Writing Prompt 042

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The cold rain that beat against the window at her back somehow seemed to match the mood of the day.

Leora curled up on the window seat a little tighter and pulled the afghan up higher. She rocked herself. In the silence, the old manor house seemed to take on its own voice, the old boards creaking and the eaves sighing with the weight of the rain. She could almost imagine it with its own despair. The unnerving feeling of being alone made her heart beat quicker. The housekeeper and maid had taken to their own homes and her uncle had not yet returned from his trip. She prayed he would arrive soon.Read More »

The Twin Arrows by Kate Willis: Release and Review

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The Twin Arrows by [Kate Willis]

About the Book:

Two children. Two journeys. Twin arrows.

Ryla follows her father’s parting instructions as closely as she carries his gift. Her protectors are kind, and safety is certain inside the convent’s strong walls. But now she must leave and what lies ahead is uncertain…

Her brother Drewin won’t wait any longer. The knight promised to escort him isn’t coming, and gossiping neighbors threaten to reveal his identity. He strikes out on his own, sure he can outrun the danger…

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Convo/Friends/Trips

Hello Lovelies! I got to spend some time with my dear friend Julia! And we went to Mackinac Island!!!! First time ever for both of us!

And I know what you are thinking, how does a Michigander wait so long to go to Mackinac Island? Tell me about it! What was your favorite part Julia?

I think spending time with my dear Lil’sis was the best part… Smile But a few things stand out. The store called “Poppins” with all the adorable paper goods – notebooks and planners galore!Read More »

Writing Prompt 041

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They met over a toad.

He was a small, gangly little boy, with eyes full of mischief and a determined expression. He walked up to her at the first church picnic of the season, held out his hand on which rested a fat little toad and grinned.

“Will you be my friend?”

She had given the toad a glare, but she was no sissy. Toads didn’t scare her. She took the toad, put it in her apron pocket and looked him in the face. “Sure.”Read More »

Writing Prompt 040

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It was a beautiful room that they had given her. If she hadn’t already known that the previous occupant had been a sea captain, she would have only had to see this room to know it.

The color blue was so prolific that it almost hurt her eyes. She felt a bit seasick. She almost opened her mouth to request another room, but the maid who had shown her up had already disappeared. She sighed and took off her hat that she flung across the soft blue bedspread. She plopped down to a seat beside her rejected headgear and gave an exasperated exhale as she turned her head about to take in the room in all its oceanic glory.Read More »