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Stories on the Go — FREE anthology of flash fiction|
Stories by Hugh Howey, Geraldine Evans, Rachel Aukes, Jamie Campbell, Lisa Grace, Daniel R. Marvello and many others. Edited by Andrew Ashling.
includes Purple Passion by Lanette Curington
Honey Woodbine only now recognizes that her feelings for lifelong friend and business partner, Quentin Ward, have become something more. Before she can tell him, Quent showers her with hot kisses and flowery endearments. Finding a love potion jar empty, Honey has to face that Quent's purple passion isn't real and fights the temptation to give in.
Paranormal romance flash fiction, approx. 1,000 words or 4 pages.
Hugh Howey launched the idea on Kboards, a forum for Kindle readers, but also the meeting place of an active community of indie writers. The result is this anthology of 101 very short stories by 101 authors. To make it more attractive for you, the reader, we set ourselves a limit of a thousand words. You should be able to read each story in under five minutes—on your desktop computer, laptop, or tablet at home or in the office, but also on your smartphone, on the go, while you are commuting or waiting at a coffee shop for your significant other to arrive. We included as many genres as we could. We hope that maybe, with only five minutes of your time on the line that would otherwise be wasted anyway, you'll be tempted to venture outside your comfort zone and try out some new genres and new authors.
Excerpt from Purple Passion|
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The glass jar that had held the love potion was empty. The dosage was supposed to be three drops a day over the course of three weeks. Taken all at once…
“Uh-oh.” While she enjoyed his kisses and caresses, none of it was real. Honey wanted to cry, but instead, she broke away from his embrace and went to the table. “What did you do with the stuff in that jar?”
“The purple lemonade?” Quent came up behind her and put his arms around her, nuzzling her neck. “It was a little too sweet and watery. It quenched my thirst, but not my desire for you.”
His lips traced kisses along her neck. Honey swooned, nearly giving in to her desire for him…
The herbarist shop, Woodbine & Ward, has been in business over a hundred and fifty years. (Herbarist is an archaic form of herbalist.) Honey and Quent are the last of the Woodbines and the Wards, who founded the shop. Woodbine & Ward's powerful potions, special spells, and unique ingredients have been sought by many for generations.