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Francelia Belton’s love of short stories came from watching old Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents television shows in her youth. Her fiction has appeared in various publications, including "Dreaming of Ella" in the Denver Noir anthology by Akashic Books. Her short story, “Knife Girl,” was a finalist in the 2020-2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2021 Outstanding Screenplays Shorts Competition. Her short story, "The Brotherhood of Tricks and Tricks" was a quarterfinalist in the 2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition.

She is an active member of Sisters in Crime and has served as Vice President (2015-2018) and President (2019-2021) for the Colorado chapter. She is also an active m
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“Red Riding in the Hood” published in Bizarre Bazaar

“Red Riding in the Hood” published in Bizarre Bazaar by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers on September 1, 2022

Red Riding in the Hood in Bizarre Bazaar anthology

"When Malina found out about Mr. Wolfe's intentions towards her grandmother, there was only one thing she could do. She hunted him down and stabbed him. Or rather, she tried to. But the old guy was quicker than she gave him credit for."

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Published on September 04, 2022 13:43 Tags: crime-fiction, fairytale-retelling, fiction, fiction-anthology, short-fiction, short-story
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" I have discovered that many of the Colorado writers I admire have dark streaks wider than our state’s big, blue sky. I enjoyed reading Denver Noir, edited by novelist Cynthia Swanson, the latest in Akashic Books’ long-running series of fiction antho" Read more of this review »
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"A great compilation of noir stories set in Denver --fascinating to be set in places that i know of and sad and scary at the same time. There is much about Colfax and environs, of the various seedier parts of the city that once were home to Denver's b" Read more of this review »
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message 7: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 02:22PM)

Dale Thele Francelia, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you all the very best in 2014!


Lawrence Thanks for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. Happy Reading!! :)


message 5: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up.


Francelia Belton Carole wrote: "hi! thank you for adding me!"

Carole, thank you for returning the favor! :D


Francelia Belton A. R. wrote: "Francelia, thanks for the add! I see you like King and Koontz. Rock on!"

A.R., I see some great books in your favorites that I need to check out. But King and Koontz are almost always a good pick. :D


message 2: by A.R.

A.R. Francelia, thanks for the add! I see you like King and Koontz. Rock on!


Carole Gill hi! thank you for adding me!


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