Flashy Friday: Washed Ashore

She said the answers would come when the time was right, told me to watch the waves for my salvation. She said, “When at last you learn your lesson, Amelia, the key to your freedom will wash ashore.” A hundred years I waited, and finally it had come: permission to shed my isolation and mark my […]

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Flashy Friday: Close Your Eyes

“Hmm?” Rough as sand, his deep voice cut through the silence, but she didn’t startle. Instead she asked again, “Will it always be like this?” He wanted to lie to her. Yes—that was the word she wanted to hear, the promise he should make, even though it would be impossible to keep—it will always be […]

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NaNoWriMo Week Two: Halfway to 50K

It’s not even officially the middle of the month, but today I crossed the halfway mark on my 2018 NaNoWriMo novel: To Err. Considering how much I struggled with writing in general these last few years, managing to finish little more than short fiction projects with some dedication and prodding, I am incredibly proud of myself […]

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Flashy Friday: Troll Say

Hungry Troll wait. Crouch low and comfy, Troll wait for feet sound—clippity-clippity-clippity. Troll guard bridge. Prince say so. Give Troll shiny hat too small for Troll head. Bring Troll big club called dragon bone and say then to Troll, “This Troll job. Troll watch bridge and no let pass unless pay.” Troll know what not […]

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NaNoWriMo Week One in the Rear View

I’ve been really busy this last week, between keeping on task with my NaNoWriMo novel, work, reading for research and pleasure, and trying to maintain my exercise schedule, I haven’t had much time to update the blog. I’m about to sit down and slap today’s word count goal into submission, but I thought I’d offer […]

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