Monthly Archives: July 2012
Author Myke Cole’s debut novel grabs a hold of you on page one and never lets go. Oscar Britton, an army officer trained to hunt down Selfers (those who wield magic without authorization) suddenly finds himself one of the hunted. … Continue reading
Week two of our new Friday Fiction story! Here’s a link to Part 1 in case you missed it.
Dragging out the suspense as long as I could I lifted one finger at a time until the full length of a rusted old key became visible. My friends, Leilani, Imalia, and Taya oohed and aahed, then Leilani looked up at me with narrowed eyes.
“How do we know this came from the land? You could have found this anywhere.”
Imalia and Taya looked up at these words and searched my face for any hint of deception. Continue reading
I have been tagged by Andi Cumbo in The Next Big Thing meme. You can read about Andi’s Work In Progress (WIP) on her blog andilit.com. The rules for this meme are:
1) Answer the ten questions below
2) Tag five more people to share about their WIP
1. What is the title of your WIP?
I actually have three “works in progress”. Two of them are completed manuscripts and one is in the very early stages of development (I’m on chapter eight of the rough draft) and is the one I refer to on my page or in writing groups as my WIP, but for the purpose of this blog I’ll discuss the two complete ones for now…clear as mud? Great. Here we go.
1. Empyrean (which I’ve shared the most about)
Cold water slid along my skin like a frosty silk sheet. My legs pumped as they bound together, the movement gradually changed from the up and down that my legs required to the more efficient side to side motion as my long golden tail and fin formed.
Excitement bubbled in my chest and I grinned as I raced through the dark depths gripping my treasure in my hand.
My friends said they would never believe me, at least, not if I didn’t have evidence. Continue reading
Here’s the final chapter of The Dilemma. I hope you’ve enjoyed the story! If you want to read the whole thing here are the links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. Once I have a reliable internet connection I will compile the parts and make one document which will be available on the Writing page of the site. Thanks!
We stepped from the dark recesses of the caverns and tunnels to the chill air of a desert morning. The eastern horizon had just begun to bleed across the rise and fall of the sandstone landscape. I had never seen anything so beautiful.
A small cry of delight behind me made me smile. Continue reading
“Are you hungry?” I kept my voice low since sound carried easily down the long empty tunnels of rock through which we traveled. I didn’t know if anyone had tried to follow.
“I could use a break.” Dr. Grayson replied.
Nodding, I stopped and slipped my pack off my shoulders and sat down. I pressed my back and shoulder blades against the cool damp wall in an attempt to stretch muscles which burned from constant bending and scrunching. Dr. Gryson joined me as I rifled through the contents of my bag. Continue reading
Growing up my family and I would spend two or three weeks at my Grandparent’s cottage on Otter Lake, which is now part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. (Here’s a link to stories about The Cottage if you’re interested in reading.) We were often staying there in July, so on the 4th we would drive to Frankfort, MI for the parade and fireworks. Continue reading