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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating tales filled with romance, conflict and magic. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AORIST

ao·rist

noun \ˈā-ə-rəst\

Definition of AORIST

:  an inflectional form of a verb typically denoting simple occurrence of an action without reference to its completeness, duration, or repetition

aorist or ao·ris·tic adjective

ao·ris·ti·cal·ly adverb

Origin of AORIST

Late Latin & Greek; Late Latin aoristos, from Greek, fromaoristos undefined, from a + horistos definable, from horizeinto define — more at horizon

First Known Use: 1581

 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: Jack-o’-Lantern lore

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: Jack-o’-Lantern lore: Halloween is coming and most people will be carving their pumpkins, putting candles inside and setting them outside on their porches. Did yo...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Musings: AZ Cloud Formations #4

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The clouds look like fish scales painted in the sky.

 

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This is my favorite one. The setting sun has turned these clouds into a striking vision.

 

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I like the way the white cloud juts upward like the prow of a Viking ship or a long-necked beast.

 

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The dark feathery clouds remind me of the wings of a powerful being.

 

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These pink-tinged clouds were the only clouds in the sky that day, hovering above the mountains as if lost.

 

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At sunrise, these thin pink-tinged clouds match the light shining on the mountains.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite Halloween TV Episode

Halloween from Buffy the Vampire

I watch this episode every Halloween. A new Halloween costume shop comes to Sunnydale and people are turned into their costume characters, causing chaos on the streets. Unfortunately, Buffy decides she wants to impress Angel by choosing a noblewoman costume that renders her powerless. “She couldn’t have dressed up like Xena?” Quote from Willow. This is an awesome Halloween-themed episode.

 

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AJUGA

aju·ga

noun \ˈa-jə-gə\

plural aju·ga or aju·gas

Definition of AJUGA

: 1bugle

Origin of AJUGA

New Latin, from 2a- + Latin jugum yoke — more at yoke

First Known Use: 1806

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Musings: AZ Monsoon pics #2

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The sunset has turned these threatening storm clouds pink.

 

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I like the dramatic contrast between these storm clouds.

 

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More dramatic storm clouds.

 

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I love the way the middle dark gray cloud spears across the sky, leaving a bright patch of blue.

 

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The sun sets as monsoon storms move in. A striking blend of ominous clouds and the fiery sun.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite eerie Halloween song

The lullaby in Hocus Pocus—Come Little Children

This is the song that the youngest witch, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, sings to lure the children to the witches so they can suck the life out of them. The melody is haunting and when I hear it, it reminds me of Halloween and spell casting.

 

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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