Tuesday, April 18, 2017

O is for Oblivious and Maski Release Day!

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I’m writing drabbles based on words I got from a random word generator.  A drabble is a short piece of fiction of exactly 100 words.



“I get the feeling I’m missing something important,” Sarah said, tapping her chin thoughtfully.
Ian nodded.  “I’m not surprised.”
“It’s weird, because I feel like we’ve had this conversation before,” she continued distractedly.
“We have.  Once a year, in fact.”
She sighed.  “For the life of me, I can’t think of what it is.”  She approached the refrigerator to retrieve a cold can of Coca Cola, passing the calendar on the wall as she did.
That day’s date was circled in red marker and clearly labeled ANNIVERSARY.  Ian smiled.  Oblivious as Sarah was about such things, he still adored her.

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Maski: Broken But Not Dead
By Joylene Nowell Butler
Psychological Thriller
$4.99 eBook ISBN 9781939844385

An IPPY Silver Medalist!

To the Breaking Point...

When Brendell Meshango resigns from her university professor position and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime.

However, is all as it appears? After two bizarre days, the intruder mysteriously disappears but continues to play mind games with her. Taught by her mother to distrust the mainstream-based power structures, and with her stalker possibly linked to a high level of government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her silence keep her safe?

Then her beloved daughter, Zoë, is threatened and Brendell takes matters into her own hands. To save Zoë, Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.

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“Joylene Nowell Butler gets straight to the story, taking you from one happening to the next and keeps you turning the page.” - Martha A. Cheves, author

“A psychological thriller filled with suspense, action and drama...” - John Bell, 93.1  CFIS-FM: Prince George, BC

“Riveting and beautifully written. You won't be able to set it down.” Judith S. Avila, author

Joylene, Métis, is the author of Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and Break Time. She and her husband and their two cats reside in Canada for the summers and Nayarit for the winters. They believe life should be an adventure. https://cluculzwriter.blogspot.com/


  1. Isn't it usually the guy who's oblivious to anniversaries? :P Loved it!

  2. Thank you for featuring Joylene's book.

    I can usually remember our anniversary but I sometimes forget the year.

  3. I always remember anniversaries and such, but I do feel like I'm oblivious to a lot of other stuff, and constantly feel like I'm forgetting something.

    O - The October Crisis

  4. Obviously her forgetfulness is an endearing trait. That's how I like to think of my own obliviousness to certain things, not managed to miss my anniversary yet though! Congrats to Joylene!

  5. I never forget.
    Big congratulations to Joylene!

  6. I forget things all the time. Not if they are on the calendar though.

    Melissa @ My Creatively Random Life