My New Book: The Time Children

Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash. Two days ago, I started writing a new story. Not flash fiction this time, or even a short story, but a book. One that has been growing and morphing in my mind for a while now and which I finally decided I should go ahead and start on, even if the story … Continue reading My New Book: The Time Children

Throwback Thursday #27–Novel: The Crowspire Chronicles

Photo by Reuben Hustler on Unsplash. For today's Throwback Thursday post, I'm sharing the second chapter of a book I started working on, back in the fall of 2015. My then-boyfriend (now husband) and I came up with the seed of a story that I was going to turn into a novel, but then didn't. Here's the second … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #27–Novel: The Crowspire Chronicles

A Discovery in the Snow, Part III

Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash I realize it's been over a month since I last posted, but I hope to post more frequently beginning today. For starters, here's the next installment of my multiple-part story "A Discovery in the Snow." Part of the idea for this story comes from this prompt. You can read the previous installments … Continue reading A Discovery in the Snow, Part III

A Discovery in the Snow

Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash Written for this prompt and this prompt. Florence noticed the dead bird first. She flapped toward the small heap of feathers, eager hand outstretched. “Look! What happened to it?” Abel slapped her hand away and crouched, coat spreading over the snow as if it were wings itself. He squinted and frowned. It was about the … Continue reading A Discovery in the Snow

WIP Wednesday

My brain's all discombobulated at the moment because I just learned that one of my best friends, whom I'm going to visit on Saturday, just got a little dog and I'm SO EXCITED. As in, can-hardly-sit-still excited. I absolutely love dogs. I've had dogs around for sixteen years of my life (at one point I … Continue reading WIP Wednesday

The Usual Writer Person Is Out Today

Dear readers, As you can surmise from the title, which I tried to make as straightforward as possible, the usual writer person has asked me to take over for her, just this once, in order to give her a break. I don’t trust writers because they tend to mess up the stories they’re telling, but … Continue reading The Usual Writer Person Is Out Today

My Return and a New Goal

Well, friends. Last week I was absent from blogging because I had a deadline on Sunday evening, and I was working to finish editing the four stories I intended to send in. One of them was fresh, and the other three consisted of half-stories I had started and wanted to finish. The deadline definitely helped. … Continue reading My Return and a New Goal

Stitchin’ Saturday #2

In case you missed the first Stitchin' Saturday post, I've started doing this theme every Saturday (at least, that's my plan, but it doesn't always happen), thanks to the lovely Blinking Cat. Pieces Finished None, unfortunately, but I'm about to finish one. The baby blanket pictured above in the right corner just needs its ends … Continue reading Stitchin’ Saturday #2

Chapter 3

Photo by Lee Miller on Unsplash   “Right here,” said Nick, pointing, “this is where I woke up.” The tide had long since washed away the impression his body made, but he could still feel the sand in his mouth and the cold damp seeping into his thin clothes as he lay. The others looked … Continue reading Chapter 3

Chapter 2

Photo by Lee Miller on Unsplash The carpet smelled of dust. Nick buried the resulting sneeze in his borrowed sheet and sat up on the air mattress, gazing around into the dark. A shaft of moonlight cut through the gloom and illuminated the end of Levi’s bed, a small mountain range darker than the rest … Continue reading Chapter 2