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Copyright: Dawn Taylor © 2019

Drink's on me,

an excerpt from "The Double Nickel Tour"

“Hard to believe it’s January. Do you realize this is the first time in my life that I’ve sat outside and ate pizza in January?”

James took a drink of his beer and looked directly in her eyes. “The real question is, do you realize it?”

Carol looked around as the brightest, most radiant sun she had ever experienced warmed her skin. He was right. She needed to wake up and enjoy life. The Double Nickel Tour had a purpose.

“You know, I do. I really believe I do.”

“Well, it’s about time. Don’t you think?”

"The Double Nickel Tour"

by Dawn Taylor

Double Nickle Tour by Dawn Taylor

Scout Media releases

A Journey of Words

 

I’m proud to announce my short story, "The Double Nickel Tour", was selected to be published in the anthology, A Journey of Words with thirty-four talented authors.

 

The book consists of many genres, but each story focuses on the common theme of a journey. My inspiration was to develop a character who experienced a journey of personal growth while on a trip.

 

Carol has been a dutiful housewife for years, perhaps too long. As she approaches her 55th birthday, she accepts an invitation to vacation in a tropical paradise. While she appreciates the beauty that surrounds her, can her friend convince her to take a honest look at her life?

A Journey of Words published by Scout Media

From Scout Media comes A Journey of Words—the second volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world.

 

In this installation, the authors will lead the reader to destinations unknown; from the heartbreak of driving to visit a loved one for the last time, to the far-reaches of outer space, to mysterious islands inhabited by long-forgotten spirits. You will learn how deadly a trip to a greenhouse can be, the perils involved in delivering the mail, and a hard lesson about how shiny new Volkswagen Beetles should not be trusted. These stories of traveling and journeys will touch your heart, send shivers down your spine, and make you root for the underdog.

 

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story.

 

If you purchase through Scout Media, you get a companion CD featuring songs chosen by the authors, including the one that inspired me,

"A Dream Goes on Forever" by Todd Rundgren

 

Pepe by Dawn Taylor

What haunts your every moment,

an excerpt from "Pepe"

Thump. Thump. A stiff jab punched Diane’s back as she lay in bed. A fiery sting, like a thousand knives thrusting into her right kidney jolted her from a dream. Thump, thump. The mattress slid off the box spring six inches.

Damnit. Not again she thought as she threw back the blanket and peered under the bed. The clown had returned.

"Pepe" by Dawn Taylor
Graphic by Amy Hunter

New Release from Scout Media

A Haunting of Words

 

I am proud to announce my story, "Pepe", was chosen from over 250 entries to be published with twenty-nine authors in the anthology, A Haunting of Words.

 

The book consists of many genres, but each story centers on the common theme of a spiritual haunting. For inspiration, I asked myself what would be the scariest ghost encounter I could imagine. The answer was simple; I loathe clowns. Pepe was created based on my fear.

 

Pepe is more than just a clown...

Diane, a recent college graduate, accepts an intern position at a law firm. Soon after she settles into her new apartment, a clown appears under her bed disturbing her sleep each night. Who is he? What does he want? Will Diane have the strength to conquer her tormentor before he robs her of her sanity? 

From Scout Media comes A Haunting of Words—the third volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world.

 

In this installation, the reader will experience a multi-genre journey beyond traditional haunts; from comedy, to drama, fantasy, romance, and horror, these stories put eclectic spins on the every-day ghost tale. Whether you are running from the ghost of a vengeful mother, falling in love with an apparition, touring with a deceased famous musician, saving a newborn from a possessed crib, or having a specter cat as a sidekick, these stories of hauntings and apparitions will warm your heart, send shivers down your spine, and tickle your funny bone. 

 

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story.

 

Order from Scout Media, and get your copy of the companion CD. It features songs chosen by the authors.

A Haunting of Words published by Scout Media