Work-in-Progress Wednesday

“Did you mean to give me a ‘come hither’ stare?” Abbie asked. Parker grinned. “I was just enjoying watching you. I didn’t know it would summon you, but I’m not sorry it did.” He held out a white-gloved hand. “Would you like to waltz with me?” “Are you any good?” “I excel at many things, […]

In Defence of Romance: What it Can Do in a Fantasy Story (Or ANY Story)

Originally posted on Pages Below the Vaulted Sky:
Today is the start of Wyrd & Wonder (hosted by Lisa, Jorie, and imyril), a month dedicated to the celebration of all things fantastical. Look forward to essay posts, lists, reviews, and more. Let’s get started! “But Kathy, who’s going out of their way to attack romance…

The Ex-Princess

CHAPTER ONE As Abelia stood on the platform, anticipating the vibration of the public light rail train’s arrival, she never imagined it would be the last time. It was a Wednesday, so those without train allowances were walking to work, streaming swiftly by like the waters of a brook, most babbling into their phones. She […]