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Room Five

Posted Jun 25 2015

** You wake up at the end of a long, dark corridor. Someone slams and locks the door behind you. There’s no way to go but forwards. At the end of the corridor is a heavy wooden door. In front of you is an envelope with your name on it. You open it with trembling […]

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The Apprentice ~ Flash Fiction Alert!!!

Posted Mar 9 2014

Check out the inaugural edition of Rogue Particles Magazine with a piece of flash fiction, Apprentice, by yours truly! Hope you enjoy!   

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GLOW by Darynda Jones ~ Shimmer as Told Through the Eyes of Reyes Farrow

Posted Jan 1 2014

GLOW Shimmer as Told Through the Eyes of Reyes Farrow by Darynda Jones Charley Davidson sat up straight on the edge of my sofa and blinked at me, her huge, gold eyes sparkling beneath dark lashes. She wore a soft sweater that looked like heavy cream against her skin, and dark jeans that molded to […]

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SHIMMER-A Charley Davidson Short Story

Posted Dec 23 2013

  TWO QUICK CAVEATS!  1. If you have not read Fifth Grave Past the Light, there is a spoiler in here. 2. Explicit content! This is for 18 and over only!  Thanks and enjoy!    Shimmer A Charley Davidson Christmas Story by Darynda Jones   Reyes Farrow, the rascal from next door, looked away from […]

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The Trouble with Charley

Posted Mar 21 2012

The Trouble with Charley  Life on the outside, away from the sliding of bars and the monotony of routine, is so foreign, so alien, I’m certain I’ve entered another world. Another galaxy. They told me it’d be that way. They who imprisoned me in the first place. Once they figured out their mistake, ten years […]

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A CHRISTMAS STORY: Flash Fiction Style

Posted Nov 30 2011

Six-year-old Callie Dunn heard a sound. Not that sounds were unusual on Christmas Eve, but this particular sound had purpose. Meaning. As she fancied herself an investigator of all things unusual, a girl of sound mind and a practical manner who gave up childish thoughts of faeries and dragons way back when she was five—including […]

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A Girl Squishy and White

Posted May 12 2011

Suzy Kramer called me two days after she died. I was surprised. My family had gone to bed and I’d stayed up late to do homework, which sat on the coffee table, abandoned in lieu of a late-night movie. When Suzy called, a swamp monster had draped a beautiful girl over his arms to carry […]

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Within A Deafening Silence

Posted Sep 15 2010

Deaf. The word, like so many other four-letter words, had enough strength behind it to knock my breath away, to sting my eyes. It was a powerful concept and, at the time, a foreign one. How could my beautiful, perfect child be deaf? I remember blue vinyl chairs in the doctor’s office, the gleam of […]

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The Rogue

Posted Sep 15 2010

“But why are we hunting him? That’s not really our job, is it?” I looked with concerned eyes toward the seasoned detective behind the steering wheel. “Because it’s rogue!” he said with a touch of melodrama. Detective Manning had the patience of a pit viper, but he was well respected within the department and I […]

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Dust Devils

Posted Sep 15 2010

With brothers in school and my mother sick with child, I often found myself alone in the thirsty pastures behind our house, creating dream worlds out of agricultural artifacts. A centuries-old shed, the only structure other than our house to grace the land for miles, usually donned the amenities of a grand castle. And the […]

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