Second Edition of The Christmas Dragon is on the shelves!
One Christmas a dragon showed up to help with the preparations. Things got a little out of hand. Even the cat was worried. In the end the Christmas Dragon’s special gift brought a new perspective to the holiday hustle and bustle.
By Janie Holliday Wilson
Illustrated by Glenda Kotchish
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We’ve been inspired by autumn here in Richmond. There’s been late- in-the-season hurricanes and even tornadoes…scary stuff. And Halloween is approaching, the really scary stuff!
Here’s a story by Janie Wilson, The Hallow Cane.
We are working on a new dragon storybook. It’ll be here in time for Christmas…our Christmas Dragon. You’ll need it for sure because Christmas is only 129 days away!
You’ve been there. Raising the shades in the morning, getting ready to leave for work and you glance down into the street. Just what do you see?
In Make No Assumptions, we each have a story about such an experience.
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In the vein of Ernest Hemingway where less is more, we are exploring six word stories. It’s a fun exercise that helps one ferret out the essence of the story’s intention.
Here’s Janie’s progression from 9 to 8 and to 6 words
- There was no escaping this choice she had made.
- She settled into the choice she had made
- No escape for her choice now.
Here’s two by Glenda:
- Eyes on cell phone, missed her glance.
- Birthed children she couldn’t bare.
Umbrellas everywhere, black, black and white striped, yellow, red–moving down the passage ways, walkways, arms holding them high in the air. The ground is saturated, the smell of wet grass heavy in the air. From the VMFA cafe, we see all this as we meet to write about white foxes and camouflage.
Take a peak at today’s stories.
The Advantages of Camouflage by Janie Wilson
The Old Fox by Glenda Kotchish
Janie and I are back at the VMFA for our weekly meetings, to write. Last year we switched to a fun cafe/grocery store in Carytown just to mix it up. There was a lot of energy at our new location–Ellwood Thompson–to be precise. We ordered coffee or tea as the mood suited us and sometimes a snack–very organic, very healthy. The energy was good but distracting, so we’re back at the museum.
At the museum, there’s Cloe, the amazing sculpture that we never tire of looking at through the windows of the Best Cafe. And if we fancy a glass of wine, well we can have one. (Not to be misleading, Ellwood Thompson has a wine bar, too).
We’ve talking about putting some of the starts of the stories that we write on this blog and ask you to finish them. Often what we write is just a beginning of something.
This past Wednesday was Independence Day, so we didn’t meet. And I was too busy cooking on the grill and watching fireworks to jot a single sentence.
P.S. We have a new dragon story…a sneaky dragon, no less.