Little Lass

10 Dec 18
I Write. I Read. I Review

Writing Research Writing fantasy fiction allows me to bend the rules, make stuff up, and be as creative as I want to be. I’ve invented realms, worlds, and races for my Guardian Series, I’ve run with a werewolf pack through Sherwood Forest in my Hood Academy Series, and I’ve turned little red riding hood into […]

10 Dec 18
The Wishcaster

     Leading the charge, I rolled my wheelchair as fast as I could over the cobblestone street to Mr. Payne’s place. I kept looking back to see if we were being followed, but it seemed as if Gran hadn’t discovered I was missing.      Holly glanced around while we rushed down the street. “Is it […]

10 Dec 18
Something to Remember

If you’re reading this, go back to my post Part I: Wind and read that first for context and all that fun stuff. This is a sort of origin story I wrote during some worldbuilding for the religion of a culture I was working on. It’s a total of five parts, which I’ll be posting […]

10 Dec 18
Feuer und Zimt

Also erstens muss ich mal die Kilometerzähler korrigieren: es waren 7301 km in drei Wochen. Jeiii. Unsere Planung ist seitdem ziemlich in den Wind geblasen worden. Hatte ich gesagt wir gehen dann wieder nach Prince George? Ich glaube schon. Also, wir sind in Whistler. Wie das passiert ist – naja lange Geschichte… Wir waren tatsächlich […]

09 Dec 18
Marge Cutter

“Stop snoring!” I recognized the voice of my Arrogant One as I passed the conference room, so I stuck my head in to see what trouble he was currently getting into. “Stop snoring!” My Arrogant One looked up from the chess board he was studying, took a rook, and chucked it at Dragon, who was […]

09 Dec 18
Gary Strachan - "Write" Said Fred

At around 5.30pm yesterday the dinner gong chimed, leading to six members of my clan congregating in the dining room of casa Strachan senior. Our reward for this short walk from the lounge a splendid early Christmas meal, courtesy of my brother Ian’s culinary artistry. A meal of roast turkey cooked to perfection by our […]

09 Dec 18
Episcopal Cafe

“Prophecy is not a puzzle for us to figure out, it’s a poem that may lodge in our hearts and inspire something that we might not have imagined if it were all laid out for us. It’s a little riskier to read prophecy this way because it means that we won’t walk away from it with a definite idea of what the future holds, only the, sometimes vague, notion that God may be doing something.”

09 Dec 18

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lochiels: On this day in history, 8 December 1542, Mary I of Scotland is born at Linlithgow Palace. Mary Stuart was the daughter of James V and Marie de Guise; she was the only surviving, legitimate child of James. She inherited the throne six days after her birth, when her father died. Before the King died, he […]

08 Dec 18
Micks Mental Musings

Ah, compliments. They can be such bitter sweet things sometimes. Once again I was on the return leg of the morning ride (I don’t think too many of the die-hard lycra lads and lasses get up quite as early as I do) and I’m going through my favourite section of my regular 40km route through […]

08 Dec 18
The Case for Global Film

Ken Hughes’ biggest hit was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK, 1968) and he seems to have little in common, although he was roughly the same age, with the British ‘new wave’ directors such as Tony Richardson and John Schlesinger. A characteristic of the wave was its northern settings and despite being set in London The Small World […]

08 Dec 18
Nick Lacey on films

Ken Hughes’ biggest hit was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK, 1968) and he seems to have little in common, although he was roughly the same age, with the British ‘new wave’ directors such as Tony Richardson and John Schlesinger. A characteristic of the wave was its northern settings and despite being set in London The Small World […]

08 Dec 18
Green Belt

Jumping and Haggling Like a Marvin marvellous metros shower Coming down on the going downs Parading sex lives all around, Big willy and pigsty: give the White Blacks  a try Wiggers and Jiggers after saxophonist got fingered Smoking dope and not drugs With the L.A.P.D.   How else was slavery made up Like a flash […]

08 Dec 18
Paper Preferred

Red brick ranches, cul de sacs, sidewalks, two wheels and a banana seat meant freedom to a ten year old tomboy, chopped hair spitfire of a girl. The lone lass in a pack of boys claimed by one as the best of friends. Such a tough exterior but afraid of her own voice. My brother was […]

07 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Grey Griffin was born in Fort Ord, California. She is a singer and well-known voice actress. She was raised by her grandmother through her difficult childhood because her mother was a drug addict. Her grandmother was a singer and performed often with Tito Puente. Grey was highly interested in goth bands, mostly The Cure. Her […]

07 Dec 18

Well!  What do you know?!  Its that time of the year again.  I’m not sure about you, but seriously, whilst we murmur among ourselves at how quickly this year has sped by, on a personal note, this year has whizzed by and I’m reeling in its vortex. It has been an interesting and a busy […]

07 Dec 18
The Musketeers

The Musketeers had been cancelled just after its second season. And as for the stars… there seemed to be no hope of a season 3, so they all started to moved on with their lives… James had fallen on his feet and landed himself another vampire role in the new hit show based in Bridgeport, […]