Thursday photo prompt: Rift #writephoto – Dragon’s Head.



The earth had rumbled for several days, which wasn’t unusual in those days.

When everything settled down, and we had the chance to get out and survey the damage it was then the dragon was discovered.

There had been a rift in the rock formations on what was known as Dragon Mountain, and to our surprise, there was the fossilised head of the dragon revealed for the first time.

It had been legend that the mountain had contained dragons in past years, but we all thought it nothing more than a myth serving our local tourist industry.

But now the head was there, in plain sight and we began to reassess our history.

Immediately moves were made to preserve the area, and the tourist operators sought ways to profit from the revelation.

It was interesting though as time went by to note that if you stepped too close to the…

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Behind the Willows

There has been a lot of buzzing in the world about the KonMarie method. If you don’t know what that is, that’s alright, the key words are  the KonMarie method of tidying up. Honestly I’m not sure exactly what it all entails but getting rid of stuff, particularly stuff that doesn’t bring you joy, seems to be it’s main priority. Now, I’m not a hoarder, I just like to keep things that might one day be useful (Said every hoarder in existence ever). I like to think of it more that I embrace the practicality and frugality of my dairy farming heritage along with a strong urge to reuse items that might have further use (Dang, I still sound like a hoarder don’t I?).

My house is not piled high with old newspapers but I do have a good collection of worn out clothes that some people call rags and…

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On a Night Like This……

Smell The Coffee

What would a still river say
of its thirsty trees?

Would it ask them to come in
a little tighter on its banks?

Perhaps the dark fog may be
a reminder of hope circling the drain

Perhaps the approaching night
might awaken fear from inky shadows

The moon pears cautiously from behind

They all agree- in whispers

“We’ll leave the night to sleep”

©Vivian Zems

Real Toads– Artistic Impressions

Lift Off! is now out on Amazon!


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“Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree

The Faery Whisperer

For my poetry challenge this week, I chose the words, Vernal Equinox for spring, and chant(ing) for sing. Considering we also have a full moon tonight, I can’t wait to see what blows in on the wind.

To celebrate this first day of spring, I’d like to introduce you to the Slavic Goddess, Vesna. I wrote an article about her on the Sisters of the Fey blog. You can read it HERE. shares:

“The word “vesna” is still the poetic word for “spring” in the Slovene language,[2] as well as Czech and Slovak. In Russian, Polish, Ukrainian and Belarusian languages vesna/wiosna is the actual word for spring. The month February is sometimes named vesnar in Slovene language.[2] In Serbian, the word vesnik is used to denote someone who heralds or brings about springtime.”

“In Slovene mythology

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How Do Covers Become Covers?

Story Empire

Hello and happy Friday to all the Story Empire readers. P. H. Solomon here today with  our post about covers. Normally, one of us shares something about some covers we like and why. Today, I wanted to veer a bit from just sharing a cover into the how and why of a cover design.

Of course, not everyone is skilled with the actual work of creating a cover and several of the authors here at Story Empire rely on their chosen artists. There’s an entire process for finding an artist but you still must communicate with someone to have a completed piece of artwork. As you view the covers in the post, keep in mind that all of them are clickable so you can find out more about the book and gauge the reasons behind the development of the artwork – the main purpose being to advertise the book.


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FOWC with Fandango — Intriguing


Don’t you think it’s intriguing the way the mind works sometimes?
Ideas and thoughts get spun around, and in some instances, masterpieces in literature are born.
These are not two of them:

There once was a lady from Crewe,
Who lived in a boot, not a shoe.
As she sat down to supper,
The sole split from the upper
So she fixed it with superglue.

There was a mosquito called Bert
Whose bite made me itchy and hurt.
As he buzzed round all day
I zapped him with spray,
Then he divebombed and died in the dirt.

Don’t ask me why I woke up with these in my head.
Maybe they should have stayed there.

Written for

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Busy, Busy, Busy . . . Not Expired!

jennie orbell

O.K. first things first . . . I’m not dead. This news will either be met with whoops of joy or total indifference, I suspect the later.

So, where have I been? Nowhere really. Just around and about doing my own thing.

To be honest that probably isn’t honest, you see, I think my ‘hermit’ tendencies are now running parallel with my ‘can’t-really-be-bothered-to-do-anything-that-I-don’t-want-to-do-just-to-please-people-that-don’t-warrant-it.’ So I’ve been doing anything and everything that I WANT to do, and although there were quite a few odd moments when I thought about bashing out another blog something else always got in the way.

Health issues have been at the top of my agenda – well, they are aren’t they, once you step over the line into ‘a certain age?’

I don’t think it helps that I won’t give in to them (health issues) or accept that I’ve crossed over that line into a ‘certain…

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Story of Us by Jody Holford #Read #Romance @authorspal @1prncs

Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author


Meet the Author:

Jody Holford is a multi-published author who has a soft spot for happily ever after. So much so, she tattooed the words on her arm. She’s a mom and a wife, a friend, sister, daughter, teacher, and book-lover. Her stories have a little heat and a lot of heart. And maybe, some swoon-worthy moments that will make you smile.
Connect: Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads




About the Book:

Declan James has been Brockton Point’s most ineligible bachelor––happy with his short-term relationships and focusing on his business. But now that his closest friends have found their happily-ever-afters, he can’t help but wonder what that might be like. And then Sophia Strombi shows up on his doorstep.

Sophia’s life is––well there’s no other word for it––a mess. She’s grateful to have some work at her brother’s best friend’s bar, and a place to…

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