As if by magic, August is already here. I can’t believe this serial, Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam is already a month old. I thought it would be a good idea to do this catch-up post for any new readers.
This is a “pantser” story. That means I’m flying by the seat of my pants, with this completely unplanned tale. Most of my inspiration comes from the characters to which readers gave names when I started this project. I don’t know what the plot is going to be, from one episode to the next until I look at a character’s name and think about what that faery would be, do, or where they would live, or how they would act.
If you’ve seen this serial in your “reader” but didn’t want to come in at the middle, here are links to all the episodes. There is also…
Marcy awakens the next morning and Felique is gone.
On the mirror, scrawled in lipstick: Farewell my raisin d’être!
Behind the message Marcy’s reflection bubbles and is slowly
replaced by the face of a hag.
“Who are you!” demands the Hag.
“I am Marcy Bloomingdale of Queens, New York.”
“No! You are Persephone, ex-wife of Hades!”
Marcy rolls her eyes, “What he want?”
“The male gods are titillated but not amused by your lesbian ways. They take revenge on you by unleashing your love’s late Mother for she cannot bear to see her daughter happy. Felique is her hostage in the Underworld.”
“By the gods,” Persephone, alias Marcy Bloomingdale of Queens, New York exclaims, “How can I retrieve her!”
The image of the Hag begins to vanish, “You must seek the mercy of Hades…You must return to the Underworld…”
My writing break has freed up some precious time for reading, and I have two more reviews to share. These books are quite different. I hope you give one or both a try. 😀
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No More Mulberries
by Mary Smith
My Review: Where do I even start with all the things I loved about this book? The story is about Miriam, a Scottish midwife who first fell deeply in love with an Afghan and then with his country. It’s a story about love and loss, fear and courage, and the strength of family and the human spirit.
In many ways, this story could be told anywhere in the world as individuals, couples, and families aren’t that different from each other no matter where we find them. Miriam’s story and her emotional struggles are deeply relatable. Her search for self, her struggle to balance her…