My Writing Themes: One Deep Root

Drafting, editing, and world building are the sapling in the sunlight, but the seed and roots that come first are the writer’s true creation story. As a child I often gazed out my window imagining, but that was but one root. I was also the child who was left alone for hours, sometimes until sunset—in the forest.

Courtesy: Pixabay

Courtesy: Pixabay

For years after I turned six I’d sit on a large rock amidst dense forest, lichen-painted and leaf-dusted boulders lurking in the undergrowth, a two hundred foot cliff behind.

At other times, in places where the cliffs were lower, I lingered beside a shallow pool beneath an overhang. In that place, the carriage road bordered the cliff so I was less alone.

Okay, I’m certain this all sounds a bit puzzling, so let me back up a bit…

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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