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Twisted

"You're a little twisted," Terri said after reading my short story collection.
I said, "Thanks."

I love to write stories with twist endings, weird situations, and unexpected themes. Yet, behind each story lies a simple truth about our human experience. I hope you enjoy reading my work as much as I enjoy writing it.


Thanks for visiting my website. Julie

That's Creeepy, Santa! Part One

"Christmas often brings joy, and other times, sadness. For Maya, the holiday meant the entertainment of her mother-in-law. Plus, the forced endurance of a long list of complaints. Where this woman was concerned, she would never be perfect for her son.
 
But, this was the night before that whole disaster would unfold. Tonight, she and Paul would exchange gifts with each other. Alone. The two of them. Fireplace. Wine. Maybe more. Maya smiled..." 

Stuck That Way

"Wow. How'd ya do that?" The boy appeared to have eyes like saucers.

"You've got to control your energy, son. Watch." His father's hand flashed back and forth from one material form to another. "When you perfect the technique, you can do this..."

"Whoa, your whole head changed! Super cool." He twisted and scrunched his face in contorted expressions, but held the same shape of himself.

The man laughed with delight at his young son's attempts to morph his appearance. His jubilation ceased the moment the boy's mother waltzed in and joined them...

COMMENTS ON DEVILISH GAME, PART ONE FROM COFFEE HOUSE WRITERS WEBSITE

DEVILISH GAME, PART TWO

"Camille yanked Tiffany with such excessive force, the demon-possessed girl flew off the chair. Her head smacked the against seat's edge as she plummeted down before resting lifeless on the parquet floor.
 
The three girls stared at the uninvited, snobbish girl, splayed at their feet. Camille was sure only she held this sentiment. Tiffany had received an invitation from Debbie, who had been invited by Ellie, whose friendship she questioned.
 
In observation, Tiffany Moondyne appeared normal, or as normal as an unconscious person could. None the less, the girls' true nature exposed itself in the raw, leathery fibers coated in bloody slime stretched across her cheeks. The eyes had glared back like hot embers from a hellish fire..."

Published October 28, 2019

When Camille Abraxas moves in with her grandfather after her father's death, she discovers her family is the center of the town's supernatural lore and realizes it might all be the truth.

BY INDUCTION

My latest published piece is available at Coffee House Writers. I hope you enjoy a dose of dramatic irony. 

Praise for Something Lurking!

Something Lurking, Part Three
 

"Halfway to his kill, I realize, I can't catch him."

Announcement!

I'm now a content writer with Coffee House Writers!

Something Lurking, Part Two

"I disregard my pain and embrace the sun's warmth on my skin. No last meal. No goodbyes. But, for a moment, I can have this."

Something Lurking, Part One

Coffee House Writers

Intern Writer at Coffee House Writers

I am happy to announce that on August 8, 2019, Coffee House Writers, an online publisher, accepted me as an intern writer. The scheduled date for my first publication with them is September 2, 2019. Very excited to be part of this fantastic community.