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Tanei and the Mimic, part 2

Continued from part 1: Tanei felt her energy draining away. The feeling that she could not win against a creature who stole not only one’s face but one’s abilities, one’s very thoughts, threatened to overwhelm her. If she could not … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest writing competition

I’m participating in a writing contest given by Writer’s Digest. The contest: Prompt: Write a short story, of 700 words or fewer, that begins with the sentence prompt on the left. Here is the sentence prompt: “I’m going to disappoint you. … Continue reading

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Tanei and the Deadly Decadent Court, continued

Continued from “It was well she had come quickly.” But the men, drunk as they were, were still too numerous for her to be sure of getting past them in an assault, especially if she had no weapons. The guards … Continue reading

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Prompt: Tanei and the Deadly Decadent Court

As I let the first draft manuscript of the book cool down (perhaps for a while) before editing, I’ll post some replies to prompts I find online. Here’s one in installments. Prompt from Absolute Write: Your MC is transported to a … Continue reading

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First draft finished!

I finished the first draft of the novel! Woo-hoo! And: Holy cow, it’s over a hundred thousand words! I was aiming for 65,000. No kidding, this beast is over half again as long as I was trying for (and would … Continue reading

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Origins: Tanei, part 2

Continued from the last post: The midwife Ensanee returned to the mother holding her child. Another infant, older by a few minutes, lay wrapped in green silk next to them, fast asleep: Princess Kandinei. “Your Highness, if you please: I … Continue reading

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Origins: Tanei, part 1

This may or may not appear in a later book: The girl appeared some time after her elder sister, causing the assembled women to gasp – some with consternation, some with delight, some merely with surprise. “Oh,” cried the midwife. … Continue reading

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