Summertime Link Salad

Hey there, Muse-chasers. We’ve been a bit quiet over here on the blog, since life got a bit, well, hectic (which is really saying something considering the last year…), and we needed to focus on other things. But we’re still here, still dreaming and writing and revising and reading and wishing (and revising again…). We … More Summertime Link Salad

Highway Star

The sign made me pull to a stop. “You’ve actually been here before. We just made sure you forgot.” Too big to miss, but too many words to take in if you were careening down this empty, dusty road. … More Highway Star

#MusicMonday: Magical Realism

Magical realism as a genre can be tricky to pin down. But there are so many wonderful instances where magical realism transported us to alternate realities. Haruki Murakami, Alice Hoffman, Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Jorge Luis Borges, Aimee Bender (The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake), Lucy Christopher (Stormwake), Joanne Harris (Chocolat), and more managed to weave the … More #MusicMonday: Magical Realism

Link Salad!

Freshly tossed, our regular Link Salad is a mix of writing-related articles, inspiring videos, pep talks, funnies, and author interviews, served with a sprinkle of book release news and a drizzle of anything that makes us as writers—and humans—laugh, cry, and fangirl over. We hope it provides some fun inspiration for you, especially now, when … More Link Salad!

Pressed Flowers

*Muses’ Note: this week’s story is by a new guest author, Siria De Silva. A content warning for her story can be found at the bottom of the page.*   Of all the presents, the doll was the worst. Who gets a grown woman a doll, especially at a time like this? She would never … More Pressed Flowers

Two Crowns of Gold

Ever onward and ever they come, One by one by one by one. Chivalrous men, knights of the realm, With sword and shield and polished helm.   They trudge across moor, fen, and field All for a glimpse of my majesty revealed. My fiery eyes and tight-curled tail, My vicious limbs adorned with scales.   … More Two Crowns of Gold