Chinese Lore- A selection of mythical fauna (10)

Red Ru Physical Description: A fish with a human’s face Special Properties: Its call is like that of Yuan Yang (a type of water bird that always appears in couples). Eating its meat can cure scabies. Ran Yi Fish Physical Description: A six-legged fish with a snake’s head Special Properties: Eating this fish can preventContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A selection of mythical fauna (10)”

Moonlake’s Writing Updates- Mar 2023

As of the time of writing, I’m delving into enneagrams in an attempt to get closer to my characters, an idea I had taken from K. M Weiland (I bought a Humble bundle containing two of her books last year and I recently read them). I’m quite confident that I have my male protagonist peggedContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- Mar 2023”

When I try to explain where I’m from people imagine…

The jump-off line is from In Your Next Letter by Carrie Shipers.  When I try to explain where I’m from people imagine shopping and food. I interrupt with tall buildings, noise and the stink of markets. Here, most of the food are frozen so they don’t stink as bad. But in a market where youContinue reading “When I try to explain where I’m from people imagine…”

Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 23

Aurora took one of the tubes out of the case, holding it up to light to better see what’s inside it. “Yeah, I think it does.” I looked over at it. “Isn’t that the same colour as the blood sample?” Aurora nodded. “I believe so.” “Interesting, I wonder where they got it from?” Estella said. Continue reading “Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 23”

Moonlake’s Movie Discoveries (3)

Not many movies I had watched lately made an impression on me. I guess foremost among the notables is the Pirates of the Caribbean which I never expected to like since I had such trouble with Treasure Island as a child- I never went past the initial chapter and I’ve tried twice. But I bingeContinue reading “Moonlake’s Movie Discoveries (3)”

When the moon came up…

Different than usual, the jump-off line is actually from the novel Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay. For a while, I was doing Wild Writing daily so I had to supplement the Laurie Wagner videos with a source of my own. And that’s when I turned to fiction. I think the piece below isContinue reading “When the moon came up…”

Remarkable Women in Ancient China (16)- Xu Fu

Who is she?  Notable Life Events: Why is she remarkable: Moonlake’s thoughts on her:  Not sure about personality, I just thought it interesting that she would have earned a noble title for herself due to her fortune telling skills. 

Moonlake’s Writing Updates- Jan 2023

I am still battling on for the WIP. Currently, I am working on adding more obstacles to Act 2 and potentially Act 3 of my story.  I continue to be in my low energy phase with the WIP and I have cut down to one session per weeking day (5 times a week now) withContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- Jan 2023”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 22

The interior of the building stood up to what was advertised outside. There were machines halfway set up for building something and other machines in another part that looked like they were for tearing things apart. A collision of different minds wanting to build different factories squashed into one.  “This place is a disaster.” AuroraContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 22”