#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Post – Helena Smole, Fantasy Author

Welcome to my Author Spotlight Guest Posts. Today, I would like to introduce you to a new author, I met last year on FaceBook. Helena Smole is the author of Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf: A series about relationships - Book 1: Out of the Forest and into the City - A Fantasy Novel. I … Continue reading #Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Post – Helena Smole, Fantasy Author

Scottish Witch Trials: When Witches Communed with Fairies

Scottish Witch Trials: When Witches Communed with Fairies 4/23/2017 *Note: because this article touches on topics that I have expanded on in great detail in other articles, I have linked to related articles throughout the text so you can read more. Our modern conventions tend to view the realms of fairies and witches separately. Witches … Continue reading Scottish Witch Trials: When Witches Communed with Fairies

The Call to Adventure

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community November 16, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) use the word mesh in a story. Mesh is both an object and a verb, which you can freely explore. You can play with its sound, too. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by November 21, 2017, to be … Continue reading The Call to Adventure

#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Guest Post, “Son of the Dark Witch,” By Author, Linda M. Crate

Today, I would like to introduce you to a new author, Linda M. Crate. I received a lovely email from her saying, "I found your Guest Spotlight through a fellow writer and a friend. I thought it was an interesting angle and not one that I've seen before." Hello, all! My name is Linda M. … Continue reading #Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Guest Post, “Son of the Dark Witch,” By Author, Linda M. Crate

Winner of Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2

I’m proud to share a story that tickled the fancy of a few judges. Enjoy! ❤️

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Little & Laugh

By Geoff Le Pard

The time has come to talk of many things. Well, only one really. Who won the second of the fantabulous Flash Fiction Rodeo contests hosted by the dynamic, the charismatic, the organic, the titanic Charli Mills.

I had the privilege of setting the contest criteria and, following a theme that echoes down the years from my childhood, I wanted to find the funny in you all. Someone once said, ‘Life is Poor, Solitary, Nasty, Brutish and Short’. Clearly that person needed to have a go at flash fiction; they needed to join the dance at Charli’s Rodeo; they needed to stop looking at their shoes. I mean, feet are funny but shoes? Serious stuff, people.

I’m not a criteria kind of guy. Some of my fellow competition setters had all sorts of rules and stuff. Me? MAKES US LAUGH in between 289 and…

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Freedom

November 9, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a fictional story about The Real Nanjo Castille. You can set any gender, era or genre to reveal the character behind the mystery. You can also imagine the daily life of The Real Nanjo Castille. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by November … Continue reading Freedom

#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Post – “What Happened in the Woods,” By L. T. Garvin

Welcome to my Author Spotlight – Guest Posts feature. As you can see from the image above, I am looking for themed posts about fairies, myths, and magic. If you are an interested author and would like to be featured on my blog, please click HERE to find out more. ~Colleen~ Today, I would like to introduce … Continue reading #Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Post – “What Happened in the Woods,” By L. T. Garvin

The Notice

November 2, 2017, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story of a chair on a porch. Why is it there, and what might it mean? Think about using it as a prop or the main thrust of your story. Respond by November 7, 2017, to be included in the … Continue reading The Notice

NaNoWritMo – The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Meadow Fairy, Book 2

This is the cover of The Meadow Fairy for NaNoWritMo – the actual cover will be revealed later. I've put Abby Forester right in the middle of paranormal activity in Colorado Springs, CO! Today's the day! NaNoWritMo has begun. I'm taking the entire month to work on The Meadow Fairy. I've had new revelations and … Continue reading NaNoWritMo – The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Meadow Fairy, Book 2