In general, I would say David and Lindsay. I have to admit though that when I make the effort or have the opportunity to see friends I am usually very thankful I have them in my life and enjoy their company. It might be easier to ask who I DON’T like to be around! Lol. Many of you can probably guess who I might put on this list! 🤣
Day: February 22, 2023
Ami’s take on a legendary character
Gypsie’s Wonderful World of Words
Alejandro rode quickly upon his magnificent white steed. The river behind him had turned white, signifying an early Mountain snow melt. Soon the river would overflow its banks and would most certainly, wipe away his village.
He donned his black mask, pulling back on the horse’s reigns. The white beauty reared up on his back legs, his front legs kicked high. As soon as his hooves hit the dry ground beneath him,
he stretched out into a full run.
The masked man barreled into the village, yelling to anyone he could see, telling them to run. The villagers raced to the highest cliff where they watched their homes and meager businesses being washed away.
One of the men turned to Alejandro and thanked him profusely, then asked,
“To whom do we owe our lives…
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New Book: Heliotrope (Adult Fantasy/ Epic Fantasy/ Magic)
We are thrilled to share the latest fantasy by Palmer Pickering, called Heliotrope! This one is for readers who enjoy magic, adventure and true fantasy!
Heliotrope (Sword and Sorcery)
Publication Date: November 23, 2022
Genre: Adult Fantasy/ Epic Fantasy/ Magic
Teleo is a retired soldier descended from Mages, who were cast out of power generations ago. After years of war and sorrow, he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life on his farm and work his stonemason’s craft.
His wife and daughter had been murdered during a war raid several years earlier and his young son stolen by the enemy side. He spent years unsuccessfully searching for his son and returned home broken-hearted. At the local castle, he comes upon a war orphan stolen by his side from the enemy and rescues him from abuse, adopting him as his foster son.
Teleo is working as a mason at the castle when he finds himself in the middle of a coup. This launches a journey to protect his new family, uncover the secrets of the ancient ways, and reclaim the magic of the Mages.
TW: Battles, violence, blood and gore
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About the Author
Palmer has been writing fiction since she was eight. She received her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University, with concentrations in Religion and Race Relations.
She currently works in Silicon Valley in the gaming industry and high tech. In addition, Palmer holds a certificate in Chinese Acupressure, is a certified solar panel installer, and studied Tibetan Buddhism with the 14th Dalai Lama.
She lives and writes in the magical redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, California.
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The Great Escape
People with parents who are older and losing some of their typical abilities will appreciate this stot
This week’s prompt from https://christinebialczak.com/2023/02/21/simply-6-minutes-welcome-to-the-challenge-02-21-2023/ to write prose, poetry, or anything we like in six minutes.
Getting on in years, sitting in a chair, surrounded by old people, wasn’t his idea of fun. He was called a grumpy old man, not by the nurses, but his daughter, who visited him once a week. It wasn’t fair, why did they think he couldn’t look after himself was stupid. Yes, his memory wasn’t what it was, and he had almost started that fire, but it wasn’t his fault.
A tear rolled down his cheek, drying into his skin like a discarded dream.
‘You okay Dad, we were thinking of going down the pub for your birthday,’ his daughter said, holding his hand. ‘I know you miss the other guys.’
‘Yea, course. I’m sorry I haven’t visited more, we’ve been so busy with work. I promise that will change. I love you.’
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Simply 6 minutes: 21st February
Di adds a connection to the horse and rider
Christine of Stine Writing is our host and has chosen an optical illusion image for us this week.
This picture is an optical illusion. Is it someone riding a horse or a man? There are two other hidden pictures, can you see them?
(For the record, I can only make out another shadowy face)
He felt he was being watched, but each time he turned, there was nothing behind him.
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