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erulissedances: Dancer in silver with crystals (Default)
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 05:19 am
Dragons - the word evokes large beasts with unfurled wings and spouting flame. The word can also the Oriental dragons; sinuous snake-like beings riding among the clouds, treasuring pearls and bringing the rain. Dragons, or the tales of such beasts, are found throughout the world. Personally, I have always been on the side of the dragon in most stories. Looking at pictures of Saint George slaying the dragon, it was always the dragon that evoked my pity. It gave me great pleasure to submit a story to Untold Press for their short story collection, Dragonthology.


My story, "Dragon Seeks a Wife", takes the format of a traditional fairy tale similar to those spoken in verbal storytelling traditions world-wide for centuries. The storyteller, in this case an elder of the tribe, tells the tale of a feathered green dragon whose blood had been joined with an ancestor of the King of their land while Dragon searched for the wife he had to have. Because I wanted a different spin than standard European or Oriental dragons, I placed my dragon's tale in the highlands of Central America, a land of pyramids, blood sacrifice and witchcraft and the home of yet another dragon type - the feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl. It was an occasion of great joy for me when my story was accepted and I am proud to join the six other authors and stories in the pages of Dragonthology. I invite those reading my blog to purchase the book (available in e-book format from Amazon) and to register to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded on January 25th.



Short descriptions of the seven stories below the cut... )
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 05:11 am
So did everyone have a good New Year's Eve and first two days of 2013? I took the time off - such a rarity - so I didn't even post my blog although I did do some writing and some beta work. I also worked out the image I wanted for one of my shoes and got that printed out onto Frisket, ready to begin cutting it out soon. Such fun! I also had the first chance to have a nice long conversation with Aearwen for several weeks! I was having withdrawal from our weekly phone talks, so I'm ever so much happier today - I had my friend fix for the week - :D


Dragonthology has now been published. You can find it here, on Amazon. If you visit the Amazon page, please click the "Like" button, the more we get and the faster we get them, the higher we'll go in the rankings.
Amazon gift card give away and reviewers wanted below the cut... )