Sarah Bredeman

The Election

“Dear, what are you looking at?” The man, hunched over in the doorway, looked over at his wife. She had one hand on her hip, the other held back the dark curtain just enough to poke her sun-spotted nose through the opening. She glared at something outside. “It’s back!” She said and let the curtain […]

The Shadow Thief

Their feet came down on creaking floorboards. Broken glass, from their clumsy break-in, scattered across the floor and crunched under foot. Screeches echoed through the corridor and pierced through Philippa’s body until her blood ran cold. “Here! In here,” Jensen shouted above the noise and grabbed her arm and yanked her into a room with […]

On the Twelfth Day of NaNo, the Muses Brought to Me…

NaNoWriMo week two is in full swing. Most of us know of this time as the dreaded week two, and/or The Week Satan Created. It’s a tough one. You’re probably stuck, or looking down the barrel of stuck at a few looming plot holes (ME! That would be me!). So take inventory: How are you […]


NaNoWriMo Day 5: A Royal November

Royals baseball is over for 2015. The parade has come and the crowds have gone. Memories were made. A championship was won. My home, my city came together in a way like I’ve never experienced. In 2014, the Kansas City Royals lost the World Series in Game 7 against the San Francisco Giants on October […]


The Murder Cabin

“Babe, how far is it again?” Peter asked, looking out the window as they turned onto another Missouri county road. Their two-car caravan would carve its way through rural Missouri from Oak Grove to Jeff City, then on to Salem. “About five hours,” Samara said. “Okay, well wake me up when we get to Jeff. […]