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(General Fiction Genre-Women's) BUILT IN THE HEART

'Built In The Heart' 'Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'Starlight, Virginia 1959' 'She had to leave town. There was nothing else she could do. She’d won, but she’d lost too. You couldn’t fight a man bent on doing harm to you, not this man. She’d been judged, tried and found guilty even though...

(General Fiction Genre-Women's) STAPLES

'Staples' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted ©2018' 'Chapter One' 'Dreama wanted something and she wanted it soon. She had a problem. Actually, she had more than one, but this one was killing her personal life. She considered it a very large scar. She loved the thing that had come from the scar but hated the...

(Romance Genre) THE HIDDEN GIFT

'The Hidden Gift' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'Eight Years Ago…' 'Brent Willis sat on the floor in the hallway of his spacious home and downed the rest of the bottle of liquor he was drinking. He never drank. He never got drunk. Red-eyed from crying, he looked around his living room,...

General Fiction Genre-Women's) ELECTRO-LIGHTS

'Electro-Lights' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted ©2018' 'Chapter One' 'He wasn’t listening to her. Meg was disheartened by the whole situation. Her only child had just left for college and she was so lonely her heart felt like it was breaking in two. Her husband was always working. She appreciated the income. She wasn’t complaining...

(General Fiction Genre) DARK WATERS

'Dark Waters' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted ©2018' 'Chapter One' 'It had taken a while for her to fully understand his heart. Or maybe she’d begun an understanding of it a few months ago, when she’d looked up at a cloudy sky in the beginning of January and had felt God’s anger and then seen...

(General Fiction Genre-Women's) A NEW HAT

'A New Hat' 'By Debbie Basham' '              ' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'It all started with my thoughts on friendship and actions of my own consequences and just wanting to feel like I was with a friend who truly understood me and who I was.' 'No, I think it started before then. I was in a...

(General Fiction Genre-Women's) THE CACTUS FLOWER

''The Cactus Flower' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted ©2018' 'Chapter One' 'Everyone has strife. This is what Natalie reminded herself as she sat in the middle of her bed, her legs up slightly, her arms clasped around her knees, and her head in bent slightly in prayer. Everyone has strife.' 'She was trying to get over...

(Undecided Genre) THE FREE PEOPLE

''Chapter One' 'Evie looked at the small statue she’d bought today at one of the more exclusive shops in Passport, Virginia with awe and wonder. She’d thought she’d purchased every unique item there was to be had on the planet. She’d thought that the many wondrous items she’d bought were all...

(General Fiction Genre-Explicit Material) ROUGH COUNTRY

'Rough Country' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'He reminded her, she thought, after everything had been said and done, of her grandfather. Leah sat in her study and thought back to her grandparents, her grandmother in particular, just to be sure she had the right thought. Her grandmother’s personality on this...

(Romance Genre) THE PLAYING HAND

'The Playing Hand' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Chapter One' 'He felt like he was permanently corrupt in some inexplicable way. And this, along with the experiences he’d had in the last three years, was making him feel like he couldn’t say no to anything she wanted. This, in turn, was making him...

(General Fiction Genre) UNTOUCHED

'Untouched' 'Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'I think on emotional scars as I walk the short distance from my small cottage in Huntington Beach down to a local coffee shop before walking further to the pier. I’ve had a second home here for pretty much ever.  I’ve got money. I’ve always had...

(Romance Genre) VIBES

'Vibes' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted ©2018' 'Chapter One' 'I turn off my television set and look at my cell, wondering who I can call to go out tonight. There’s nothing on TV anyway except the normal malice and violence and hatred that’s always on when I watch the news. I don’t want any more...

(Fable Genre) ILLUSIONS

'''Illusions' 'Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'Henry Bobbit was a small man. He loved to spend money on alcohol and pot and video games and movies and complain about how he never had any money. He loved to sit around his house stoned and doing nothing and complain that the one girlfriend...

(General Fiction Genre) THE INHERITANCE

'The Inheritance' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted ©2018' 'Chapter One (Darby)' 'August 7, 2009' 'I’d do just about anything for God. That’s my thought as I feel needles hit the front of my brain. I know the sensation. I’ve felt it before. A tight steel-like grip begins to hurt my head and I know this is...

(Fable Genre) APPEARANCES

'Appearances' 'Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Gravity was still trying to figure everything out. The townspeople of Pepper, Virginia, some of them anyway, still seemed angered by something she’d done or said or maybe, the thought came swiftly and with some doubt, something she’d supposedly done but hadn’t actually done. She wondered on...

