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Lost Niece – Lilac woke up in the middle of the night with a strange feeling of loss and, at the same time, like something had just made her stronger.
The Expectant Wood Chapter 23 — A Lesson in Plants – She nibbled on the nutmeat, finding it as described. “You really are quite good at plants.”
Run – a trunk story – “Run.” Sona grabbed Ree’s hand and, matching actions to words, began running.
Two Concurrent Stories of Zenobia *
Family Magic Revealed * Demifiction written in the Aunt Family by dialecticdreamer, back in 2014.
Kingmaker Cake *
Map: Kael’s Tower
Misc. And Meta
Mer-May and Tarot *
The Aunt Family House & Victorian Awesomeness *
Aunt Family Tree-in-Progress *
With a Cage * It started with a cage, the way such things do. It was a very nice cage, as such things go…
First: Purchased: Negotiation
Previous: What You Like
“Cool.” Sylviane slid down to the ground and landed, knees bent, before hopping up to grab the bar right in front of him. “You’re kind of fun.”
“I’m – I’m glad.” He was fun? Well, he looked at her thoughtfully. “Do I get to pretend to be drunk? That’s almost as fun as being drunk.”
She snorted, pleased. “As long as you don’t mind me slapping you if you get too carried away with the whole thing.”
“Heck, I might even like it.” Wait, what was he saying? Well, it was too late to take it back now.
“Oh, really?” She raised her eyebrows at him. “I think you’re going to be fun.”
“You said I already was fun.” Continue reading
Book 2, Chapters 1-6: Denedien
“Now class.” Instructor Dainanan leaned forward, smiling. “While this is a class mainly on theory, we are always going to have some practice involved. So each of you has a small piece of linen and several colors of embroidery thread. We no longer know exactly how the ancients wove aether into their outfits, but what we do know is how they sometimes put codes and meanings into their embroidery. Work in small teams, come up with a code, and see if you can work in something that your teammates can read.”
Denedien looked at his school-assigned teammates and stifled a sigh. They were nice people. They were even clever people. Uzharrienie was even quite pretty. Kivsi was very entertaining. But they had absolutely no interest in the finer things in life. Continue reading
So, I had a nice 4-day weekend, what about you?
We saw Deadpool 2 (not quite as good as Deadpool 1, but a lot of fun, and Domino was absolutely awesome).
We planted: 7 tomatoes (2 varieties) 5 peppers (3 varieties), 1 eggplant, 6 kale, a tarragon and a parsley (having planted three roses before the weekend). We cleared out 4 bags of drywall and insulation from the attic. I cleaned the house. We shopped for cars…
Oh, yeah. So I uh. My car and I had a small disagreement with a large truck (someone turned in front of him, he stopped fast. I stopped…. less fast). My car is — was — a 2008 Yaris. The truck got way the better end of the deal.
So now we’re looking for a fuel-efficient Japanese or Korean car tall enough inside for my 6’4” husband and comfortable for my arthritic bones.
We’ve got it narrowed down to about 8 models…
Anyway! We went to the farmer’s market, grilled outside (asparagus from our own garden!), chilled out a bit and generally had a good time.
How was your weekend?