- Steve Lodge | @steveweave71
- Anne Chowdhury | @TwiAddictAnne
- Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
- Cate Derham | @Cate_Derham
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Louisa Bacio | @Lousiabacio
- Mark Ethridge
- Deelylah Mullin | @VampBard
Cate Derham | @Cate_Derham
Paige says: I love getting a peek into this world and with every glimpse, Cate has me chomping at the bit for more. I want to know what happened. What will happen. Every flash fiction invests me more into the characters. Dani’s heartbreak is so real that even MY heart hurts for her.
Stephen Lodge | @steveweave71
Paige says: What an excellently crafted flash fiction. Stephen’s beautiful words transported me there, witnessing the transformation, the blood thirst, the relentless hunt. Bravo.
Paige says: I love when I can imagine I’m actually there when reading. In this case, my back hurts because I can feel the asphalt digging into my skin, the blade sticking out of my chest as I stare at it wondering how he’d managed to win, after all. I want to know what caused the war, why two people would go to such great lengths to destroy each other’s lives only to end them both so horribly. Very intrigued.
Kel Heinen | @Aightball
Paige says: As a musician who’s dealt with some obstacles before, I can relate to this character a bit more than I’d like to. Aightball captures the nerves and excitement so perfectly, the aches and pains disappearing into the bliss of playing in front of a crowd. I can FEEL his genuine pleasure at being back on the stool, sticks in hand, where he belongs.
Swallowing, I waited for my cue. The stage was dark, the opening band filing off. Next to me was my best friend and drum tech Terry. He lightly took my arm and tugged.
We walked together toward the small stage. My right foot swung forward, the hinge on the brace silent. So much had changed since the first time I'd played Chain Reaction five years ago.
I settled onto my drum stool. The gel cushion would keep my sometimes angry right hip happy. It blew my mind to think that, three years ago, I was in a coma, fighting for my life. Being in a band sometimes meant crazy fans. Now it meant a leg brace to keep my right leg stable. It meant increased security as our new album hit number one and our fan base multiplied.
Out of the corner of my eye, a light flashed three times. I took a moment, drew in a breath, held it, let it out. I was ready. With one final stretch of my shoulders, I counted in the opening song. The small club was filled to capacity. The lights came up and 200 kids moshed in a frenzy of sweaty bodies.
I grinned. I was back.
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