The Drasil Incident – Part 1

“Where did they come from?!”  Sam yelled as she dashed back down the tunnel.

“Well, when a Mommy Alfath and a Daddy Alfath love each other very much…” Eric began through gritted teeth, but the effort of joking while hobbling along on his shattered leg was too much. Continue reading

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Well-worn Paths

     I didn’t want to go for my walk when I got up today. After a wonderful and exhausting reunion last night, I just wanted to stay in my PJs, curled up in bed with a cup of coffee the size of New Hampshire while I ogle pictures of Jason Momoa on my laptop. I didn’t feel like getting dressed, putting on shoes, preparing a water bottle – but I did. Continue reading

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Rejections, Boxes, and Caterpillar Soup

     I received another agent rejection today. It was actually a very pleasant letter telling me he didn’t feel he was the right fit for my story. I can respect that. At least I feel like he seriously considered my work before declining, and I would be happy to query him again if I write something else that may be more in-line with his agenting preferences. Continue reading

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Thomas and Katherine (Part 2): Family

     The guards hauled them to the camp’s security center, and pushed them through a rusty door into storage room that had dubious stains on the floor and smelled of fermented turnips. Thomas stumbled as he was shoved from behind, but immediately regained his balance and rounded on the guard. “Hey! My sister is sick — she needs help!” Continue reading

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Thomas and Katherine: The Game

     He’d been looking after Katherine since she’d been born. Mother tried, but it wasn’t easy to raise two kids by herself — especially when one was special. So Mother went to work and Thomas dropped out of school to take care of his sister. Continue reading

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