Tammie Painter, short story, Mrs. Morris, book cover

Mrs. Morris Meets Death: August’s Featured Story

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 … Continue reading Mrs. Morris Meets Death: August’s Featured Story

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Hankering for Haggis at the Portland Highland Games

After all the book sales, reading competitions, and hunting for book bargains lately, Finn McSpool decided it was time to take a break from all that smarty pants literary stuff and head out for a round of bagpiping-haggis-muching-caber-tossing fun. Luckily, the Portland Highland GamesĀ fit the bill to a T and they just happened to be … Continue reading Hankering for Haggis at the Portland Highland Games

It’s No Joke at The Drive-Thru Window

Oh no! We've passed the middle of July and I haven't supplied you with your fix of short fiction for the month. I wrote this one back in the spring with a little help from the prompt producing folks over at The First Line Literary Journal. Unfortunately, the story didn't get accepted, but as the … Continue reading It’s No Joke at The Drive-Thru Window

The Funniest Thing I Never Wrote

As some of you know, one of my goals this year is to write one short story per month. Part of this is to stretch my writing muscles, part of it is to have some "play" time away from novel writing, and another part of it is to have something I could use to stock … Continue reading The Funniest Thing I Never Wrote