Linda Maye Adams

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Writing in Public, Story #4 (Novella), Chapter 4


CHAPTER 4 The planet Hope would be going to was called Planet 1849, which the military promptly nicknamed Forty-Niner. The planet did have an official name, but humans could not pronounce it, so Forty-Niner it was. Hope listened to a recording the aliens pronouncing the name. It sounded like a combination between a hiss and …

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Writing in Public: Story #4 (Novella), Chapter 3


CHAPTER 3 The new shift for the bridge had already settled in for their watch when Graul strode in. His eyes lingered on each of the duty stations, feeling a slight tension in the air. The geomagnetic storm unpredictability required the crew to spend extra effort to monitor systems. The shields should be protect the …

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Writing in Public: Story #4 (Novella), Chapter 2


CHAPTER 2 Hope did not expect to have an escort to Colonel Graul’s executive conference room. Marotta came along with her, walking faster than Hope’s much shorter legs. She felt like one of those toy dogs trying to keep up with a human. But then Marotta stopped at the K-tube, which Hope had never ridden …

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The Importance of Writing Every Day


Writers get admonished all the time about writing every day, like if they don’t do something, it’s a terrible sin. But the reason for it is simple: It has to be done every day so the habit will stick. If there’s no habit, it’s easy to drop off it when life gets in the way. …

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Writing in Public: Story 4 (Novella), Chapter 1


CHAPTER 1 Deep inside the S.C. Kangjun’s belly, Hope Delgado glared at the weapons training room and thought about sticking voodoo pins into a certain skipper. Never mind that she needed this training. Never mind that there was a ghost on the world that they were heading to. Never mind that the ghost was misbehaving. …

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Adventures around the web July 15- 21, 2017


It’s been a hot week in DC.  As I write this, it’s 91 degrees at 5:45 AM.  And it’s supposed to be even hotter.   Even the pool water will be hot! Rūta Grašytė on Bored Panda Illustrator Reimagines Fast Food Mascots As Anime Characters And Now Everyone Wants To Read Their Manga A little …

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Writing in Public: Story 3, Final Scenes


5 Grace knew the lighthouse was closer, but it looked still too far away, and the sea folk too close. The current was more choppy now and working against them. Samuel rowed for a while and then Alexander took over. Both refused to let Grace row. She shifted her injured leg to a more comfortable …

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Writing in Public: Story 3, Scene 4


Dawn flared blood red across the horizon. The wind was cold blowing in off the sea when Grace and the two men started out in the rowboat, following along the coast line. The waves were choppy, making the little boat bounce and creak. But it was the best time. The sea folk would be in …

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Writing in Public: Story 3, Scene 3


3 Grace had to go outside to be by herself. She didn’t want the two men to see the fear that gripped her. They would think less of her, and she was supposed to be the expert. But the sunlight did little to warm her up. The cold that had seeped under her skin had …

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Writing in Public: Story 3, Scene 2


2 Grace came back to the lighthouse and the smell of brewing coffee, and breakfast. From that smell, Samuel had prepared hot soup, no doubt expecting her to have come back from swimming. The wagon was still parked out front, the metal jingling as the horses shifted around. One of the horses swung its tail …

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