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Worldly Words

Not only do I love writing about stars and dragons, but also studying foreign languages.  I started off with French back in high school, and kept on learning.  There was Japanese, Latin, German, and even Spanish.  Learning these languages, as … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Legends of Lorata Book Three: The Misty Shores of Cioria

Chapter One Year 4758 Dragons in the Mist “Promise me.” The words echoed in his mind. “Promise me that you will leave, and only return when it is safe! Even if it means that you may never return, just stay … Continue reading

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Mikawayama Preview

This year, my story for National Novel Writing Month is a historical fiction set in Heian-era Japan.  My main character is a young lady who lives in a high-up mountain village on the island of Shikoku.  It has been an … Continue reading

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Longing for Shadows V

**Continued from part IV** The moment before he replied, confirming or denying what she had said, seemed infinitely long. She did not think until after she had uttered that name that perhaps it was not him after all. “The last … Continue reading

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Longing for Shadows IV

**Continued from Part III** When she had said the final word, the magic words echoed through Rowan’s mind. She could hardly believe that she had said all of them, but they had rolled off her tongue with such ease. She’d … Continue reading

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Longing for Shadows III

**Continued from Part II** Rowan was out of Johnny’s house within thirty minutes.  She hurried down the street, her new candles and book safely tucked into her messenger bag, and took the steps up to her porch as quickly as … Continue reading

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Longing for Shadows II

**Continued from Part I** She listened to it that night.  She couldn’t listen to it right away, of course; she’d stopped by Komala’s house to visit her parents, and then there was homework to get caught up on; she didn’t … Continue reading

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