Coming Down

****Previous installment of Vivid Black – Love and Cinnamon

Ray left Leta to primp for the New Years Eve Party at St. Stevens. His wife’s rolls were a fought for item at the Silent Dessert Auction. He carefully wrapped the gooey rolls, washed his sticky fingers and gulped the last of his coffee to wash down the coveted treat.

He reached for his jacket and his work cell rang, dancing across the table. Aggravated, he grabbed it, flipped it open and snapped “What is it?”

Henry’s unsure voice answered “Ray, there’s another.”

Ray looked out the window at the snow cover hills and a landslide of emotions came down.


You can find the full Vivid Black Series HERE

My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog

The song robot LeeRoy and Lance at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog chose one of my all time favorite songs for this weeks 100 Word Song. Landslide was written by Stevie Nicks and originally performed by Fleetwood Mac, so it’s in my song catalog. I found this cover of the song by Bush. The song is famous for Stevie’s rasp but Gavin Rossdale does it beautiful and, well, I love Gavin Rossdale. 😀

I Will Wait

****Previous installment of Vivid Black – Love and Cinnamon

Two weeks sped ahead senselessly yet somehow dragged out painfully.  Ray was back in Investigations and there were no leads in the Zombie Murders and Sarah Jane’s death felt more senseless. He had to seek separation from his personal connection and allow his team to work the case. He knew he had to use his head alongside his heart. His pain motivated him to keep pushing the detectives.

Henry knocked on the jam and entered nervously.

          “Hey boss. I’m so sorry. We’re stuck.”

“Henry, for now, I know my ground and I will wait for you, the team. We’ll win.”


This week Lance and his robot friend LeeRoy had Kelly aka @nkdgirlinadress pick the song for the 100 Word Song. She chose Mumford and Son’s “I Will Wait”. Love the band and this song is amazing with so much to work with. Lifted several bits of lyric and wove it into my 100 words and Vivid Black gets another chapter.

Mumford & Sons–I Will Wait

Hungry Like a Wolf

Previous installment of Vivid Black – Lives Collide (entire series HERE)


Henry studied Zombie Murder files while he mindlessly wolfed down a tray of sliders. The stress was making him pig out.  If he didn’t get it controlled, it was going to kill him.


Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” works from several angles. Henry is hunting the killer and the title fits what he’s doing while he works the case. Gotta love the 80’s right?

A quick little snippet of Vivid Black thanks to the Trifextra prompt at Trifecta. Here’s what they gave us to work with.

This weekend we want you to write a 33-word response using the name of an animal as a verb.