Hearts to Spare: Tidal Flash Fiction

Hearts To Spare Kindle Book Cover 2I’m terribly late posting this, but for Valentine’s Day this year, I took part in the “Be Mine” Valentine’s Day Bash in Ana Newfolk’s Facebook group Café Lima – Ana Newfolk’s Hangout. Participating authors were asked to write a 500-word flash fiction of a pairing from an existing work and I knew right away that I wanted to write about Carter and Riley from Wake and Calm, my books in the Tidal Series I co-wrote with Brigham Vaughn.

When we wrote Wake and Calm, I took on the character of Carter. This time around, however, I thought I’d do something different and get into Riley’s head. It was even more fun than I expected and made me miss the characters so much, I plan to go back to write more extras about them when I have a little time. Hearts to Spare can be read here on my blog or as part of the free Be Mine compilation, which includes all of the flash fiction contributed during the Facebook event.

Coles & Vaughn Halloween Derby


Halloween is my favorite holiday and it ranks high on my co-writer Brigham Vaughn’s faves as well. We’ve talked on and off about writing a Halloween tale and decided to host a Halloween Derby and invite everyone. We’re super excited!

We’re calling LGBTQA+ authors, poets, artists, podcasters–whatever you like to create–to share your Halloween-themed works with us. Creators may submit as many pieces as they’d like. The possibilities are endless!

Use our sign-up form or email us directly for information at: coles.and.vaughn@gmail.com.

Sign Up:

Works may be shared by creators with the public from October 26 through 30, as blog posts or downloadable files. Like trick or treat candy, all content must be provided free of charge until after the derby ends.

Questions? Contact us at coles.and.vaughn@gmail.com. Happy creating!

I decided to dust off an old Halloween story and tinker with it, maybe make it shorter.

It’s already 3500 words longer.