The day after the fourth of July

The day after the fourth of July

The day after the fourth of July

It’s July Fifth, feels a lot like Monday, and hot out. The air is a sticky gray, and I somehow made it to work. I can’t even remember dressing in the bathroom. I swore when I left my house that I was going to be careful because driving while barely awake is dangerous. With the days’s food piled in my lunchbag, I walked inside the building. It was hopeless, and I was in sandals. The elevator was too empty to bear, never mind keep awake in; I didn’t even have head space because of sleep deprivation… I leaned against the

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The Whiteboard – Part Two

The Whiteboard – Part Two

Welcome to the second installment of my ongoing short story, The Whiteboard. Last time we met Anne, a mousy little office worker who found the whiteboard in her office had been utilized mysteriously after she left the office one night. You can read part one here The Whiteboard (part two) by Kim Smith © 2017 As the day progressed, Anne began to think of responses to the saying that had been written on the board. She wrote one of her own on the way out that evening. “Today’s experience was one of such horror, it would make a good movie.” She

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End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen As writers, we all tread the same path, and the end of a year punctuates our successes and failures. I love how we can plan out our goals and follow up on them, success and loss. Many of you have kept me accountable with what I wanted to accomplish and what I managed to do. As the year wanes, I am certainly having moments of reflection. I did some things right, and some were just not done. It’s fun to tell my blog followers when I make a

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Writing a Series: 5 Things You Need To Know

Writing a Series: 5 Things You Need To Know

Writing a series: 5 Things you Need to Know If you want to construct a writing career that spans decades and provides a good living— write a series. Your readers will go out and get the first book, and keep going through the list, into infinity as long as you feed them. When I planned the series I wanted to create, I read a lot of books with humorous characters. I wrote Disk of Death purposefully aimed at a series. But like so many newbie authors, I didn’t insert a subplot that would go forward into future books, (namely Yew to

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Stats for opening weekend on IN THE SHADOWS

In the Shadows release details as of day two after release I would LOVE to make it higher than this for this cool little short story featuring Shannon and Dwayne – but in all honesty, I am pretty happy with the categorical data.   Product Details File Size: 1304 KB Print Length: 30 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: Kim Smith; 1 edition (September 9, 2016) Publication Date: September 9, 2016 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B01LMXYOE6 Text-to-Speech: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled Word Wise: Enabled Lending: Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting:Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,042 Paid in

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