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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.
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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.
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New Story!

A story idea that I’ve had for a little while as began to develop!  For the past week I’ve been making notes and writing scene ideas out, and it’s been a blast.  I love the whole brainstorming and putting-the-pieces-together process of new stories, not to mention I’m in love with the three main characters. 🙂  I introduced the main character in an earlier post here.

Now, I can guess what you all are thinking.  “Wait, isn’t she in the middle of writing one novel and editing another?”  The answer would be –  yes!  I am.  That always seems to be the case when I get a new/awesome story knocking on the doors of my brain, begging to be written.  Yes, it’s a little annoying that it chooses do reveal itself right now, but then, it’s a bit of a life saver.  You see, having more than one story (or two, or three 😉 ), to busy myself with helps.  I think I would go mad if I didn’t have another story to work on when one was giving me the fits.  So there you have it.  🙂 

Here is a quick (very rough) synopsis of the story.  (I’m still trying to work out a title, so I won’t post a title yet.)

On fateful day, the king and queen of Eir were killed when their carriage over turned on a journey.  The young prince who traveled with them, was never found.  Now, twenty years later, the struggling kingdom is still without a ruler.

Wrenna is the daughter of a Lord who plans to make himself the new king.  Though this position would elevate Wrenna to that of a princess, she knows her father should never be king.  She believes that there is still a chance the true heir to the throne is still alive somewhere.  When her father betroths her to a power hungry tyrant, Wrenna flees and sets out to find the lost prince.

She is aided by her best friend Luke, (who cares deeply for Wrenna, but because he is merely a page and she the daughter of a lord, they could never marry).

Wrenna and Luke meet on outlaw named Geoffrey who agrees to help them search for the prince.  Luke is suspicious of this newcomer.  Now, hunted by her father’s men, Wrenna begins to fear the journey may have been in vain.  

There we are!  I’ve done allot of development for the culture of this world as well.  It shall be interesting.  🙂


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  1. Love it! 🙂 Wrenna is a great name, too. 😀

  2. Sounds exciting!! =) Love the names. Looks like they changed from your first post on Wren?

    • They didn’t change, I just kept typing Luke’s name wrong. 😛 Fixed it. 🙂

      Sorry Luke.

      Luke: It’s always me… I must have a sign on my back saying “pick on Luke!”

      Geoffrey: I was wondering when he would finally notice that.

      Luke: *glares at Geoffrey*

      Geoffrey: *big grin*

      Wrenna: *covers mouth trying not to laugh*


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