Thistledown — Come Undone

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam will return next weekend with  Chapter 25 Reopening the Portal.  

To say I’ve been stressed out is such a gross understatement that it’s laughable.  So this weekend I’m going to try and unplug as much as I can, because I think I’ve come undone.

I mean, come on.  There’s only so much of the stress and disrespect from Mordor that anybody can take.  Would somebody please just throw the stinkin’ Ring into Mount Doom!

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I’m crossing my fingers that I will be able to work on editing Atonement in Bloom.  I hope, but it doesn’t look too promising, because I’ve…

… come undone
I wanted truth but all I got was lies
Came the time to realize
and it was too late

She’s come undone
She didn’t know what she was headed for
And when I found what she was headed for
Mama, it was too late
It’s too late
She’s gone too far
She’s lost the sun
She’s come undone…
Too many mountains, and not enough stairs to climb
Too many churches and not enough truth
Too many people and not enough eyes to see
Too many lives to lead and not enough time…

Thistledown will be back next weekend. I hope you will too.

Hugs on the wing!

Thriving Thursdays: Danger!

This isn’t really a post.  No, you aren’t imagining being here… Chris Graham hosted me at the Story Reading Ape’s tree-house for this post in July, 2017.  I had also published it on LinkedIn in 2015 — but I forgot to put it in my own “Motivational” category here. 

So that’s all I’m really doing — just adding it to Teagan’s Books.  However, it’s a good chance for me to wish you a thriving Thursday!  Here’s the post, and here’s a link to the Ape’s site.

It’s good to see everyone.  Thanks to the Story Reading Ape for hosting me once again for another Thriving Thursday.  These mini-posts are my humble way of encouraging everyone to thrive.

Thriving Thursdays:  Danger!

Robot Warning

Were you taught to dream?  Or were you told to “just be glad for what you’ve got” as I was? I think both are necessary. To thrive we need both dreams and gratitude.  

An attitude of gratitude is hugely important.  However, that does not exclude goals and dreams.  A comment from a comedian years ago stuck with me. He said “Don’t just dream big. Dream even bigger!”

Back to the title of this post… what is that peril we all face?

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it…
But that it is too low, and we reach it…  –Michaelangelo

Wishing you a thriving Thursday,


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Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam, The Return!

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam will return!

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Bedlam Thunder and her faery friends will be back with Episode 14.  Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, here are links to all the past episodes.

Where it all began

HERE In the Kitchen, EPISODE 2

HERE Another Vision, EPISODE 3



HERE Powderpuff Sheep and Cranes, EPISODE 6

HERE Doors and Doors, EPISODE 7

HERE Shadows of Body and Mind, EPISODE 8

HERE Gone to the Dogs EPISODE 9

HERE Fire and Furry, EPISODE 10

HERE Ashes and Hummingbirds, EPISODE 11

HERE Hear See Speak No EPISODE 12

HERE Afoul of a Fowl EPISODE 13

Stay tuned for The Etheraris Spiregris!

See you this weekend.  Hugs on the wing!


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Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam 1

Source: Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam 1

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello everyone.  As you saw last weekend Thistledown is currently on hiatus until December.  However, I thought this would be a good time to re-blog the serial thus far.
To get to episode 1, click the link at the top of the page.

I’m only doing this for those who want to catch up, so I’ve closed the comments.

I’m still blogging 1920s short stories on “Jazz Age Wednesdays.” Look for me there!  The serial is the only thing taking a break.

Now I’m going back to planning for the novel-to-be and National Novel Writing Month.

Hugs on the wing!

Mystery Mondays Review: “Murder at the Bijou” by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Wow — what a way to start my week! Thanks to Christoph Fischer for this wonderful review of my 1920s novel, “Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I”.
I hope you’ll click over and say hello to Christoph.


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This is a very enjoyable murder story set in the 1920s. Pip, Granny Phanny and a whole bunch of alliterated characters populate the story of surprisingly strong suspense with equally surprising turns of events.
This is hugely enjoyable and definitely recommended to anyone with a sense of fun and humour.

I loved this book when it was published in parts on the blog and loved it even more re-reading it as a whole in one sitting. Yes, one sitting.

I only now realised just how much work had gone into the individual parts. I often forgot from one week to the next what certain references mean or what they allude to. The novel is hugely enjoyable and a fun read thanks to many quirky expressions, usage of words off the beaten track, fabulous character names and many more delicious ingredients.
The writing is very original and the story line is…

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#BadMoonRising Teagan Riordain Geneviene #IndieAuthor #UrbanFantasy #Supernatural

I always hesitate to do reblogs but… Teri was so kind to feature me, so I’ll “atone” for this later. 😉
Be sure to visit her frequently for Bad Moon Rising. It lasts all month.

Books and Such

Welcome, Teagan Geneviene!  If you’re a fan of Teagan’s book, Atonement, Tennessee, I’m about to make your day.  She’s nearly finished the sequel, Atonement in Bloom, and an excerpt is below!  Even better, it’s from Lilith’s POV, my fav calico cat.  Sit back, relax, and learn some new things about Teagan.

Hi Teri — I’m excited to be a part of Bad Moon Rising again this year!

Favorite Halloween costume as a child or adult?

I was usually a gypsy for Halloween. Yes, that was something that I could create even though I didn’t have much in the way of resources. However, I might have chosen it anyway. I loved the idea of their freedom, colors, the gaudy jewelry, and halloween

Any paranormal experiences you’d like to share?

It’s not exactly a fun answer, but I’ve had several. The one that’s most powerful is this… When I was a young…

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We Were On A Break! Welcome Back Donna Parker

“Don’t panic!” said Douglas Adams, and I’m echoing his words from the Hitchhiker’s Guide. I had to have a break (after a couple of extra-draining workweeks and an altercation with a stomach virus). Thistledown will be back next weekend.

Meanwhile I’m sharing a couple of beauties with you. Later this weekend I have a special announcement from fellow blogger and author, John W. Howell.

Now… OMG, look who’s back! I was so happy to see Donna Parker in the bloggosphere again. Then you should have seen my face when I saw she gave a shout out to “Murder at the Bijou – Three Ingredients 1”
Please click over and visit Yadadarcyyada. Browse around her fabulous, inimitable blog, and say hello.
Hugs on the wing!

yadadarcyyada has changed within me
Somehow I’m not the same
I’m tired of playing
someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to press stop
(oops, I hit Publish!)
Time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!
I’m sick of denying gravity, now…
I’m defying gravity!
Even by getting up in the morning…I’m defying gravity!
Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want. I wanna—, I wanna—, I wanna stop hearing ‘want’ instead of ‘need’.
So I have a problem, something I have to face…
To move ahead at a more novel pace.
We need to not believe everything we read and not only read everything we believe. My fondness wish? That we hit pause, stop fighting about who’s right and who’s wrong. Simple, the facts are right; what if we’re…

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