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Where the Winds Blow — Chapter 33

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by Ruth Davis Hays

He stood, the chill air caressing his skin. Eyes closed to the world around him, D’harro’mar’rie’Khiall let his fate sink into his conscious mind, feeling it tickle the raw indignation of the last few days.

The Blessed Fathers of the Monastic Temple University of Coreigan had made up their minds about his motives and guilt long before his tribunal had begun. Twelve hours spent with his neck tied to a rock in order to incapacitate him was the least of his trials as he was relentlessly questioned and prodded.


The first moment they had allowed him to stand upright, he had insisted to them, “Nothing happened in the garden.”

“We will decide that. Now, open your mouth.”

“Why?” Khiall flinched back from the approaching acolyte. “I’m bathed in blood, yet you want to look in my mouth? I didn’t bite him!”

“Father Grae is simply…

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Character Quotes from THE CONVERGENCE

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by R L Davis Hays

“…Did you say that his mother cut his ears?”

Lylith nodded blandly. “As a child, she tried to make him look more elven by trimming them shorter. They healed over quickly, he said, but they always grew back to the same shape afterwards. Over a couple of years, of course. So, she had to keep cutting them.”

conv cover for blogsKeinigan’s hands flew protectively to his own ears, “Ouch! I don’t even want to think about that. That’s horrible.”

“I thought it was cruel when he told me, but since you’ve told me how…sensitive they are for faerlins, now I find it very cruel and heartless treatment indeed.” She gasped. “Why, it would be like cutting off part of his…”

Her words were stopped by the faerlin. “Don’t say it!” Keinigan insisted.

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Find Your Voice And Keep It

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I am a writer first and foremost, author second to that. If you know me or have heard me speak, I have made this statement on multiple occasions. The writer’s goal is to evoke emotion. To ensure the audience smiles laughs, cries, becomes angry or hurts for the characters that make up the story line. All writers/authors hope to fulfill this role successfully. Success can mean many things; dollars as in unit sales, emails from fans, parents, and aspiring writers, book signings or even requests for paid speaking engagements.

My intent as a writer/author has never changed. To deliver, regardless of how horrific the topic, stories that have beautiful endings. Why? I just like them and believe we do not have enough of them, therefore choose to create stories or pieces that have them. I am a visual writer, so laying out scenes that allow my audience to see what…

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Sea of Destiny by Dellani Oakes – Part 52

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sea of destiny coverChris runs out of the building, followed by Kyle. Chris’ anger brings on an asthma attack and he has no inhaler, but the nursing home gives him a breathing treatment.

“Someone should tell his family,” the nurse said.

“I will,” Kyle said. “I’m in the way.”

He strolled down to his father’s room. He could hear his parents laughing and chatting quietly. Leaning in the doorway, he cleared his throat.

“Chris is having an asthma attack. First he’s had in fifteen years. It’s okay, don’t bother to get up, the doctor and nurse are treating him and he’ll be right as rain in a few minutes. Meanwhile, what can we chat about that makes us feel like a family for a little while before Daddy kicks off?” His voice was calm, his tone cold. The fury building in him dissipated suddenly, leaving him lightheaded.

“I’m sorry you two couldn’t work…

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Announcing Lone Wolf Tales by Dellani

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Coming Soon from Dellani Oakes – a short story collection based on her sci-fi world. These nine tantalizing tales explore the world of Lone Wolf from other sets of eyes. Yes, we meet up with Wil, Matilda and Mai as their younger selves, but we also meet some new, and fascinating, characters. Look for it in October. Lone Wolf Tales Include:

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Where the Winds Blow — 32

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by Ruth Davis Hays

Watching the thin pale smoke inside one of the numerous glow orbs that lined the gallery, Lauralei issued a deliberate sigh. Her maidservant, Ameila, glanced in her direction as they strolled. The Contes had requested Ameila accompany her to the royal court and for that opportunity, the maidservant was grateful. Yet, the few drops of elven blood still residing in her family line were weary of being deep underground. She was longing for wind and trees, the smells of the season and the ripple of leaves. Her psyche screamed, and no matter the height of the room, she wanted to claw off her face.

Shuddering at the ever growing distance she felt from all things green, Ameila tried to attend to her mistress’s mood. “A sigh of boredom or despair, Contes? Are you ready to return to Jeullion?”

“Even you are addressing me by title now?”

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Character Quotes from One Fat Witch by Heather Poinsett Dunbar and Christopher Dunbar

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Because … that necklace is weird.

Hazel trailed Poppa Bear into a larger room with arcane symbols, shapes, and bookshelves.  “Uhm, I got it at Bunny’s during lunch.”

“You went to another store!” Poppa turned back to her, “but you’re my customer!  I don’t care if your dorky sister works there, you are my customer, Hazel.  Bunny and I have a deal, she gets the old angel lady contingent and I get the cool witches, Vincents, and rich weirdos north of Houston.”

She noticed Poppa Bear pout a little.

“Sorry.” Hazel said.  “Now, please tell me where we are, Poppa Bear.”

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