Christina Anne Hawthorne
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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It was true, she concluded, an inescapable fact, she shouldn’t be allowed to wield real life, not with her imagination intact. Better to thrive in the world she knew best and leave reality to everyone else. She had more than … Continue reading
It’s something of the end of an era for me, but not exactly. Maybe calling it a time of transition would be more appropriate. Regardless, I’m not going to tease you with my meaning. The website will soon be closed, … Continue reading
Privilege came, indifference stayed, his power unearned he wielded without shame. He saw her in a way, that was to say, he didn’t see her at all in his rage. She saw him in ways, through her haze, he dismissed … Continue reading
At present I’m performing my first edit on Exhuming Truths, my accidental and unintentional story. It’s about two people who love the wrong people and are too blind to see who they really love. That’s the core story. It’s also … Continue reading
She built a world. It replaced the one into which she was born… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.
The title of this blog post says it all. No doubt there are those who’d tell me I shouldn’t admit to PTSD any more than depression or anxiety. Yeah, well, then don’t read this. There are others out there who … Continue reading
When my stories evolve from one draft to another there’s little that’s as thrilling as witnessing the stages of improvement. That’s the big picture. Looking closer, there are the insights that lead to positive changes to characters, creatures, and settings. … Continue reading
The warmth of sunrise… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.
Last week I said I’d talk about how I write opening sequences. Much to my amazement, I’m remembering to do just that. There might be another term for it, or maybe people just think of it as the opening. I … Continue reading
Our long winter night… To read the latest poem on the website, and the first of 2020, please join me HERE.