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Michael Mencer – In Memoriam

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  Everyone has a cousin or cousins that are special to them. For me, it was the Mencers. Aunt Barb (my mom’s older sister), Uncle John, Johnny, Sue, Michael, Anne, and Mark. Mark Mencer was just a few months younger than me so I loved whenever my mom took us there– summer vacations, Thanksgiving, school holidays, etc. I can only speak for myself but I always had a blast. Mike was … Read More →

Shadow Witch – The Butterfly Princess

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BANRION THE SHADOW WITCH “Find the traitor. Find the mouse. Kill them,” Banrion shouted. “The rest of you go to Golden Hill. Now!” The rooks swarmed around their mistress, then burst skyward. (excerpt from The Butterfly Princess) THE STORY Rose is a strong-willed but troubled young girl. Her home, the Kingdom of Golden Hill, has lived under a dark cloud since her beloved brother, the crown prince James, ran away. … Read More →

The Vampire Bat – The Butterfly Princess

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KARALIS The cave’s damp stone walls arched upwards. Amongst the giant stalactites, a colony of vampire bats blanketed the ceiling. They crawled over other each other, in concert, like one living organism. “I smell a human.” A high pitched voice came from the roiling masses. (excerpt from The Butterfly Princess) THE STORY Rose is a strong-willed but troubled young girl. Her home, the Kingdom of Golden Hill, has lived under … Read More →

Something Wicked This Way Comes – The Butterfly Princess

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THE MERCHANT The filthy white mule’s nose practically dragged along the ground. An unusual collection of cages hung from the wobbly wagon’s canvas tent, banging into each other. An old woman dressed in filthy rags with a rook perched on her shoulder bounced along on the wagon’s bench. She surrendered the slightest of nods, then snapped the reins. (excerpt from The Butterfly Princess) THE STORY Rose is a strong-willed but … Read More →

Henchmen – The Butterfly Princess

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THREE HENCHMEN “Do you smell that?” Fischer skidded to a halt, took several deep breaths, then scrambled back behind a boulder. “Shhhh! We have company.” Two cave trolls sat on the ground outside the ravine. “Oh boy,” Rose whispered. “My brother and I call them Fart Trolls.” “Fart Trolls. That’s a good one.” Fischer pressed close against the rock, his long ears flat against his back. “They come north of … Read More →

SPACE NICKS IN ARKANSAS!

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The Space Nicks have been spotted in Arkansas CAROLING ON THE CREEK This Friday, December 15, Saint Nick and the Space Nicks will be at a wonderful event. Springdale Public Schools Vocal Music Department presents CAROLING IN THE CREEK. A musical celebration in downtown Springdale, Arkansas. The Space Nicks books will be on display at approximately 15 different booths throughout the event. The main places to purchase Space Nicks will … Read More →

This is Soldier ON Service Dogs

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Serving Those Who Have Already Served Soldier ON Service Dogs is an NWA based 501(c)3 organization providing qualified, trained service dogs to local veterans living with PTSD and/or Traumatic Brain Injury at no charge to the veteran. History Soldier ON Service Dogs (SOSD) was founded by Angie Pratt in September 2014 after a close relative, a Marine bomb technician, was injured in Afghanistan and began experiencing the effects of Post-Traumatic … Read More →

Cave Troll – The Butterfly Princess

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THE CAVE TROLL “Looky here.” A cave troll stepped from the shadows, his massive hand crashing down. “A little white bunny.” A hungry grin revealed uneven rows of sharp teeth. The over-sized incisors glistened with drool. The beast held its catch by the scruff of the neck and released a deep, guttural laugh. A fog of troll spittle rained down. (excerpt from The Butterfly Princess) THE STORY Rose is a … Read More →

The Road Ahead – The Butterfly Princess

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THE ROAD AHEAD The mouth of the tunnel opened on a small ledge. Boris sat, staring at the distant lights of Golden Hill. The others squeezed in on either side. “I wonder if I lived there,” he said, softly. (excerpt from The Butterfly Princess) THE STORY Rose is a strong-willed but troubled young girl. Her home, the Kingdom of Golden Hill, has lived under a dark cloud since her beloved … Read More →

Two Rooks – The Butterfly Princess

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PHILLY AND SHU A voice filled Philly’s head, but it wasn’t his mistress’s. It wasn’t painful like hers, but if he listened, it could be just as dangerous. Promise me. Shu has a good heart, but he isn’t strong like you or me. You must protect him. His wife’s request repeated in his head. Protect Shu. Keep him safe. Steady as a drum beat. (excerpt from The Butterfly Princess) THE … Read More →