Tag Archives: fantasy

Book Cover Pet Peeve: Hooded Figures

Did a Google search. Notice something? I do not know what the deal is with hooded figures on book covers. I really don’t. Right now, they are a plague. I have seen so many books with more or less the … Continue reading

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Look Further Than Your Own Back yard

In my personal experience it has been difficult to study fantasy without considering history. Perhaps not strange, given that most western authors seem to set their work in something spun out of a fantastical medieval Europe. Not to mention the … Continue reading

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Reader’s Greed

Give me something fantastical, epic, and with a hint of strange. Tell me a story of not only Sword and Sorcery, but of life, love, and everything between. Show me characters of the fascinating variety, and make me care! Make … Continue reading

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Refugee

She had heard tales of these strange, short-lived creatures, that looked so much like her own kind. Eerily similar, indeed, aside from odd-looking ears, and melancholy eyes. Peaceful, the creature before her, soundly asleep ~ Curiosity won her over, she … Continue reading

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100 words: Execution

About: This is a response to a challenge issued to me. Write a 100-word story consisting of only monosyllabic words. There’s only once catch – each word can only be used once. Repetitions not allowed. I found it surprisingly frustrating! … Continue reading

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Today’s inspiration

Today I’m going to let this piece of music provide me with the inspiration for one of my high tension scenes. Brief dialogue, quick-paced battle scene *glares at antagonist* and don’t you dare start with theĀ monologuing! There will be no … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Coral

The water was cold silk on her skin as the currents dragged her under. Rays of light scattered around the boat-shaped silhouette above her. The taste of salt was strongĀ  upon her tongue as bubbles rippled over the threshold of … Continue reading

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