• Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 16

    Recap: Corey’s parents had an argument about her and were found dead the next morning. Corey then meets Detective Skylar Adams. She is later adopted by Helen and Andy. Two years later, Corey is in school and meets a friend, Terese, and the class bully, Sandra. One day, two students are found dead and Corey meets Detective Adams again. Corey starts 2nd grade, which brings her face to face with a terrifying new teacher. As you can expect, her teacher does not last long. And then neither do her adopted parents, but things look up as Corey may have found a forever family. Corey moves in with Detective Adams and his…

  • The Dark Saga places: Kastana and the Frozen Lands

    As of right now, I’m thrilled to have power, but as this storm is due to stick around until Friday morning, I still have to keep my fingers crossed and am writing this as fast as I can. I suppose in honor of this messy east coast weather I’ll be writing about two very cold continents. Kastana is a peanut shaped continent north of Dyjakt. To the west is the Zamra Archipelago and Mystic Island, the fabled burial ground of now long forgotten faerae Queens. The upper half of Kastana is largely unexplored due to the severe cold and constant sheet of ice and snow. Few wander to the northern…

  • Will winter ever end?

    I’ve learned my lesson. Losing power once after a very icy day has taught me that maybe, just maybe, I should plan my posts a little more. So, I have this prepared to go since we’re supposed to get terrible winter weather with the potential for the loss of power today. I’m keeping my fingers crossed this doesn’t happen, but I’ve read so many conflicting reports that there’s no telling what’s going to happen today. So if I don’t lose power, I’ll have another post later today about the Frozen Lands in my Dark Saga world! How fitting? I should really consider preparing the actual post about the Frozen Lands.…

  • Weather as my Least Favorite Character

    As you may have seen from my previous post, I was going to write this yesterday, but found myself without any power. I really should start writing these posts in advance. As a native Southern Californian (born and raised!) I knew two seasons: the occasional rain during the winter months and fire season later in the summer and into early fall. Rain in July was always a huge shock (but it has happened, when I was working at a summer day care full of kids that wanted to go out and play in the pouring rain). The fires were expected and turned the skies orange and the air chock full…