AND JOURNEY THROUGH THE YUKERSNOK MIRE 1 The actual moment of realization cannot be pinned down to an exact time. It happened over a vast period and came to fullness only when it was all over.Aders Drin banged his head on a low hanging branch as he rode his horse along a supposedly well-manicured bridle …

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A witch for all seasons

A Witch for All Seasons

Georgia Faye is seated at my kitchen table scrutinizing my face as if she’s on a mission from God. “Don’t you think it’s about time a nip and tuck?”

The Caterpilion


There once was a Caterpillar who was thoroughly sick of always being stuck near the bottom of the food chain. All the other animals—birds, moles, lizards, frogs and spiders—would hunger for his soft, succulent sausage-like body, licking their lips avidly in anticipation of a delicious meal. Even the tiny ants posed a mortal danger to …

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Opal Writers November 2022


Opal Writers' Magazine NOVEMBER Sneak Peek NOVEMBER 2022 Inside Our Featured Author of the Month: Jennifer Anne Gordon, horror author of Pretty/Ugly National Novel Writing Month: TIPS, by Mandy Eve-Barnett Nanowrimo Challenged Me, by Susan Calder Dispel Those Writing Myths Part 1, by Sheila Hudson Myles to Go Before We Eat, (A Thanksgiving muse) Sheila …

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NaNoWriMo – This Time I Won’t Enter as a Total “Pantser”

By Linda White It’s National Novel Writing Month. I’m again tempted to join the hundreds of thousands of hopeful writers who sign up for NaNo with the goal of creating a 50,000 word “novel.” That means 1,667 words every single day in November. This time I won’t enter as a total “pantser” because I’ve been …

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