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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 28

Find previous chapters here. “It’s hopeless,” Laen exclaims.  “We’re trapped in here.  We’ll run out of air, and we’ll die of thirst, and I hate the dark, and what if the aivenkaites come back and kill us!”  Her voice rises … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 27

Let me just tell you, I’m SUPER excited about this week’s chapter!! It was very fun to write, and I hope you enjoy reading it. If you’re just coming along or need a refresher, find links to previous chapters here. … Continue reading

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Beach Day

I was blessed by a full day at the beach yesterday.  Here are some pictures from my day and a couple descriptions I had fun writing 🙂 Slideshow   Description 1 They chased the foam dripping back into the sea, … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 26

Find previous chapters here. My nightmare wakes me while the sun still shines.  I draw a hand over my face.  The vision, unchanged in all my years on Ira, keeps changing since we reached Izyphor.  Now, I dreamed of the … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 25

I’m excited to share this chapter with you, and have even been doing some painting! Here’s my take on part of Rai and co’s journey through the desert (probably when they were running away from Yrin’s city in Chapter 20) … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 24

Find links to previous chapters here. “That was easier than I expected,” the Maraian boy says in the Common Tongue.  A rope tied to Nihae’s wrists dangles from his hands. One of the Rhilissi, whose braids form an arrow pattern … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 23

Find the table of contents here. The closer we get to the cry, the thicker the reeds grow. “Don’t step on the shore,” Forziel cautions.  “If we leave footprints or scent, it’ll undo all the extra work of leaving a decoy … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 22

Were you feeling tired after Chapter 21?  Because our characters and I all were, that’s for sure.  Let’s see what happens now that they’re rested. (previous chapters here) Someone is moaning, long and slow.  It stops for an instant, only … Continue reading

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 21

Sorry it’s a bit late today! Hopefully it is worth the wait. Find previous chapters here. Deep buzzing builds slowly.  At first, it’s like a hundred hornets far off.  I hear it between footfalls, since the thud of my feet … Continue reading

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Moon Keeper

Inspiration can come when you least expect it.  Today, I bring you a poem inspired by Ashley Hansen’s Twitter post: It’s a pretty fun idea, right?  I couldn’t get it out of my head, and to keep my sanity, those … Continue reading

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