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Blizzard!

We are experiencing what the weather folk like to call a blizzard. Sustained winds of thirty-plus miles an hour with gusts to fifty (yes, FIFTY!) mph and blowing snow. It’s not very pleasant out there and my heart bleeds for the animals whose owners haven’t made adequate provision for them.

You’ve seen them–the dogs left outside to fend for themselves, the lone horse standing in a windswept field with no shelter. I get quite militant whenever I see this abusive treatment of creatures who are in our care. Makes me want to chain the owner out in their yard and see how they like it. Or force them to stand in the teeth of the storm with no shelter.Read More

FREE FICTION 15TH: The Power of Sound

Evolution happens. Not always in ways we want.

Humans barely top three feet. Animals increased in size and now hunt us. Seventeen year old Sable protects her small village from the rats that patrol the surrounding area. 

Every year she enters the testing corridor alone to test herself against their most deadly predator. This year nothing goes as planned.

You may read The Power of Sound here for one week. (I had a website issue and was late posting this so will extend the week to November 24th.)