You Go, Girl! #DealMeIn19

My Deal Me In deck gave me a heart this week, so I got to read a story by Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt.

Alicia is the author of PRIDE’S CHILDREN: PURGATORY, one of my all-time favorite books. Her short stories, posted generously on her blog, are from before she came into the full bloom of her powers, which makes them doubly interesting to me.

This is one of her drabbles: a story of exactly 100 words.

“Author of Expired Options”

by Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

An author is contacted by an agency that won’t take no for an answer. The author prevails.

Love it!

Deal Me In logo above designed by Mannomoi at follow her on Twitter at

If YOU need a short story to read, I have free ones here on my Free Reads page. I also have four collections for 99 cents each linked from my Short Stories page.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: How have you (or one of your characters) dealt with someone who won’t take no for an answer?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “You Go, Girl! #DealMeIn19

  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    July 29, 2019 at 5:35pm

    Thanks, Marian.

    By the way, that’s the one that got me banned from Book Hippo. It wasn’t personal, honest!

    Not everyone gets ‘tongue in cheek’ any more.

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