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The Treasure Chest

03/06/22 I took my dog for a walk on a cold but sunny morning. We left the paved trail to follow alongside a creek bed. I started down a slope, tripped, and fell, discomfiting my knees. With my dog as support, I pulled myself up. Instead of going back up the slope I limped along … More The Treasure Chest

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Goodbye World! Going to ConQuesT

I am leaving this world for a few days, stepping aside into Story: Story in the forms of books, gaming, costumes and friends. I am heading to ConQuesT, Kansas City’s foremost Science Fiction convention. I have been attending annually for fifteen years, but now for the first time as a dealer. I will be selling … More Goodbye World! Going to ConQuesT

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ConQuesT PRIME is coming!

ConQuesT PRIME is coming! ConQuesT is Kansas City’s longest-running Science Fiction and Fantasy convention, and I am honored to be participating once again this year!  It takes place May 27 – 29, 2016. Here is my schedule for ConQuesT 47: Story in a Bag, Saturday May 28, 10 AM & 12 PM We’ll be doing … More ConQuesT PRIME is coming!

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ConQuesT KC 2015

Here is my schedule for ConQuesT weekend. There will be a lot of story-making going on with two sessions of Story in a Bag plus the Writer’s Workshop! Friday 6:00 PM Storytelling presentation: Three Billy Goats Gruff: the good news about Fairy Tales Saturday 10:00 AM Story in a bag Saturday 12:00 PM Story in … More ConQuesT KC 2015

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a story of the forest

How can I set you at ease? Shall I tell you a story of the forest? Of the earliest days, when the trees were young and spoke aloud, and shouted with merriment when the shadows of our wings fell upon them? At that time, the forest stretched from horizon to horizon. Soaring high above the … More a story of the forest

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Visited by Coyotes

We leaned our heads back to watch the shooting stars. Smoke from the fire ring rose and merged with the swath of the Milky Way. We heard running, many feet running through dry leaves over the hill behind us. We saw shapes flood from the woods into the starlight. Deer, I said, then I heard the … More Visited by Coyotes

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The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well Pennies from heaven I have found today: one here, one there, one in the parking lot – I know an angel placed it there with all goodwill especially for me. It is grace, but it is too small a grace to build a life upon. My youngest voice pulls at my sleeve, … More The Wishing Well

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ConQuesT Weekend 2013

I spent last weekend at ConQuesT in Kansas City. One more salute to those who came from far away, hail and well met once again! This weekend was a success not only for visiting old and new friends, but also in accomplishing a number of goals, such as: Successfully performed the song “May it Be” (Enya) … More ConQuesT Weekend 2013

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Modes of Healing

Shapers’ Veil is a fantasy novel full of adventure and majesty. It is also an experiential journey into healing. Several modes of healing are woven throughout the story.  The most familiar to human readers is herbal medicine as practiced by the healer Gydana.  Born into the potter’s trade, Gydana was accepted among the nomadic Adeladans … More Modes of Healing

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Summertime

Finally, it is summer, and I get to write on the deck.

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Mother of Heroes

My feet pick their way gingerly, for the floor is strewn with bodies. Bodies of tiny plastic warriors, along with their dismembered limbs, plastic guns, swords, knives and alien blasters. Leaving the hallway, my feet cross shark-infested carpet, where pirate ships with tall sails loom to challenge all trespassers. With a series of mighty leaps, … More Mother of Heroes

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