Endless Darkness RELEASED!

Remember how I’ve been telling you about Short n Scary Stories putting an ebook out containing 25-26 horror stories and they chose Gloria as one of them?


Guess what? IT WAS RELEASED TODAY!! Wahoooo!

And you know what’s even better?

If you download it right now, its FREE. And? You’ll even get a link to share to win a hard copy of the book when it comes out in paperback. How sweet is that?!

So, click the image and get your copy RIGHT NOW. What are you waiting for?!

Endless Darkness

Weekly Recap…

In all this moving and transitioning, I’m really hoping I don’t lose everyone in the process. Exciting new things are happening at Eat Sleep Write this week.

We started offering DAILY writing prompts.

Both AL Mabry and I have our blogs up and running. Wednesday Writers Wisdom has its own column.

We added AL Mabry’s teenage writing column “Raising Voices” and the first post goes live tomorrow!

Lots of new poetry set to music and read in a podcast by the site director, Adam Scull, a couple of press releases, and so much more you missed out on this week!

Visit the website and spend a while exploring or…



  • Tuesday Tunes debuted with “Chasing Cars” as the song inspiration you need to write to.


  • I shared my Master Class writing prompt response on My Write Side.
  • AL Mabry took some time out of her busy schedule to share some advice on Wednesday Writers Wisdom.
  • Coldly Calculating, a new “writing by the numbers” made it appearance with “Back to Square One.” Here’s your chance to dabble in the horror/thriller genre for bonus points!



  • I responded to the Coldly Calculating prompt and shared my fiction on My Write Side.
  • The brand new “Flash It Friday” flash prompt debuted today. We offer you four elements and you give us a complete story with them all in it in 500 words or less. (yes, you want to do this!)

Tomorrow the brand new SONGWRITING prompt will go up for the first time. We’ve named that one “Saturday Serenades.” You’ll have to visit the blog to check it out. And Sunday? Sunday the very talented Tara from Thin Spiral Notebook debuts her photography prompt, Picture Perfect Sunday.

As you can see, there’s a ton of great writing and a ton of writing prompts in store for you. There are plenty of resources AND? We have a short story contest (with CASH prizes!) going on too!! An open call to submit your stuff is there, as well.

What are you waiting for? Come on over already. The house is clean!!!

Movin’ On Out!

It’s a new week, and the blog is transitioning smoothly. I suggest that y’all come on over to Eat Sleep Write. We are making some big changes to improve the site!! Anyway, I have a Master Class going, and my latest post is all about my writing projects.

We are also offering *NEW* daily writing prompts, starting today:

Master Class Monday, Tuesday Tunes, Coldly Calculating Wednesdays, Poetry prompts on Thursdays, Flash It Fridays, Saturday (songwriting) Serenades, and TL Roberts of Thin Spiral Notebook hosts our new photo writing prompt, Picture Perfect Sundays.

If you’re stuck in a writing rut, Eat Sleep Write is the place to go!

Are you excited yet?


Here’s the current billing at Eat Sleep Write you should check out today….

Its a busy Monday morning here at Eat Sleep Write!

Kathy Sitton Johnson joins us as Managing Director,
A.L Mabry joins us as Editor-in-Chief, Stephanie Ayers
joins us as Fiction Editor and poet Allan Boettger joins as as Executive Poetry Editor, along with Poetry Editor Kerry E.B. Black. New blogs, a few new writing prompt series and more poetry readings. Stop in for awhile, engage with Eat Sleep Write, and get familiar with our staff at http://eatsleepwrite.net/masthead

Read. Write. Learn. Enjoy!

My Write Side: Elves, Humans and Ghosts-Oh My!
By Stephanie Ayers, Eat Sleep Write Fiction Editor.

Hi y’all! My name is Stephanie Ayers, but some of you may know me better as SAM. I have brought My Write Side to Eat Sleep Write, where I have recently become the fiction editor for this fabulous and talented team. I thought I’d introduce myself by answering a few questions about my current writing projects.


Master Class Monday #1:
The Eat Sleep Write Edition


Master Class Monday hosted by
Stephanie Ayers, Eat Sleep Write Fiction Editor.

Welcome to the Master Class, Eat Sleep Write Edition, a writing meme with the sole purpose of keeping you writing. I’m Professor SAM, and I’m a firm believer that the more you write, the better you get.

PODCAST: ESW 253. Voices of the Writers –
Poetry Reading – Dark Morning By Kathy Johnson

Hear the reading and read the poem on

Eat Sleep Write is a powerful marketing tool for writers, poets and songwriters and an exciting place to connect with other writers. Learn more about the craft of writing, and celebrate your love for books and writing with like-minded people. Broaden your readership on Eat Sleep Write, your trusted link to readers and listeners. We connect readers and writers with valuable resources and support.

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^^^Yes, you want to click those links and follow along as every new post is advertised there.

See you over there!! Come say hi!!

Eat Sleep Write

Thank you all–all 1,651 of you for your loyalty in following my words. You’ll never know how often your loyalty keeps me writing, keeps me coming back to post something for you. I am nothing but a wordsmith without people to read my words.

I appreciate you. I appreciate your comments, likes, views.

I have to make some changes. I have accepted the position of fiction editor with Eat Sleep Write. In doing so, I’ve agreed to transition my blog to a new home over there. I would really, really, really love to have you guys come with me.


It’s pretty easy. The Wednesday Writers Wisdom already has it’s own column over there (click here for yesterday’s recycled post). Come play with me. Your words are just as treasured there as they are here. Only there? There will be a LOT more people reading them.

I have plans to restart Master Class over there, AND we are talking about DAILY prompts, as well. I’m really excited to combine my ideas with what Eat Sleep Write already has, and all of us growing as a result.

It’s time to start a new adventure. I’d like to share it with you.

Virgin No More

My oldest stepson told me about his plans for this weekend-a midnight showing of a cult classic. It takes me back to my own teenage years…

As a teenager, I held many dreams–from Olympic skier to singer to actress to writer. One of the many jobs my gypsy soul managed to acquire had me serving popcorn and soft drinks (Would you like a large? It’s only $.25 more and you can take it home with you!) at my local movie theater. A fabulous summer job, I took advantage of the free-for-employee movies as I could.

I particularly loved the Saturday night shift. Our cinema stayed open late to host a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The first time I covered this shift, my eyes popped as I watched one leather-clad cherry kool-aid spiked head enter the theater after another. Some of them, with chains running from nose to ear, from belt loop to back pocket, came in the concession line. Their orders were always as unique as they were. It easily became my favorite shift.

One Saturday night I didn’t have to work. I had built up a rapport with some of the customers that came in for the midnight showing, and received many invitations to join them, despite my very non-punk appearance. This particular evening I did. They escorted me into the theater…

The room is packed. People stand in the aisles, but they are one person in their unity. The volume is loud as they talk over each other. Excitement electrifies the air, and I feel it creeping over me. I’m hoisted to the front of the theater by a guy in a green Army jacket covered in patches, his blue mohawk standing proud.

“We got a first timer!!” He shouts to the mass.

“Virgin! Virgin! Virgin!” They chant as the theater comes alive. Rainbows of silly string shoot into the air as the movie begins. Everyone remains standing. A few take presence on the small stage in front of the screen. The narrator fills the movie screen and the action begins. Every character in the movie has a duplicate mimicking them on the stage. The entire production is played out live before me. The Time Warp takes on new meaning as dancers fill the aisles and join in.

As the movie ended and the stage emptied, sadness replaced my excitement. This night could have gone on forever. Never had I experienced this before, and never would it fill me with the same emotions again.

After all, you can never repeat your first anything, now can you?