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November TwitterTale, Part 5

Today’s installment of this month’s TwitterTale is up! Check me and my writing buds out there @CynthiaLey2! Plots are hatching curiously all over the place!

Check in tomorrow for Friday’s episode, more to follow next Thursday and Friday!

Here’s our inspirational image.


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All kinds of leafy goodness….

Yesterday was a conspiracy of angels.

Only they didn’t know it was.

My magnolia trees drop between 1 and 2 FEET of leaves every year, and that before you start raking them up.

Yesterday morning, my next door neighbor came over with his leaf blower and made tidy piles of leaves. Then my neighbor down the street showed up with a friend with implements of destruction in hand and between the three of us, we bagged/binned those puppies up.

And my next door neighbor’s coming over again today to mulch what’s left.


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F is for “Flamingo”

Some light and bright reading for the cold winter days! Readers call this “A delightful box of bon-bons you’ll have to work hard at not devouring in one sitting,” “Cyn Ley has mastered this literary form,” “Five stories, each different, and each wonderful.” Happy Reading!IMG_2026

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November Twitter Tales continue!

Hi all! Just wanted to let you know that November’s Twitter Tales continue, written by me and this month’s other participating Solstice authors. This is everyone’s Epsiode #3, and things are heating up, I tell you!

New episodes every Thursday and Friday. And ask yourself: where would our November image take your imagination?



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November & A New Twitter Tale!

It’s November 1st, and that means a new Twitter Tale has begun!! Come see what I and my companion authors are doing on my Twitter page at twitter@CynthiaLey2.

New installments post every Thursday and Friday!

If you are new to TwitterTales, here’s what it’s about. Every month, participating Solstice authors vote on an image and use that image as a focal point for a story. We use the same image all month and construct our tales around it, 280 characters at a time–less when you figure in the hashtag and the @! Each month, we start a new story with a new image. We’re having a blast, and we hope you’re enjoying them too!

Happy November!

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THE OSSUARY PLAYGROUND is FREE on Kindle Monday, Oct. 29th through Hallowe’en!!!!

To celebrate the season of Booooooo, I am offering my collection of supernatural short stories THE OSSUARY PLAYGROUND AND OTHER UNEXPECTED TALES  free on Kindle starting Monday October 29th, with Wednesday the 31st being the last day that you can get your gratis copy of this highly reviewed collection!

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What readers have said:

“Superb, well written with a lovely cadence, with characters who are vibrant and real.”

“The stories are crafted like jewels”

“Robust and filled with the promise of well thought out characters and beautifully described places”

“So well written”

“Elegance of prose, literary ghost stories”

“Very brilliantly done!”

“I didn’t expect stories with such a deep exploration of what it’s like to be dead!
“These stories filled my imagination without any feeling of darkness”

“So much food for thought”

“Highly recommended!”

Excerpted from the tale “Remains”:

There are places in the world where the dead are just left to lie. There is no mourning, no ceremony or acknowledgement that people recline below the ground, covered by the marches of Time. There are only the eaters of carrion to clean up the remains. The leavings are nothing but chemicals reaching into the soil, being absorbed, converted, used. There is no mourning, but there is no waste either. So it is for bones.

In this case, the bones of a girl. A young lady, really, one who fell when the Blue and Gray swept across her parents’ farm and left a tide of blood to flood the land.

Her name is Millicent, and she is sixteen years old. She wears the flesh of a young woman in her eyes.

FREE on Kindle October 29-31. Go to to claim yours! It’s under author Cyn Ley. And may all your haunts be good ones!