Twitter and A Short Story

I have stepped out of the bubble where I’ve been living and gotten a Twitter account. You can follow my tweets here: @LeanneRossRF

This step was a long time coming. I resisted as hard as I could. Then something snapped. I decided I wanted to see what was on the other side of that little bird icon.

What I found was highly unusual, yet satisfying. Random people say random things that have no bearing on what the other random people are saying. You can eavesdrop all you want to these mostly one-sided conversations.

I was sitting there quietly listening (reading)) for three days before I even said a thing. During that silent time I got four followers. They must have just sensed that I was going to say something completely profound.

This was my first tweet:

Right away one of my followers jumped ship.   ; )

Being on Twitter has been more than the satisfying I mentioned above. I began by following authors I really admire (Jeez, I wish Jane Austen and Harper Lee had Twitter Accounts). Reading the grocery list of things they talk about made me feel like I know them. Almost like we are really friends. That in itself could be considered creepy, but I don’t mean that I think they are going to invite me over to their house. I just mean that I feel like I am one of them. We are comrades. I am a writer just like they are (minus the book deals of course).

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Now I want to take a moment to promote a short story currently available as a limited FREE pre-release from one of my IWSG buddies.  The FREE offer is only good through Saturday, January 18. It would be great if you lovely people out there would all rush to grab a copy for your Kindle. Her name is Chrys Fey and the short story is Hurricane Crimes.

The details, an excerpt and links follow. Enjoy!


Title: Hurricane Crimes

Author: Chrys Fey

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Format: eBook

Page Count: 51 (short story)

Official Release Date: March 5th 2014

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Book Links:

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*Hurricane Crimes is a short story.*

After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.

Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he’s trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.

As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?


On the television set, which was fighting to stay alive, was breaking news. She caught bits and pieces of it as she emptied the bowl of blood-tainted water and threw out the cloth. It was about a high-speed chase that had occurred about a half-hour ago. Beth shook her head. Apparently, Donovan wasn’t the only idiot driving around during a hurricane.

She went back into the living room and began replacing all the medical supplies into the first-aid kit. Behind her, a reporter was explaining that the driver of the car was believed to be a murder suspect.

“The name of the—”

The lights flashed, prompting Beth to snatch up her flashlight.

“Donovan Goldwyn.”

Her fingers went cold around the plastic tube as ice frosted her veins. She straightened her spine and turned stiffly to the television, her heart wasn’t beating in her chest. On the screen was the picture of the man who was right now changing in her bedroom. Above it was a caption in bold letters that read—SUSPECT.

She gripped the flashlight in her frozen fingers. Her heart thudded fearfully. She stared into the immobilized violet eyes through the glass.

“Oh my god,” she gasped.

She had brought a murderer into her home!

Chrys Fey’s debut, Hurricane Crimes, was published by The Wild Rose Press. Mid 2014, she will be coming out with her second romantic-suspense eBook, 30 Seconds. She created the blog Write with Fey to offer aspiring writers advice and inspiration. She lives in Florida where she is ready to battle the next hurricane that comes her way.

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3 thoughts on “Twitter and A Short Story

  1. Tia Bach

    Welcome to Twitter. It’s a great tool, but I find it overwhelming at times. Followed you. And thanks for sharing this great cover!

  2. denizb33

    Twitter is awesome! I love following authors and agents and historians and friends and… It’s so much more organized and interactive than Facebook and way less annoying and ad-filled. Can’t say enough good things 🙂

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