Jeanne Owens, author

Blog about author Jeanne Owens and her writing


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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. May you have a good time with family and friends today.

Here are a few funnies (from Pinterest) to get your day started off on a good note.

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to count your blessings 🙂

 

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Indubitably (untitled story part 6) – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (In-)

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“You’re sure?”

“Indubitably”, the old lady said with a curt nod as she stood in her doorway in her dressing gown.

“What?” Mike Evans said. “What’s that?”

Detective Lucy Johnson cast her partner a glance and gave her head a small shake. “Really, Mike? You’ve never heard that word before?”

“Nope.”

Lucy rolled her eyes. “I need to get you reading more. It means ‘undoubtedly’, just so you know. In case you ever come across it again.” She turned her attention back to the old lady. “So, ma’am, let me get this straight. You’re saying you haven’t seen or heard anything suspicious from next door at all today?”

“That’s right. I’ve been home all day, watching the television. I love to watch the game shows and the daytime stories, you know. Never miss them if I can help it.”

“So you didn’t notice anyone strange go inside next door, or any strange noises.”

“Nothing until all the sirens and such a little while ago.” She shook her head. “Such a shame what happened. They were such nice, quiet people.”

“Well, if you think of anything, please let us know,” Mike told her, handing her a business card.

“I’ll do that,” she said, taking the card and sticking it in a pocket of her dressing gown. “I hope you find whoever did it.”

Lucy and Mike thanked her, then turned and left.

“I can’t believe we’ve checked every neighboring house, and no one’s noticed anything,” Mike said as they walked back down the sidewalk.

“I know. But let’s keep checking. Someone around here has to have noticed something.”

 

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This is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday:

http://lindaghill.com/2014/11/21/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-november-2214/

 

Previous parts:

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

part 5


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Lemons – One-liner Wednesday

“If life hands you lemons, throw them back and yell “I WANTED CHOCOLATE!”” (Unknown)

 

 

This is part of One-liner Wednesday:
http://lindaghill.com/2014/11/19/one-liner-wednesday-analogue-or-digital/


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Makes Me Smile

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I was on my Facebook author page yesterday, and one of my followers posted a comment on a picture I’d shared. She said she was currently reading my book, Kismet and Tell, and that she was enjoying it. She asked if I had plans for any more books. I thanked her and said that I was playing around with an idea for another book, but was currently working on another project. I also mentioned that I have some short stories that are some “early adventures” of KaT’s main character, Riss, and that I’ve been thinking of collecting them together and putting them out, but that I’ve not really gotten around to working on it yet. She replied that she liked that idea, that she’d be interested in learning more about the character. She also said she really liked my writing style. I thanked her and said I’d try to work on the collection soon.

It’s so nice to hear some positive feedback on my work, to know that at least one person is getting a little enjoyment from my stories. It makes me smile and gives me encouragement to keep going 🙂

What do you all think of the short story collection idea?


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Politics & Diapers – One-liner Wednesday

In honor of Election Day yesterday:

“Politicians and diapers should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason”

(Actual source of the quote is unknown. It has been attributed to various sources, including Mark Twain.)

 

 

This is part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.com/2014/11/05/one-liner-wednesday-grammar-is-funny-like-that/