Another Healing

Another Healing

Monday, July 30, 2012

Into the Sunset...



Josh is such a hopeless romantic! He loves sunsets almost as much as he loves rainbows. He wants to fly off into this one with Varian. I don't blame him.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Varian and Josh Writing Prompt

This is a bit of silliness I wrote last winter from a writing prompt when I was hosting Torquere Press's Live Journal page. I posted it earlier with my other responses, but I thought I would re-repost it here with a sidebar link to it. This little story has stuck with me -- it's the only thing I've ever written from Josh's point of view. It takes place around the time of "The Dragon and the Mistletoe."

These are the words I was given to use were:
Varian and Josh
Gift
Mud
Key


True Love


Well! Here I am, there's my van, and it's stuck in the mud. It's dark and cold, and my lover man never has his phone on...

"Hello?"

"My knight in shining armor! It's your damsel in distress! Come save me from the encroaching cold and darkness. Pluck me from the teeth of disaster! And afterwards, have your wicked way with me!"

"Josh? Where the hell are you?"

"Beset by grave peril. I'm standing beside my mired chariot."

"Damn it, Josh, I warned you that parking lot was going to turn into mud today! You had to park down there?"

"How else was I to load the works of my soul into my chariot?"

"You could have waited for me to come and help you lug your paintings out the front door."

"Perhaps I wanted you to spend your energy on... other pastimes?"

"Josh, when have I not had energy for that? Listen, I've got another hour of faculty meeting to sit through. We're having a coffee break right now, or else you wouldn't have caught me. Can't you wait in the studio?"

"Alas, the keys are in the van."

"Well, get your feet muddy and get them out."

"The keys to the van are in the studio."

"Josh... Hang on. Arnold, I'm sorry, I've got to go. Josh has locked himself out of his studio and his keys are locked in the van. Yeah, I know. No, I don't think I'll be back in time -- he's stuck in the mud, too. No, no, I can pull him out. We'll be fine. I'll see you Monday."

"Knight in shining armor, winged warrior of the sky, you are a gift to my soul!"

"I love you, too, Josh."



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A July Evening



This is one of those sticky, steamy summer evenings with thunder in the distance and a gentle rain falling that makes me think about winter and driving snow and temperatures below zero. On a night like that, I would have been tucked up in my jammies with a mug of hot chocolate and settled down for an evening of writing hours ago.  Now I'm trying to spend an evening writing, but I'm thinking how I should go pull a few weeds or take the dog for a walk or go hang out with my neighbors for a little while, and...

Yeah, summer days are great, but they're also long, hot, and tiring. I feel as though I should use every precious moment of them, and I feel so guilty that all I want to do is lie down and read something that I don't have to think about revising!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Long and Short Reviews

Today, I have a guest blog over on the Long and Short Reviews site. Exciting stuff!

To pop over and check it out Click Here


Monday, July 2, 2012

Last Night's Sunset and Today's Rainbow

Josh is just passionate about both these photos and made me post them immediately. There's no arguing with that guy. He thinks I caught three dragons in the sky over the sun.





And the double rainbow is for him and Varian. Of course.