Tag Archives: fantasy

About Writing Dragons

It has taken me a long, long time to write about dragons in a serious way. Which is funny, because I’ve always loved dragons. I remember reading a German children’s book that has dragons in it. Ugly, nasty, dirty and … Continue reading

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Flash Friday: Gryphon Harvest

(Yep, it’s Saturday. These things happen. Posting a story anyway.) It was hot in the steppe. High buttes reached up to the sky, dotting the steppe. Selina had come to climb up to the top of one. Only here did … Continue reading

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Flash Friday: The Winner takes All

This final duel would determine who would become archmage of Tsaranval. Both Saniral and Ysanna had proven their might as mages, but only one of them could rule this realm. Saniral won the draw of first strike. Ysanna simply smoothed … Continue reading

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Flash Friday: The Reward

Okay. I’m late. So what, I’m still going to let you have some Flash fun. And I bet in a week or two, it no longer matters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Reward The last enemy fell, slain by the swift sword of … Continue reading

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Flash Friday: The Visitor

There was one ingredient left: the Eastern spices that would make this batch of cookies very special indeed. I carefully sprinkled them over the dough, then kneaded the mass one more time, muttering the words of a baking spell to … Continue reading

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Flash Friday: Make a Wish

Fran held her breath as the butterfly came closer. It alighted on the armrest of the old bench, and Fan froze. This butterfly wore a face, and the legs were those of a tiny human, rather than an insect. Fran’s … Continue reading

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Flash Friday: Child’s Play

“Come on!” “You can do it! I hated their cat calls. This was the first time they had allowed me to light the barbecue. I concentrated, any mistake would be dreadful. “Go for it!” “Nothing to it, Jenny!” “Just do … Continue reading

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“Here be Dragons” – Release Day

Today is the day! I’m officially releasing my brand new short story collection. It contains my eight all-time best short stories. In fact, two of them have been published before, in online magazines. Another one has been published in its … Continue reading

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A New Dragon Tale – Some Rambles

Quietly, I’ve been working on a short story to usher in a full novel featuring dragons. I’ve been partial to dragons for a long time, admittedly. It all started when I was an exchange student in California, in the senior … Continue reading

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Coming Home for Christmas

Here’s a little flash fiction piece I wrote for today’s blog event on Turning the Pages Books. They provided this picture as a photo prompt. Alas, I do not know who to credit for it. Coming home for Christmas    … Continue reading

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