Weekend Shorts — Do Not Enter, featuring Resa McConaghy

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Hello, everyone.  I’m back with more Weekend Shorts.  Also, I brought along the Pumpkin Hat Girls again.  They were up for some more Twilight Zone-ish fun. Back when I asked photographers and artists to send me three images that were “generally related” one another (unlike the randomness of the reader things … More Weekend Shorts — Do Not Enter, featuring Resa McConaghy

Revised: Spook-tober Shorts — Surar Fiends, featuring Robbie Cheadle

Saturday, October 22, 2022 Hello everyone, and welcome back to Spook-tober Shorts.  A couple of weeks ago I introduced some new character-friends, the Pumpkin Hat Girls.  They’re back for some more Twilight Zone-ish fun. BASED ON COMMENTS, I REVISED THE STORY TO INCLUDE AN EPILOGUE. Haunted Halloween Holiday is a delightful story by Robbie and … More Revised: Spook-tober Shorts — Surar Fiends, featuring Robbie Cheadle

Spook-tacular Shorts — The Game of Sinful Delights, featuring Dan Antion

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Hello everyone, and happy October.  I hope to use this series of short stories I’m writing to promote new books from indie authors, whenever synchronicity allows.  Today that happened with the second book in Dan Antion‘s trilogy, “The Evil You Choose.”  The title is what inspired my short story, although Dan has … More Spook-tacular Shorts — The Game of Sinful Delights, featuring Dan Antion

Shorts for the Weekend — Red Phoenix, featuring Kerfe

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  You’re in a safe place.  When I started this series of short stories, I had asked readers to send images I would use to spontaneously inspire the tales. Of course, I got off track, when inspiration flew under my nose.  I read Kerfe‘s beautiful poem and asked … More Shorts for the Weekend — Red Phoenix, featuring Kerfe

Shorts for the Weekend — The Radio Dial, featuring Olga Núñez Miret

Saturday, September 17, 2022  Hello everyone, and welcome back to this casual series of “Shorts for the Weekend.”  They’re written by yours truly, but illustrated with images that were created by and/or supplied by the featured guest, to inspire my stories.  I’m enjoying writing these tales, and hope that you have fun reading them. Today’s … More Shorts for the Weekend — The Radio Dial, featuring Olga Núñez Miret

Shorts for the Weekend — Lemon Trees at Sunset, featuring SR Mallery

Saturday, September 10, 2022  Hello everyone, and welcome back to this casual series of “Shorts for the Weekend.”  They’re written by yours truly, but illustrated with images created by and/or supplied by the featured guest. Today’s images were provided by an author you’ve gotten acquainted with here, S.R. (Sarah) Mallery.  She took the beautiful orange … More Shorts for the Weekend — Lemon Trees at Sunset, featuring SR Mallery

Shorts for the Weekend — Urban Waterfalls or Can’t Find My Way Home

Saturday, August 27, 2022 REVISED INTRODUCTION Hello everyone, and welcome to the first in my series of illustrated short stories. Most, if not all of these will be stand-alone short stories. There are no other episodes of the story below. Writing long-running blog serials is really intensive work.  I’ll certainly do another serial, but I … More Shorts for the Weekend — Urban Waterfalls or Can’t Find My Way Home

#ThursdayDoors to Indie Books — Snippets in Time 1, SR Mallery

Thursday, August 11, 2022 Thursday Doors to Indie Books It’s a good thing that I pos-i-lutely love to share, because sharing and supporting one another is a big part of being an indie author.  S.R. (Sarah) Mallery is a fellow author who has been a big help to me.  I’m honored, because her work is … More #ThursdayDoors to Indie Books — Snippets in Time 1, SR Mallery

Wednesday Writing & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 4 — Don’t Chicken Out

Wednesday, August 3, 2022  Welcome back to the inside of my head.  It can be a wasteland in there.  You might want to bring some water. Don’t chicken out — come on inside.  You’re no dumb-cluck.  Later you can crow to the world that you survived.  Can you tell where I’m going yet?  For the … More Wednesday Writing & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 4 — Don’t Chicken Out

Wednesday Writing & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 3 — Being Indie

Wednesday, July 27, 2022  Welcome to my sanctuary everyone, whether you are a reader, writer, blogger, “Doors” aficionado or something else.  As you see by the title, my post is doing double duty again, but what the heck? I’ve always been a multi-tasker.  I’ve had too many challenges and bad dreams lately, so you’ll see … More Wednesday Writing & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 3 — Being Indie

Wednesday Writing, & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 2

Wednesday, July 20, 2022  Yes, my post is doing double duty again.  I’m flattered that Robbie Cheadle liked my post about My Author’s Mind enough last week that she used the theme.  I think she’s doing the same this week, so be sure to pop over and visit her blog.  Anyhow, that caused us to … More Wednesday Writing, & #ThursdayDoors to My Author’s Mind 2

Wednesday Writing, #ThursdayDoors, & Saturday Serial — Call for Photogs & Artists

Wednesday, July 13, 2022  How’s that for a post title?  Yes, it’s mindboggling — and yes, I couldn’t decide what day to post, because I had many things to mention, but not a lot to say about any of them.  Ha! For those of you who are relatively new here, I’m the founder of “The … More Wednesday Writing, #ThursdayDoors, & Saturday Serial — Call for Photogs & Artists

