12 Days of Christmas: Esther Ashton’s New Dress


Hello Folks!

Well, it’s time for Day #10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Party … and today I have a special treat for you! Okay, maybe not a “special treat,” but it is something special.

It’s the release of a new short story! Esther Ashton’s New Dress is purchasable on Amazon Kindle for just $0.99, but … since I know most of y’all are cheapskates, you can also just read it here. (There’s no link. Just here on this post, haha.)

(Also, because I’m going to have this book be free whenever I get the chance, it will eventually be perma-free, and … you know. I’m not stingy. 😛 It’s a Christmas gift.)

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Flowers, Part 6

That’s right! The final part of Flowers has finally arrived. Are you excited? Crying? Regurgitating? Biting your nails? Rolling your eyes and returning to your Reader/Inbox so to read better posts? Are you not even reading this?

Well, I’m sure you’ve having one of those emotions at this current moment in your life. Treasure this moment! It’s not coming ’round again, dude. Although … I’m not really a YOLO girl … y’know … YOLOUYHJ (you only live once unless you have Jesus) is my style.

I can assure you, however, that this post is a little better than my previous Flowers parts because I added images! Images make stuff better. Or … so everyone tells me. To me, they just make it take longer for stuff to load …

Parts 1 and 2 ~ Part 3 ~ Part 4 ~ Part 5

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Flowers, Part 5

Well, ladies and gents, it’s time for part 5 of our serial story, Flowers. There’s just one more part to go after this! Can you believe it? I’m planning on editing it, maybe looking into a cover designer, and publishing it on Kindle.

As far as me supposedly being on a once-a-week schedule … I felt like posting today. *shrugs* My blog, my rules …

Parts 1 and 2 ~ Part 3 ~ Part 4

Part Five

That night, Adele awoke to the sound of rain pounding on the roof. The house creaked and sighed as the wind pounded against it. The door to the bedroom flew open; she sat up with a gasp. A flash of lightning illuminated Judy’s face, eyes wide with fright.

“Judy,” Adele said slowly. “What’s wrong?”

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Flowers, Part 4

Before you read this, you must promise not to hate any of the characters. Well, not much. You can hate them a little … but you can’t hate the story. Hating the story is decidedly not allowed. It’s off limits. Don’t even think about it.

As you can see, I’m testing out the ‘featured image’ setting for this theme. In my opinion, you should always have a featured image … and I never do. So, henceforth, there shall be a featured image.

Assuming I like the way this theme does featured images … so I guess that’s more of a ‘maybe’ than a ‘shall be.’

Oh, and this section has Christianity in it. Consider yourself warned. 😛

Parts 1 and 2 ~ Part 3 ~ Part 4

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Flowers, Part 3


Well, ladies and gents, it’s time for part three of my fantastical short story, Flowers. Are you excited? No? Well … I am. *pouts* I can’t believe you don’t like my book …

Oh, you were just teasing? *wipes brow* Whew. I was worried for a minute that you all secretly hating me and were pity-following me.

Have you ever pity-followed someone? I haven’t. I follow the people whose posts I want to read. What kind of sick human being are you!?

Okay, back on subject. You can read Parts 1 and 2 here. If you haven’t, head over and do so!

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Flowers, Parts One and Two

The moment you’ve all been waiting for, my darlings, is at hand! That’s right! Parts One and Two of Flowers, my short story sequel to The Lady of the Vineyard, is coming to you … right here … right now!

Okay, so maybe none of you actually want to read this story. Whatever. Comment and say you liked it anyway!

flowers1Part One

 Judy Kee was sitting at the top of the stairs, watching the door attentively. She wasn’t allowed to go outside and potentially muss up her clothes, as Granny was sure she would (despite her love for her granddaughter, she didn’t think her perfect), but Judy was quite ready to jump up at any second, her ears perked, alert for the slightest sound of her father’s car.

She ran her hand through her strawberry-blonde hair, bumping the blue ribbon to the side. She had managed to keep her dress relatively unwrinkled, though, and her shoes weren’t scuffed, so Granny’s campaign for a nice-looking little girl was succeeding at least partially.

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FNWC, Challenge #4

Time for the 4th challenge of FNWC, a writing challenge by Rutvi. TEAM EMERALD IS SO GONNA CATCH UP! 😀

Ok, so as you know I’ve been having problems fitting the challenges in with historical fiction. But I refuse not to! What? Why should I write one of my other genres when I’m having so much fun with Ruby? Even if I’m not supposed to be writing about her until I finish writing about her ancestors (did I just say that out loud? 😛 ).

Anyways, so … historical inaccuracies are to be ignored. And … this is kind of random. So hang with me.

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FNWC, Challenge #3

Hi guys!

That’s right. I’m still doing this! And you thought I quit. 😛 Well, I didn’t. I’m still doing FNWC, hosted by Rutvi. Team Emerald, go!!!

Oh, and I’m so, soooo sorry for interrupting your weekend with a post! I know I promised not to anymore, but this is a deadline thing, guys, and I’ve been on vacay for two weeks, and … please forgive me? You don’t have to read it. Yes, you do. Just delete it from your inbox. Or ignore it on your reader. Don’t you dare!

Well, I’m a little behind, so let’s get going! 😉

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FNWC, Challenge #2

It’s time for the second entry in the FNWC contest, hosted by Rutvi of https://sosugarsweet.wordpress.com/.

The Prompts I Used

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Not very many, I know, but I tried. 🙂

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FNWC, Challenge 1


Hi guys! Well, once again, I’ve entered a contest. However, this time it isn’t a photography contest; it’s a writing contest. It’s hosted by Rutvi (https://sosugarsweet.wordpress.com/).

Now, my writing is a little better than my photography … but I don’t expect to win because I can suck under pressure. XD

Anyway, here’s my entry for the first FNWC (Fantasy Notebook: Writing Challenge).

So, I can include as many of the writing prompts (there are quite a few!) in my entry as I want. The following are the ones I chose to include (besides the word ’emerald’):

(Note: some of the prompt images have mysterious disappeared!)

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