As long as it rained, she would dance

This is my first attempt at Sonya’s Three Line Tales writing prompt, over at Only 100 wordsWeek 76’s prompt can be found here.

photo by Sam Burriss via Unsplash

She danced in the rain because she could; because it didn’t matter any more; because it was the only thing she had to hold on to.

At least outside, turning and twirling through the downpour, she felt younger, as if the clock had turned back to a time when her husband was still here and she was still happy…to a time where fear, loneliness and sadness had yet to tear her world apart.

And, if she closed her eyes and listened carefully, she could hear his laugh, feel his hands on her waist as they danced, his kiss on her lips…as long as it rained, she would dance, and she hoped it would rain forever.

Peace Within

I’m a little behind with the Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, hosted by Kiwinana at Ramblings of a Writer.  Below is my effort for week 50; the words are “park” and “peace”.  The prompt can be found here.  Go and check it out!

A walk in the park

Amongst the trees and flowers

Breathing the fresh air

Getting closer to nature

Hoping to find peace within

Excavating the Archives: Never Ask A Dreamer…

Never ask a dreamer what she dreams about

For if she starts talking

If she smiles sweetly

If she takes you by the hand

You will finally understand the power of her words

As comprehension dawns on the magic she has wrought

You may wonder…

…You may not

But as sure as she is the moon

And you are the sun

The stars will guide you deep

Into her world of dreams

And there you shall remain

Loved, but lost to all, save her

For ever.

This poem was originally posted on this site July 2015, here:


Doesn’t this cover for S.C. Gregory’s book, Oath of God, look amazing…

S C Gregory

oath-of-god-cover-reveal-2016 Coming Soon!!

As promised, here is the cover for my new novel: Oath of God.

I’ve still got a few tweeks to finish up, but this is basically how the cover will be.

Below is a re-work of the blurb, just as a little added extra!!

What is murder anyway, except a job?

At least Valdis tells himself killing for a living means nothing…

He knows only too well the cost of selling one’s soul to the highest bidder.

Now his skill and sword are no longer his to command.

And his mistress obeys the will of a god.

Ataran has been slighted.

He is Immortal and yet fears the hand of death.

All that stands in his way is a girl and a dragon.


Kama was forced to watch as Immortals burned her world.

They made one mistake.

She survived.

Across the vast Emptiness lives the last spelled…

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A Quick Update…

bird in the bush

With one thing and another this week, I’ve not had a chance to be around here so naturally I’ve fallen behind reading blogs, responding to comments and posting.  This means today I’m playing catch-up, but I have a few (hopefully) interesting posts planned including…

  • a birthday/anniversary post
  • a short story in an online zine
  • a short story in an anthology

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

On my old blogs, I used to be really good with keeping up with these types of posts, but here, not so much.  So here is the first of two award posts I will be posting over the next few days / weeks…

Thank you so much to Joy Pixley at Tales From Eneana for nominating me for this award.  Joy is a blessing to anyone who blogs.  She reads post, likes and comments and I have been more than blessed to receive the sound critique she has offered me on my writing over the last few months.  Not only that but she writes some of the best fantasy fiction I have ever come across (and I do like my fantasy fiction so I know what I am talking about 🙂 )

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10-15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

7 Facts About Me

  1. I have a small tattoo of a Welsh dragon above my right ankle.
  2. I have two cats: a black and white girl-cat called Bast (aka Mum, Tinker and Nudger) and a boy-cat who looks like a wildcat called Khepri (aka Cuddle Monster and Tiger)
  3. I have recently discovered stick weaving.  As soon as the video I was watching on YouTube claimed it was one of the world’s oldest textile crafts I knew I just had to give it a go.  I am a bit of a history nut (if you didn’t work that out when you read the ancient Egyptian names of my cats, I’m not sure you ever would have!) and this sort of thing interests me.  So far I have made a scarf but I am already planning my next projects: a woven tea cosy and a blanket…you can never have too many blankets or be too cosy 🙂
  4. I am really bad at social media.  I had managed to live without facebook until last September when my sister, who had been telling me to do it for years, decided she wasn’t going to ask any more and set it up for me.  I have posted on it three times since then…
  5. I suffer from anxiety and agoraphobia.  It’s something that I never talk about and often try to pretend isn’t a problem, but I find writing, as well as reading and making things, helps.
  6. I’m a vegetarian who hates peas and celery.  And yet, the smell of a roasting joint (especially chicken) or the cooking of bacon makes me think of home.  That is probably why I enjoy cooking meat for other people.
  7. I have three blogs that I am currently using (there are others but there is only so many hours in a day).  These are: this one, Sammi Scribbles; one that is dedicated to book reviews, Sammi Loves Books; and a craft (arts and craft, not witchcraft – though I have had two of these in the past, one of which I still post on periodically) and baking blog, Sammi Cox Designs.

My Nominations

(This is always the hardest part, right?)  As I am going to be working through another one of these award posts in the not too distant future, I am only going to nominate 5 other blogs for the One Lovely Blog Award…

If these award posts are not your thing, don’t worry.  Just know that I think you have a Lovely Blog 🙂

  1. Ajoobacats Blog
  2. A Line From A Book
  3. Faythe – Reveries of a Wild Soul
  4. Amanda McCoy
  5. Paula Acton

Blessings of the Season!

This is just a quick post, written just as I am about to sit down with a nice glass of mulled wine to watch A Muppets Christmas Carol…sounds like the perfect Christmas Eve! 😀

Wishing you all the very best and brightest blessings of the season!

Merry Christmas!  Cool Yule!  Happy Holidays!  I hope your festive season is full of peace, love and joy!

Take care all!