Next Stage: Graduation in Two Weeks!

Next Stage: Graduation in Two Weeks! I know I haven’t posted anything the last few weeks and I hope that you will all forgive me for that. I have been really focusing on my last two classes as I finish out my final courses before graduation. As of today, I have fifteen days until I …

Busy Vs. Productive: Too Much of the Wrong Stuff is Bad for You

Busy Vs. Productive: Too Much of the Wrong Stuff is Bad for You By Shannon Rivera A few years ago my family moved from sunny San Diego to the middle of nowhere Tennessee. Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed many aspects of this move. Gas is cheaper, housing is more affordable, and there is …

Forlorn Part IV

Saoirse woke to the smell of wet dog as Ardal nudged his cold nose in the crux of her neck and then licked her face. “Get off, get off…” Saoirse muttered as she pushed the fluffy bulk of Ardal away. He whimpered and stumbled and she sighed at the sound. Her head was pounding from …

The Jewel of Rajai Part IV

The Jewel of Rajai Part IVWe left behind the temple after three days and made our way, without incident to the coast city of Lumar where we arrived to great fanfare. There was a festival being held in our honor, but we did not attend. Instead, Rahmi ordered that we would set to sea three days …

Show what needs Shown, Tell what needs Told

Show what needs Shown, Tell what needs ToldBy Shannon Leigh Rivera “Specificity in writing should not depend on modifiers” – Adam Sexton, Master Class in Fiction Writing Show and Tell. As writers, we have heard these two words a lot. The more you study writing and the more you read on the subject of writing, …

Forlorn Part III

Brigid woke with a start. Her body tensed immediately as her eyes flew open. She attempted to move her arms but the solid feeling of chains attached to her wrists sent her body into shivers of panic. The room was dark and she lay on cold, wet stone. Pulling against the chains, she screamed for …

SDS Giveaway!

The Seven Deadly Sins (SDS) Anthology has released three books so far- Sloth, Pride, and Envy. All of these books are available via Amazon. Right now editor and contributing writer Katie Stephens (K.T. Stephens) is doing a giveaway on her blog standardishue.com. So what do you need to do to get your hand on a …

Collaboration Update!

Part Two of The Betrothal by Tamara Linden is available on her story blog. To read more please follow this link to Part One. You can follow the link at the end of the story to finish this amazing short story.

The Jewel of Rajai- Part III

Once we had left the gates of the palace, the carriages were stopped and I was whisked away to my own separate travel coach. We were to travel separately in case of attack but also to keep us from doing anything untoward until our official wedding ceremony before the Rajaian High Priestess. When I stepped …