Linda Maye Adams

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5 Fantasy Heroines


Five of Linda Maye Adams’ fantasy stories. The collection includes Writers of the Future honorable mention “A Quartet of Clowns,” the action story “River Flight,” the flash fiction “Healer’s Tent,” the action story “Booby-Trap at Beaver River,” and reader favorite “Words of Rain and Shadows.” Available from your favorite booksellers for $4.99, including Amazon and …

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Baby Dolls & Aliens


    It’s the summer of 1976, when California is hot and dry, and Jenny is watching her mother wither away with the heat. Jenny tries to retreat to her backyard on a imaginary safari or a journey on the prairie.  But even dolls on adventures aren’t enough when the world is unraveling around her. Available …

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Flash Fiction For Your Reading Pleasure


I have a fantasy flash fiction story called “Light in the Window” posted over at Writer Unboxed for their contest.  Wander over if you’re interested, and vote for it if you like it. I started this story with the intent to get all five senses into the story (hard to do with only 250 words).  Research …

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Story a Week: Week 4


This week I’m playing a bit of catch up.  I went to a science fiction convention in North Carolina over the weekend and just got back yesterday.  I knew this was scheduled, so I decided to do flash fiction.  The catch was that I had to get it done before Friday. Goals for this story: …

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Week 2 of Story-A-Week


Two weeks ago, I finally declared an emergency.  I’ve been struggling to work on a novel for a while.  My intent was to produce both a novel and get short stories submitted.  Neither was really happening. Time was not the issue.  I could make the time. The problem has been that my job is a …

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My First Mystery!


When I was growing up, I devoured all the Nancy Drew novels at my library.  I’d always go to that back corner where they were shelved and scan the yellow spines to see if there was a new book out.  I graduated to other mysteries, like Kim Aldrich, Trixie Beldon, and Phyllis A. Whitney‘s Gothic mysteries. …

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10 Stories in 10 Weeks


These last two weeks I was lazy.  I finished Story #9 and submitted it, but I didn’t do the blog post.  It must have been the heat.  We’ve been in the three digits with lots of humidity.  Makes it hard to even think!  It cooled off a bit today, but all next week, we’re going …

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Week 8: 10 Weeks of 10 Stories


All this week we’ve had a lot of heat and humidity.  That always comes with a thunderstorm, usually about 4:00 in the afternoon — just in time for everyone to start getting on the road home.  We had a huge storm blow through, and a tree or branch always comes down like the one above. …

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Week 7: 10 Weeks of 10 Stories


I’ll admit — I’ve been thinking, “Wait a minute!  I still have three stories left?” The first group of these I pulled mainly from existing ideas or stories that I had tried before.  I’m now into coming up with new ideas, and that’s where it’s been more of a struggle.  They don’t always come easily.  …

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Week 6: 10 Weeks of 10 Stories


Story #6 is done and away! After I hit the halfway milestone, I had this little voice saying: “You’ve done five.  That’s pretty good.  You can stop now.”  So I really did have to write the story, because I had committed to doing it.  It’s easy to find something else to do than write something. …

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