Category Archives: Mythic Fiction

CCC191: Two Hundred and Thirty-Seven Days

One thousand days of walking, that’s what the story told. One thousand days from the west coast, where I was currently residing, to the east coast where I’d been sent to gather the shells. Yellow tourmaline shells, themselves the subject … Continue reading

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CCC189: Changes

I was first born a stag and three hundred years I lived as he. But without a doe, or one of my kind, life paled and I was glad to change. I next became an eagle soaring high. Three hundred … Continue reading

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The Pole That Threads

Kerrid watched the sky, a sullen stare at the encircling Star Serpent, a fervent prayer to the Spinner for some sign, any sign, some guidance. That sign came the third night. She thought she’d entranced to the Web, yet there … Continue reading

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A Killing Scene

He was coming at her with great long strides. And she bemused, not understanding, stood stick still, her luminous exudation twitching and tiny-gust-swirling when she should’ve been in his head. 30 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Luminous Taken … Continue reading

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Spring Update 2022

A Regular Pattern Followers on this blog will notice over the past year I’ve settled into a regular pattern.  Marie’s Photo Challenge. Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt. Sunday Picture Post. Tuesday Treats, and Crimson’s Creative Challenge. My personal life has been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Roots of Rookeri by Crispina Kemp — Sammi Loves Books

Crispina Kemp, historical fantasy author of the five book series, The Spinner’s Game, and Learning to Fly, is about to release another fantastic story, this time, Roots of Rookeri, my review for which you can find below.  It’s set for release … Continue reading

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CCC177: My Little Pony

“I spit on the Romans and spit trebly upon that hill-tribe queen, Caradoc-Bear’s own kin, who handed him over to the emperor’s men, saying she ‘feared Roman retribution elsewise’.” “Queen Cartimandua?” “Yeh, her. My little pony.” Neve didn’t understand the … Continue reading

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Of Eskin and Trade

How could they not know Eskin when they purported to be traders? Eskin was the speech of the peoples to the south. True, the Alsime-speaking Himen shared a fringing of land across the sea, but the Himen didn’t trade on … Continue reading

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Can of Worms

I found this wand. I didn’t know that’s what it was but my kiddish brain thought it the right word. The markings on it I have since discovered are runes (Nyd Is Hægl. Rad. Wynn Rad Eoh Tir Os Nyd). … Continue reading

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The Overthrown Queen

Thrown from my palace Ousted by that usurping wench Kept from my chamber From my servants, familiars, my wards and grimoires Kept from my pots and vials, philtres and magical gubbins. What do I do now? And don’t answer me … Continue reading

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