Thumbelina To Spare Ernest From Decades Of Wordiness

Some of you may remember that way back in September or there abouts, I volunteered to update the tale of Thumbelina for H.E.’s F*cked Up Fairy Tales project. It was due no later than April 1st and in keeping with my procrastinating nature I finally sat down in earnest, but not with Ernest as I don’t know anyone named Ernest, the last week of March to write my story and then emailed my tale on March 29th with a whole day to spare which is like a month early to normal non-procrastinating types.

I was a bit nervous about it as I had not written a short story since high school and that was decades ago. It is now up on her blog and you can read it there. It is a bit wordier than my normal wordiness, but I think it is a quick read. I’d love to know what you think so you can comment there or here though there is probably more convenient. Hope you click over there and check it out!

Trifecta – An Opening Gambit

It has been awhile since I posted but I’m goat herding in the land of dubious cell reception and uncertain internet connectivity so I have taken to reading books and writing with pen and paper, but was intrigued by the weekend Trifecta challenge which is to write the opening line of a novel in 33 words and here is my entry.


If you are reading this, it means only that I wrote it, but it doesn’t mean I am still here with you, only that at one time I was where you are now.