A Mother’s Day Blessing


My stomach began to twist into knots as we tried to find parking. We live in the suburbs of a major city, and the often vicious hunt for parking is a mundane part of life. But the country girl in me always takes it as a bad omen for the coming event; what do these […]

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WorldBuilding: Writing Brilliant Mythology


Mythology as we know it has a couple of different components. Primarily, mythology conjures scenes gods and goddesses in resplendent elegance or fierce battle. Every society to have ever existed has acknowledged powers greater than themselves: things like light and dark, flood and drought and the changing of the seasons. It’s easy for us today […]

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WorldBuilding: Components of a Religion


There are fewer forces in our own world that carry the same weight as religion. Wars are fought, lands conquered, and entire peoples wiped from the face of the planet in the name of the gods. From the earliest forming of human societies, religion has shaped the way we view ourselves, our fellows, the natural […]

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