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As the phoenix . . .

How shall I, then, begin? I have been gone a long time, and now I'm back, I hope. I might as well charge right in.

My mother died on February 25, 2018 of Alzheimers dementia. She had been living with me, under my care, since December of 2012, although she had been exhibiting troubling symptoms for almost twenty years, now that I know what I was looking at. It was a hard journey the entire way, and you can probably trace the progression by the dropoff and cessation of my writing and socialization. The final three months, on home hospice, were especially grueling. But she got to die in her own bed, with her cst curoed against her. I was there to hear here final breath, which makes it all worth it, I guess.

People in the Alzheimers/Dementia world say that a caretaker of a dementia patient will lose hald their cognitive function from the stress. I don't know about that -- how would I, because I'd be the last to know? I do know that I lost my joy and my creativity.

Will I ever write again? I hope so, but I have a lot of healing to do.
Appearing here tonight for a sneak preview and in the rest of my customary haunts tomorrow, is my annual Halloween related story for my best buddy and beta reader. Enjoy, Bro!

As usual, I don't own this. JRR Tolkien owns the characters. I'm borrowing them for a little fun, and no profit. No warnings to give you this time.

Elflings: The New Millennium


"For tonight is Halloween, and the Faerie doth ride . . ."
Tam Lin
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Written in honor of the birthday of my wonderful beta-reader Ignoble Bard. King Thranduil faces a great serpent of the North. Movie/Verse, humor, Thranduil; Smaug. Rated T for innuendo.

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Well I'll Be Damned -- I AM the Elvenking!

Your Power Element is Wood

Your power colors: green and brown

Your energy: generative

Your season: spring

Like a tree, you are always growing and changing.
And while your life is dynamic, you are firmly grounded.
You have high morals and great confidence in yourself and others.
You have a wide set of interests, and you make for interesting company.



The story of a World War Z survivor, told in his own words. Mostly original characters, rated T for violence and gore.

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Georgia 1998 - 2014

Georgia, February 14, 1998 - May 17, 2014


Georgia resized

My Fair Lindir

The following piece is an offering from the musical team of Unlearned (IgnobleBard) & Lowbrow (Yours Truly). A mashup of The Silmarillion and the Broadway musical My Fair Lady. Humor/Parody. Rated Teen for sexual innuendo of all persuasions including male/male. Nothing graphic.
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Happy . . . Whatever

Since Fanfiction Net has picked this day of all days to lock out posting, I would like to wish all my friends a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Yule, and Festivus for the rest of us!

Angry Birds Slashfic: Pork Chop Hill

Summary: The black bird has a forbidden desire for the mustache pig. But their time together will be tragically limited. Humor/Parody, rated PG-13 for slash and birdie innuendo.

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Brujo 2001-2013 R.I.P.

Brujo on the upright piano

Brujo was the inspiration for Tevildo in Out of the Blue and The Last Hero. He will be missed.