Category Archives: Story Power

Monologues, drama, fiction, memoir

Fairytales Don’t Last Forever

Artwork by Madame Thenadier The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack had finally become human again and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Your New Castle!

Artwork by Reignnel The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Delaying her search for her brother Zack, Gina … Continue reading

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Where Dragons Live

Artwork by gene1970 The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. While Zack was facing an angry giant, his sister … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Trust the Story

Experience is the most effective teacher (I learned more Spanish in three days in Barcelona than I did in two years of high school Spanish class). But one of the most interesting things about the human psyche is that we’re … Continue reading

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Time to Cocoon!

Autumn has just begun where I live, but temps are plummeting, rare for this early in the season, and all I can think of is getting cozy with a latte and a hoodie and, of course, a book! Which means … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Use an Irony Board

When creating a storyline, don’t just pull things out of the soiled ideas pile. Dig through it for something fresh. Inhale. Do they smell like something one of your characters would actually wear (think/do)? Good, but still not fresh enough. … Continue reading

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Parable of the Spare Change

Hey, I’m Brandon. So I lost my job. On Labor Day, no less. Which isn’t funny. It actually kinda sucks. I mean, everybody tells you what you wanna hear: “It’ll work out. You got this!” Only nobody means what they … Continue reading

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The Cloud Shepherd

The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. En route to find his sister somewhere in the world of Ismara, Zack was … Continue reading

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A Hidden Grief

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Gina had unwittingly adopted a dragon, making her its dragonmeer, … Continue reading

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How to Win Friends (and Enemies)

Photo by BlueLilly The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Gina had unwittingly adopted a dragon, making her its “dragonmeer,” somehow enraging … Continue reading

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