Let’s flash some fiction!

Hellooo, Romance Lovers!

Every Monday, I’ll post a NEW PROMPT. Click on the link and gimme a suggestion for next week in the comments. You have until the following Sunday to write a flash fiction and submit a link to…

These will be featured on the front page each Monday. There are no rules. Any word count. Any subgenre. Any amount of crazy. Just be creative and have fun!

The only thing I ask is that you make suggestions for the following week. Thank youuu!!

Hugs,
Mistress Ann

SPOILER ALERT: Marry Me?

Here’s mine:

Rolling my eyes, I slipped the ring onto her perfect little finger.

“But I haven’t said yes yet.”

“Yeah, I noticed.”

Believe me, I fucking noticed.

“Technically, you never actually asked.”

“I’ve asked twice, Mickey.” I was officially whining like a pansy. A pussy-whipped pansy. “Twice.”

“Oh, really? I wasn’t paying attention.”

Kill me.

Tossing the ice pack aside, I tugged her down onto my lap and growled, “Don’t take that damn thing off.”

“Worst proposal ever,” she laughed.

Just fucking kill me.

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SPOTLIGHT: Amalie Coles

Another beautiful Saturday with another great author. This week we have Amalie Coles. She writes contemporary romance and chick lit. Let’s find out more…

Welcome to Love Indie Romance, Amalie! Tell us about yourself.

Hi! Thank you so much for having me here! I’m a stay-at-home mom/freelancer/indie writer with a geeky side. I love all things related to archaeology and learning, and my favorite form of therapy is a trip to a museum or a bookstore. On a good day, you’ll find me inside Starbucks or Second Cup penning ideas for my next novel, or the one meant to come after. When I’m not writing, I like spending time with my family and friends.

Part of your book, My Journey, is set in Israel. Have you ever been to Israel? If so, describe your experience there. If not, what kind of research involved depicting the scenery?

Yes, I travelled to Israel twice, both as part of an archaeology dig and as a tourist. Many places I’d visited, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and sites in the Galilee, serve as part of the setting of my novel. Although I haven’t visited Ashkelon yet, I was able to get a good sense of what this place may look or feel like thanks to Google Earth. When researching about Becky’s excavation project, I used a lot of scholarly articles and field reports to discover more about the dig. For the most part, however, my novel is based on my past travels and personal experience with Israeli culture.

You’re an archaeology enthusiast. Have you ever been on an archaeology dig? If so, describe in detail what it was like. What would be your favorite archaeology dig to go on?

I was part of Bethsaida Excavations Project back in 2013. This site is mentioned briefly at the end of My Journey, when Becky recounts the last road trip she and Jason took before returning home. Becky’s daughter, Julia, gets named after this site that was also known as Julias (after a Roman empress Julia).

For me, the digging experience at Bethsaida was phenomenal. I got to meet lots of fellow archaeology geeks from around the world, practice Hebrew with the locals, and even give a small presentation. The people at the cozy village of Ginosar, where our group stayed, were hospitable and charming.

Regardless of all its amazing aspects, digging wasn’t always easy. We would get up at five in the morning, have a bus take us to the site, and work on the ground until noon. Lots of times, I’d spend hours and hours filling up buckets with earth and hauling them to the sifter just to discover one tiny shard or even nothing. I often wondered where all the coins and ancient amulets were hiding, lol. In the afternoons we had a bit of downtime, during which I usually tried catching up with homework (I was taking a distance education course at that time), but normally I would just cave in and hit the beach. The last activity we would have before dinner was pottery reading, which involved sorting through shards and trying to figure out where they belonged in terms of the archaeological timeline. Overall, the excavation season was pretty busy, but also fun and inspiring. I think without my experience at Bethsaida, I wouldn’t be able to write this novel.

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