Weekly Writerly Witterings ~ Dare to Dream

witter (ˈwɪtə) vb – (often foll by: on) to chatter or babble pointlessly or at unnecessary length n – pointless chat; chatter COLLINS ENGLISH DICTIONARY – COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED, 12TH EDITION 2014 © HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 Most of us like to think we're special, enlightened, a glimmer in the dark. The truth is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sing a New Song by Candee Flick

Howdy y'all! Before we dive into this month's review post, I wanted to share a bit of backstory. For years now, I've posted and shared my reviews on my bookish-things only blog SilverWoodSketches. Until Google decided to drop the + and half the features on my Blogger blog stopped working. I've since retired the extra blog,... Continue Reading →

Bound Beauty Book Tour Launch!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours Book Tour Launch for Bound Beauty By Jennifer Silverwood Note from the Author Once upon a time I started writing a darker retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I had no clue what I was doing, of course. I had just come off the joys of publishing my first... Continue Reading →

Silver Hollow Sale!

Happy Thursday everyone! It's been a while since I've done a book sale, so I'm excited to share two with you today. Take a look below, and don't miss your chance to pick these up! Happy reading! Available at Amazon | KOBO | B&N | Smashwords |iBooks Grab your copy at Amazon! In Other News The Silver Hollow Book Tour Giveaway is officially... Continue Reading →

Silver Hollow Tour Finale!

Before we dive into this tour digest, I have to extend a thousand thanks to the many bloggers and readers, both friends and fans, who made this tour possible. Every time y'all took time out of your day to share, post, comment and tweet, meant the world to me. Since I know everyone has been busy the... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Digest – Plotters vs. Pantsers

We Write Fantasy authors present another Writer’s Digest! What’s it all about, you ask? Every other week we will ask our authors questions about the writing process. While geared toward our fellow authors and aspiring writers, we hope you all enjoy this insight into our craft. via Writer's Digest - Ask Our Authors See what... Continue Reading →

Writing Hacks by Author Melissa Wright

Happy Friday! At We Write Fantasy, Melissa Wright, author of The Frey Saga shares a bi-weekly feature on "Writing Hacks" via Writing Hacks: Promo & Design. Check out this sneak peek and don't forget to share your thoughts and share links below! Indies spend a great deal of time marketing their own work. If you... Continue Reading →

Guest Flash Fiction by Fantasy Author Jennifer Silverwood

Today K.D. Jones, author of A White So Red was lovely enough to share my flash fiction on her website. K.D. recently encouraged her fellow authors to create flash, also known as micro fiction over at We Write Fantasy. Sharing a story with so few words has never been my forte, but I had fun creating this little piece. Happy #FlashFictionFriday!

Let There be Magic

*First appeared on We Write Fantasy. Reposted with permission.

Read more of Jennifer’s writings at her website – https://jennifersilverwood.com/.

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Mama first told her about the magic in trees after Papa disappeared in the flood.
“Listen good, Lou,” she had whispered, “the tree’s memory is longest. They got roots dug deep in that old earth. Water washes us away but the trees remember.”
There was no headstone for Papa, just a tree Mama carved his Christian name into.
CONRAD LAFAYETTE MASON
Sap bled over the letters often.
“See the tears the trees shed for your Papa?” Mama had said.
Lou took her papa’s knife to the bark, carefully carving Papa’s name over and over.
She marked moments in her life under that tree.
Carving Papa’s name with their dog, Rusty licking her tears away.
Carving Papa’s name again with her first boyfriend pressing kisses down her neck.
Sometimes…

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