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Introduction To My Blog

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 26, 2012 by dcmclaughlin

Hello. My name is Devon Claire McLaughlin. Welcome to the castle of my stories otherwise known as a ‘blog’.

Some areas of my castle are still under construction. Well let me be truthful, all of it is! Stories are the decorations in my rooms and that I am quite comfortable with. Building the blog, well now that is the daunting role. I keep wondering at the end of my first year blogging how many blocks I will want to start over with how I chiseled them or just replace them altogether, wishing I had never chosen that particular chunk of rock to build with. Be patient and forgiving and I will endeavor to try and grow into my blogging skin. I’m a new mason here.

Let’s start the castle tour on the bottom floor shall we? That means we’re going to the dungeon first. The dungeon is where I keep all my vampire tales. Behind those heavy oaken doors Mykhalo Von Ludwig rules the dark. Most of my vampire tales revolve around him and his adventures. He is a three hundred year old Bavarian vampire who likes his beer and his coffee but much prefers the blood of the living. Soon I will release him to the library of the world. He is now being groomed and schooled for his debut. I promise not to surprise you all but to give you fair warning when that date is. I do have a deadline of Labor Day 2013 but I also believe he will be out in the world long before that date. Make sure that cross you wear is not just a simple piece of jewelry.

How strong is your faith?

The next floor we come to is the main floor of the castle. The drawbridge is normally down but well guarded and ideas for new stories come and go like postman. This is a difficult area to keep clean. Those damn postman’s horses keep crapping everywhere! The grooms are constantly busy running about with their pitchforks and wheelbarrows because the mess keeps renewing itself.

There is one major fantasy story that is being groomed for its debut party here. But it is much younger than Mykhalo and still needs to pass its finals before advancing any further. It is done growing but still needs work. This story has to do with everything I love; horses, magic, women with swords, a big ole’ dragon and great plot twists to confound the reader. This is a story for the daylight and for people who like happy endings that they weren’t quite expecting.

My husband also says there are more ‘done growing’ stories here but they are much further away from their coming of age parties.

The next several floors are closer to heaven and still need much work. These floors are where the unfinished stories and the new ideas land and either take root or fizzle out. The newest and shiniest bird in this lot is the story about the haunted carousel. It’s still just a skeleton with really pretty iridescent feathers fluttering in the wind. I’m waiting to see if it wants to stay put. So far it really likes the food I put out for it. I think if the chef keeps up his magic in the kitchen, it may choose to stay permanently. At least I hope it does.

So let us make our way back down to the make courtyard. Be careful on the stairs. They are so new they’re slippery. And be careful not to step in the road apples. That would be a lousy way to end a tour. I hope you enjoyed the tour to my castle…erg…blog and I am looking forward to your next visit.

Please don’t be a stranger.

D.C. McLaughlin