All posts by: Moira

Stories from Arianrhod Station

I came up with the idea for this collection of short stories last year. Due to time constraints I wasn’t able to even put a dent in 26 stories in a month. That’s still not going to happen. Of course, everything I worked on for this project was lost when... Read More

Success is Planned

Today is a teacher workday. I’m sitting here at my desk getting all kinds of hangry because I didn’t plan well. I woke up early enough,  and could have made my peanut butter frosty shake to bring with me. But, I didn’t. I could have planned a lunch meal to... Read More

By the Numbers

I don’t feel confident enough for a ‘before’ picture, but here are the important numbers for this reluctant journey. Age: 48 Height: 5’10 1/2″ Weight: 242 lbs Blood Pressure (on medication): 137/90 Cholesterol: Bad, I’m on meds for it, but I honestly don’t know the numbers off the top of... Read More

Looking Forward

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” No matter how you feel about the ‘new year, new me’ trend that is taking over social media, there is no denying the energy that a new year brings. It’s hard not to get caught... Read More

2019 Reading Challenge

While I’d like to increase my goal from this past year (that I hit, thank you very much), I like to think that I have realistic expectations. With that being said, I plan on maintaining my goal of 36 new books read this year. This will not, of course, take... Read More

Queen of Swords

My flash fiction story, “Queen of Swords,” is a prelude to my WIP, King of Swords. It has also just recently been published in a flash fiction anthology called It Happened in a Flash. It’s currently free to download on Amazon! I’m interested in hearing what you think about it.... Read More

2018 Reading Challenge – Completed

Despite the hardships faced by English teachers who want to read books (meaning, we have to read a ton of crappy essays so there is no time to read what we want to read), I was able to complete my 2018 Reading Challenge. I even went over by two books!... Read More

Slow Start

Let me start off by saying that I do not want to go Keto. I love carbs. Rice and pasta are my very best friends. Chicken pot pie is my go-to comfort food. I don’t really like fish or pork and I hate avocados. From this actual exchange between my... Read More

Review: We Were Liars

I listened to this book with my creative writing class on the advice of another teacher. My class is made up of 22 students of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. There is about the same number of boys and girls in the class. With a few exceptions, they really enjoyed... Read More

King of Swords: Sneak Peek

I thought you might be interested in learning a little bit about this work in progress, so here is a sample scene and a link to my Pintrest board where I store my inspiration for this work. Keep in mind this scene may or may not appear in the final... Read More