Sunday, June 26, 2011

What is the story, heroine vs antagnist?

Rhyonna is the heroine who loves to fly. Fast, impulsive, driven, passionate about flying, and survivor is this Faery. When Rhyonna flies to find the Junior Patrol, she is captured by creatures from a fungus realm. The antagonist is a monstrous, devouring mutant mold, who plans to eat everything sweet.

I rewrote Rhyonna's story in the write-a-thon sponsored by the Clarion Foundation in 2011 after my computer wiped off the story in 1999. I cried a lot, and did have an old version for 1990. I started the story when I was a child, I have the first illustration and with new drawings for a new version of the story in 1986 for my daughter and her friends. 

Over the years with many rewrites with more adventures for the Faery , whose name is now RHYONNA. And subpolts including familiars, teaching flying, and her friends. In 2012 finished the story - and with more edits from friends and professional editors, to e-publish a paperback and e-book.


    Here is Rhyonna on her Dandelion. 

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    Old Man McDonnell, the ELF

    I am ancient, most likely the reason why I appear to you as old and rough, I have no idea how old I am, stopped counting at age 500 or less. I'm a miner and protect the gems in the world,

    My great, great grandfather lived in Greece; he mined in the volcanoes and helped the great Greek God, Hephaestus; some good stories there! My great grandfather traveled around Europe and worked in the salt mines. He found no gold there. My grandfather after him went to live in Iceland, the Nordic Lands, and helped Sindri in his mines. He got plenty of jewels. So Clyde, my father, went to Ireland with treasures enough for a family. Married my mother, Princess Nola after an adventure...or two. She became the Queen. I am her last son, the youngest, and always a bit of trouble for my parents and siblings and most embarrassing to myself. My parents said, “McDonnell, time for you to go out into the realms and create your life..."