Jeanne Owens, author

Blog about author Jeanne Owens and her writing


Leave a comment

Happy Halloween – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

Wishing a very happy Halloween to all!

 

Image found on Pinterest

 

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” – anonymous

 

 

 

 

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Murder for Dummies?

Advertisements


2 Comments

The Bone Pile – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

stream-of-consciousness-saturday-2018-19

 

Mandy cleared away the dishes from the table and set about rinsing them off in the kitchen sink so she could load the dishwasher. As she worked, she hummed to herself and thought about what she might do for the rest of the day. Thinking she might try to do some work in the flower garden since the weather was forecasted to be nice, she glanced up from the bowl she was rinsing to view the yard from the little window above the sink.

Her brow furrowed as she spotted something odd at the far end of the yard, near the woodline. She couldn’t be certain since it was a good distance away, but it looked like a big pile of dirt. She couldn’t remember seeing it there before.

Thinking someone had snuck onto her property and done some digging, she stopped doing the dishes and went outside to check it out.

Reaching the spot she’d seen, she saw that it was, indeed, a hole that had been dug and covered up. And judging from the dirt, it appeared to have been done fairly recently. Curious as to what might be buried, she hurried back to her yard and got a shovel from the shed. Then she returned to the hole.

She thought the hole would be fairly deep and so expected to have to dig for a bit, but it only took her a few a scoops with the shovel before she found something. Not believing what she saw, she removed more of the dirt. Soon she had, she believed, uncovered the secret of the mystery hole. She dropped the shovel and covered her mouth in shock.

What was in the hole was not any sort of buried treasure. It was, in fact, a pile of bones. Bones that appeared to be fairly fresh.

Holding back a scream, she ran back to her house. She frantically searched the living room for her phone, in her panic momentarily forgetting where she’d put it.

A few minutes later, she found the phone where it had inadvertently slipped between a couple of couch cushions. She was just starting to dial 911 when she heard her teenage son call to her from the kitchen.

“Mom!” he called, “the neighbor’s dog is digging in the yard again!”

Wondering what he was talking about, she stopped dialing and went into the kitchen to look.

Her son was standing at the sink, watching out the window. He pointed and she looked out the window.

Standing at the hole she’d been digging at was the neighbor’s black Labrador. It was digging at the hole. In the dog’s mouth was a large bone. As she watched, it dropped the bone into the hole to join the other bones. Then the dog began kicking the loose dirt back over the hole. When it was covered, the dog strutted back off into the woods, its head and tail held up proudly.

Mandy heaved a large sigh of relief, set her phone down, and returned to doing her dishes.

—————————————-

 



 

This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “bone”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 27/18


2 Comments

Force – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Watching her take down her would-be assailant with the martial arts moves she’d learned over the years on the force, he realized she was a force to be reckoned with and vowed to never get on his new partner’s bad side.

 

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “force”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/tuesdayinasentence-force/


Leave a comment

Superpowers for Writers and Bloggers

Tara Sparling writes

Recently I found myself writing a whole series of jokes from the point of view of a “Superblogger” – the biggest, thickest, richest, most popular social influencer of them all. I’ll be posting them on the blog in due course, starting quite soon, but in the meantime it got me thinking.

What would it be like to be a modern internet superhero? What powers would they have? And can I squeeze another joke out of it somewhere, because we all know that’s my raison d’être, no matter how much I try to dress it up as a life lesson?

No matter what’s in vogue, we haven’t been able to get enough of superheroes since about 1949. Ever since the first manly man stuck his underpants outside his trousers and flew or leapt impossible distances through the air, we’ve been hungry for fantastic tales of fantastic people doing fantastic things to our enemies.

The only thing…

View original post 814 more words


2 Comments

Heavy – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Picking up her cat, she realized Mickey was starting to feel a bit heavy and decided to put him on a diet, no matter how much he might dislike it. As if sensing her intent, the black and white cat squirmed in her arms until she let go, and landed on the floor with a heavy thud of his feet and dashed away.

 

 

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In Sentence prompt, “heavy”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/tuesdayuseitinasentence-heavy/