I wanted to let you know that it was decided not to have a blog post today due to unforeseen circumstances. The final stop is on Monday, and then I’ll announce the three Blog Tour Winners on Tuesday.
I thought you might be curious as to what was in the post. Here’s the background information, excerpt, Fun Finn Facts, and I’ve also included my host book review and tour schedule:
“Last Ride of the Night” was written for the much missed and loved Susanne Burke’s ‘Fiction in a Flash Challenge.’
The image was of a Ferris wheel. I love going to our local county fair every year if I can. I enjoy the exhibits, food, and a few rides. The Ferris wheel is not one of the rides I like since the height and constant stops terrify me.
But it got me thinking, what if being way up at the top became a good thing? If it was the safest place to be. Pete and Lacey find themselves in that situation, stopped at the top, unable to believe what they see.
The monsters remained in the shadows, waiting. My husband and I sat at the top of the Ferris wheel. I would have enjoyed the view any other time, but not with death lurking below us. Pete wrapped his arm protectively around my shoulders as the last hopeless scream faded away. It was the older man who operated the ride, the same man who had winked at us and said we had the wheel all to ourselves because it was almost closing time. We didn’t even know the name of the hero who had stopped the ride right before—
No, I couldn’t think about that.
I tried to dial 9-1-1, but there was no signal. I couldn’t text or email. There was no way to communicate or get information.
“We’re safe up here, Lacy.”
“What if they climb up?”
“These creatures can barely walk. They’re like zombies.”
I nodded, watching the monsters approach a building where a family had taken shelter. I’d seen that beautiful family in line when we got our favorite chocolate swirl ice cream in a cup. The two young boys had been so excited about their first monster truck show. I hoped the actual monsters didn’t find them now.
FUN FINN FACTS:
- I have three kids, two girls, and one boy.
- My husband and I flew on a water plane over the Alaskan Fjords. I was thrilled when we landed in the water and could stand outside the plane. I have secretly always wanted to be a bush pilot.
Here is the tour schedule.
A link will be added to the list as each stop becomes available. There will be a post with the link and author information included here for each stop.
Three winners will be randomly picked from the tour comments for a $20, $10, or $5 Amazon Gift Card on May 16th!
Since it’s a short story collection, each stop will be different.
Tuesday, April 4th –Robbie Cheadle “Book Video.”
In the Tree’s Shadow Release Tour:
Monday, April 17th – Gwen Plano, “Stranded.”
Wednesday, April 19th – John Howell, “Lyrical Dragon.”
Thursday, April 20th – Staci Troilo, “It’s Only a Dream.”
Friday, April 21st – Craig Boyack, “In the Shadows.”
Monday, April 24th – Harmony Kent, “The Boy.”
Tuesday, April 25th – Jan Sikes, “End of the Road.”
Wednesday, April 26th – Stephen Geez, “The Day the Ground Moved.”
Thursday, April 27th – Beem Weeks, “A Day at the Lake.”
Friday, April 28th – Sandra Cox, “In That Moment.”
Monday, May 1st – Jacquie Biggar, “The Bench.”
Tuesday, May 2nd – D. Wallace Peach, “Effervescent Potion.”
Thursday, May 4th – Jacqui Murray, “Faith.”
Monday, May 8th – Miriam Hurdle, “Playdate.”
Wednesday, May 10th – Annette Rochelle Aben, “Deadline.”
Friday, May 12th – “Last Ride of the Night.”
Monday, May 15th – Balroop Singh, “Man on the Pier.”