Michele Jones is an author whose work explores the darker side of a character's psyche.
When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and doing charity work.
I wake up sad. Today is meeting day. My best friend is leaving. She was adopted. They found her on the Internet. I’m not listed.
Liv couldn’t wait to join this year’s scavenger hunt. The rules were easy enough, find all listed items, snap a photo, and upload them to the website. This year would be special. For the first time, Liv was old enough to participate in the adult scavenger hunt, and she had had a new partner, her boyfriend, Ty.
Cabin in the Woods
Merris was thrilled she had convinced Harris to purchase a cabin that could be used all year. They didn’t sale their camper at the lake, they bought a permanent site on the mountain, perfect for skiing, tubing, or just relaxing in the hot tub. This cabin had it all, starting with a large wood burning fireplace, eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, and the largest kitchen possible. Well, they’d have it all in six months.
Brush it Off
Today they would find out. Annette knew they did well, but everyone did well. Only one spot remained, and they were in the top three asked to come back and compete for it. They had a thirty-three percent chance of making the team. Not terrible odds.
Why did Zak let his friends talk him into going? Klavn’s Gate didn’t interest him. His friends took all the good roles and left him with no powers at all or as a non-playable character serving or supporting one of their characters. Just once he would like to be an elf, or cleric, that would be an upgrade. Mike was always the warrior priest, Sean was always a wizard.
Vying for the Throne
Zet had been waiting for months to carry out his plan. Soon the festival of Wepet Renpet would be upon them and he would enact his plan. He was tired of playing second fiddle to his brother, Akhartati.
For Sale Emily stared at the old house. It has lost so much of its charm. It wasn’t the same. The porch needed repair, screen had broken off its hinges, broken windows, lawn overgrown, and the landscaping was filled with weeds. So different from what she remembered. Even the for sale sign looked tired and worn.
Gemma de Mari
The thrill of the hunt, and her desire to be the best drove her to work harder. She wanted her name out there as the greatest treasure hunter of all time. Working for Jim as a diver paid the bills, but he got all the fame and glory. He did the television interviews, and went to all the parties, while she did the research and made all the back-end plans.