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Broken Girl

Claire has everything.

A great career, great friends, but no husband. All that soon changes when she meets a handsome guy called Grayson Miller. Sparks quickly fly and she turns from a single woman to a married woman expecting a child. Grayson is sweet and kind.

But Claire quickly finds out that Grayson isn't all what he seems, with bursts of anger which usually ends with a punch or slap.

Claire needs to get out, with her daughter, But how can she escape from her husband's controlling grasp?

4 reads 3 likes 2 follows 1 comment

Unknown Diners

Their longstanding friendship deepens when wine and food reviewers Lorne and Catherine meet again seven months after she was widowed by murder. As they help each other work through their traumatic pasts, they become entangled in the dark world of sexual perversion and body modification. They face mutilation and death from past tormentors as they scramble to unravel organised manipulation in the restaurant trade.

This is a story of passion and suspense in a dark corner of the human condition.

Michael Walsh
15 hours ago

Tweaking from Wattpad feedback.

596 reads 673 likes 34 follows 759 comments

Spilt Wine

David is visiting France, searching for wines to import for his growing company when he encounters a wine theft and a missing friend. While he comforts his friend’s wife, Catherine, their lives are threatened. Intensifying circumstances draw them closer together, and they uncover their buried traumas, insecurities and longings. This is a tale of mounting realisations, passions and love, woven through a gripping crime thriller on the Burgundy canals and in the French wine business of the 1980s.

Tweaking from Wattpad feedback.

432 reads 485 likes 31 follows 483 comments

The Testimony

A family of five invites their good neighbour over for dinner. Things get ugly as someone decides to teach them a lesson they will never forget.

just scribbled this...Assistance in grammar check is welcomed and appreciated.

4 reads 3 likes 0 follows 4 comments


Confidently bracing her trigger finger, Priscilla murders those who steal love that belongs to her. She believes she is a superwoman, able to plot and commit perfect murders. It seems she is right. No one ever suspects she murdered her little sister, her husband and her next-door-neighbor. When Priscilla’s daughter-in-law Linda tarnishes her son’s love for her, Priscilla readies her gun. But Linda buys a personal protection dog. Has Priscilla finally met her match?

Muriel Canfield
5 months ago

This is really the last draft. #4. If any of you are not tired of my book and would read and suggest, I'd be so helped and happy. If you do, only read chapters marked fourth draft. Thank you. I really really do want to pursue a publisher.

1194 reads 793 likes 63 follows 461 comments

Girl at the Window

When Detective Alana Bosse is called to investigate a brutal murder in a small mid-west town, her suspicions lead her in the direction of the victim's daughter. There is no doubt that Clara wanted him dead after years of being controlled by him, but it all seems too neat and she isn’t confessing. She isn't the only one who isn't talking, when the townsfolk close ranks to keep a secret.

Not sure if the revelation in this chapter is revelation too far.

80 reads 72 likes 9 follows 104 comments


Absent minded, Sherlock Holmes admirer, Miranda is asked to help solve a possible murder. The sheriff in town has eyes for her and asks her for assistance in uncovering clues. In the death of one of the towns board members.

They uncover way more than they bargained for, with clones, wolves and microscopic mind controlling chips and a devious plan to take over the world. With otherworldly forces from both sides of the spectrum at their side this mystery is sure to grab and entertain you.

4 chapts up :-)

46 reads 33 likes 5 follows 55 comments

Journey's Child

Twelve-year-old Gilly is about to journey through a summer filled with loss, guilt, bullies, and unlikely friendships. Told by her, it's the story of the summer when 'the terrible awful thing' happened. It's a poignant story that leads the reader down a path where broken, vulnerable people learn to forgive and let go of their guilt and grief. Unfortunately, this lesson comes at a high price. A past its prime art colony on the Oregon coast serves as the backdrop for Journey's Child.

Thank you Sue Hart, as always.

151 reads 193 likes 8 follows 145 comments

La Fée Verte

Absinthe has long been regarded as the drink of artists and madmen. Which one is Alain?

John Nedwill
1 week ago

Written for Story Cubes 43.

12 reads 8 likes 0 follows 10 comments

Anybody's Child

Seventeen-year-old Beth Shannon awakes in the middle of the night to the sound of an intruder. In an instant life as she knows it is forever shattered. Accused of a crime she didn't commit, she finds herself thrust into a life of a fugitive in order to find the real killer.

Michelle Kidd
3 weeks ago

I'm sad that this will be my last post. 😢 As many of you know, WO is shutting down.Thanks to all who have reached out to me and expressed the desire to continue to read AC. You guys have been the best helping me shape my next book! ~ Now for the good news! My website is secure, and I'd love for you to sign up under BetaReader to continue to read/comment. The web address is MichelleKidd.com. Feel free to contact me at mkidd6@comcast.net if you have questions. I don't want to lose touch!

483 reads 384 likes 40 follows 477 comments

Operation 1: Titanic

Agent Jason McIver was glad to get this case onboard the word's greatest luxury liner. Others thought him too young, too immature; this was his chance to prove them wrong. He would discover who had stolen the Bureau's records, or die trying.

Complications arise when a strange woman meets him onboard. Chelsea Farthing may know more than she's letting on.

1 month ago

Chapters 4-4. Maybe WriteOn's closing will inspire me to write faster ... but what a way to go. :-(

37 reads 12 likes 3 follows 116 comments

Evidence: Past-Life Memories

“Sometimes, life calls us back to live again.”

Maggie Warner has a gift of memory concerning all the days of this life, and some from her last one. Her family has doubts concerning Maggie's memories of a past life, with understandable reasons. Only Robert Malone, neuropsychologist, and his memory inducing technology can prove her claim. His godson, Jack, gives her confidence to hunt, strength to face what comes, and encouragement to see it through, as their love grows.

Sue Hart
2 weeks ago

I've been updating the chapters of this book, with edits from Sue Baron, Michael Walsh, K.V. Wilson, and Kate McGinn on Wattpad.

314 reads 254 likes 32 follows 206 comments

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