Gingerbread has been around for a looong time. We’re talking way, way back to the days of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, where it took on a different form and meaning than it has today. Back then it was used for religious practices, baking the tough bread into various shapes and symbols of their culture’s … Continue reading The Story Behind Gingerbread Houses, and Tales of the Gingerbread Man!
This week I've spent revising and formatting Bleeding Heart, and now for the first time it's on Kindle! *wipe's brow from all the work* It's been available at other book retailers for several years now, but I just never got around to formatting it for Kindle, what with all my other writing projects snatching my … Continue reading Bleeding Heart is now available on Kindle! #poems #shortstories #book
I wrote a fun short story for you today, for the #MakeTheVillainAHero challenge posted over on Tales From a Modern Bard! Enjoy. 🙂 "The Grump Wizard" by E.E. Rawls The old wizard stared down at the village tucked in the valley. For years he’d been helping the villagers—increasing their crops, curing illness, bringing sunny skies, … Continue reading The Grumpy Wizard
Blue butterflies were an important source of income for the Farfalle Village each spring, and the week was soon approaching when they would pass through the nearby woods. Emma was determined to be among the young people who caught one for her family. She watched the villagers working on their nets to catch the special … Continue reading Try, And Try Again
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