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

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

june numbers

My Writing Numbers for June

My writing word counts for June aren't quite as impressive as they were for May, but still not too shabby considering I spent five days gaping at the vast wonders of Alaska (more on that soon...with Finn McSpool, of course). So what do the numbers represent? Blog/Newsletter: This should be obvious, although I do get … Continue reading My Writing Numbers for June

Mistakes, Promises, and What I’ll Never Do Again

I experimented with using the self-publishing technique of rapid-release for my Domna series. Here's my overall thoughts on the strategy, the pros and cons of it, and a promise I'm making to myself and my readers for future books.