Return The Burning Queen


I didn’t mind the burning so much; the flames licking up my legs, my clothes sizzling and fading away into ash. This was a fire kingdom after all. The smell, on the other hand, was enough to send my stomach into somersaults. But that too quickly passed for the memories of home, both the good and the bad, ignited the fire within. No time to dawdle, I’ve got a kingdom to reclaim.

Valdis Rhonwen – The Burning Queen

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Sometimes I wonder if I am writing the right story. If the words on the page are more mine than those of the voices that haunt me in my sleep. They tug on my spirit dragging down my heart strings as one life is traded for another. This one feels different though. The whispering isn’t as strong, but the feeling is there, tearing at all that is inside of me. Like the beginning of the end.

It all withers before me, the looping of script pouring onto the page a testament to things that have been and yet to come. I remember some of them vividly, the stories playing over in my head. A cinematic representation of each breath. Even in sleep the work ticks on, another grain falls to the ending until the top holds no more. Was it a moment wasted? Was it an opportunity passed by as the body rests while the mind races on?

Some would fear the feeling, trying their best to escape the inevitable. I have no fear, aside from the suffering part. I’m okay with the end. It is the process of getting there that makes my mind cringe and nerves twitch. And so once again I wait for darkness to swarm. I wait for the cold to creep into my limbs until it all fades away and I am once again all and no more.

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Being Devilish


The moment your Beta reader bombards you with questions and you have to tell him to keep reading.

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Come See me July 1st

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Come visit with me (and my alter ego) July 1st: 

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Been Too Long Carolina Drift


Oh Carolina Drift, has it really been 4 years since I’ve glanced your way? I feel it is time to complete Passion’s story. She’s been calling me and I only have a little left to go.

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Once a Week on a Tuesday



Once A Week on a Tuesday

Lavenia Stokes- Wraith of Reapers Series


Once a week on a Tuesday

I walk with the Shadow of Death

He summons me down from the skies above

From the quiet place where I’ve slept


Once a week on a Tuesday

The book says its time to collect

The sands run dry

An eye for an eye

Until only the ashes are left


Once a week on a Tuesday

Joy is a fleeting thought

My scythe comes down

With silence abound

From all of the battles we’ve fought


Once a week on a Tuesday

My duty is done as a guest

The Void it summons me back to its side

I’ve felt its cold hand as it crept


Once a week on a Tuesday

Death walks with me to the east

The sandman com’eth forth for me

For now it is time to sleep


Once a week on a Tuesday

No task is left for this beast

My bidding is done

And so sets the sun

And again I can rest in peace.


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To my characters: I thank you.


Well, today I must bow down and say thanks to my characters. As much as we have a love/hate relationships, days like this I am glad they do what they do. I have lost a story and at this point have given up trying to find it. So now, I must recreate it. Fortunately for me the characters refuse to desert me. They are giving it to me again. Though the words may be slightly different than the original, I feel like this version will be better than before.

So I want to just give a special thank you to Quinn. Your story will be written and it will shine again.

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