“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain Got to love Mark Twain's sense of humor! Though my writer's mind may be too adventurous to keep a sleepy conscience... 😉 ~~~~~ “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge (more!)
Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Beautiful & Curse. “Greed” Beautiful ruby Beware what greed manifests The jewel’s curse spreads. ~ “Dare Not Touch” The waves were a curse, She watched their beauty sadly As her life … Continue reading “Greed” & “Dare Not Touch” #haiku #poems
Since Easter is tomorrow, I thought it’d be fun to share this true story, which happens to involve a chicken and eggs! My dad’s family knew this man named Mr. Brownhall, who had spent time at their church and spoke there several times. He was British and had one of those fun British accents, even … Continue reading The Prayer And The Egg
Both Lauren Gunter, and Rachael Ritchey tagged me for these fun questions, (thank you!) so let's get started! Rachael's Questions: 1. If you lived in a house made of jello, what flavor would it be? Any particular reason? My brain is automatically thinking orange. They taste best during the winter, and even though it's technically "spring" there's still … Continue reading The Blue Sky Tag
You wander away from the old inn up in the mountains A chance to explore this unknown part of the landscape as the sun rises, Wandering into the forest that rolls and caresses the land’s verdant green sides. As dawn breaks, a misty damp lingers in the air Condensing sparkling dew drops on every leafy … Continue reading Lost In The Mountain Forest
I got to be a part of Tolkien’s Reading Event this week! Below is my linked guest post, the story of how I first discovered Tolkien and the amazing genre of fantasy!
Every year on March 25, the anniversary of the Downfall of Sauron, the Tolkien Society hosts Tolkien Reading Day. This year’s theme is Poetry and Songs in Tolkien’s Fiction. The primary goal is to promote the reading of the works of J.R R. Tolkien! To celebrate, Pages Unbound will be hosting two weeks of Tolkien-related posts. In addition to our own thoughts, we will be featuring a number of guest posts! Check out the complete schedule here.
Fantasy took on a whole other light for me the day I first met Tolkien’s work: The Lord of the Rings.
It was the year my family moved back to America from Italy—a difficult transition, as Italy had been my home for 6 years, and was the longest we had remained in one place for my dad’s job. That year was a low point in life, and I needed something encouraging…
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Today is a little like Throwback Thursday. 🙂 I was one of the "victims" Rachael Ritchey tagged for this blog hop, created by the entertaining Sarah Brentyn, to share with you the first thing I ever posted here on the blog, waaay back when it was just a baby! I dug through the archives of 2014 (come … Continue reading A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda
My guest post today over at Indie e-Con: "How To Create A Villain" Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist's character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes … Continue reading How To Create A Villain
Shelves sit dusty, cobwebs drip down the ceiling The scent of old paper fills the air. She wanders between the bookcases Trailing a finger along rows of leather spines. One glows a shade of gold, and she halts before it, curious Pinching the spine and pulling the book free. Its yellowed pages slide open, and a bright light … Continue reading Library Of Dreams #poem #booknerd
What lessons have I learned from fantasy stories? To some, fantasy is just fantasy, but to those of us who know better, fantasy is a way of showing real life lessons through an entertaining setting and in an easy-to-understand way. You escape your world, and yet at the same time you learn how to deal with … Continue reading 8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy