July 2017 – Greythorn's Nook

Month: July 2017

Grand Cover Art Revelation

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In celebration of the completion of my final final final final final (to infinity) edit of my novel, I thought now would be the appropriate time to do a cover reveal. Hoorah! But first, (more…)

On eating everything in sight

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With my baby shower looming, I thought it only fitting that today’s post pertain to my pregnancy.

Your body goes through a lot of changes when you get pregnant. I know many of you just rolled your eyes and said something along the lines of “No shit Sherlock!” Anyways, as you also know, everyone is different too. There’s no one common formula which will get you through the next ten months. That would be much too easy. “Oh yeah, she’ll get over the fact that you looked at her sandwich with lust in your eyes. After all, she’s in her 20th week and the hormones are just-a-raging!” “Don’t worry about the uncontrollable tears, they come on fast and don’t last long. Next week, they’ll just be a memory.” Or some such nonsense.

Nope. One person’s morning sickness is another’s entire pregnancy.Some people have intense swelling while others wonder when, or if, it will hit them. Some place their phones in the freezer (more…)

Sunset’s Hope – a short story

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This little gem was tasked to me during one of the workshops I attended. Well, perhaps not exactly as is. See, the assignment was to take the image we were given, a travel poster of sunset over Venice, and use it as inspiration for a short story. Well, as with all the assignments I’m given, nothing ever turns out exactly the way anyone plans. Although, I have to say, by the end of the month long workshop, the instructor knew full well to expect the unexpected from me!

So with a fresh edit, here’s the story I created out of that inspiring image.  (more…)

Miracle. It’s a word used to describe the indescribable, the amazing, the strange, the beautiful. We throw it around casually, saying things like “It’s a miracle I didn’t kill anyone today” or “It’s a miracle I passed that test.” We don’t attribute our coping skills or knowledge to those tasks. We simply say it was divine intervention.

The wiki definition for miracle is “an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws.” (more…)

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