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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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  • “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

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CHOICES Sneak Peak: Dragon Landing

Here is a sneak peak of the chapter in CHOICES I just finished.  🙂

“Ready yourself,” Terren said after I don’t know how long.  I blinked and looked down.  The forest was gone; we now glided over green fields and hills, bordered by a rocky crag.

“Are we landing?”  The wind had picked up and I had to shout.

“Yes!”  Terren yelled back.

Uraeus began to beat his wings in a steady rhythm as we slowly dropped towards the ground.  Terren let out a quick whistle then shouted back at me,

“Hold on!”

Uraeus folded in his wings and dove.  I squealed, hugging Terren as tightly as I could.  Tears raced from my eyes and flew away behind me as the wind rushed by.  Laughing, Terren leaned against Uraeus’ neck, holding tight to the leather handles.  We dropped through the sky, the ground rushing up to meet us. 

“Hoe!”  Terren yelled and Uraeus opened his wings, bringing us to a jaw wrenching halt.  Much more gently, the dragon brought us to rest on the solid ground.

“Wow,” I said as I slid from the saddle.  “Now that was something.” 

Terren grinned at me, “I thought you might enjoy that.”

“Enjoy?  I’m not quite sure that’s the right word.”  I crossed my arms and gave him a cynical look.  “I don’t think leaving your heart, lungs and stomach behind is enjoyable.”

He laughed, “I suspect you’re being sarcastic.”

“Me?  Never.”  I winked.


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  1. Heehee, that’s cute. 😀


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