Fine As Alabaster

Prompt: Write a story about an empty jar I wrote this exploring description without killing the forward movement of the story.  I hope you enjoy it.  -------------------------------------------------------------------- Telondra wandered through the rows of shelves, dimly lit in the dusty air, amazed by all the strange and bizarre things contained on them. Jars of unlabeled powders. … Continue reading Fine As Alabaster

Book Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

What the book is about:  Amy and Matthew are average high school students. Except Amy has cerebral palsy. And Matthew is paid to hang out with her once every four days at school. Amy has always been around adults and no one tells her the truth. Matthew has always been a loner, but honesty in … Continue reading Book Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Final Part

***Love at Last***   195: “I loved it.”   The next day, the sun was high in the morning sky before Kru’Nah swept aside the curtains. He blinked against the brightness, a yawn escaping his lips. His arms and back ached. He stretched and then made his way to the door, pulling the bolt. New … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Final Part

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 22

***One Thing***   211: If I could change one thing…   Kru’Nah stood as the fire finally died out sometime in the middle of the night. No one else stood in the square with him, at least not that he could see in the dim light of the moon. He breathed in and blew out … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 22

Pantsing Fantasy: Generating Ideas: Setting

"Look at this place, isn't it neat. Wouldn't you think... ...a great fantasy story could happen here?" Okay, okay, maybe I fudged on the lyrics a little bit. But really, have you ever found yourself totally enamored with an idea of a world, but you don't have anything else figured out? Someone once told me … Continue reading Pantsing Fantasy: Generating Ideas: Setting

What I’m Reading: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

What this book is about:  Black Beauty is the story of a horse as it lives out its life in late part of 1800s in and around London. Black Beauty finds himself changing many hands over the course of his life and shares the ups and downs of horse life at the hands of good … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Pantsing Fantasy: Generating Ideas: Conflict

Conflict. The tension. The driver. The REASON for the story. But what if that's all you have? You know that you need some characters and they need to live somewhere, but all you can think about is "It would be so cool if... [insert awesome conflict here]". You're right. It WOULD be so cool, which … Continue reading Pantsing Fantasy: Generating Ideas: Conflict

Book Review: Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders

What this book is about:  Mira and Ava Goodwin are twins born in the near-future United States in this dystopian future sci-fi novel. However, the U.S. has strictly adopted a One Child law and their father is the director of the department that enforces this law. The girls spend their entire lives pretending to be … Continue reading Book Review: Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders