Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tell a Story Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tell A Story Blog Hop!

The grand prize is $30 gift card Amazon or Barnes & Noble. There is a chance to win something on each blog also.

I've always loved to read, and dabbled in writing here and there through the years.But it was a few years ago that I was bite full force by the writing bug.

I was asked a few months back when being interviewed for a bog to write a flash fiction using these three words - Gun - Pest - News.

I looked at the words and thought the task was impossible, but I didn't want to back down from the challenge. So I dug deep inside myself and got in touch with my inner redneck!

Buckle up... here we go!

<p><a href="">Image: Boaz Yiftach /</a></p>

A Day in the Country

Luann was outside in the barn looking through the drawers of her husband, Randy's, work bench for a hammer, when she heard a screeching sound from behind her causing her to jump. On instinct she grabs a gun off of the rack that hangs over the workbench. She turns slowly to find that it's  two huge rats fighting in the corner. Luann lets out the breath she was holding and remembers hearing on the news that the town is overrun with rats. She hates any kind of furry little creatures, especially if they are in her barn. She holds the gun out and aims at the first little pest and pulls the trigger. Without hesitating, she cocks the gun and aims at the one running away and pulls the trigger once again.

Dropping the gun she wipes the sweat from her forehead. She looks at the two dead bodies and sighs. She grabs a shovel, disposes of the bodies, cleans up with some bleach, and places the gun back on the rack. She finally finds the hammer she was looking for and heads back toward the house smiling and feeling pretty proud of herself. She can’t wait for Randy to come home so she can share what happened. She places the hammer down on the counter forgetting why she even needed it, grabs a beer, walks onto the deck, sits down in her favorite chair and glances out over the ranch. “There is nothing better than country living,” she whispers into the cool air before she takes a swig of the beer.

Again... have no idea where that came from. 

For a chance to win a book off my back list Obsession or Love, Again Anthology, leave a comment with your name and email. 

Don't forget to check out the other stops for more chances to win.The Link can be found at the bottom of this post. Good luck!

Thought I would leave you with one of my favorite songs!


  1. Great snippet! And I love redneck woman. Thanks for the contest!


  2. That's a great little story, Tamaria! I hate rats too. Have a great day!

  3. Love her already! Great snippet!

  4. Great little teaser! ;) Thank you for the great giveaway and the fun hop!! Have a great weekend! ;)

  5. WOW!! I loved it! I even read it to my husband. I really enjoyed it as well. I love the visual of the gun in the beer. I had to pin it to my pintrest board. I love it!! Thanks for sharing.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  6. Loved the teaser story!
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win! <^_^>

  7. I live in the country, don't have rats. Lots of mice, though.

  8. LOL on the story... Love Gretchen Wilson!

  9. Wow talk about a woman who can take care of herself, I'm not a big fan of rats least not the wild kind but I'm not sure I could take a gun to em.

    Great character though and nice story set up. Ya never know what you can do until you think something's impossible!

  10. I too live in the country. No rats (thankfully) but do get little field mice from time to time.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com