It Is What It Is

What you’ll see below, and in the future, are a mix of Posts from the original It Is What It Is blog that ran from 2011 to 2017, along with new Posts representing my current life and where I am as a Writer today. I’ve removed many of the original Post but kept some that I thought you would find interesting. Every couple of weeks I’ll post either one of the original Blog Post, revised and updated, or a brand-new Post. I hope you enjoy following along with my adventure and maybe even learn a thing or two. I would appreciate any comments on the Posts that you feel inclined to share.

November 2022

Ashes of the Dragon: One Day More

Four days on the old road and Revin hadn’t seen a single soul since crossing the river into the north. Well almost four days, she corrected herself. It had been midday by the time she had procured what was needed for the trip and departed Winterheart. Revin had reached the hook-like bend in the river after two days, like the old woman had said. Much of the river surface was frozen and a ridge of […]

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Ashes of the Dragon: The Oma

Something banged up against Revin’s foot, interrupting the image of the blue dragon that stormed through her mind. It had been more difficult than usual to capture the wild beast and get it into Winterheart. Her left shoulder still ached where the creature had knocked her to the ground as it tried to flee. But a few bruises were worth what the rancher had paid her for the dragon. The Blue was spirited but would

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Short Stories: The Collaborator

Jerry had his back to me, sitting at the computer, leaning back, sipping his morning coffee. Kona Coffee has a distinctive sweet aroma, though I had never tasted it…and never would. I stood behind him patiently waiting. He put the mug down and continued to stare at the blank screen. I had to smile when I saw the scene painted on the mug. Pooh Bear with his paw in a honey pot. An easy-going, laid-back,

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Julia the Dreamer: Return

“Come back. My parents…,” she yelled, but the dragon and rider were already heading away from the clearing. “My parents,” she said softly. The sound of many wings came from the opposite direction. Julia edged back onto the trail where she believed she wouldn’t be noticed and watched the hawks she had seen in her latest vision. In the front was the Red Witch on her bear-hawk. She appeared to be turning to follow the

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Julia the Dreamer: Parents

“No! No! No!” Cordyr stepped in front of Julia, both hands held up to stop the dragon. “She saved my life.” Celestral stared at her rider before returning her attention to Julia. “Are you from the Red Witch?” “Who’s the Red Witch?” Julia stayed glued to Cordyr. His armor was cool to the touch, she was comforted just being near him. She wasn’t surprised that her mind remained empty of information. Her unique ability didn’t

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Julia the Dreamer: You’re a Dreamer

“It’s not my fault,” she complained as she sat back. How could he know? Julia’s cheeks reddened again. “You’re a Dreamer,” Cordyr repeated and shook his head several times. “You’re a Dreamer.” “Yes, I have dreams.” She was becoming angry. “Everyone has dreams.” “No. You’re a Dreamer,” he laughed. “You…You.” He pressed his lips together tightly as if frustrated. Cordyr finally found the right words, “You’re a Dreamer. You can Scry.” Scry. To use divination to discover hidden knowledge, places, or future events.

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