Looking For a Fellow Writer (or Two)

writing

You like to write?

You want to try writing in a group?

I’m planning on writing a paranormal Short Story for Halloween but I’d like to try something different and write it with one or even two other writers. 

If such a collaboration might interest you, just email me at audreywritesabroad@gmail.com and we can form a writing group and start brainstorming! Continue reading “Looking For a Fellow Writer (or Two)”

Dean & Lily – Episode 1

350 words
Dystopia, YA
Written by Audrey Francis-Plante

DEAN & LILY
Episode 1


The stench of flood and rotten apple is so strong I almost faint as I climb over the fence. I put on the mask they asked me to bring and step into the darkness of the orchard.

I grin.

The thick mud stains my new shoes, but I don’t care. This school year has to be good because A, I’m invited to the Troupe’s Initiation, and B, Dean isn’t. Continue reading “Dean & Lily – Episode 1”

The Road to Banff

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I drove from Calgary to Banff on my own, and it was definitely perilous. The thing is, everywhere you look is so DAMN BEAUTIFUL that I couldn’t focus on the road, and I kept trying to take some photos which was downright life-threatening. (Kind of worth it, though, but definitely DON’T do that.) Continue reading “The Road to Banff”

Book Club – September

monthly YA book club

If you want to join, the rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we discuss it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. (If you want to make a review of the book on your blog feel free to link it in the comments on the 20th so we can all share and talk books and love life and be awesome.) (For more info, click here.)

Now comes the time to announce the book of September! Continue reading “Book Club – September”

Pieces of Advice That Are Slowly Fucking Up My Mind

Free writing, 254 words
Written by: Audrey Francis-Plante

Everyone’s priorities are different, but you have to think about money and work first.

You have to put everything you’ve got in your passion, and what’s your Plan B?

Be a strong and confident woman, but there are things that a girl just can’t do.

You’re a natural beauty, but you look so much better with make-up on.

Travel as much as you can while you can. Isn’t it time to settle down?

Don’t let others influence you, but why aren’t you more like him?

Have your own opinion, but if the majority thinks otherwise … Continue reading “Pieces of Advice That Are Slowly Fucking Up My Mind”

Holidays Book Tag

HOLIDAYS

Hello, everyone! I felt like creating a book tag, so here it is.

RULES:

1. Make a post of your own in which you name a book that you would want to read for each of the holidays below. (Feel free to change the holidays if you celebrate different ones!)
2. Tag at least 5 bloggers to do it at their turn.
3. Link back to audreywritesabroad so she can see your post!
4. Have fun!

Continue reading “Holidays Book Tag”

Pink Hair, Red Blood

This is an excerpt of a short story I’ve been working on lately, and I’d really like to know what you guys think of it!

370 words
Excerpt
Written by Audrey Francis-Plante

ONE

I didn’t want to believe it was true, but my brothers insisted it had worked on them so I had to see for myself.

Following their directions, I crossed the forest, made a left at the scarecrow, and spotted the cabin made of bones. They said to knock four times, once at each corner of the blue wooden door, so I did.

It opened. Continue reading “Pink Hair, Red Blood”

Top 10 Book Titles – YA Fiction

TOP 10 book titles

Hello fellow readers! Sometimes I pick up a book only because the title pricks my curiosity. Here’s my Top 10 Book Titles in YA Realistic Fiction–I’ll be doing another one soon with YA Fantasy & Sci-fi Fiction, because I find they need another kind of titles entirely. Continue reading “Top 10 Book Titles – YA Fiction”

Dinosaur Provincial Park in Pictures

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Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about two-and-a-half hours drive from Calgary, Alberta, that I had the chance to visit last June. And it’s simply gorgeous.

So I’ve decided to let the photos talk for themselves.

Continue reading “Dinosaur Provincial Park in Pictures”

Book Club – August

monthly YA book club

If you want to join, the rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we discuss it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. (If you want to make a review of the book on your blog feel free to link it in the comments on the 20th so we can all share and talk books and love life and be awesome.) (For more info, click here.)

Now comes the time to announce the book of August! Continue reading “Book Club – August”

The Lying Lesson

96 words
Fiction
Written by: Audrey Francis-Plante

“I would like to apply for the job,” I said with a smile.

The girl popped the chewing gum balloon in her big mouth. “How old are you?”

“Fifty-two.”

She laughed. “How old are you really?”

“Seventy-nine,” I lied again.

My mother taught me some lies are polite, meant to keep people comfortable.

She leaned on the counter. “And what makes you want to work in a fast-food restaurant?”

“Well, I don’t have enough time left for slow food.”

She smiled, then said, “Sorry. We just hired someone.”

Apparently, her mother taught her the same lesson.

Top 5 Things to Do in Vancouver

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Last month, I spent a week in Vancouver and it definitely wasn’t enough. I know I’ll have to go back to BC one day to explore more cities and nature. (In a dream trip, I’m driving across Canada in a van.) But for now, here’s my top 5 to do in Vancouver! Continue reading “Top 5 Things to Do in Vancouver”

Celebrating 600 followers – Book Giveaway

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TIME TO CELEBRATE

Last month, my blog reached 600 followers. I mean, WOW. This means so much to me! Thank you so much everyone for your support, your likes, your awesome comments, and the precious time you spend on my blog! I’m always so happy to read every notification I get; it feels awesome to know I’m not just writing to myself all the time. So I decided to thank you all with two things. Continue reading “Celebrating 600 followers – Book Giveaway”

Book Club – July

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(Happy Canada Day!)

If you want to join, the rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we discuss it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. (If you want to make a review of the book on your blog feel free to link it in the comments on the 20th so we can all share and talk books and love life and be awesome.) (For more info, click here.)

Now comes the time to announce the book of July! Continue reading “Book Club – July”

Waking Up in a Tent with this View

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Last night I arrived in Banff and camped on my own for the first time. It was a little bit scary, to be honest. (I’m such a wimp.) I was awaken in the middle of the night by the rustling of the bag in which I keep my shoes, right outside my tent. I opened my eyes wide, convinced someone was trying to rob me, only to see a squirrel staring at me. Continue reading “Waking Up in a Tent with this View”