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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.
 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Cloud formation photos






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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eldritch
adjective  el·dritch \ˈel-drich\
Popularity: Bottom 50% of words

Curse, "cobweb," "witch," "ghost," and even "Halloween" - all of these potentially spooky words have roots in Old English. 

 Definition of eldritch
:  weird, eerie
whose voice had risen to a kind of eldritch singsong — R. L. Stevenson
First Known Use: 1508
Origin and Etymology of eldritch
perhaps from Middle English *elfriche fairyland, from Middle English elf + riche kingdom, from Old English rice

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



Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Jet stream photos







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


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eldress
noun  el·dress \ˈel-drəs\
Popularity: Bottom 20% of words

Definition of eldress
:  a woman who is an elder especially of the Shakers
First Known Use: 1640

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



Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Musing: Arizona backyard wildlife photos





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


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eisegesis
noun  eis·ege·sis \ˌī-sə-ˈjē-səs, ˈī-sə-ˌjē-\
Popularity: Bottom 40% of words


Definition of eisegesis
plural eisegesesplay \ˌī-sə-ˈjē-ˌsēz, ˈī-sə-ˌjē-\
:  the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one's own ideas — compare

Origin and Etymology of eisegesis
Greek eis into (akin to Greek en in) + English exegesis — more at in


First Known Use: 1892

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Musings: Moon photos





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

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

eigenmode
noun  ei·gen·mode \ˈī-gən-ˌmōd\
Popularity: Bottom 20% of words


Definition of eigenmode
:  a normal mode of vibration of an oscillating system
Origin and Etymology of eigenmode
eigen- (as in eigenvector) + 1mode

First Known Use: 1972


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

Monday, July 03, 2017

Monday Musings: Arizona Sunset photos






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