Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blog Neglect!

This is just a heads-up to let all you readers know that I will not be adding any new posts until after Feb. 25th. I'm directing/choreographing a lovely charity show that is using up all my time and I just don't have the energy to continue posts until the show is over.

If you are in the Orange County area, I hope you join us at the show next Friday as it promises to be a blast! For everyone else, I will be back in the blogosphere in a week and a half. See you then! And keep your eyes peeled for additions to Madame Yvina's story!


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Friday, February 10, 2012

The Alchemist Files: Part 2

Here is the first chapter of our Steampunk romance/adventure novella. To read previous episodes click here. Enjoy!
The sign on the door read “Henton Clode, Missing Persons” but the visitor knew that Mr. Clode had been dead for at least two years. Wheels in this small Ministry office moved slowly. Though the office was in Paris, arguably the most exciting city in the world, this office had long been determined (by the higher ups of the Ministry, or course) to be superfluous. But the woman who turned the door handle in her lace gloved hand knew that “Missing Persons” was a misnomer. The office of Henton Clode dealt with all incidents related to the Agency.

Inside, an elderly clerk was nestled behind stacks of files, typing. He looked up when she entered and pushed his glasses up. “May I help you, Miss?”

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Quote for Thought

A quote for thought:

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."

Antione de Saint-Exupery


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Word Wednesday: "Brumal"

I love the word brumal. It sounds like a fancy color from Rembrandt's palate, but it isn't a shade of sepia at all. Brumal is derived from the Latin brumalis ("of or pertaining to winter solstice; wintry") from bruma ("the winter solstice; winter") from brevima ("the shortest day"). Winter is my favorite season, and you can be sure I will be using brumal some time soon. Brumal is also an anagram for umbral, another great word for another day...


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