Tag Archives: creative writing

The Unexpected Animal

Animals in fiction. Truth be told, when I originally addressed the topic in 2016 it was as a joke. Then I discovered the value of animal characters in fiction. I’m keeping the original blog’s title because I loved it so … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 4 – Colorizing Tremjara

My little map series continues, though it isn’t so little anymore… Week1: Historical map influences. Week2: Fantasy maps and my first attempts at creating Carrdia. Week3: Creating the continent of Tremjara in B&W. This week, as promised, the topic is … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 2 – First Carrdia Efforts

My transition from real maps to fantasy maps happened in an instant the day I opened The Fellowship of the Ring and saw Middle Earth. It was a map of imagination itself. It was an I-need-to-sit-down moment. The Middle Earth … Continue reading

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Introducing My Map Series

It’s virtually impossible to not be new in this new reality that is the pandemic. As difficult as it is—and it is difficult–I’m trying to be new in a positive way. I’m applying that attitude to my health, home, and … Continue reading

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The Bridge in Distant Farthing

Outside her daughter’s bedroom, Merelda Phlane leaned her head back against the wall. It was the same torment each night. She was the rare witch who’d married. Rarer still was losing the love of her life in a tragic, misguided … Continue reading

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Gryphon Gray

Once, when M’Ameth was quite little, the song within was forbidden, for almost she brought death upon the other children. In time, death came anyway. Cries settled in the valley. A mournful wail wove through the smoke. “Come now, you’re … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones

Content Warning: Though it isn’t depicted, this flash fiction story does reference child abuse. Breaking free from a conversation that was empty words anyway, Jennifer Nile folded her arms and wandered along the side of the hollow home. Let the … Continue reading

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Ontyre Short Story: Taking Flight

Searching for balance when up was down, Clarta Baris staggered sideways to a collision with the closest seat. Breathing too fast, it turned out, was the same as not breathing at all. Meanwhile, her dislike for dying a horrible death … Continue reading

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Hope, Purpose, and Kasaria

It’s time to talk about writing again. I could talk about the bad news circling the globe week after week, but I won’t. Not this week. After all, I’m a writer. I write. I’m also a writer who most often … Continue reading

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Examining the 2020 Plan

The pressure is light at the moment, but building each month as I move through 2020 on my way to late autumn. That pressure is a result of my plans for the year. My ultimate goal for 2020 is, and … Continue reading

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