I’m blackmailing Marva to post this on her site, and she has to take it whether she likes it or not. So there!
I want to thank Marva for being such a good friend, for the encouragement, and especially the help she has given me.
Now, you may ask, what help? Other than being a great crit partner, she realizes I am a complete computer klutz. Yep, that’s me. The klutziest of all klutzes.
(Marva: Not true! What Lorrie knows, she's got down pat. We can't know everything.)
She has helped me with many computer problems, helped me post on sites, and without her, my recently released short stories would never be out there.
(Marva: Aw, thanks.)
I think I nag the poor woman to distraction. Marva lives in Oregon and I live in Pennsylvania--thank goodness. If we lived next door to each other, I’m sure she would have smacked me upside the head a few times—and the smacks would be well deserved.
(Marva: LOL! Maybe a shaking, but never a smack!)
When I’m confused, don’t understand the geek language of dropping down this box, mark off this, shut off so and so, and it takes me five hours to figure out directions, or never figure out the directions, Marva is right in there saving my sanity and nerves. Of course, I don’t think I’m doing much for hers.
(Marva: Don't worry. I'm already wacko.)
So, other than Marva being a great writer—I’ve read all her releases and you should too—I do want to publicly thank her on her blog. Oh great guru, I bow to your knowledge. I wish I had it.
(Marva: I paid Lorrie to say that.)
So in appreciation, Marva, I am sending you by Fed-Ex a PROZAC LICK (like a deer lick) to hang near your computer so that when you start pulling your hair out over Super Klutz annoying you with endless questions, take a few licks.
(Marva: WOO HOO!)
Please don’t make me use that self-annihilation object you sent me by courier.
(Marva: No she's not.)
Sincerely, Marva, I can’t thank you enough for being such a wonderful, gracious person as well as a great friend.
(Marva: Deviously setting you up for reading my WIP forty-nine times. Mwuhahaha!)
Now stop blushing. Take my thanks like the brave woman you are. No rebuttals permitted. Remember, I’m blackmailing you. You have to post this or else.
(Marva: Will do. But I retain the right to rebut.)
Listed below are three tales for you short story lovers out there. Yep, if it weren’t for you-know-who, they would still be in my computer.
All have been previously published in various anthologies.
(Marva: Folks, I've read all three and Lorrie's wit and skill shows up nicely. Great way to sample Lorrie's work.)
Lisa needs to win the gold medal to garner prestige for her dance studio. She lures Eduardo, a sizzling hot Latino dancer visiting from Miami, to be her partner in the contest. Will Lisa’s plan work?
Adult rating. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/41324
Winnie tries skydiving with her husband for their anniversary. Bad, bad idea! She learns about the halfway plateau, a busy place. Her accidental revenge is sweet. Come along for her humorous adventure.
G rating https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/40999
A historical fiction short story about one of the bloodiest Valentine Days in American History.
G rating https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/40361