The Story of Stingy Jack O’Lantern, & The Origin of Trick-Or-Treat!

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As Halloween draws near, I feel it'd be fun to have a look at the traditions that surround this holiday, and discover how those traditions first began long ago. Haven't you wondered why we carve pumpkins, and why children (and adults 😉 ) dress up and knock on doors for candy? The answers we shall … Continue reading The Story of Stingy Jack O’Lantern, & The Origin of Trick-Or-Treat!

September Into October #MonthlyUpdate

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Changes are ahead! But more on that later. I've got some great recipes to share with you in this post, along with some of the books and TV series I've been going through! September for the most part was good and productive. I wrote more and read more than usual, as I could feel the … Continue reading September Into October #MonthlyUpdate

Bleeding Heart is now available on Kindle! #poems #shortstories #book

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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

Life, Books, Movies and Food #monthlyupdate

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It's about time I did a monthly update, and today I have a lot to share with you about books, food, movies, and writing! Aside from an unexpected trip to SC, which took up most of July, and viewing the Hampton beach sand sculptures, I've been: What I'm Reading Memories Of Ash, the sequel to … Continue reading Life, Books, Movies and Food #monthlyupdate

The Grumpy Wizard

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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

The Mystery Blogger Award

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Sara Letourneau graciously nominated me for this award. Thank you! Don't you just love the word "Mystery" in a title? It's as if you've found the key to some mysterious door, and on the other side lies secret treasures... Before I go off on a tangent, though, here are the details about the Mystery Blogger Award, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award

Haiku: Requiem

My 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 mind active! This week’s words are: Water & Bard. I hope you enjoy; one serious and one just for fun. “Requiem” Water laps the moon In time to the bard’s soft voice, Mourning rain … Continue reading Haiku: Requiem

Moment of Peace

From the book: Bleeding Heart AMAZON  B&N  Smashwords KOBO “Moment of Peace” Argue, bicker as the stage performance is planned. Worry, hurry, silent upset and frustration in the air. Stress, the torments of life surfacing —Impossible to get along with everybody. But when the lights change, and the stage curtains open All come together to … Continue reading Moment of Peace