Saturday, May 9, 2020

QUARTERFINALIST!





Honored that THE CONSCRIPTION has been selected as a Quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Competition!


Saturday, April 18, 2020

GORDON'S KNOT (UPDATED!)





What if you could go back in time and fix one regret?

When fourteen-year-old Mary Gordon is given a supposed magical relic that can do just that, Mary writes it off as another tall tale from her grandmotherly neighbor with a penchant for storytelling, 

Until she discovers that it’s not a tall tale at all, just in time to undo an unbearable humiliation at the hands of a school bully.

But what she thinks is an easily solved problem turns out to be anything but, as she discovers not everyone is what they appear to be and that not every hard problem needs a complicated solution.


You can read Gordon's Knot on Mysterion Online now!

https://www.mysteriononline.com/2020/05/gordons-knot.html

KITTY DOOLITTLE: STAY AT HOME PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR (UPDATED!)





Kitty Doolittle is a stay-at-home mom by day and a private investigator by night.

When she takes on a case investigating a sweet little old craft lady, she expects to find mostly Bunco and knitting, but instead finds herself smack dab in the middle of a major crime ring.

Using cleverness, humor and her 'mom-voice', Kitty Doolittle solves the case in time to get home to help the kids with their homework.


NOW AVAILABLE!

Blue Room Books Southern Crime Anthology is now available! My story KITTY DOOLITTLE: STAY AT HOME PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR was selected to be a part of this fun collection.
Available wherever books are sold.






UNJUSTICE








"Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to,
the more ought law to weed it out."
 

Sir Francis Bacon


A police officer is forced to choose between justice and revenge as everything she believes about herself and her past is called into question.

You can read my flash fiction crime piece UNJUSTICE at the Mystery Tribune!




"Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to,
the more ought law to weed it out."
Photo credits for top image:

"Gray Statue" Photo by Jeremy Lishner on Unsplash
"Grayscale photography of person holding gun" Photo by Max Kleinen on Unsplash
"Free people image - Russia" Photo by Mark Pan4ratte on Unsplash
"Courthouse" Photo by Claire Anderson on Unsplash

APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE







"I'm sorry, but it would appear that you are dead."

When the government mistakenly declares a woman deceased, she must jump through bureaucratic hoops to attempt to prove the obvious fact that she is alive.

But what happens when a government that cannot be wrong, makes a mistake?


You can read Apologies for Any Inconvenience on The Arcanist!

https://thearcanist.io/apologies-for-any-inconvenience/


My screenplay adaptation of this flash fiction story received an Honorable Mention in the Get It Made film festival!





Poster art by Cherith Vaughan


THE CONSCRIPTION








They want us.

In this found footage story, a father-to-be follows the clues of his hypnotized wife in order to save his family from an imminent invading alien force.

My short screenplay THE CONSCRIPTION has received some recognition including:








Photo by GoaShape on Unsplash



Friday, April 17, 2020

ANOMALY







What if every day you woke up as someone new?

Every day a new past, every day a new life.

Except for one thing: always the same love.

But what if one day you woke up and you were no one at all?

Ellie Coleman has been erased from existence and now she must fight for the love that no 
longer knows her and the life that is no longer her own.

What if you had to choose: to be erased and save the world…or to live and let it burn.



You can read Anomaly on CinderQ Magazine online!

Part I http://cinderq.com/2019/03/30/anomaly-part-1-by-jennifer-milne/

Part II http://cinderq.com/2019/08/02/anomaly-part-two-by-jennifer-milne/

Part III http://cinderq.com/2019/09/02/anomaly-part-three-by-jennifer-milne/