It’s time for a new short story from yours truly! This one was inspired by The First Line Literary Journal’s prompt “Mrs. Morris was too busy to die.” How could I resist a line like that, right?
The first draft for this one started off a bit slow. I had the Mrs. Morris character nailed down from the start (an elderly lady involved in anything and everything she could take charge of), but Death (aka “Mortimer”) took a little while to figure out. But once I did, I had a ton of fun writing this one.
So, without further ado, here’s August’s Featured Story. If you want to read a short excerpt, just click the cover below.
Mrs. Morris Meets Death
A Mortal Tale of Time Management
With her book sales, bake sales, garden club, and the Halloween Hop, Mrs. Morris has no room on her schedule for activities such as dying.
Unfortunately, when Death calls, he can’t take no for an answer…management simply won’t allow it.
Having only recently been assigned his latest post, Death can’t screw up.
Trouble is, with his overwhelming workload, although Mrs. Morris doesn’t want to go, Death might just need her organizational skills if he’s ever going to find a spare moment for the new hobby he’s fallen headstone over heels with.
Ready for a humorously, death-defying tale of time management, mistaken identities, cruise ships, and romance novels? Then pick up your copy of Mrs. Morris Meets Death today (available exclusively at my Payhip Bookstore).
Have a great week, everyone!!!