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I’ll begin with saying I have a very supportive family. They are kind and church-going but not too judgmental. Both of my parents encouraged reading. I grew up with the classics like C. S. Lewis and Tolkien. My older sister is even named ‘Alia‘ after the character in Frank Herbert’s Dune. With all that given, […]
Solstice Night is now available for Purchase http://www.melange-books.com/authors/bcsirrom/solsticenight.html Prologue 1099 Jerusalem A small woman dressed like a beggar sat by the fountain. Locks of her shorn raven hair peeked out from under her veils. She was beautiful and sad. She didn’t ask for alms. “Here, lady.” A flower seller, a boy of twelve, handed her […]
This is the first of my ‘Wednesday’ posts, the posts focused on writing, how I write and why sometimes I can’t write. I don’t outline. I don’t have a method or a formula. At any given time I have three or four stories running in my head. (Doctors probably have a name for that.) I […]
Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:
To the person who spelled my middle name incorrectly on my birth certificate: I applaud you for your creative license. You took a strange spelling and turned it into an even stranger spelling. You recognized that although I was merely minutes old, I strove to be unique.…
Things never begin as you expect. I went to school to be a designer. I began writing as a way to relax. Grad school kept my mind busy, but I needed a way to unwind. So I wrote down the little stories I came up with in my overtaxed mind. Once I had a few […]