A ghost rose in front of me this morning and gave to me a “field of care.”
Yes, this is going to take a little explaining.
It’s apparent to most people who talk to me, follow my blog, or generally interact with me in one way or another that Loki writes the stories through me. I’ve said before that I’m not clever or funny enough to write his stories. I’m glad he chose me to be his author.
And I’ve often said that I trust the process of writing. Again, I’m just not clever enough nor do my plans ever work out as I make them, so there is no way I could have plots come together like they do. I’m always trying to get words down rather than make them up.
With all that out of the way, let me get to what happened yesterday at the convention.
I was talking to a lady about Diane Wynn Jones because she had a Calcifer shirt on. She told me she had ready the book, Howl’s Moving Castle. So we chatted for a bit. (PS come see me today at FanX Salt Lake)
This morning, I was wishing that I’d mentioned Enchanted Glass to her, another book by Jones which was published shortly before her death. It was probably one of the last books she saw. In Enchanted Glass, the main character inherits a “field of care” from his grandfather. Throughout the story he spends time walking around his field and overcoming obstacles. Only once he has full accepted his “field of care” does he come into his full power.
Here’s where the ghost comes in.
Sometimes we all want to get away when life feels too overwhelming. In running away from her life, Shelly gets an adventure she never expected.
Oxygen is a strange story, a little paranormal and bizarre. Remember the old Hitchhiker television show? Or how about Amazing Stories. I think this would fit in really well with that type of tale. Oxygen is available for 1 week only! Then, it will turn back into a pumpkin and a new story will appear!
Oxygen was available for one week only and has now turned back into a pumpkin. If you missed it, click on the links below to find it or another great story to read. There’s also another free story or story excerpt somewhere around my blog – I try to post something new every Wednesday. Hunt the story down, read, and enjoy!
If you enjoyed Oxygen, check out The Last Ant.
Oxygen – copyright © 2017 Dawn Blair
Published by Morning Sky Studios
Cover and layout copyright © 2017 by Morning Sky Studios
Cover design by Dawn Blair/Morning Sky Studios
Cover art copyright © Lokinthru | Dreamstime.com
I wanted to give a big shout out to my other Morning Sky Studios author, Cathy Wilson.
She recently won Third Place and received an Honorable Mention for an article and poem she entered into the Idaho Writers League annual contest. Kudos to her!
With it coming up on Halloween, her book is a great one to read. You see, she won a contest to become a ghost hunter and went back east for a couple weeks to receive training and equipment. When she came back from her adventure, she started on another one — collecting all the stories about ghosts that people started telling her. She compiled those into Strange: Unexplained Tales from Idaho and Beyond.
Cathy is currently working on her second book which will be more ghost stories, but will also include UFO and Bigfoot stories. If you have stories of your own you’d like to share with her, she’d love to hear from you. You can contact her through her Facebook page.
Now don’t let your Halloween plans get too spooky!