Amunet’s Vision

Amunet doesn’t feel hungry nor tired. Even though she has been up all night, and hasn’t eaten for about twelve hours, she feels invigorated, full of love, kinship, and purpose. She kneels upon a woven straw mat on the clay floor of her small room, the dimensions not much larger than the length and widthContinue reading “Amunet’s Vision”

The Child Necromancer

Chapter 5: The Child NecromancerWales Willow was two years old the first time she had exhibited magical powers. Thankfully, she and Carys had been in the woods alone, she foraging and Willow confined to a circle of safety. Carys had always made it a habit to keep her daughters as close to her as possible,Continue reading “The Child Necromancer”

Eternity

Today’s writing prompt was to create a poem inspired by our current WIP. The dark fantasy I am weaving spans two timelines…one from Ancient Egypt and the other from Wales of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The poem is from the Ancient Egyptian timeline. In that timeline, there is an immortal goddess named Nitocris. SheContinue reading “Eternity”

Newbie Author Challenge: Currently Reading

I am currently reading three books, The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, Bad People by Craig Wallwork, and Solitude by Dean M. Cole. (Amazon Associate Links) SPOILERS AHEAD. The Witching Hour is an immense undertaking, and I am not even half-way through. It is a slow unfolding of the story of a family of witches,Continue reading “Newbie Author Challenge: Currently Reading”

Catching up with the Newbie Author Challenge!

I finished writing my first novel, While Sleeping, in 2019. It is a thriller that includes art it its many forms, female friendship and empowerment, a hidden room with an unknown occupant, horrendous crimes of rape and sex trafficking, and a serial killer. While not a police procedural, the law enforcement officers engaged with theContinue reading “Catching up with the Newbie Author Challenge!”

Newbie Author Challenge: Theme of WIP

My setting is in the early 1500s, when the world is moving from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance. I want to capture the horrors of that time but also the hope for the future. My main protagonist is growing up in this world and she has a lot to learn about who she isContinue reading “Newbie Author Challenge: Theme of WIP”

Throw it on the pile

Where does inspiration come from? It’s funny how a single line of something you hear can spark an idea for a story. For my first novel, I had been watching Colony, a sci-fi series with that blond-headed guy from Lost. You know which one I’m talking about. At some point one character is asked ifContinue reading “Throw it on the pile”

Racism in the good ol’ USA

I’m outside right now. I had to get out of the house…I had to find a sunny spot with the bright blue sky and the sounds of birds. And life. But I can’t stop watching the videos. It doesn’t matter if I have social media pulled up or not. My head is full of it.Continue reading “Racism in the good ol’ USA”

Privilege

Privilege It seems wrong to lie safeIn the middle of the nightIn a bed far awayFrom the violenceIn a skin far awayFrom the… It seems wrong to use these white fingersIn the middle of the nightIn a bed far awayFrom the violenceTo like your wordsShare your wordsShow your skinFar away from the… Far away fromContinue reading “Privilege”