Winds of Despair (publication news)

Winds of Despair is the first in a series of anthologies of Elemental Drabbles to be published by Fantasia Divinity.  The book is divided into four chapters: Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi and Horror.

Here’s the book summary:

Follow the wind through four chapters sorted by genre as our authors take you away to other worlds, different aspects of our own, or even into the swirling winds of nightmares and horror! With only 100 words, where will the wind take you?

Featuring 252 drabbles from 68 authors!

I was lucky enough to have 8 drabbles accepted for this anthology, two for each chapter:


  • The Witch of The North Wind
  • The Tale of Lukan


  • The Wind Whispers
  • New Home Blues


  • Beware The Red Wind
  • Technological Advancement


  • Tales The Wind Tells
  • A Windy Day On The Escarpment

You can find the book on Amazon and Goodreads.

Excavating the Archives: The Beguiling of Merlin (Part 1)

The Beguiling of Merlin by Edward Burne-Jones (picture credit: Wikipedia)


The air was full of the heady scent of blossom. Nimue swayed captivatingly in the soft moonlight, an enticing smile playing on her lips.

Merlin reclined in the branches of the low-growing tree. She knew he was watching her.  She could feel his eyes on her.

Every now and then, words both ancient and powerful, escaped her lips as she read from a book of magic.  Every now and then, she deliberately caught his eye and laughed sweetly.

The look on his face told her all she needed to know.

Part 1 of The Beguiling of Merlin is told from Nimue’s perspective.  To read Part 2, told from the perspective of Merlin, click here.

This piece was first posted on this site September 2015, here