A Taste of Stealing Myself From Shadows

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I’ve posted all three preludes to this novel during Rainbow Snippets. Here’s the first six sentences from the ambient fantasy novel I’ve struggled years to finish, which I’m currently learning how to self publish.

It’s the first of a series of novels inspired by Tarot card imagery. The second book is The Hand and the Eye of the Tower. The third is A Godling for Your Thoughts?

All three of these books have drafts which are currently under revision.

Here’s a taste of Stealing Myself From Shadows…


“How might I enter the Shadow Forest?”

My hands spasmed, sending a bunch of cards flying.

Hardly an attractive arrangement guaranteed catch a potential customer’s eye. Ah, well, the Navel was supposed to be the center of all things bizarre. The cards scattered across the ground with an utter lack of grace, except for one.

It landed, face up, smiling brightly up at me. No, not it. He.

16 thoughts on “A Taste of Stealing Myself From Shadows

  1. Ooh I love this. Sounds like exactly the kind of thing I would do. I wonder what card it is. This is definitely a book I want to read so keep us posted. Good luck with self publishing.

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    1. Aww, thank you! I’ll definitely keep you posted! In the meantime, I’m trying to offer something once a week involving the Navel and/or the Shadow Forest, so keep an eye on what’s bubbling in the Cauldrons. 😉


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