The Spot Writers: The Body in the Morgue

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. The prompt for this month is “As the policeman pulled back the sheet she knew immediately that…”

Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A BLANKET FOR HER HEART. His latest book, DANGEROUS DECISIONS, has just been accepted for publication by REBEL INK PRESS.

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THE BODY IN THE MORGUE

As the policeman pulled back the sheet she knew immediately that something was terribly, horribly wrong. Was she dreaming, or hallucinating, whatever, she could not believe her eyes. The body on the gurney couldn’t be there. It absolutely couldn’t. [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: Squirrel War

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. The prompt for this month is to write a story including the words bird, roof, egg, war, and hay.

Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A BLANKET FOR HER HEART. His latest book, DANGEROUS DECISIONS, has just been accepted for publication by REBEL INK PRESS.

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SQUIRREL WAR

It started with the bird feeder. I loved to watch the nuthatches and finches cluster at the feeder, their wings flapping as they sought their chance to grab a bit of seed. Then the squirrels came, walking like acrobats on the tiny strand of wire that supported the feeder, scaring off my feathered friends. [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: A Stranger at the Door

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. The prompt for this month is to write a story including the line “He threw open the door…. 

Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A BLANKET FOR HER HEART. His latest book, DANGEROUS DECISIONS, has just been accepted for publication by REBEL INK PRESS.

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A STRANGER AT THE DOOR

Ring, ring. [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: The Confession

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. This week the prompt is to have a character explain why they stole something.

Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A LITTLE BIT OF BLACKMAIL, A LITTLE BIT OF BABY, and A BLANKET FOR HER HEART.  

Next week’s story will be by Val Muller, author of FOR WHOM MY HEART BEATS ETERNAL, a sci-fi romance, and CORGI CAPERS: DECEIT ON DORSET DRIVE, a mystery novel for young readers.

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The Confession

It’s the weirdest thing. I never did anything like this before. Maybe it was the challenge, you know? I mean wind chimes make  noise when you touch them, right, so I had to be real careful. And the shop was small- I wasn’t very far from the woman at the cash register. [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: The Magic Brew, Pure Columbian Coffee

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. This week the prompt is “magic brew” in keeping with Halloween

Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A LITTLE BIT OF BLACKMAIL, A LITTLE BIT OF BABY, and A BLANKET FOR HER HEART.  

Next week’s story will be by Val Muller, author of FOR WHOM MY HEART BEATS ETERNAL, a sci-fi romance, and CORGI CAPERS: DECEIT ON DORSET DRIVE, a mystery novel for young readers.

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The Magic Brew, Pure Columbian Coffee

“You’re late,” Hi said as she entered the jam-packed Hi-Way Diner.

“I’m sorry Hi, my truck wouldn’t start,” Kathy said breathlessly as she peeled out of her jacket. “I need a cup of java.”

Hi Morasky grinned. “Make it quick. We got a full house today.” [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: The Veteran

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. This week the key word is teeth

Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A LITTLE BIT OF BLACKMAIL, A LITTLE BIT OF BABY, and A BLANKET FOR HER HEART.  

Next week’s story will be by Val Muller, author of FOR WHOM MY HEART BEATS ETERNAL, a sci-fi romance, and CORGI CAPERS: DECEIT ON DORSET DRIVE, a mystery novel for young readers.

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The Veteran

He stepped from the shower and began to towel off. After months in the caves and mountains of Afghanistan he could soak in a nice hot shower for a week at a time. But, there was a picnic to go to, people to meet, hands to shake. Ben Hardin was an electrical contractor with a good reputation, just the kind of guy he needed going forward. He wasn’t much for buttering up people, but what the hell, when a man dropped an invitation in his lap might as well make the most of it. He had to get used to this networking stuff if he was going to make it in civilian life. [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: Untitled

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. This week the prompts are any three of the following words- tub, motorcycle, papers, hard 

Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A LITTLE BIT OF BLACKMAIL, A LITTLE BIT OF BABY, and A BLANKET FOR HER HEART.  

 Next week’s story will be by Val Muller, author of FOR WHOM MY HEART BEATS ETERNAL, a sci-fi romance, and CORGI CAPERS: DECEIT ON DORSET DRIVE, a mystery novel for young readers.

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A hard working woman my Aunt Kathryn is. Had some bad luck too, not long ago. Pete, her husband went and got himself killed in a motorcycle accident four months ago. Aunt Kathy got herself a job waiting tables at the HiWay Diner, but it don’t pay much.

Off from work the other day, doing chores, she was outside with the laundry tub, hanging clothes and stuff on the line. The second hand dryer Pete bought a while back cost hard earned cash for the electric, so there she was, outside on a bright sunny Friday afternoon. [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: A Memorable Sunday

spotsWelcome to the Spot Writers. This week the prompt is the following required opening sentence:  ”Every day of the week I…, but Sundays are different. On Sundays … ”

Today’s contribution comes from RC Bonitz, author of A LITTLE BIT OF BLACKMAIL, A LITTLE BIT OF BABY, and A BLANKET FOR HER HEART.   

Next week’s story will be by Val Muller, author of FOR WHOM MY HEART BEATS ETERNAL, a sci-fi romance, and CORGI CAPERS: DECEIT ON DORSET DRIVE, a mystery novel for young readers

A Memorable Sunday

Every day of the week I toe the mark, but Sundays are different. On Sundays, I throw the book away and do my thing. At least I used to, before my retirement. Now Sunday is just another day like all the rest.

Back when I worked nine to five, Sunday was my sailing day. I was known for going out no matter what the weather. I loved strong winds and crashing seas. Wind whistling in the rigging was music to my ears. Most of the time. [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: The Transient

spotsToday’s post comes from RC Bonitz, author of A Blanket for Her Heart. Each post for the next few weeks will begin with the following words- “This is it. So very simple actually. Just the end. And no one can prevent it.” See what you can do with them! Here’s RC’s version:

The Transient

This is it. So very simple actually. Just the end. And no one can prevent it. Father and the young barflies he presents to me; why he thinks I’d marry one of them I do not know. Though even Mother no longer calls them louts and lunkheads. So, I’m almost thirty and she’d like to bounce a grandchild on her knee; I’ll not marry any of the so-called man on this island.

The smell of fresh baked muffins and rolls fills the shop as I remove the last of the blueberries from the oven. I start baking before the sun comes up and then open the shop at 6:30 when Mother comes in to help. Today I’m wired and just have to take a walk to burn off my frustration. Father presented a proposal from Henry last night, for the third bloody time. How many ways do I have to say no before they both get the message? [Read more…]

The Spot Writers: Revenge is Sweet – and Sometimes Soggy

spotsToday’s post is by RC Bonitz, author of A Blanket for Her Heart and the A Little Bit of … series. This story isn’t his usual style. Enjoy.

 Revenge is Sweet – and Sometimes Soggy

“Is that who I think it is?” I hissed.

“Bill Jackson? Yup, he’s the jerk who ran into us,” Brenna murmured.

“And cursed us too. Somebody ought to teach him the right of way rules.”

She nodded. “He thinks he’s God’s gift to sailing.”

“Really?” I said and started across the room. [Read more…]