Here is one of my initial attempts at designing a book cover for my work in progress YA fantasy novel The Madian. This is the cover that greets potential readers on both WattPad and FictionPress. Personally, I love the simplicity of this design. Knowing the story as intimately as I do the image speaks to … Continue reading Having Fun with Book Covers
Chapter 2. The Joining Ceremony Alastine had never really been fond of joining ceremonies and the spring ritual was the worst in her opinion. They were always held during the first month after awakening, usually on the last day of March. These particular ceremonies tended to include couples that were so unbearably in love that … Continue reading Original Work: The Madian, Chapter 2
If you've read my blog you know I'm a massive Star Wars fan. Though I've seen the film twice I'm still not sure of how I feel about The Last Jedi. I think my main source of distress is simply not understanding how the story progresses from here. To me, The Last Jedi felt to much … Continue reading Using FanFiction for Writing Practice & Cinematic Therapy
via Daily Prompt: Static There was a time in the not so distant past where television programming just stopped. Crazy to think of now right? For anyone who sits around moaning that "there is nothing to watch on tv" there was a time when there literally was nothing to watch on tv. In the world … Continue reading Nothing But Static
Chapter 1. The Sprite Long after it was over Alastine would wonder where it all began. Every story has a beginning and hers inevitably began with the Sprite. She was thirteen years old at the time and starting to believe that they didn't exist. Having never seen one herself Alastine assumed Sprites were part of … Continue reading Original Work: The Madian, Chapter 1
via Daily Prompt: Forlorn At times I wonder, am I delusional? Why don't I feel more hopeless, unfulfilled, abandoned? Maybe I should, maybe I'm in denial. Whatever the case, I don't feel forlorn and I can't help but wonder why. Nearly two years ago I left a good job in a rather toxic environment. I … Continue reading Why Don’t I Feel Forlorn?
Trying my hand at Flash Fiction, 1,500 words to be exact. Enjoy! Another year, another embarrassment of Christmas riches. A family blessed one might think. Look closer, however, and you can smell the rot just below the surface. I plaster a smile to my face pretending to delight in this year’s loot. Funny, this act … Continue reading Around the Hearth, Dreadfully