Welcome to Wild Card Wednesday. I rarely talk about my fiction writing, but this post is an exception to the rule.
Today is special because it’s the official launch of Tales From The Mist, a spooky paranormal anthology by members of the W2GE Street Team.
Tales From the Mist is special to me because my short story HASTE is part of it. This is the very first thing I’ve published–other than my blog.
I have this weird ball of exhilaration and fear sitting in my stomach. Maybe I’ll puke later. For now, let’s get down to business.
First, let me make a quick announcement. The authors of Tales From the Mist are hosting a blog hop and scavenger hunt. Those who enter will be eligible to win one of three $20 Amazon Gift Cards. At the end of this post, look for instructions.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me tell you about HASTE and why I wrote it. Then, I’ll share a sample of the story.
Why I Wrote HASTE
HASTE is about rage and consequences.
I can’t count how many times I’ve wished I could turn back the clock because I let my temper get the best of me. Usually, I wish I could take back something I’ve said. I can be rather sharp tongued. This is why internet socializing suits me so well. I have time to think about everything I’m saying before I hit send.
The main character of HASTE commits a double murder in a fit of rage. As events unfold, she has plenty of time to think about the old saying
Act in haste. Repent at leisure.
Every action has consequence. The legal system metes out a great deal of consequence. However, I also believe in the concept of karma delivering consequences.
It is possible to wiggle out of the legal system’s clutches. But it is impossible to cheat karma when she comes to collect.
The main character of HASTE learns this the hard way.
To read the sample of HASTE, click right here. The link will open in a new window, and you’ll be able to read the first scene of HASTE.
When you’re finished, come back here and get started on the scavenger hunt.
[Catie's Note: I've put the sample for HASTE on another page because I refrain from using dirty words here on my blog. I do not, however, refrain from using foul language in my fiction writing. There's only so far I'll go for the sake of decorum.]
Special thanks to my good buddy and fellow writer Greg Carrico who set this up for me.
Purchase Tales From the Mist at any of the following retailers:
How the Scavenger Hunt Works:
- Visit the 11 participating authors’ blogs between October 17-18, 2012. (Links are below)
- Look for the picture that doesn’t fit. The one here is marked Scavenger Hunt. At other blogs, look for things like a haunted house, Lilith, a bookstore, a lady under water, calla lilies, a cemetery, a light switch, coffin, a dead woman… and a rat.
- Make note of what blog you saw which picture on.
- Enter the information you collected on rafflecopter at the BBB Blog.
Links for the Blog Hop and Scavenger Hunt
*lizzie starr~~starrwords www.starrwords.blogspot.com
Tamara Ward: Cozy Mysteries, Crazy Life www.authortamaraward.blogspot.com
Natalie G. Owens: No rules. No formulas www.nataliegowens.com
Meredith Bond, Magical Romance www.meredithbond.com/blog/posts
Stacey Joy Netzel www.staceyjoynetzel.blogspot.com
Cate Dean – writing on the edge of reality – www.catedeanwrites.com/blog
Mitzi Flyte www.mitziflyte.com
Rhonda Hopkins – Where Reality & Fiction Collide http://rhondahopkins.com/blog/
Greg Carrico-Live the Story www.gramico.com/blog
Marty Young www.martyyoung.com/from-out-of-the-mist/
Beach Book Blast! www.beachbookblast.blogspot.com (This is where you’ll go to enter your “answers” into the rafflecopter.)
So I talked about a lot of things here today. Perhaps the most interesting is consequences. Do you believe in the concept of karma or do you think people who don’t get caught by the proper authorities get off scott free?
I hope you all enjoyed the sample of HASTE. Please do participate in the scavenger hunt. It could result in $20 to spend as you wish on Amazon.