Hot Flash

FlamesThe publisher said Friday. She heard the letter drop into the box as she paced a hole in the floor.

She sat in the hall staring at the box. Gingerly, she lifted the flap and took it out to read each word in slow motion.

Elated, she ran upstairs shouting.

Welcome to "Flash in the Pan"

Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

Welcome to February’s Hot Flash! Banish those winter frosts with this month’s word: Elated. All Hot Flashes have a 50 word limit and this one comes in on the money.

Don’t know what a Hot Flash is? Visit the Flash in the Pan page to find out how to get involved. (Link under the header.)


Everyone should already have their free copy of the fall Flash in the Pan, but did you know? The winter Flash in the Pan is available now! Both books are available in paperback as well. Start your collection today!

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What did the letter say? What is the best letter from a publisher? Have you ever gotten one?

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  1. Congratulations 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Cat Forsley recently posted..-Staycation – Cat ForsleyMy Profile

    • Thank you, Mon Chat Doux. This was one of the most fun books to work on and together. So many talented ppl working with me. <3 xxx

  2. Yay. I hope to choke Flash in the Pan traffic. Thanks, Red. Hope traffic is brisk here.
    Tess Kann recently posted..Flash in the Pan – FrightenedMy Profile

  3. Oh, me, too! Cannot wait to see what you will do with this one.

    So what do you think of that cover? Grab one for your place. Your author page is updated. More info in the War Room. xxx

  4. Dear Author,
    We loved your manuscript and believe you have written a bestseller. It’s absolutely perfect as is. We will be fast-tracking it and publishing it next Tuesday with an initial hardcover run of ten million. Please accept out advance check of $5,000,000.
    Your publisher
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  5. And she fulfils my current dream!!! 🙂

    I can’t wait to see my books in print! 🙂

    Love and hugs always!

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  6. So good, you nailed it. I struggle with 75 words, I don’t know how (or if) I will ever do 50. Eeek

    You know I am you biggest fan (no that isn’t a size thing).

    Valentine Logar recently posted..Things My Husband SaysMy Profile

  7. I’m in! I plan do do all of the flash words. This challenge offered me a new way to write, and taught me how to condense an idea with a beginning, middle and end into few words. It has also helped me in conversations when I am boring people with too many details! haha
    Gail Thornton recently posted..Review of A Month of Mental MomentsMy Profile

    • I am often confused by the sandwich method. I am good with beginning and end 😛

  8. I love ‘she paced a hole in the floor’. Feels like its so thin she’ll break through any moment. Her anxiety and the significance of pacing is palpable.

    I feel the tension.
    Tess Kann recently posted..Baffled and BewilderedMy Profile

  9. Loved this, Red…”she sat in the hall staring at the box” I can feel her anticipation and tension, great job, and Congrats on the book, too! Awesome cover, my friend! Sending hugs!
    LScott recently posted..New Facebook Page to Stay in Touch ♥My Profile

    • One of four I released on 01FEB13. It has been a busy time. So glad you got a chance to stop by today. <3 xxx


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