The Romance of a Flower (Or, Why Chocolate, Poems, Songs, and Jewels are Better Gifts)

I don't necessarily agree with everything in this poem, but it was really fun to write 🙂  I hope you enjoy reading it! The Romance of a Flower (Or, Why Chocolate, Poems, Songs, and Jewels are Better Gifts) The oddest gift of love today Must be that of a bouquet. What romance can there be … Continue reading The Romance of a Flower (Or, Why Chocolate, Poems, Songs, and Jewels are Better Gifts)

The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 6

Find previous chapters here. ______________________________________             Will fought.  He fought the branches of the tree that wrapped around him like vines.  He fought with everything he had.  And he cursed the foolishness of the girl for dragging him to Clachan and his eminent death. If only he could reach the dagger the king of Ferngold … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 6

Hold On, Girl

Here is a brief break from The Kangraffs' Curse for a new poem.  Don't worry; there will be a new chapter tomorrow 🙂 ________________________________ Wide-eyed girl In a big, new world Steps into the office realm And her aspirations crumble. Stick it out, hold on, You've got a good deal here. Stay strong, plod on, At … Continue reading Hold On, Girl

The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 5

Find previous chapters here. ______________________________________________             It was odd, Annette thought, to be dragged into the room of a large, lonely fireplace she’d cleaned hundreds of times and find it now surrounded by more people than she’d seen for years.  It was odd that someone would hurt the Telling Tree, and even more odd that … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 5

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 4

Look for new posts on Mondays and Fridays.  Find Chapter 1 here, Chapter 2 here, and Chapter 3 here. ___________________________________             Sara’s worn soles slapped against the worn stone as she ran.  Words flew in her head: “Telling Tree frozen—air of Poldar—find Annette.”  Such horrible things were announced in the castle Great Room, such evil … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 4

The Kangraff’s Curse: Chapter 3

Find Chapter 1 here and Chapter 2 here. _____________________________________             It was a typical day for Steven Booker.  His master woke him and his fellow apprentice, the quite Will Scriber, at the break of dawn.  They ate their usual ration of oatmeal, trimmed their quills, and sat down at their benches to begin hours of … Continue reading The Kangraff’s Curse: Chapter 3

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 2

I've decided to post chapters for this story on Monday and Friday mornings, so look for them then. 🙂 Find Chapter One here.   Chapter 2 Louise of Kangraff stood at a window set in the cold grey walls of the castle.  Her arms, crossed tightly over her chest, served two purposes: They added warmth … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 2

The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 1

Almost two years ago, I wrote a fairy tale called The Weavers' Blessing, posting it here as I wrote it over the space of about two months.  It can now be bought on Amazon, for those of you who are interested (and if you're not interested, it can still be bought there). At long last, I … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 1

Post-College Life and Free Fall

My question of the day is: Who is it that spreads this rumor that when you grow up, you'll know what you're supposed to be doing with your life? I'm starting to think whoever they are, they're really, really wrong. When you're young, everyone says, "Graduate high school, go to college, get your degree, and … Continue reading Post-College Life and Free Fall

Here’s to Unusual Names

It's amazing how frequently people mess up your name when your name is Bethany.  They either think you said "Stephanie," or when they read it they only see the "B" and the "any" and assume you're Brittany.  Never has this occurred more frequently than at work when I answer the phones.  I enunciate as clearly … Continue reading Here’s to Unusual Names