I just found an amazing quote by Sir Ken Robinson (2009). For me, it encapsulates a lot of what I believe is throwing our ‘CIVILIZED’ world into chaos. Here it is: “We have evolved this powerful sense of imagination. What happens in all times of conflict and cruelty is we shut empathy off so that […]

Getting back to writing. I’ve been writing various pieces to get back in the saddle and take back my life. Here’s something I completed recently that’s a little out-of-the-ordinary for me! It might freak you out. Sorry! DON’T TURN THE PAGE – A VERY SHORT STORY BY WENDY ANNE DARLING   Chapter 13: PROLOGUE Be […]

via The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy – 1st Place in the Authors DB 2017 Book Cover Contest   Gold Finalist! I’m so thrilled about this accolade! Maybe my book career really CAN be multifaceted! Many thanks to Colleen Chesebro for trusting me with the cover art for her book, ‘The Heartstone Chronicles, book 1, […]

A dear friend once asked me this question: “What do you KNOW?” Not: What do you think?, What do you believe?, or What do you hope?   WHAT DO YOU KNOW?   Epiphanies tend to happen in the strangest of places, but they do usually happen when you have time to really concentrate. Mine occurred […]

The Tale of Dracon and Anarion Jones   Anarion Jones, with her dark hair flying Walks Welsh mountainsides on tiptoe, As if she purely skims this Earth Yet never touches it.   Dreaming of flying, her long skirt rustling, like a flurry of autumn leaves She bathes in banks of daffodils Their sun-warmed scent like […]

AN UNUSUAL ENCOUNTER Some days are different from all other days. Other days, months, years seem to pivot on days like today. I was hungry, and I went dumpster-diving behind the local grocery store. And, suddenly, life ceased being normal. Next to the dumpster, stood a huge unicorn; his horn sparkling in the Colorado sun, […]