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Blog posts for the blog challenge–Things That Go Bump in the Night (2016); Healing Crystals (2015); Magic Words (2014)


T is for Tarot: to Celebrate Card Playing Day 2017 2 comments

Tarot started out as a card game. The ornate hand-painted tarot cards were expensive, so the deck was more than likely played by the aristocracy . Finding their way to Europe in the late 14th century, playing cards seem to be a Chinese invention. Legends that Tarot came from Egypt or that the Gypsies brought them seem to be just that, legends. Cards of all kinds are used for divination, and Tarot cards lend themselves nicely to that endeavor. […]

Tarot Cards Celtic cross spread shows a happy reading.

A Cold Spring–Episode 7: Goblets of Fine, Old Wine 2 comments

Welcome to Sorchia’s Universe—A-Z Blog Edition. This post marks the end of the first full week of the 2017 A-Z Blog Challenge. How’s it going? Be sure to leave comments and Likes on the posts you visit–including this one. Have you missed an episode? Here are posts to the Story So Far. Episode 1: A Cherry Tomato Episode 2: Burning! Episode 3: Coils of Enchantment Episode 4: Down, Down, Down Episode 5: Everything Changed Episode 6: Fashionably Late If you […]


A Cold Spring–Episode 6: Fashionably Late 3 comments

Welcome to Sorchia’s Universe—A-Z Blog Edition. “A Cold Spring” is a serial story about witches and magic and romance. Have you missed an episode? Never fear! Here are links to the Story So Far. Episode 1: A Cherry Tomato Episode 2: Burning! Episode 3: Coils of Enchantment Episode 4: Down, Down, Down Episode 5: Everything Changed If you enjoy this story, take a look at the Books link to see what else I write. Likes and comments are the heart’s […]


A Cold Spring–Episode 5: Everything Changed 3 comments

Welcome to Sorchia’s Universe—A-Z Blog Edition. This year, my offering is a serial story—a Gothic fantasy featuring vengeful witches, disappearing castles, betrayal, and romance (PG only for this one.) Remember to Join Sorchia’s Universe to be eligible for the giveaway at the end of April. Have you missed an episode? Never fear! Here are links to the story so far. Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 If you enjoy this story, take a look at the Books link to see […]


A Cold Spring–Episode 2: Burning! 7 comments

Welcome to Sorchia’s Universe—A-Z Blog Edition.   Day 2 of the #AtoZChallenge. To find more blogs participating in the challenge, go HERE. At the bottom of this post is a list of some other blogs featuring fiction during this challenge. Here’s the link to Episode 1–in case you missed it.   Episode 2: Burning!   The vision always begins with burning.     Flames fill the castle windows, acrid smoke streams from the turrets. Heat flushes my face, glitters […]


A Cold Spring–Episode 1: A Cherry Tomato 16 comments

Welcome to Sorchia’s Universe—A-Z Blog Edition. April is #A-ZChallenge month when everybody who is anybody joins the mad scramble to post  daily content in alphabetical order for the entire month of April (not counting Sundays–except that we count the last Sunday this year because . . .its a leap #A-ZChallenge Year–I guess.) This year, my offering is a serial story—a Gothic fantasy featuring vengeful witches, disappearing castles, betrayal, and romance (PG only for this one.) Remember to Join Sorchia’s Universe to […]


What’s for Breakfast? My Addiction is Hungry. 1 comment

This week, I’m guest blogging on the website of fellow author and daydreamer, Darlene Fredette. Her Monday Musing segment fits my mood perfectly. Read about my addiction to daydreaming and what I do to feed it. Read my post HERE. Check out other interesting posts at Darlene’s place along with her brand new release Winter’s Kiss.   By the Way, I’m giving away an e-copy of Just Like Gravity this month. All you have to do is Join Sorchia’s Universe […]


Things That Go Bump in the Night–Zombies 4 comments

I grow weary of TV and movie zombies. Bloody, yes; scary, not so much. The truth is far more terrifying. A zombie is a supposedly dead person who has been reanimated. In Haitian voodoo, which may have its roots in Western or Central Africa, a zombie is an undead slave created by a witch or priest or priestess. The creature was once alive but, by the application of magic and a few household ingredients in the right proportions, got […]