Short story: The Skeleton Key

For gifts this holiday season, I did a few exchanges with friends. This short story is for my friend Che, who invented the character of the Keyper for a meme and graciously gave them to me. The art used for the preview is also drawn by them, check out some of their works!

Now I give you this back, Che. Merry Christmas. 🙂

The Skeleton Key, by Ashe Mocaw

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Houses and Signs of “Swan Song”

I saw a fun post for a hashtag game on Twitter: listing your protagonist’s star signs and Hogwarts houses, and how well they fit. It’s a classic, and one I’ve answered before—but I adore the question and am always willing to answer it over and over.

Since my characters are in a fantasy with different time rules, I based their possible star signs on the element associated most with them, and picked from there. I’m very satisfied with what I picked, and can’t see myself changing these (barring any major rewrites, of course).

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Favourite Books – “Children’s”

Long time, no blog! I’ve had a very busy August, so I’m hoping to get back into posting here. At the suggestion of a friend (thanks, Kami!) I’m going to start things off with my some of my favourite books/authors. These things go hand in hand—my favourite books are written by my favourite authors! I’ll start with my top 3 “children’s” series (as in, aimed for younger audiences, that I still read, because books for kids are amazing), and maybe do my favourite fantasies and YA novels down the line.

So, without further ado, here’s a little summary of what makes these books and their author so special to me.

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Intro Post

Hello and welcome to this blog! I wanted somewhere to host some of my writing that wasn’t just GDocs, and to have a presence I could link to. I’m still getting the hang of things here, but I plan to use it as a writing blog, a summarize-r of things I do on Twitter, and maybe a place to write reviews and essays. Who can say what the future holds!

Be sure to check out my About page, as well as my Twitter. I can’t wait to share my stories here.

-ashe mocaw