The Balloon

I first met Lula Gibson in first grade. We were in Mrs. Mullins’s class along with about thirty other kids. For the next twelve or so years of our lives, ten months out of the year, we spent on average five days a week together. We weren’t in the same...

Say Again?

There are words and phrases that become so much a part of us, we don’t realize how special they are when we use them. When I sit down to write, most of the time I don’t have to consciously think about what a character’s voice sounds like. I...

A Daily Blog?

Over the last eighteen months or so, I’ve given up on blogging. There were a few reasons for this departure, some personal, some professional. I’ve been focusing on other things, and the blog has fallen… Well, I won’t say behind since there...

Shadows… again?

Update: As of October 7, 2017, the series relaunch has begun! Please visit www.authoralexcollins.com for more details. Wow, it’s been a while! I’m so sorry – I always have good intentions about not neglecting this blog. Someday, I’ll get better. Maybe. Eh… probably...

Domestic Disturbance

Domestic Disturbance By T.L. Haddix Copyright 2010  All Rights Reserved Deputy Jason Hudson was almost ready to go off duty when dispatch paged him back out. “What’s your twenty, unit sixteen?” “Ten minutes out, just passing Heartfield,” he answered.  Heartfield was...