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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. 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, May 31, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eglantine
noun  eg·lan·tine \ˈe-glən-ˌtīn, -ˌtēn\
Definition of eglantine
:  sweetbriar

Origin and Etymology of eglantine
Middle English eglentyn, from Anglo-French eglent, from Vulgar Latin *aculentum, from Latin acus needle; akin to Latin acer sharp — more at edge


First Known Use: 14th century


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunset photos







Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

egad
interjection \i-ˈgad\
variants: or egadsplay  \i-ˈgadz\

Definition of egad
—used as a mild oath

Origin and Etymology of egad
probably euphemism for oh God


First Known Use: 1673


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Cloud Formation photos






Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

edacious
adjective  eda·cious \i-ˈdā-shəs\
Popularity: Bottom 30% of words

Definition of edacious
1
archaic :  of or relating to eating
2
:  voracious
edacity \i-ˈda-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of edacious in a sentence
my edacious dining companion could always be counted on to order the largest—and often most expensive—item on the menu

Did You Know?
Tempus edax rerum. That wise Latin line by the Roman poet Ovid translates as "Time, the devourer of all things." In its earliest known English uses, edacious meant "of or relating to eating." It later came to be used generally as a synonym of "voracious," and it has often been used specifically in contexts referring to time. That's how Scottish essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle used it when he referred to events "swallowed in the depths of edacious Time."

Origin and Etymology of edacious
Latin edac-, edax, from edere to eat — more at eat

First Known Use: circa 1798


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunset Photographs







Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

ecphrasis
noun  ec·phra·sis
Popularity: Bottom 10% of words

Less common spelling of ekphrasis

:  a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Cloud formation photographs







Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

ecphoria
noun  ec·pho·ria \ek-ˈfōr-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of ecphoria
plural ecphorias or ecphoriae \-ē-ˌē\play

:  the rousing of an engram or system of engrams from a latent to an active state (as by repetition of the original stimulus or by mnemic excitation)


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunset Photographs








Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.