(Poem Genre) TALE OF A FALLEN ANGEL

'''''''Commentary on the poem: ''' ' I originally had a lot of commentary on this poem. Then I took it all down because I want the reader to wonder on it. I want you to really think about what the poem is saying as well as Who the speaker is supposed to be...

(Suspense Genre) THE NETWORK

''The Network' 'Copyrighted ©2018' 'Debbie Basham' 'Chapter One (Mandy)' '“You know I love you, right?”' 'As soon as he said the words she knew. She knew he was the one who had put cleaning fluid in her food in an attempt to kill her. She also knew he wasn’t going to stop. He was telling...

(Fable Genre) LEGENDS

'Legends' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'He’d always been good at lying to people, selling them on something, making them believe something was true when it absolutely wasn’t. That was how Randy O’Brien had lived his life. Sure, he had a job, but the real fun always came in the form...

(Fable Genre) THE BOOK

'The Book' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'They felt shame in their hearts at what they’d done, but they didn’t want to admit it. So they kept an unapologetic attitude. So they reacted brazenly to the feelings of shame God had put in their hearts. And so the prideful church going...

(General Fiction Genre) COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

'COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'The hatred in Kali’s heart for her sister was so great she didn’t, in this moment, even care if she went to Hell for doing what she was about to do. She didn’t care if God never forgave her for it. She didn’t...

(Fable Genre) POINTY THINGS AND SABOTAGE

'Pointy Things And Sabotage' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'The sunny and warm weather was incompatible with the mood and the feelings of one evil man who lived inside the small town of Readings, Virginia. It was on this day in September that this particular man, full of hatred and anger,...

(General Fiction Genre) SUNBEAMS

''Sunbeams' 'Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018'' ' ' Chapter One' '' 'Tension and fear were in the air in the mid-sized town of Natural Oak, Virginia. Another rumor had been started that needed to be dispersed.' 'Lucy Malls didn’t exactly know of the rumor. She didn’t know what it was and yet she felt she might have a...

(Fable Genre) THE DAY SATAN VISITED THE SMALL TOWN OF ALPINE

'The Day Satan Visited The Small Town Of Alpine' 'Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted ©2018' 'The problem wasn’t that she was sleeping with a lot of men. The problem was that she wasn’t sleeping with any men. And the other women of the town of Alpine, SC (as well as quite a few of the...

(Inspirational) WINDOWS

'Windows' 'Debbie Basham' 'Copyrighted © 2018' 'Chapter One' 'I’m sitting in my parents’ home doing pretty much nothing. I’m nineteen. I was supposed to have had it all by now. I was supposed to have a huge bank account, a great job making at least forty thousand a year, a cool car and a...

(Inspirational) THE WALK

'The Walk' 'Debbie Basham' 'Copyright ©2017' 'Chapter One' 'Peacetown, Virginia' 'I walk into my home feeling grateful that the rest of my family has opted to visit my grandparents for the weekend and that I’ve opted to stay at home. It’s Friday and I’ve barely made it here. The ride on the school bus was...

(Romance Genre) WHERE I BELONG

'Where I Belong' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyright © 2017' 'Chapter One' '“I love it when you bake, Madison,” Aidan Connelly said, coming up behind her and wrapping his arms around her waist. She could be a bit bigger but Madison loved keeping trim to the point of obsession. As much as he’d tried to...

(Romance Genre) THE TIN MAN

'The Tin Man' 'By Debbie Basham' 'Copyright ©2017' 'Chapter One' 'The worst thing in the world isn’t not being able to forgive someone else. The worst thing in the world is not being able to forgive yourself. Had I known this truth six years ago, I wouldn’t have cheated on my wife.' 'Her name is...

(Romance Genre) THE LAWYER

'''~~The Lawyer' 'By Debbie Basham' ''' ''Copyright © 2017'' ''' 'Chapter One'' '''' ''“Character building,” I say out loud as I glance at the clock in the small living room of my one bedroom apartment. “This is building your character,” I say again. I know I sound half sarcastic and extremely exhausted as I say it....

(Romance Genre) THE UN-WASTED LIFE

'The Un-Wasted Life' 'Copyrighted © 2016' 'Debbie Basham' 'Chapter One' 'Here’s what I remember about the last night of my last life. I’m in my 1965 candy apple red mustang driving full speed, pressing the gas pedal as far down as I could. I’d originally wanted to take my bike out that night but...

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