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Music Monday: Two Steps From Hell – Impossible (feat. Merethe Soltvedt)

It’s probably no surprise to you at all that today’s Music Monday is a piece by Two Steps from Hell. I find their music super inspiring, empowering, and motivating. I listen to their stuff and it makes me want to write! Today’s piece, Impossible, includes a very interesting instrument played by the amazing Merethe Soltvedt.

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Music Mondays: Les Poules Huppées (“Crested Hens”) + Far Away ~ Waltz by Katy Adelson

I haven’t done a Music Monday in a little bit, so here’s a beautiful recording by Katy Adelson. This is, apparently, a combination of two songs. I’m not familiar with either of them, and they blend together so smoothly that I didn’t realize it was two different tunes until I read the description (although I

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2: The Right Thing to Do

Foreword: Here’s my second entry to the 2017 Flash Fiction Challenge. This time my prompts were Historical Fiction, A Machine Shop, and A Turtle. Now, Historical Fiction is a genre I really enjoy and I certainly enjoy history. Normally it would be a challenge just to decide on what era to set the story, what

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Off to Pennsic!

Something I don’t think I’ve mentioned on this blog yet is my participation in the SCA. For those who don’t know what it is, the SCA is a historical recreation organization that focuses on fun, community, and education. There’s a lot of neat stuff to do, and I tend towards historical fencing (with rapiers, longswords,

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Flash Fiction Challenge 1: Waiting By the Bridge

Foreword: This story is my first entry to the 2017 Flash Fiction Challenge, which I was able to enter thanks to my gracious sponsors. Thank you! For the first challenge, I was given a prompt that included a genre, a place, and an object. The prompt I received was: romance, a strawberry field, and a

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