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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

Birthday Special!

Today is my Birthday!  *cheers and throws confetti* 
In celebration I’m posting a long and exciting snippet from chapter one of my novel!  But, it will only be up for one day only!  So read away and enjoy. 🙂

Quick back ground on what’s going on. This is near the end of the chapter, the heroine has reason to believe that soldiers from a tyrant over lord are on their way to arrest her mother. We enter the story as the heroine is racing back to her home to find… she was right.

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14 Comments

  1. bookmeister15

     /  November 18, 2009

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA!!!!
    I hope it’s a good one. Jeepers, I can’t believe how old you’re getting. 😉
    Thanks for another nibble of chocolate!

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  3. storygirl308

     /  November 18, 2009

    Thank you both!

    @Sarah- Just think, only one more year till I’m twenty. 😀

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    • lilacandivy

       /  November 19, 2009

      ahhh – don’t say that! =) 19 I can handle, but 20??
      But I was just thinking, too – when I’m 19 you’ll be twenty-ONE.
      Oh, what a bunch of old people we are. 🙂
      Seriously, do you ever get excited about being old? Well, besides the memory loss and back pain and arthritis and knee problems……..

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      • lilacandivy

         /  November 19, 2009

        OOooOOoooooH – twenty………..

      • storygirl308

         /  November 20, 2009

        I’ve made up my mind to never get “old”. Instead of getting older I plan on getting wiser. 😉

        There’s no reason to dwell on it. 😉

      • lilacandivy

         /  November 29, 2009

        LOL – wiser, love it. 🙂
        I can’t wait to be toothless grandmas with my friends, we’re going to have a blast! (we’ll be very mischievous old people 😉 )

      • storygirl308

         /  November 30, 2009

        “(we’ll be very mischievous old people 😉 )”

        Of course. 😉

  4. Daniel

     /  November 18, 2009

    You get old.. 😛

    Happy Birthday!! I hope it was a blessed one!

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  5. storygirl308

     /  November 18, 2009

    😛 😉

    Thanks Daniel! 😀

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  6. Happy birthday! I liked the story. Very good emotion. Needed work on the commas though. 🙂

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  7. Lady Nairam

     /  November 19, 2009

    I missed it. Oh well! Happy Birthday anyway, Laura!

    Reply
  8. storygirl308

     /  November 19, 2009

    Thanks Nai! 😀

    Reply

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