Sunday, July 26, 2015

8 Sentence Sunday

A little bit between the villain and her minion. Enjoy more 8 sentence snippets on the Dieselpunks web site.

“I hate coffee. It’s Jasmine green tea. Tell me what you’ve discovered if anything.” She stood above him for a moment and then took a seat across from him.
John sniffed at the tea and scrunched up his nose. “It smells like a lady’s boudoir. Truth is I couldn’t stand hanging around Miss Winsome and her friends...”
“Wait, the girl I had dangling from Persephone’s ladder is named Miss Winsome?”

Sunday, July 19, 2015

8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks

A snippet from Miss Winsome and Scientific Society. If you like to read others or particitpate here is the link. Dieselpunks is a great site.


She crossed her arms. “Why are you and your brother’s cycles so noisy? What are you doing here? You’re suppose to be watching Roosevelt and reporting back to me in two days. It’s then that we make our next plan.”
“The board and Senator Roosevelt are not staying at Old Faithful; tents aren’t good enough for them. Guess burning that hotel was a mistake as the old codgers are all going to the Canyon Hotel. And, if you must know, we improved our steamo’cycles to make the marvelous zooming rat-a-tat pop noise. I’m not telling you how we did it, ‘cause we’re going to sell our noise invention.”

Friday, July 17, 2015

10 Loves and 10 Hates Challenge

I’m focused on my final rewrite of Miss Winsome and the Scientific Society when I was a handed a way to take a small break from CW Hawes. The challenge is simple: list 10 loves and 10 hates, then tag 10 others. Well, tagging others isn't simple for me.
1. Love the sound of music being practice in my house. At times, I can hear flute, piano, and guitar being played through out the house.
1. Hate how long since I've touch the drums.
2. Love trees.
2. Hate being in the desert looking at the mountains and wishing I was in the trees.
3. Love mountain biking or just being on one of my three bikes.
3. Hate getting reading for a serious bike ride.
4. Love spending time on my front porch with a dear one.
4. Hate being confined to the house because of nasty cold, windy weather.
5. Love hanging out in book stores, libraries, and coffee shops.
5. Hate shopping.
6. Love chatting with friends.
6. Hate being stopped in the grocery store by an acquaintance especially when they talk to me about medical issues.
7. Love traveling to see new places.
7. Hate traveling by vehicle.
8. Love listening to nature: birds, rivers, waves, quaking aspens, etc.
8. Hate hearing lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws and the neighbor dog incessantly barking like it is doing now.
9. Love a well cooked meal with lots of veggies.
9. Hate cutting the veggies for my favorite complex veggie loaded meals.
10. Love going to see live music.
10. Hate tagging people so;
If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can put  your 10 loves/10 hates in the comments or a link to where they are. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks Snippet


I have added a section to Miss Winsome and the Scientific Society. Before it was a few paragraphs but now is a complete scene.

“Uncle Teddy, come! Look! Cowboys. We’re rescued.” She sneezed four times.


“Evelyn, we were never in danger and therefore, we are not in need of being rescued.”


“Yes, Uncle Teddy, but do come look. They’re magnificent!”

He put down a file and joined Evelyn. “The horses or the cowboys.”




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8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CW Hawes - Guest Post

I'm excited to announce that I have written a guest post on CW Hawes's Blog. 

http://www.cwhawes.com/2015/07/07/guest-blog-post-by-alice-e-keyes/

I have read two of his books both of which are the first of a series. I discovered this Indie author after he was well on his way with several series so, I am playing catch up on reading his novels.

Here is a link to his author page on Goodreads http://bit.ly/1JRyFX7

Please check out my guest post and CW's books. I am enjoying reading The Golden Fleece Affair at the moment.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

7.7.7. Challenge

I was challenged by Sarah Zama, The Old Shelter, and Jack Taylor, Beyond the Rails, to participate in the 7.7.7. challenge.
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The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.
Here is my seven:
They were all smartly dressed in traveling clothes with odd embellishments of hooks and loops. The two boys carried leather backpacks with gears, tools with dials, and metal tubs dangle off in different locations and sparkled in the dappled sunlight. Miss Winsome's bag was normal compared to the two girl's large shoulder slung bags, which were also adorned with tools and gears. She stared and instantly blushed when one of the boys called to her.
"Miss, are you heading to Old Faithful today?" said the tallest boy with sweep of blond hair covering one eye.
"Yes, my uncle..." she stopped what she said and looked around her for him.
Her uncle was at the storage car directing the care and transportation of his prized mechanical horse.

I pass the challenge to...Je ne sais pas.

Happy Fourth of July from Cody, WY