• 6 Perks of Being Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak - why I'm loving being at home

    6 Perks of Being Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

    The first thing you need to know about me is that I’m an introvert. I absolutely loathe being around people and much prefer staying in with my family. Or a good book, especially when the kids have depleted me. The second thing you need to know is that our school district is closed, so my oldest is home and I get to be his secondary teacher (his teacher is still doing everything in her power to do video classes, of which I’m insanely grateful because having to homeschool at the drop of a hat has been a bit stressful). The third thing you need to know is that I’m actually…

  • Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 3

    “Welcome to your new home,” Andrew Marks said as he swept open the front door to Corey’s new home. Corey gave him a timid smile and followed Andrew and his wife Helen through the front door. Her small feet met soft carpeting as soon as she entered and she looked around at soft blue walls. There were vases of pussy willow in the front hall, flanking a long dark brown table filled with pictures and a basket of keys. Three months after her parents’ untimely deaths, Andrew and Helen Marks had come to adopt her. She had been curious about the blond woman and dark haired man. They had apparently…

  • The Dark Saga place: The Islands

    Though there are several islands in the world, including the Kalladis Archipelago, there are a few of note. The Zamra Archipelago is located off of the western point of Kastana and is comprised of twelve large islands. These are largely frozen, covered in snow and ice so they are uninhabitable. However, some of the gypsies love cold weather, so can occasionally be found in the more southern islands. The most important island in this group is Mystic Island. It is one of the more southerly lying islands and is the smallest of the twelve. This island is the resting place of many of the world’s late faerae Queens. Time’s Garden…

  • The Dark Saga places: Dyjakt

    Dyjakt is one of the world’s five continents and is where most of the story takes place. As the most populous continent in the known world, it also serves as the world’s seat of power from which the druids, formerly the faerae, rule. It is also the home of the majority of the human race, though they confine themselves to the northeastern corner as they are the only race incapable of using magic. Dyjakt is surrounded by 5 seas: the Morlay Ocean to the north, Sea of Mystica and the Eswyn Ocean to the west, the Tsala Sea to the South, and the Cabree Sea to the east. Some notable…

  • To the finder:

    I can’t say I know where I am The clouds are too gray The waves are too high The storm came as a surprise My crew is terrified; I welcome it There is an island out here Green and lush, sapphire pools White beaches, dense forest A high mount rises, facing the sun The moon is always silver and full This is yours now Just as it once was mine But I am old and gray My home is gone, dead long ago The ocean sparkles all around This is where I return now The dark water rushes over the sides The ship tilts and is thrown There is peace…