January was such a great reading month for me. I fell in love with a bunch of new books AND classics. It seemed every book I picked up was better than the last. Sadly, all good things come to an end, and I did not experience that same kind of book-high in February. Instead, every… Continue reading February Reading Wrap Up
Ellie, in the trance-like state that had become too familiar to her over the recent months, patiently watched as her own hand swished the paintbrush across the canvas in broad strokes. When the image finally revealed itself to her, she sat before it and wondered how she would go about telling yet another stranger that… Continue reading Micro Fiction (Two Line Tuesday) – Conundrum
Annie stared down at the unpaid for lollipop and waited for the obligatory guilt to set in, but it didn't. The world had taken away her mother; it owed her something sweet. © Shyla Fairfax-Owen
I'm always trying to think up recipes that can be made in bulk and frozen, because as much as I enjoy cooking, during the week, it's much more of a chore than a past-time. If I can spend a Sunday afternoon cooking in bulk and freezing food for the upcoming week, I feel like I'm… Continue reading Recipe – Samosa-Style Wraps
I'm so excited to announce that my short story, "Rebecca Kills the Beast," will be included in the upcoming anthology, Chrysalis. Chrysalis is a collection of fairy tales about transformation, overcoming obstacles, and character growth. In "Rebecca Kills the Beast," the daughter of a widowed merchant agrees to be sold to a charming King, only… Continue reading Chrysalis: A Fairy Tale Anthology
With wide-eyed fear, Jordie listened to all the bumps in the night; the way the old floor boards below creaked and clicked and clacked with liveliness. After 120 years, she realized, the Living had come home to haunt her. © Shyla Fairfax-Owen
Books I loved (and didn't love) in January
(358 words) She didn't want to wake up.
Thank you to Kathryn for the nomination (tag)!
Weeping Willow, cry! No more. The wolves will keep you... In good company.
A hack for the simplest yet delicious caramel coffee!
Every October, I buy multiple bags of tiny pumpkins from the grocery store to decorate my house. It's gorgeous, but it's also food waste, because by the time November rolls around, they're pretty rotted and molded and they go straight into the compost bin. So, this year, I thought I'd try something new. Crochet pumpkins.… Continue reading Crochet – Mini Pumpkin Patch
As a boy, he was told his imagination was big and bright and beautiful; but as a teenager, people seemed a lot more troubled by it. As an adult, he learned to keep secrets, deciding that no one else had to know about the tiny little elves and centaurs that lived in his backyard --… Continue reading Micro Fiction (Two Line Tuesdays) – The Truth Keeper