Friday Fictioneers – The Trip Home

Easing my way back out of Anise’s world for a bit with some Friday Fictioneers.  Wordpress says it’s 98 words, Open Office claims 100.  Either way; enjoy!

The Trip Home

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Resurfacing

This has been an interesting month. In reverse order…

I met the word count goal for NaNoWriMo with three days to spare; the story is nowhere near finished, either. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.

I ended up in the hospital emergency room this past Monday, hallucinating after becoming so dehydrated from a GI bug that appeared so rapidly and so violently I had no time to prepare. The whole family is still sick; lucky for me, I seem to have been taken out the worst. Continue reading

Brief Book Review – Winter Solstice Winter by E.J. Squires

Winter Solstice Winter by E.J. Squires has the potential to be something very great. The basic premise is intriguing: set against the threat of a perpetual Norse winter, three people must fight against an immortal Empress, Viking hordes, and mythological troublemakers to return the changing seasons to the land. Drop in an unraveling lifetime built on a carefully crafted web of lies and a surprise twist of a love triangle, and the book is ripe for drama and intrigue with each page.

Unfortunately, much of the promise of the book is bogged down in its execution. Continue reading

NaNoWriMo: Day One

So I stayed up – inadvertently – until around 0300 last night/this morning. I wanted to get a good strong jump on my NaNoWriMo project.

3115 words isn’t bad, right?

I fully admit to using no contractions to buff the word count slightly, but overall I think I put out some somewhat decent content. Got the prologue and first chapter out, at least – or at least a short first chapter.

If you’ve not seen me talk about this before, I’m working on the expanded world found in my Flash Fiction story Counting Down.

Here is the prologue for your reading entertainment (I can kid myself, right?) Continue reading