Terrifically told tales

A: So, how did your little boy’s night with Charlie go?

D: I’m not talking to you.

A: Then you won’t mind if I start the tale-telling?

D: What? Of course I mind! It’s Wednesday – that’s Druid’s Day, not A’s day to steal D’s thunder day.

A: Is Druid’s day anything like Durin’s Day?

D: . . .

A: Well?

D: I refuse to encourage you.

A: Like I need any help from you, Druid.

Read

A: First, go buy, and then go read, Echoes in Darkness. Andra at the Accidental Cootchie Mama, as well as several other wonderful writers (we’re looking at you Kate Shrewsday, among others!) contributed to this collection and you need to buy it now.

D: While A is a little on the demanding side, I must concur. There’s also this new phenomena called “Read Tuesday” it’s rather like Black Friday, but better.

A: I should hope so. I mean, I love shopping and all, but I’m not really down with trampling three old ladies and kid in a wheelchair just to get my hands on the latest gigipet-elmo-bracelet weaver hybrid toy. Those wheels hurt and don’t get me started on Grandma.

D: Are you quite finished?

A: Certainly, D – please, go on.

D: (Sigh) Head on over to Read Tuesday to find out what it is and what you can do to make it a success.

A: Well, that was rather anti-climactic.

D: (growl)

Wowzers

A: Since D is growling and that is a little more than horrific, check out Jack Flacco’s weekly feature, Women Who Wow. For the month of October he’s featuring women of the horror genre who really have it.

D: Also stop by The Literary Syndicate for Papi Z’s daily review of all things horrorThe list so far. . .

Interviews

D: Since A is slow and tardy and all around a p—

A: Watch it, Druid.

D: Since A has been delayed in getting questions out to my potential interviewees, please enjoy this interview of SK Nicholls by Marie Ann Bailey, at 1WriteWay.

Out and About

A: Our dear friend, and one of the few people who can make D behave, Briana Vedsted will be having her very first book signing on November 16. If you find yourself in Cortez Colorado on November 16, stop by the local library!

D: Woo hoo!

A: There you have it, folks – the praise of a Druid. Don’t get too loquacious on me, D.

D: (Snarl).

Check it out

A: I’m not really sure if he’s thinking the snarling and growling are good things. Regardless, as he’s off being a cave man sort, this one is for the ladies – check out The Nongenue. Because as they say, being a girl really isn’t pretty, but with these ladies, it is really really funny.

Just for Fun: Shopping

D: Cave man indeed . . .hmph. Two can play at this game. Want to know the most random shopping list I ever witnessed A create? No really, this one was beyond the beyond.

shopping listA: It was for a Halloween party, D.

D: You mean every day isn’t Halloween for you? I’ll have you know that Griffin Guts and Toe Jam are NOT a herb-crusted cheese ball with Tomato jam.

A: I don’t want to know how you know that. What about Dried Dragon Snot?

D: Oh A, everyone knows there’s no such thing as Dried Dragon Snot.

A: But the Griffins—

D: Dragon snot does dry, A. It burns. Forevermore.

A: This random bit of nonsense was brought to you by Prompts for the Promptless: Shopping! Visit Queen Creative today to read others!

D: Some of our favorites included

A: You heard it folks, endorsed by a Druid. Go. Read!

D: Don’t forget the Community storyboard prompt for this week, One Day!

A: And finally, a poem from another set of prompts, Friday Fictioneers, that really caught my attention. It speaks to what can lurk in the heart of an artist. Head over to Being the Memoirs of Helena-Hann Basquiat for The Sound Your Heart Makes.

D: Funny, I don’t have anything snarky to say to this.

A: It’s either a sign of the end –times, or a sign that it’s time to wrap this up. Good night, folks!

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Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

24 thoughts on “Terrifically told tales

  1. Wowzers is right, Katie! Thank you so much for the honorable mention. You rock! And have I told you that I don’t think I’ve ever heard D growl? So, that was a surprise. Once he dances on his tippy toe, then we’ll surely be in trouble! 🙂

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    1. You are most welcome – I’ve never heard D growl like that before either. He’s a warrior, so there’s all sorts of guttural cries that I’m bombarded with, but never a straight-out growl or snarl directed at me. If he starts growling and dancing, then the world as we know it ends, I think! 🙂

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  2. Thank you for being my cheering section, darling. I think Jessica owes you a story. She assures me the next chapter is brewing.

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  3. Well, you certainly make it sound like you do more than grab the link 🙂 Another entertaining evening with D and A. You two rival Burns & Allen ;). Thanks for the shout-out too!

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    1. You are most welcome! I’ve found so many interesting blogs through yours, by the way!

      We read, we grab, we gab. It can be a week-long thing, or a day-thing, but there’s always notes on the page with snippets of dialogue and snark from the Druid. It’s very helpful for when I can’t think up a full post on my own!! 🙂 There’s even an outtakes file. That could be a fun halloween post – the horrors of D&A!

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  4. Wow that’s really good D & A, that you can keep up with all of this and stay organized enough to present it to us. good job, i am thoroughly impressed.

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    1. D’s tale-telling is really the result of my scatterbrain. I find I look at things, don’t have time to really read them, so I grab the link. Since I know I’m not alone in that, to have them all compiled in one place is good.

      The only thing is I know i’m missing some stuff, but it isn’t too bad for my little corner of the world.

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