Let's pretend it hasn't been four months since my last post. You know how time feels like it is slipping away from you? That's been happening ... a lot. The last time I posted here, we had moved, I had gotten a fish, and I had gotten some plants. Since then, I have gotten a… Continue reading Something New, Somewhere New
This is a reblog of a piece I wrote in October of last year that I genuinely enjoyed. Work was hectic this week, and I just started going back to the gym; my body and my brain are so tired! What I want to do is write another short based off of this prompt, like a continued adventure. If I can get it done this weekend, I’ll post it early!
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The loud whooshing of large, leathery wings stirred the calico from her slumber atop the fence post. The ground shuddered under the weight of something far larger than a cat, the vibration reverberating through the old wooden post. The calico blinked away sleep, her pale green eyes taking in the sight before her – a slinky black dragon bowed low to the ground. She studied it for a long moment before sighing.
“How did you find me?” the calico asked.
The snake-like dragon did not move. His wings were curled up against his back, his hide darker than midnight and shiny. It dazzled the cat sometimes, but the dragon was not a plaything – it was a thing she had already said farewell to. When…
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I was sitting here today, wondering what to blog about and feeling really guilty, when I read Michael J. Sullivan’s post about J.R.R. Tolkien. He and other fantasy authors celebrated Tolkien’s birthday (January 3, 1892) by talking about what Tolkien meant to them. Tolkien’s fantasy worlds were an inspiration for a lot of writers! When… Continue reading When Dragons Opened the Door
How well do you know your characters? Senior year in college, I decided to write a novella for my thesis. Since I didn’t have to take as many courses, I thought I could handle it. I quickly learned how much work would go into plotting and writing. I had deadlines to meet - scheduled office… Continue reading Tell Me Everything About You
This is part of the #NovemberNotes challenge, hosted by Sarah Doughty and Rosema. The song is Yellow by Coldplay. “Ari, you’re glowing,” he warned as he trotted alongside her. The girl’s eyes widened as she glanced down at her hands, body, and legs. There was a yellow-hued aura emanating from within her. In daylight, it… Continue reading You Were All Yellow