’s your hobby or interest?  This month’s writing challenge lends itself to writing about what you collect or what interests you. Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the image below and write… Read More ›

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Open Road Media & Mystery eBooks

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The most depressing thing about managing a book collection is weeding.  It might seems like an easy decision to get rid of a book you’ve read, but invariably, doesn’t it always seem like you want or need to refer back to that book only to find out you don’t have it anymore? Many bibliophiles, like… Read More ›

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The Old Man in the Corner

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“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 ›

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Friday Cocktail

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Try a taste of sophistication with this Friday’s cocktail, the Journalist. This classic drink–a likely choice of journalists?–dates back as far as the 1930s, appearing in the Savoy Cocktail Book.  Its a variation of sorts of a martini with equal portions of dry and sweet vermouth.  A little citrus flavor is added for effect and… Read More ›

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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 ›

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Discord’s Apple

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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 ›

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Writing Challenge 33

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What’s your hobby or interest?  This month’s writing challenge lends itself to writing about what you collect or what interests you. Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the image below and write… Read More ›

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