A Bride For Bastian

The courtyard bustled with activity and the air crackled in anticipation of the upcoming royal festivities. Villagers abounded, wearing their finest clothing. Scholars clustered arguing opinions. Jesters danced in abandonment and jousters readied horses, preparing for the tournament. Wild boars turned on spits and the scent of roasted meat wafted across the crowd and beyond, … Continue reading A Bride For Bastian

UnSevered Twine

Photo credit: The Old Owl Woman by Hilary Luetkemeyer, as hibbary on Deviant Art. Warning note: possible trigger content in some of the story. The UnSevered Twine The sun rose, bright and beckoning in the cloudless sky, and the old woman was more than ready; she'd rested well, ate a decent supper the night before, … Continue reading UnSevered Twine

The Last Parade

Photo credit, Poison, by Victoria Frances. Here's another short story using this picture prompt. I wrote for #WordingWednesdays, the online writing group on MeWe, I call it The Last Parade. "Don’t you think a black cat is a bit too--stereotypical?” Sidney asked, raising his eyebrows high. “Why not a dog, or better yet, a robot … Continue reading The Last Parade

Old Lady of the Loom

Halloween was this past Wednesday. So, for #WordingWednesdays in my online writing group on MeWe,we used this picture prompt. It is a tapestry titled The Unicorn in Captivity, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is my short story, written with Halloween in mind. Old Lady of the Loom “But, Papa, I want a real … Continue reading Old Lady of the Loom

Wording Wednesday Fiction on MeWe

Using a picture prompt, by Amanda Clark, this fun group is making me stretch my creative fingers each week. Here is piece for week #2. Hmm ... I may have to take this one further than 1900 words ... A World ApartIt was the wee hours of the morning and the fog outside was thick … Continue reading Wording Wednesday Fiction on MeWe

Stakeout: A Cat Noir

Photo credit, "A Cat's Rendezvous" by Edouard Manet "Mornin, Sarge." Rascal's voice was tight. I could tell he felt things were still a little reserved between us after last week. He sauntered to me from behind, then stopped to scratch an ear nervously with a back paw. "Rascal," I purred, nodding my greeting. The sun … Continue reading Stakeout: A Cat Noir

Unchosen Pumpkins

Mona Finch placed another pie in the showcase cabinet taking care to arrange each just right for customer presentation. The fruit and cream pies sold year around, but from September through December, more pumpkin pies sold than the rest of the year combined. She loved pumpkin above all other pies. Her pumpkin pies had always … Continue reading Unchosen Pumpkins

The Beauty and the Oddities

The sun’s warm reappearance was anti-climactic in it’s promise of comfort and security as it peeked over the horizon. Fingerlike rays danced bashfully around the clouds reflected the expanse of the turquoise water as far as the eye could see. It was as if the sun knew about the horrific damage done in it’s absence. … Continue reading The Beauty and the Oddities

Henry Tingle’s Christmas Wish

The little mining town of Bellview, population 1,693, eventually got used to Henry Tingle. Since he was old enough to walk, stares followed him and whispers travelled quickly down sidewalks, passed through homes, and around stores aisles about his strangeness. Henry learned early how to pretend not to see or hear them. Still, he saw … Continue reading Henry Tingle’s Christmas Wish

There is strength in writing numbers.

So this a thing, now. Saturday Scenes. It's a great private community on google plus... I am a new member of #SaturdayScenes. The group is private. BUT, all that is involved for anyone wanting to join is search #SaturdayScenes in the communities and ask to join. I was recently promoted to moderator in this community. (I've … Continue reading There is strength in writing numbers.

Meet My Main Character (Plus Two Side Notes)

Unexplored Boundaries

Before I get into the main topic of this post:

So, 4th of July was a bust.  We got on the boat, and a minute into the boat ride, the battery died.  We had to have another boat bring us back.  The burgers were awful, and we didn’t get to see any fireworks.  I was very upset.

On Wednesday, Mom noticed a mama cat with four baby kittens.  Well, Mama (cat) left and the babies scattered.  We caught one, and we were going to bring it inside, but we decided to leave it for when Mama came back.  Well, she came back, but she left another baby.  So, we took that one inside.  It’s downstairs now, we don’t want Shasta to meet it (we don’t know how he’ll react).  If Mama comes back, we’ll let this one go.  But if she doesn’t, we might have another cat.

