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

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

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 21

***Wet as Rain***   215: Black as night; wet as rain. This last memory will always remain.   Kru’Nah climbed the steps to the stage. His boots scraped against the fresh wood. His fingers flexed against the rigid covers of the Writings. He knelt and set the book gently against the back of the stage. … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 21

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 20

Part 1 Part 19 ***Duality*** 205: There are two kinds of people in the world. It took nearly an hour before Tra’Khil and his men returned with all 50 of the priests of the Guardians. No more than fifty. No less than fifty. For thousands of years. Several of the priests gasped and others backpedaled … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 20

Book Review: Children of Pride by Darrell J. Pursiful

What this book is about:  Taylor Smart, your average dorky 13-year old, is living the average middle school life. Until she's kidnapped by Fair Folk and whisked away into The Wonder. What I liked:  I LOVE fantasy books and this book did not disappoint me at all. It's definitely for younger readers, but I still … Continue reading Book Review: Children of Pride by Darrell J. Pursiful

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 19

Part 1 Part 18 ***Mother*** 163: I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn’t very nice. Kru’Nah steeled himself, setting his face into its royal mask. He must not be surprised. He must not act surprised. He must not show surprise. Or anything else, for that matter, but … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 19

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 18

Read Part 1 Read Part 17 ***Sight*** 206: You encounter a seer. They offer to peer into your future. Kru’Nah took a deep breath and blew it out. He knew that a cloud of breath must have formed, but the blackness was so enveloping, he couldn’t see it. “What else can I do?” he said … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 18

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 17

Read Part 1 Read Part 16 ***Moonlight*** 212: In the moonlight In the starlight They walked all night To see if everything was all right   Allyandrah woke to Grandfather shaking her lightly. “It’s just starting to get light. We need to move,” he whispered. Allyandrah nodded groggily. She stretched and sat up. He offered … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 17