Guest author: Colleen Chesebro: Magical realism and the Heart Stone Chronicles

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo


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Hi, everyone. I’d like to thank Sue for her kind invitation to visit and write a guest post. It is much appreciated and a great honor. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Colleen Chesebro. I am a writer, a poet, and a fairy whisperer…

I’ve just published my first book, and I wanted to share into what genre I categorized The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy. First,  I added it to the children’s fantasy genre for ages ten years and up. After further research, I also added it to the magical realism genre because of the magical aspects of the novel.

I thought I would share a couple of distinct differences between fantasy and magical realism that will help you clarify your own writing.

“Fantasy is defined as a work of fiction where magic is the…

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Never A Cross Word – Part Two

Hasting returns to Poirot and in the nick of time.

Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

A Poirot parody for Captain Hastings fans everywhere

“I am very sorry but you have to understand – I just don’t trust the police!”

A fresh wave of sobbing preceded this querulous outburst from the rather plain young woman sprawled in an armchair, dabbing ineffectually at her eyes with an already sodden handkerchief.

“Please calm yourself, mademoiselle, I can assure you that I am very much not the police.”

Hercule Poirot leant towards the woman, offering her his own embroidered silk handkerchief with a flourish of a gloved hand, a kindly smile glinting beneath his immaculately presented moustache. The portly Belgian had the most disarming manner about him that rendered displays of hysteria useless in his presence – but the particular thing that the woman would always remember about the time she met the famous Hercule Poirot, was how utterly wonderful he smelt.

The woman was the assistant of…

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Have D G Kaye, will visit.

What a great interview, you guys are the best.

shehanne moore




Interview on the Daily Stroll











D.G  Kaye I

’m so excited to be here today, and looking forward to having Shey over to my blog. I had also asked Shey to bring one or two of you dudes over too. I’m sorry my home isn’t big enough to have you all over at one time, especially since you guys are always so nice to me. So no, I’m not optimistic about making a choice, I hate making decisions having to choose one. Please know, when I choose one, I love all you guys.





D G Kaye.

Please don’t throw things at me, or spread nasty rumours about me. I’ve chosen …………….. to escort Shey over to my place.



DG Kaye.

Aw c’mon guys, you aren’t neglected, so many love you. You just have ta learn that ya can’t always have the spotlight.


I began writing about my past when I was much younger. I…

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Bruce Campbell Is Seeking A Few Horror Freak Fans

The Haunted Librarian


Bruce Campbell Is Seeking A Few Horror Freak Fans

Comic-Con royalty Bruce Campbell is making a call. Are you prepared to answer? Last month Mr. Campbell posted a teaser about his new competition reality show centered on the horror movie genre. Several entertainment sites have posted brief summaries with a link to the Pitman Casting application. Be prepared; it’s thorough. For any horror movie aficionado, applying is mandatory. Heck. I did it.


In 1979, Bruce Campbell with his friends Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert raised $300,000 to produce the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead (1981). Written and directed by Raimi, The Evil Dead is set in a cabin deep in the wilderness where five college friends head for a mini-vacation only to encounter an evil entity, who kills them off one-by-one. Bruce Campbell played Ashley “Ash” J. Williams, a role that garnered him horror fan royalty. The movie earned…

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Short horror story to read and digest.

Do not read if you are hungry


I am posting this story that I entered for a competition a long time ago, it seems.  I hope you like it and please, feel free to comment and tell me what you think.  It is a wise author who listens.  As ever I post a suitable song for you, music is the food of life, oh God okay stop with the puns already.  lol

   It had to the master Nick Cave and this song.


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I am a thief. I feed on your innermost thoughts like a vampire feeds on blood. I discard you afterwards like the man across the street has just done with his fast food carton. Empty of vitals and of no use any more. I do smile at this, I find the metaphor extremely amusing.

Ahhh so why do I do this? Why do I feed on your salty…

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The Flax Tree…

A coyote story.

Stuart France


Long ago Coyote was walking his way.

He came to a hill on which he saw a man cast his eyes out of his head into a Flax Tree.

They hung in the branches of the tree until the man cried out, ‘Eyes come back to me’ which they did, flying back into his eye sockets with a reassuring Throp!

Coyote desperately wanted to learn the trick so he begged the man to teach him it until the man agreed.

‘Be careful, Coyote’ said the man, ‘never perform this trick more than four times in any one day.’

No sooner had the man gone than Coyote’s eyes were out of his head and up in the Flax Tree.

He could see over low hills.

He could see where the stream that disappeared in the valley went and he could also see the shape of things for miles.

He performed…

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