Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Maui Madness out at Long Story Short
Just thought I'd let y'all know that my short story, Maui Madness, is out at Long Story Short now. I've been working on that one for a while and it sat on the back-burner for a long time before I submitted it anywhere.

Here is an excerpt...

Maui Madness
by Dana Sieben

"Holy moly...Jeeeeeez!" was the first thing that came out of Sandy’s open mouth as her rented bike took the first curve in the series of switchbacks at what seemed to be about one-hundred miles an hour.

The brochure from the hotel that her boyfriend, Joe, had shown her had said it was to be a half-day ride down Mount Haleakala and ending in the beautiful, coastal town of Paia. No biggie. It was nothing like the bungee-jumping, cliff-climbing, hang-gliding vacations that he usually preferred.

The name of the company had even sounded safe; Aloha Bike Tours. It had lulled her into thinking that it would be a nice little ride, see some scenery, you know…relaxing, outdoorsy stuff, see some birdies then go back to the beach. But no, it had to be a non-stop, coasting-down-the-side-of-a-volcano-on-a-road-with-no-guardrails kind of excursion with a lean, browned, Hawaiian guide who was riding backwards, of all things. Backwards!

"Joe is a nut, Joe is a nut," she gritted through her teeth. An absolute certified nut! And she would tell him that as soon as they managed to get off this cinder cone of death. Yep! That’s what she would do, she vowed.

Y'all go on over to Long Story Short and read the rest. I think it's fun. Also, over at Muscadine Lines, my poem, Autumn, is out just in time for the beginning of the fall season. I hope you enjoy both.

Coming soon...another poem by Dana Sieben in USA Deep South. Now I know y'all will want to check back on that, right? Yeah. ;)
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Name: Dana
Location: Chicago, and if y'all call me a Yankee, I'll have to cyber-smack ya'!

I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss where I write dieting humor.

And this is my blog... Kudzu, funny family stories, poems, family ghosts, snakes, sun-kissed southern memories all inside! Plus some travel reviews, recipes and more! I also make handcrafted jewelry! Check out my jewelry blog - Colors of the Woods

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