The Elf Killer – Part III: The Witch of Timmoral Forest

Check out Melissa Barker Simpson's blog to learn more about the challenge. I chose Option 1: Sentence Starter – The first time I died, I was nineteen years old and resigned to my fate; the second time was a different story. I am continuing the story of the Elf Killer, using the prompts from Mel's … Continue reading The Elf Killer – Part III: The Witch of Timmoral Forest

The Elf Killer – Part Two

My friend Melissa Barker-Simpson sponsors a weekly writing contest called "Mel's Midweek Writing Menagerie." Each week on a Thursday, she posts a new prompt, and contributions will are shared via Featured Fiction. Check out her personal blog to get all the rules. Here are the options for this week: Option 1: Sentence Starter – "What the hell do … Continue reading The Elf Killer – Part Two

The Elf Killer

My friend Melissa Barker-Simpson sponsors a weekly writing contest called "Mel's Midweek Writing Menagerie." Each week on a Thursday, she posts a new prompt, and contributions will are shared via Featured Fiction. Check out her personal blog to get all the rules. Here are the options for this week: Option 1: Sentence Starter – It wasn't … Continue reading The Elf Killer

Freestyle Writing Challenge – Dreamscape

Here is Mel, who accepted my challenge! This is a must read! ❤

I’d like to thank Colleen from Silver Threading for choosing me to participate in the Freestyle Writing Challenge, in which I had to:

“Describe your perfect fantasy world so that we all want to live there.”

I’m not sure what fantasy world I’m describing exactly, but I followed the challenge and this is what I got…

Cassandra stepped through the archway and closed her eyes for a moment, just long enough to appreciate the colour when her lids popped back open and she took in the glorious shades of the ocean. This was a gift from the great god Oceanus, a place as infinite as the sea; with creatures so wondrous and varied it took an eternity to study them.

She ran towards the cresting water, let the foam dance between her bare toes, and laughed as she dove beneath the waves. Her body followed the instincts she had been…

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Freestyle Writing Challenge – Food For Thought

Thank you, Ali Taylor, from The Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman! For choosing me to participate in the Freestyle Writing Challenge, where I am to: "Choose FIVE of my favourite types of food/drink (can be meals, snacks, whatever grabs you!) – And bring them to succulent life for your readers. Can be serious, funny, sensual, extended metaphor…" … Continue reading Freestyle Writing Challenge – Food For Thought

The Spider’s Lair–A Halloween Poem and Scary Tale

My world is woven from a desire to create a reality. Silken threads intertwine and twist in the moisture laden air, all the while I wait and ponder the divinity I seek. * * * The darkness of the swamp engulfs and challenges this veracity. Bottle green leaves and vines encircle my retreat, drawing wisdom … Continue reading The Spider’s Lair–A Halloween Poem and Scary Tale

The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

  The sun slowly slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field. Night birds scattered in the branches of the trees while insects droned on in monotony. The air felt cooler now. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The evening gloom was rapidly approaching. I shivered … Continue reading The Horse Hole–A Halloween Tale

An Essay on the Importance of Halloween in American Society

Halloween has become one of the most celebrated retail holidays in our American culture although the roots of the holiday are shrouded in religious beliefs that have survived from the beginning of time. Think of Halloween and visions of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and candy appear. Lots of candy! But the earliest celebrations of Halloween symbolize the … Continue reading An Essay on the Importance of Halloween in American Society

Dear Tabitha

Dear Tabitha, I could not believe what I read, but there it was in black and white, right in front of me. I had to write you immediately, because like me, you share an undying curiosity in the world around you. I know what I read will intrigue you. Have you ever heard of the … Continue reading Dear Tabitha

The Bigamist

Today in Writing 101, write a post with roots in a real-world conversation. For a twist, include foreshadowing. I opened the envelope in my hands glancing at the return address as I ripped it open. Schultz & Kirkpatrick, P.C. it read. A lawyer, I thought to myself. From Milwaukee, Wisconsin, no less. The documents enclosed … Continue reading The Bigamist