Linda Maye Adams

Monthly Archives: October, 2017

Halloween Adventures


I’ve been working on a short story for an anthology call that’s closing tomorrow, but I had time for a quick walk around the neighborhood to have a look at the Halloween decorations.  These are some of the pretty cool ones.  Enjoy! This is a ghost over a garden entrance. It’ll be pretty spooky at …

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Adventures Around the Web Octber 21-26


This week, the colder temperatures marched in, and then bounced around.  Pretty typical for DC, but it’s hard when your sinuses are going, “I’m not happy”… Lulu the dog flunked out of CIA bomb-sniffer school because she just didn’t care Spy dog fails classes at CIA!  Lots of very cute dog pictures for Friday.  Labs …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 16


15 (continued) Nikki opened her mouth to retort. Stopped as the air chilled. The day darkened as if a shadow passed in front of the sun. Brian got out of the truck, pulling off his sun glasses.  People were coming out of their houses to see what was happening. Pressure tightened its grip around Nikki. …

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More Adventures at the Book Sale


This week’s book sale was the big one at the library.  They have one in October and another in April. The sale itself is located on a floor in the garage.  It’s a permanent fixture in the garage, but closed off behind a gate except when there’s a sale.  The sale was advertised as having …

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Adventures around the web October 14-20, 2017


The Washington DC weather is doing what it’s famous for: Hot, hot, cool, hot, hot, cold!  I have no heat yet, and it’s freezing!  We got frost last night. Using Universal Links to Sell Your Books If you’re not using these, they’re a cool discovery.  One link, and it goes to a page where all …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 15


15 After Randy left to try to talk to his father. Nikki walked back to the house to get her car.  The sun sparkled at her, as if pleased she was walking out in it.  But it didn’t lighten the fear that settled in her belly. Randy had been frightened, too.  And he’d admitted he …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 14


14 Randy and Nikki didn’t say anything as they walked into town with Molly bouncing along eagerly at the end of the leash.  The dog stopped to provide an obligatory bark, once at another dog across the street and also at a bicyclist who whizzed past. Nikki looked shaken by her encounter with the music …

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Adventures at the book sale


I went to my second book sale of the month this weekend.  This was a fluke that I discovered this one…it wasn’t at a library. It was at the State Department! Yes, that State Department. I actually didn’t expect to find much. As a result of my research class, I’m looking for used books to …

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Adventures around the web October 7-20


 Welcome to The Matrix: You Work for FREE & There IS No Payday Wow.  This talks about the new way companies manipulate writers into writing for free.  It used to be for exposure because it was hard to get.  Now the tune has changed. Write Like a Girl Here’s How Not to Critique Romance Novels …

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Writing in Public, Story 6, Scene 13


13 Nikki made sure that the front door was locked, and and then she and Randy circled around to the back of the house to check those doors.  One of the neighbors must have been keeping the lawn trimmed.  The grass was vigorously growing in the humid air, but not overgrown. A door on the …

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