- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
- Paul Piatt
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- T.A. Moorman | @GothicMoms
- Tucker McKinzie | @TLMcKinzie
- Keturah Lamb | @KeturahAbigail
- Eric Martell | @drmagoo
- Lauren Grinder
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Mary Decker | @mishmhem
- Mark Ethridge | @mysoulstears
Bokerah says: I'm a fan of MMA, so I loved the image of the gym and the fighters. I saw that. I even heard the old school detective say, "Howzat."
Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Bokerah says: His made me laugh out loud at the end. He gave the panhandler a suit. That was also a nice change.
Mary Decker | @mishmhem
Bokerah says: I really liked the YA feel of the romance between Tres and Ming. Great economy of words to impart voice quickly.
Keturah Lamb | @KeturahAbigail
Bokerah says: I love stories where grown-ups notice kids. Adoption and fostering are both near/dear to my heart, so I found the whole back and forth between the MC and the kid lovely.
I look around. The sidewalk is crowded with bums and hippies, a few “decent” folk trying to make their way. I know nobody. I keep walking.
“Wait! I was talking to you.” Somebody pulls on my sleeve, a young kid, maybe 8?
“What do you want?”
“Nothing. I just want you to sit by me.”
I stifle a laugh.
“I have a secret - I'll say it out loud to you if you sit by me.”
“I'm kinda busy kid,” I pull my phone out of my pocket to check the time. If I don't hurry I'll be late for work.
“That's what everyone says,” the kid’s eyes fall.
Something melts inside of me. “Where do you want to sit?”
A smile lights up the kids face as she drags me to a bench. Surprisingly no one else is on it.
“So what's your secret?” It's a good thing my boss is my uncle. I have no fear of being fired. Yet I hate being late.
“Sit! And talk to me first!”
Except I don't talk - she does. “I always wanted a friend - almost as bad as parents. But I know you can't have a friend with out a secret - you have to have secrets to tell best friends.”
“And now I've found a friend!” Her smile is too big. I suddenly know I won't be going to work alone.
“What's your secret, kid?”
She whispers, “I'm still trying to think of it."
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