Monday, October 26, 2015
The Listing Hop & Cardinal Sin Excerpt
I haven't joined a one-time blog hop in ages but when I saw this one on Bish Denham's site it was so simple I had to sign up.
Bish is hosting the hop to celebrate eight years of blogging (Congratulations, Bish!) and all we have to do is write a list. Seriously, that's it!
I decided to list my favorite animal rescue organizations, most of which I've encountered since I started this blogging and writing journey. Click on each rescue if you'd like more info on them.
1. Circle Tail, Pleasant Plain, Ohio
2. Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, Utah
3. Tabby's Place Cat Sanctuary, Ringoes, New Jersey
4. Sunrise Farm Animal Sanctuary, Marysville, Ohio
5. Triple R Equine Ranch, Greensburg, Indiana
6. EARPS Exotic Animal Rescue & Pet Sanctuary, Brownsburg, Indiana
7. Hope for Paws, Los Angeles, California
8. Red Wolf Wildlife Sanctuary & Rehabilitation Center, Rising Sun, Indiana
So that's my list! One of the things I've loved most about learning more about animal rescues since I started blogging is that I've discovered so many different types of organizations. I had always thought of rescue in terms of dogs and cats but this list includes rescues that work with farm animals, "pocket pets" like hamsters, and even wildlife. There are so many amazing organizations out there doing great work that the list easily could have gone into the hundreds.
Thanks to Bish for coming up with such a fun and easy hop. For a list of all the participants, visit Bish's site here.
This week is the official release of the Untethered Realms anthology Mayhem In The Air, which includes my story Cardinal Sin. I thought I would share a brief excerpt from the story to kick off release week.
I screamed when they threw me into the mass grave with the dead patients.
I was sure they’d hear me. But they carried on just the same. Before I knew it, they started throwing shovels of dirt on top of me. On top of all of us.
“I’m alive!” I yelled. Or at least I thought I was yelling. How was it possible they couldn’t hear me? It wasn’t bad enough the idiot doctors had decided I was dead. Now these lumbering fools couldn’t even hear me?
Just as I was about to give up, the shovels stopped and I heard a worker ask another “Did you hear something?”
My still-beating heart filled with hope.
“Hear what?” was the response.
“Don’t know. Almost sounded like some poor sod crying.”
Could it be? Did he hear me?
I yelled out again. “Yes! Help me!”
“I don’t hear nothing.”
“I guess I don’t either. Must have been a dog barking.”
“No!” I cried.
The shoveling began again.
If you want to read more of my story and the nine other stories in the anthology pick up Mayhem In The Air at:
Amazon ~ Google Play ~ Smashwords