Excerpt: Devil Does Dallas

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The excerpt you are about to read is in my anthology A Gathering of Butterflies. Get the book here.

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Devil Does Dallas

One, two, three

The devil’s after me.

Four, five, six

He started throwing sticks.

Seven, eight, nine

He missed me every time.

Hallelujah, hallelujah.  Amen!

— Children’s song

 “It’s time again,” Lucifer said aloud, “to remind them that I’m still here.”

Pay It Forward with Kindness, Oprah’s Angel Network, Feed the Hungry, Save a Tree, Adopt a Child from a Third World Country, Live Greener.  And the Debauchery Report was pitiful.  Murder was down fifteen percent, lying twenty-five. Adultery numbers plummeted a whopping forty percent.

Lucifer’s cloven feet clopped on the hot, stone floor as he strolled to the cages that held his three pet snakes — Slither, Hiss and Fangs.

“Daddy’s going away for a little while, babies.  You be. . .bad.”

Saddam Hussein caught sight…

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Made in the Jade

Happy Friday! My sixth gem & mineral video on the Asian good luck stone: Made in the Jade https://youtu.be/V9hupwUMyO4

Here are the other five:

The difference between rocks & minerals: https://youtu.be/keHQDKaZX5I

All about quartz: https://youtu.be/OG1cfcztjsg

January – March birthstone qualities: https://youtu.be/5MgdJZfjTSs

Mohs scale of hardness: https://youtu.be/zsL0e6JsP5A

Awesome Agates: https://youtu.be/_EuxWNLmtDk

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Be the Bigger Person with Big

A couple weeks ago, I did a blog post about overusing “little.” Now, let’s focus on “big.” It often gets the same treatment.

A big hippo attacked the boat on the river. (Hello! All adult hippos are big.)

I ate a big, enormous piece of pie at my grandma’s on my last visit. (Don’t stack redundant adjectives. Use either “big” or “enormous.”)

Greg forgot to put the top on the blender, and made a great, big mess. (This isn’t awful, but writing tighter would be dropping “great.”)

And “big” has so many other awesome synonymous sisters. Observe:

Prodigious

Large

Vast

Immense

Mega

Mammoth

Monstrous

Tremendous

Huge

Tall

Epic

Sizable

What words do you adore to describe something “big”? Please share!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Little Did You Know

Avoid stacking the word “little” with another adjective or noun that’s already obvious about size. Examples:

I babysat Nathan when he was a little baby. (Hello! All babies are little.)

The chihuahua wore a little, tiny sweater in the winter. (You only need one adjective. “Little” or “tiny”; not both. “Teeny tiny” or “itty bitty” is fine. Once again, chihuahuas are notorious for being small, so those adjectives are really irrelevant.)

My toddler niece twirls a little, mini baton. (Same thing as above: you only need one adjective. “Mini” or “miniature” doesn’t need help to give you an idea about size.)

I’m fine to drive because I only had a little bit of wine. (This is actually passable. But it’s writing tighter to say “a bit” or “a little wine.”)

I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

IMG_4170

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy