novelist, essayist, over-opinionated martini lover

A Sampling of Linda's writings, both Essays & Fiction...

Jailbirds: Girls without Wings Part One

 

It was a literal jail stay, a moment of research that was both captivating and heart wrenching. The pieces of the stories I took away changed my ideas of justice and authority and lives of inmates forever. It is so simple to see how tiny little faceless people can screw up another human’s entire world.

There are seven pieces of this exploratory, expositional work in progress. You may read this first essay online here.

And because all fiction is fact based, articles abut reform and re-entry are forthcoming her and other places on the web. Thanks to the universe for this suggestion, and character idea. She is going to be a whamma- jamma.

 

***To donate books to prisons, please check out these programs.

It is something we take for granted- easy access to books, but for these folks, it is their only escape.

the complete list of linda’s electronic shorts

Apologies to the folks who had difficulty finding the list.

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                  1. LEGAL THRILLER

         based on a true crime in 1970’s Philadelphia

2. ADULT THEMED FAIRY TALES IN SNIPPETS 

             ever wonder what someone is thinking?

3. LIKE YOUR BASKETBALL?  HOW ABOUT A REF WITH A FOOT FETISH?

           this is what I thought about sitting in floor seats at a Hawks game

4. TRAFFIC JAMS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE- FOREVER

                   you’ve all been here- sort of

5. NOT YOUR AVERAGE BEACH READ, BUT THERE IS A BEACH, AND A GIRL

                           oh and there’s bad guys

 

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Yep. I’m cheap. It’s true.

I don’t have a hair stylist, or manicurist, or trainer or advisor. I hate fancy stores – and paying retail.

I don’t even like to dine out very often. ( Have you seen Kitchen Nightmares?)

So, in honor of my frugal nature, you can buy a piece of me for 99 cents.

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Award Winning Short Stories by Linda Sands

Driving Toward a Broken Heart

One out of 17 Calls Might be Wrong

The Sack They Left Behind

What They Want, Part 1

ALSO the novel, Simple Intent

E-Gads, it’s e-shorts, in book form!

Short stories …. the way YOU want to read them. Wherever you can.

Try this one on for size.  The Sack they Left Behind

Similar to techniques used in popular literary novels, in this short by Linda Sands, the banal verbiage from a California State Fish and Game brochure serves as the backdrop for an emotionally untraditional love story.

 

Like sports? Try this one.

 

Like people and secrets? Read this one.

Electronic Short Stories now on Smashwords

It’s come to this. You won;t be able to escape the story, It’s on your phone, on your iPod, your iPad, your Kindle, your nook, your laptop and your PC.

Give in. READ.

Here’s the link to my smashwords page, scroll to the bottom to click on the stories.  Thanks for putting me in your pocket. I like a bumpy ride.

 

What Betsy Wants

More flash pieces from the longer work: WHAT THEY WANT

Thanks, Barry and DOGZPLOT.


Driving Toward A Broken Heart

Published on Moronic Ox 5-19-2010

What Sandra Wants

read it here, 4th story down,

 

What Troy Wants

Published online in The Smoking Poet December 17, 2009


Holiday Writing Over The Years

I’ve been posting former Christmas Letters.

The old FAMILY ANNUAL REPORT poking fun at all those holiday letters you can’t wait to mock then toss in the fire.

Check it out over here:

http://linda-sands.blogspot.com/

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