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Disparate Threads – Into the Dreaming Lands

This is the next installment of Disparate Threads, a Fantasy-Fiction Blog-Serial that updates twice weekly.  To read the story from the beginning (and to learn more about the world and the characters) check out Disparate Threads.

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“I can’t allow you to take such a risk,” Ikthar’s determined words filled the space of the small cottage. The conversation had run through four pots of tea already, and they seemed to simply run in circles. Kisha sighed, looking to Ayrella.

“It really isn’t your decision to make.” Ayrella said simply, putting her empty cup on the table. She had let them both voice their concerns, the uncertainty of such a decision — but she knew what she must do. “We have one lead, one possible connection to one of the three. It is the strongest possibility that we have seen, and, though we have tried, there has been no finding her outside of the Dreaming Lands. Whatever it is that we are fighting is being far too thorough in shading the Realms to us… and it seems only the Dreaming Lands that remain unguarded. So, it is through the Dreaming Lands that I must reach out.”

Ikthar frowned, shaking his head. “And the Skies [Read More]

Disparate Threads: How Ayrella Came to be



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This is some of the peripheral materials found on Disparate Threads, the story of how Ayrella came to be among the Revered.  Read more of Ayrella’s story here.

Ayrella curled up next to Henrich as they watched the flames flicker in the fireplace. Outside the rain poured from the skies, drumming on the windows and roof — a comforting combination of sounds, and for a long time they sat in silence, simply listening to the fire and rain.


“No one has ever told the story of how I came to be,” she said after a long while, “there was never any need.”


“All the better,” he smiled at her, “then you [Read More]


Disparate Threads on Eclectic Alli

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Disparate Threads – Discovery

This is the next installment of Disparate Threads, a Fantasy-Fiction Blog-Serial that updates twice weekly.  To read the story from the beginning (and to learn more about the world and the characters) check out Disparate Threads.

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Ayrella stared out over the sky and water, as she now did every day. It had become routine for her to spend time out in the meadow, searching and listening, seeking out guidance and watching for signs. Still, no one was sure why or how the Three were so important, or exactly how they would fight the growing danger. For that matter, no one knew just what the growing danger was or where it came from.

Every day she met with one Revered or another, visiting their homes, having them over for tea, stopping to visit in the street. She would ask questions about the changes they saw and heard about in the Realms, the people they observed. Searching for clues, hints, anything that might give her a guide. They began to understand that none of the Three they were seeking seemed to worship the Revered, at least not directly — if they did it would have been much easier to find them, as everyone Ayrella spoke to seemed still able to see the mortals who paid them homage.

Kirshenelle seemed the most likely Realm for the Three to be found in. No one could understand it as anything more than a vague sense, but as Hitanik had happily explained, Kirshenelle was a Realm which had always been somewhat different than the others. It was a place where the lines of magic flowed more freely; though largely untapped they could be seen everywhere, by those who knew how to look. Kirshenelle was also the one place that seemed to see the most traffic between different Realms. While [Read More]

The One Lovely Blog Award

Kryosmagica nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I know these things are kind of like the chain-letters of blogs, but I am honored to be nominated for one anyhow!  This is my first community-based award, thank you Kryosmagica!


So, the rules of the award:

The rules for this award are the following:

1. Thank the person nominating you and link back to them in your post

2. Share seven things about yourself

3. Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

Seven things about me:

1) Until Kindergarten I had short hair, no longer than my chin.  Then I decided it looked silly when I hung upside down on the monkey-bars, so started to grow it out.  Even though my upside-down monkey-bar hanging days are long gone, my hair is still long.

2) My favorite candy is Skittles.  Really, what isn’t to like about them?  They’re sweet, and fruity, and yum.  A close runner-up is peanut butter M&M’s.

3) I have written two extensive thesis papers, both of which are bound and in library collections.  They were completed 10 years apart, and there is one name (other than my own) that appears in both.  Which tells me I have an awesome super-amazing friend who has supported me through two hellish writing-times.  (And I’ll have to figure out how to get that same support as I work on my next thesis and am not living on the same campus/under the same roof this time).

4) I was in Girl Scouts a year longer than you’re technically supposed to be.  I joined a year early, and remained affiliated through my Senior year of High School.  I partnered with my little sisters troop for a few years, in order to still sell cookies (boy were those popular in high school!) and I got to attend a Leadership School in New York at one point.  I never did get my gold award though, and for the last few years I was an independent scout – meaning I had no troop.  But I loved my time in Scouts.

5) I once went camping with an injured coccyx.  It was up to Baxter State Park (though not the trip I wrote about), so involved quite a long drive, some of it over rugged roads.  I slept on a hard-wood floor of the lean-to, and was unable to do much hiking (though, I did a little).  It was painful, but the park is so beautiful I’m glad that I went!

6) I have a wee-bit of an addiction to office supplies.  It isn’t as strong as my devotion to books but… I have a hard time passing up a new notebook (even if it doesn’t have a fancy cover) and am picky about my pens…. and sticky notes, oooh, or even binder clips… Hmm….

7)  In the average week, I spend 10 hours on the bus.

Bonus: 8) I am so terrible at coming up with things to say about myself that I outsourced a bit and asked my friends on Facebook to help me come up with random facts about myself.  The last three were suggested by: the mom of my best-friend from elementary school; a good friend I’ve known for nearly 10 years that introduced me to Baxter Park, and a colleague and friend from my years as a Religious Educator.  One of the things I love about the internet is how it connects me to people — and allows me to reconnect with people.

Okay, nominating bloggers…My turn to pass the award 🙂  I wont have fifteen…but here are a handful of my favorites.  If you want to follow the “rules” of the reward feel free, if you don’t, that’s fine too!  But I want to link to these blogs, because they are awesome.

Raevenly Writes

Meredith’s Musings

Writing Tutor Tips

Rose B. Fischer

Silvia Writes 

Oscar Hokeah


Love Support Educate Advocate Accept

Becky G? Oh, That’s Me!

Just Get It Written