First, a HUGE thank you to all of you who purchased Pink Shades of Words: Walk 2016. As many of you know, I have donated to the cause every year (both by contributing words but also by buying at least one copy of the anthology). This year, I actually bought several copies as giveaways to readers of my newsletter.
Second…a little bit more about PSOW. This amazing cause is run by the beautiful Glorya Hidalgo. Every year, she raises money for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade as Team Captain for the Fifty Shades of Pink team. She invited me to contribute to the first PSOW anthology in 2014, and I told her this year that I will contribute something every year as long as she will have me. Glorya’s energy and dedication are tireless, and I’m proud to do my part.
Third…the rights to the story I donated have now reverted to me, so I am going to share that story here. I want to warn my regular readers that this story is very different from what I usually write. This is sweet–no sex! In fact, I don’t have to throw up an 18+ disclaimer this time. 🙂 Oh…except for language. The language is, um, rated R. As usual. 😉
If you love to contribute to a good cause, please be sure to check out the anthology next year. This year, we had some heavy hitters (Raine Miller, for example).
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story. I’ll stop yapping about the story and just give it to you already!!!
Addendum, July 9, 2016: I’m sorry. If you’re looking for “Escaping the Cocoon,” I am now including it in a collection reserved exclusively for readers of my newsletter. If you’d like to get your copy of that collection–as well as hear from me on occasion–please click HERE