OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals, part V–The Finale

October is almost over and with it's departure comes my last entry for OOO October's Outta the Drawer Originals. I hope it inspire at least one or two of you to unearth some old stories or come up with some new ones. My finale is inspired by my yearly Halloween costume--a night fairy. It's more … Continue reading OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals, part V–The Finale

OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals

I interrupt the regularly scheduled FTBC for a special offering. FTBC will return next month. I've been on a alliterative kick lately (for proof see my book website's newest page, Fourth Fridays for Fantasy Foodies) and today is no different. I read a blog post that recommended putting original work out in the world--a frightening … Continue reading OOO October’s Outta the Drawer Originals

Unique To This Moment, or Telling Time the Fairy Tale Way

Here's a random fact about me. I really love clever ways of marking the passage of time. Why say, "in a year", when you can say, "when the barren trees are ready for harvest again"? I especially love it when it illustrates a character. Let me explain... Better yet, here are some examples: When a … Continue reading Unique To This Moment, or Telling Time the Fairy Tale Way

Fairy Tale Book Club–The Goose Girl, or how to be a princess without really trying

Welcome to the first posting of the FTBC. And today we'll start with The Goose Girl. Fairy tales are something we keep discovering. I know I am. Sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised when I read a new story. This was not one of those times. The Goose Girl, one of the many stories from the brothers … Continue reading Fairy Tale Book Club–The Goose Girl, or how to be a princess without really trying

The Witch

As a young girl, I wanted to be a witch. They were mystical and wise. People came to them for help. Most importantly, witches had magic. They could conjure spells, brew potions, and divine the future. In short, they effected real change with power, knowledge and will. Who wants to be a princess when that's … Continue reading The Witch