Two days ago, we received news that half of our neighborhood was consumed by wildfire, including our humble abode. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunOur home. October 5, 2020 First Reader and I have spent the last few days waiting and wondering what was going on. We've been denied entry to our community daily because of the … Continue reading Evacuation Day 8
Today’s word comes from First Reader. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition The act of discomfiting. The state of being discomfited. Archaic: Defeat in battle; rout. History This word was first used in the 14th century, as meaning to find discomfiting. From the Middle English, from Anglo-French descumfit, past … Continue reading Wednesday Word for October 14, 2020
On Friday, October 13, 1307, the King of France, Philip IV, ordered the French Knights Templar be arrested. He claimed that the Templar initiation ceremonies forced recruits to deny Christ, spit on the Cross, worship idols, and engage in homosexual practices. The next month, Philip pressured Pope Clement V into arresting the remaining Knights Templar, … Continue reading Trivia: The Templar’s Doom
At dawn, Master Henrick bellowed orders to the drovers and guards as the camp stirred. As men, dwarves, and elves moved around the wagons, a short, squat figure approached the area where the group had laid their heads the previous night. “Top o’ th’ morn’, to ye,” a gravelly voice hailed with a slight bow … Continue reading Chapter 8: Blessings
Think about some of your favorite books. What makes the story memorable? Was it the non-stop action? Maybe it was the extraordinary way a tired old plot was presented. Or maybe, it was the protagonist. Who were those characters? Why did they out in your mind? One of the most standout protagonists for me was … Continue reading DIY MFA: What’s in A Character?
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition Government by the wealthy.A controlling class of the wealthyA class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, by virtue of its wealth. History This word was first used in 1631, as meaning government by the wealthy. … Continue reading Wednesday Word for October 7, 2020
On this day in 1876, the American Library Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Five weary travelers slipped onto the main trade road between caravans. They walked the well-trodden trade road toward the city of Blackmoor. By sunset, they had caught up with the procession they’d followed. They gnawed the few strips of the leftover darnni meat as they found a suitable spot near the wagons. Sam and Chase … Continue reading Chapter 7: Alliances
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun A lifetime ago, I searched for my niche in the world, wishing for a close-knit family to watch my back. When the path I’d chosen for that family veered in a direction I didn’t anticipate, I left my ex- everything of real value to forge a new life for myself. Dreams … Continue reading DIY MFA: My Support System
Today’s word comes from a random word generator. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition A defamatory forgery or falsehood published for purposes of political intrigue.A false and more or less damaging report circulated for political effect, usually about a candidate seeking an office.A fictitious story published for political effect; … Continue reading Wednesday Word for September 30, 2020