A Strange Short for #ThursdayDoors Writing Challenge — Blue Door

Thursday, May 19, 2022 It’s still Thursday where I am… although not for much longer.  I was not satisfied with my progress on “Dead of Winter” today, although there was a little.  So, after my usual day was finished, I wrote another response for the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. This one … More A Strange Short for #ThursdayDoors Writing Challenge — Blue Door

A Short-short for Thursday Doors Writing Challenge, Lighthouse

Sunday, May 15, 2022 Welcome to my sanctuary.  Lighthouses seem like sanctuaries to me.  Today I’m sharing another response I wrote for the Thursday Doors writing challenge, hosted by Dan Antion. As upside-down as it seems, writing these (at night after I’m certain that I can’t focus on finishing Dead of Winter”) has helped me … More A Short-short for Thursday Doors Writing Challenge, Lighthouse

Resa Honors the Glowing Pigs — Graffiti Lux Art & More

May 7, 2020  The multi-talented Resa McConaghy just did a post about my little collection of short stories, The Glowing Pigs – Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee.  I’m tickled pinker than Deme or Honeybell! In addition to her lovely Art Gowns, Resa photographs and shares brilliant murals and street art that she finds.  She’s used … More Resa Honors the Glowing Pigs — Graffiti Lux Art & More

Laughter is good medicine — snorts are even better. #FreeBook

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Laughter, they say, is the best medicine.  So, wouldn’t be even better when something makes you snort? I write all sorts of stories.  I’ve been told that I do some genre mash-ups.  However, there’s one thing you can count on with my stories — whimsy.  In the universe of Atonement, Tennessee, … More Laughter is good medicine — snorts are even better. #FreeBook

Happy Year of the Pig, and a Bloomin’ Character Interview

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!  Yes, I realize I’m a little early.  However, Atonement, TN’s porcine residents, Deme and Honeybell heard it is going to be the Year of the Pig.  Those two glowing gals wouldn’t leave me alone until they got their own special post.  Straightlaced Saturday will return next week … More Happy Year of the Pig, and a Bloomin’ Character Interview

Matchmaking Pigs in Atonement, Tennessee

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Deme and Honeybell, the otherworldly glowing pigs of Atonement, Tennessee had so much fun visiting with you recently that they talked me into letting them have the spotlight again today.  Yes, it’s another snort story. If you’ve been following me for awhile, please forgive me for another rerun.  The past couple of work-months have … More Matchmaking Pigs in Atonement, Tennessee

Jazz Age Wednesdays 5 — Pip in the Corn Maze

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  Welcome to October at Jazz Age Wednesday.  I’ve been so busy, I forgot today was Wednesday!  However, I’m here now, with something new for the Pip-verse and I’ve gotten all Halloween-ish! Writing Process I was honored when Chris Graham*, the Story Reading Ape himself, agreed to do a short story for one of my … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 5 — Pip in the Corn Maze

Jazz Age Wednesdays 4 — In the Pip of Time

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesday.  I’m celebrating a wonderful review of Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I   by Molly Flanders! By Molly Flanders on September 28, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition This is a very enjoyable murder story set in the 1920s. Pip, Granny Phanny and a whole bunch of alliterated characters populate the … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 4 — In the Pip of Time

Jazz Age Wednesdays 2 — Pip Sees a Camel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  I’m still celebrating the release of Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I . For this weekly feature my intention was to make things easy for myself by re-sharing short stories I had already written.  However, to day I’m posting an all new vignette. It’s another hump … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 2 — Pip Sees a Camel

Jazz Age Wednesdays 1 — Pip Arrives in Savannah

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Each weekend I give you a new serial episode. I’ve been giving that throughout most of the past four years. However, Teagan’s Books is about more than serial episodes.  It’s about my books too.  So I’m creating this midweek feature. I added a poll to the last post. Not a majority, but … More Jazz Age Wednesdays 1 — Pip Arrives in Savannah

Pip & Pancakes with Dan

Great news everyone — we have another guest!  Dan Antion at No Facilities agreed to be my next co-conspirator collaborator.  This post is already live at his blog for his One-Liner Wednesday feature.  So I’m handing things over to Dan to explain.  (I also think he should consider a career change to TV announcer.  He gave me such a … More Pip & Pancakes with Dan

Back to a Pug in the Kitchen — Granny Phanny & the Giant Rabbit

Update I finally got around to making Suzanne’s “Creamy Spring Turnip Soup.”  I know anything from A Pug in the Kitchen is going to be delicious, but I confess to being lukewarm about turnips.  I say that for the non-turnip lovers in the crowd.  I always take shortcuts in cooking, so I know my versions … More Back to a Pug in the Kitchen — Granny Phanny & the Giant Rabbit

My “Sexy” Saturday

I’ve been a busy blogger this extended-weekend. This post was a bit of something extra I suddenly decided to do. I’ve been feeling a tad guilty over just “re-winding” the first serial for you…  And then… Everything happened at once. There was no plan for me to re-blog that lovely post from Randstein, but how … More My “Sexy” Saturday