Wulf-Monath

January is known as Wulf-Monath, according to the Saxons. Why? Well, people were more likely to be devoured by wolves in the month of January. Or it could be that the lonely sound in the cold hills would only come from the one animal still hunting, the wolf. Wolves held a prominent position in our ancestors' minds. The Wolf has stood for both the Warrior and the Devourer. Let's start with the Warrior. When Odin first wandered the earth he wandered alone. To spite his loneline

Twisted Fairy Tales

An author friend of mine drew my attention to an anthology's call for twisted fairy tales. In other words, we take the creative liberty to add a twist or a new spin on a commonly known fairy tale. Mind became the blend of two fairy tales with the addition of werewolves and vampires. (No, the vampires don't sparkle.) Yes, the short story did take me away from my larger goal of completing the novels, but the practice of exercising my writing brain in a different capacity was en