Ok, onto other…

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More on Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

Watch for this lady, y'all! She's a good one follow. Meet Samantha Dunaway Bryant Her work in progress looks to be in the makings of a very good read indeed. What lengths a female unable to conceive, to have a baby to call their own will go, to be a mother? This is one I … Continue reading More on Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

So, I’ve got this blog now…

A year ago, I joined Google Plus. I looked for my interests. I joined or asked to join some communities and watched as my stream filled with jokes, crochet patterns, craft tidbits, travel, foodie goodies, and...writing questions and advice. I taught myself through the google helpers about circles, plus +1ing, sharing, and re-sharing. It was … Continue reading So, I’ve got this blog now…

From Writers Discussion Group to SaturdayScenes to here:

Who'd have thought joining google+ and becoming a member John Ward's community WDG (Writers Discussion Group) would lead to another community of writers called Saturday Scenes? And that the weekly flash fiction exercises would lead to trying for a novel in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2013? I surprised myself and did it! 50,000 words … Continue reading From Writers Discussion Group to SaturdayScenes to here:

Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

I would like to take a moment to promote Weaver Grace in her “Meet My Main Character Blog Tour”. There are some fantastic links to many great writers and authors here. Being a newbie blogger with a very bare sidebars, I need to rectify this and get with the program. This is a great place to start, with Weaver Grace.

I am following Grace Buchanan’s blog for several reasons. I met her through google plus in the Writers Discussion Group. We both utilized the weekly flash fiction exercises offered there. I stories spoke to me and vice versa. I find, through her blog, to be a very kind, humane person; someone to follow and admire in her strengths and endeavors.

She asked invited me on her blog tour keeping it going. I said I would love to. Now I hope I can do my part and keep it going. I understand I will promote three more. I hope my technology impaired abilities are up to this. Ha!

Currently, her work in progress is a historical fiction. I particularly liked the genealogical digging she and her sister were excavating. What a worthwhile research! Such daily treasures, uncovering sentimental facts that not only helps your work in progress, but also pertains to specifically your past.

She also has a page on her craft, loom weaving, which also appeals to the crafty side of my nature. I find her weaving abilities to be just awesome, and admire anyone who can do crafts of old, bringing them back to life. That is just fascinating to me.

Weaver Grace Audiobooks

Jo Robinson tagged me to continue a tradition of bloggers. Meet My Main Character Blog Toursresemble radio interviews: tune in now for answers to questions posed to me, and a week later for answers to the same questions posed to other authors. This tour asksthe authors of works-in-progressto answerquestions about the main characters of their historical fiction novels. Jo describes her main character as being part of other-worldly myths that she (her main character) doesn’t believe in.Jo features this character in herShadow People series.Shadow People: The Hunger coverJoand Iwrite similarly: our characters tell us their stories, and we merelytranslate them into a language that you can read.

And now, the questions and answers about my historical novel-in-progress:

  1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
    Polly is my grandmother’s grandmother, as I imagine her.
  2. When and where is the story set?
    Polly raised her…

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The Inspiration behind my story… The Walking Bridge

The photo above taken by my daughter, Kelli, who is a wonderful photographer, is the true inspiration behind this story. Her website is here She lives in southern Texas, and the real name of this walking bridge is The Chalk Ridge Falls Walking Bridge near Salado, Texas close to Austin, where she resides. I have linked a … Continue reading The Inspiration behind my story… The Walking Bridge

So, It’s Been Awhile…

Since my last post, a lot has happened for me in my new writing world. Last fall, I talked myself into attempting NaNoWriMo 2013. For those not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it is a National Novel Writing Month that occurs in November every year. It is a world wide website dedicated to writers complete with chat … Continue reading So, It’s Been Awhile…

My Super Fantastic Awesome Week

Okay, so I'm having a super fantastic wonderful time babysitting my super fantastic awesome Austin Grandsons (ages 3,6,8) for a week.  Naturally, I came prepared and armed with my laptop (for me), my ipad pre-loaded with star wars angry bird app, the avengers app, and the Farfaria children's book app for them to play with … Continue reading My Super Fantastic Awesome Week

Would you like to “supersize” that order, ma’am?

Welp, it's official.  I am now a blogger.  It is kind of liberating, but overwhelming as well.  Do I want to add this widget or that widget?  Huh?  I am still trying to figure out my profile and adding links! Well, the old adage' give me an "E" for effort' will apply here for sure! So, … Continue reading Would you like to “supersize” that order, ma’am?