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Love at First Site

While “Love at First Site” is the first story in Bruce and Roxanne from Start to Finnish, it was definitely not the first story written, and it ret-conns things a bit, but that can be dismissed by the time frame … Continue reading

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I Promised You Something New This Week

Today we are going to begin an in-depth look at the adventures of two of my favorite characters, “Bruce Vincent and Roxanne Rogers, a restauranteur and his waitress who save the world from supernatural creatures every other week.” That’s been … Continue reading

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Write What You Know

So, here we are at the final story in RieTales. As you might be able to guess from the title, it was written at a time when I was getting a little frustrated by that perennial advice. In this little … Continue reading

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Whine

Photo by Jimmy Chan on Pexels.com   I love “Whine.” It was fun to write…and almost impossible to find a home for. I must have shopped it around for two or three years originally. My mother liked it, but no … Continue reading

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We Must Have Cream for Sunday

Long before I finally got to visit Ireland last August, I wanted desperately to go. This desire found its way into several stories, including today’s RieTales story, “We Must Have Cream for Sunday.” That explains the setting, but not the … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather — This Story Might Make Some People Uncomfortable…

This RieTales story probably should have a trigger warning, but when I first wrote it, there were no trigger warnings. I’m letting you know now though because the world is different than it once was. Despite a rather idyllic beginning, … Continue reading

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It’s the Same Old Story…

Today’s story is another reimagining, though not of a fairy tale. I don’t want to give away the twist, because I like to give people a chance to figure out who the characters are. I will say, that it is … Continue reading

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Today’s Story is an Homage to Mark Twain

I wrote “The Duke, The Dauphin, and the Dirigible” originally for an anthology that was doing Steampunk riffs off of literary masterpieces. I didn’t get into the book, but this story was too good to just throw in the trunk–at … Continue reading

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Drink My Soul…Please

  Did you ever have a dream spark a story? That’s what happened with my Apocalyptic science fiction story “Drink My Soul…Please.” I had a dream one night and the next morning three clear images stayed with me. One was … Continue reading

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Tap…Tap…Tap…

Today’s RieTales post is about “Bloody Rain” (also available as a single). It is the story of a young woman in Whitechapel in the 1880s. I bet you can guess where this is going? I have been fascinated by the … Continue reading

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