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26 Sep 2008

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Fae Visions

By Vivian Arend

Fae Visions copyright Vivian Arend 2008

Part Three

A blinking light on the monitor made him pause as he momentarily stopped to make sure that it was legal Fae personnel crossing between the two worlds. He snorted back a laugh. He was the last person anyone would have expected to be so concerned about whether people were behaving in a legal manner or not.

He’d broken a few rules over the years.

More than few.

The fact he’d risen to a kind of honourary leader of the Border guards was because of his skill rather than his attitude toward the whole thing. If the real head of the FBE had his choice Jordon wouldn’t be welcome within miles of any of the supervisor stations. And Jordon wouldn’t be here now if his presence wasn’t needed.

That was the strangest part of this whole crisis situation. While the media in Fae ranted about unauthorized entries by humans and worried about tracking down dangerous untrained humans that might have some innate magic, Jordon had felt nothing but calm.

He’d spent time walking where he knew there were a few unmanned gateways, deep in the forests of the north and high in the mountain passes. There had been no human crossings yet using the information that had shown up on the internet. Of course getting to those gateways would take most humans planning and physical strength so he figured that when they did show up over the next months they would be at least somewhat worthy of entering his homeland.

Sheer chutzpa was a requirement to survive in Fae. Magic ability was a bonus, not a need.

But now that the height of the crisis was over he’d been summoned by…something… to come to Main Frame. Tonight. He didn’t understand it but he wasn’t about to question it. His intuition about these things was rarely wrong.

He glanced at his watch. There was no sign of Shane yet even though the shower had turned off a couple of minutes ago. It was getting close to 20 minutes. Jordon pushed back from the computer, letting the wheels of the computer chair take him halfway across the room before he stood and headed toward the street entrance. The security door looked him over before opening in front of him politely.

Jordon trotted down the stairs toward the front door to wait for the pizza.

The shop’s large windows had the company name printed in large bold letters. ‘Rockwell Extra Bold’ font Shane had informed him, getting a kick out of the coincidence that Jordon’s last name was Rockwell. Now the streetlights reflected the image back so the shadow on the floor clearly read ‘Main Frame, computer installations and services.’

It was as good a front as any. Just because some of the computers in the back offices were linked to Fae didn’t mean that legitimate business couldn’t take place in the shop. Jordon could fix just about any computer problem presented to him. The fact he used magic to solve the most difficult puzzles… well that was no one’s business.

Of course he did get a kick out of being called a ‘computer wizard’.

Wizard! Please. He passed wizard level back in grade school.

He wandered through the main floor displays, rearranging and tidying up as he slowly paced through the store. He owned the place but had a couple of humans that managed the shop for him. They thought he was a trifle eccentric when he explained he wanted to work the floor occasionally and help out with the more difficult repairs, but only on his own schedule. Jack and Dale had no idea that the second floor back office had the real workings of Main Frame; the gateway monitoring systems and Mary’s connectors to the rest of the Fae/Earth enhanced computers. Jack and Dale had no idea Jordon was from another world. They had no idea that Fae existed outside of fairy tales. If they’d even read the right kind of books to know about Fae in the first place.

Jack and Dale were into logic. Technology. Scientific advancement.

Jordon glanced down the street. It was quiet tonight on their little side stretch off Main Street. The dark windows of his neighbors’ shops reflected back the streetlights and a few love struck moths. He smiled as he realized that he felt as at home here as in the regal courts back in Fae.

There was something amusing to him about taking the best of Human technology and combining it with Fae magic and ending up with a system that worked in either world better than the original.

And that was part of why Jordon got to do things his own way. Not only here in the shop with his managers but back in Fae as well.

Jordon was the one that had perfected the method to combine technology and magic together.

It wasn’t as easy as it seemed it should be. It had been tried before and the results disastrous. Even when a magic user was strong enough to force his magic into a machine there would be the inevitable crisis moment ending in either a meltdown or an explosion.

Dangerous and deadly, either way.

A car pulled slowly up the road, the driver’s head swinging back and forth as they checked shop names and numbers. Jordon watched as the vehicle backfired a couple of times before it pulled to a stop and the driver hopped out, awkwardly struggling to balance the pizza box, another square container and 2 large litres of pop.

Jordon unlocked the glass door and pushed it open to let the driver enter. He took only a momentary glance at the delivery boy until a flowery scent hit his nostrils and he froze.

The driver edged past him to the low table just inside the door and lowered the full armload of materials with a thankful sigh. The baseball cap that declared ‘Fresh, Hot, Tasty’ slipped forward and landed with a thunk on the table next to the chicken wings, revealing a mass of dark curls that fell down around a delicate looking oval face. She was tanned and her arms below the short sleeves were strong and full.

“Sorry about that. It’s not my uniform and the damn thing just doesn’t fit right.” The girl picked up her cap and twisting her hair into a bundle jammed it up under the cap, dragging the brim down almost to cover her eyes.

Jordon was still holding the door.

“You’ve got an account with the shop, did you want to pay cash or just add this to the account?” She adjusted the pop bottles to stop one from rolling off the table and then turned to face Jordon.

The uniform was baggy, the name across her chest said ‘Mitch’ and she had a streak of dirt crossing her nose just under the big brown eyes that stared back at him waiting for a response.

He was still clinging to the door.

“Hey, buddy. I’ve got to get back to the shop.” Her eyes changed to being suspicious and she scooted to the side a little. A little further from him.

Jordon tried to pull himself together. “Sorry about that, just needing a breath of fresh air. It’s been a long day and I’ve been working overtime, never took the time for supper until now and it’s really such a nice evening…”

Incredible. He was rambling. But she settled down, her body tension releasing a little. Good, he hated to see her tense. He only wanted to see tension in her when she was preparing to climax in his arms, her body poised on the brink of orgasm. He needed…

Oh hell, this was bad.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile disfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medicine.

24 Sep 2008

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Back in the saddle again

By Vivian Arend

Rocky Mountain Heat is completed! Throwing confetti and cowboy boots in the air.

I’m real happy with this one. The story has been a lot of fun but I’m the most proud because it’s my first ‘real’ story ever. RMH is the fifth story I’ve completed but the first four have all been fantasy or paranormal.

It’s nice to know I can write in a real world setting.

I had to do a complete re-write on chapter eight. The first version was heading off into very emotional and very powerful territory but there was no way I’d be done in 10K. So I’ve now learned another skill. The ‘how to add 25K to your work’.

I now have another option if I don’t get selected for the anthology. I could always go back and use the first emotional version and then add enough to get the story to full length novel. Options are good things.

But for now I’ll just enjoy the feeling of having another notch on my writer’s belt.

And move back to my wolves who have been so kind to stay quiet but are now clamouring for a chance to share the mischief they want to make.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your remedy.

19 Sep 2008

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How do I love you?

By Vivian Arend

Let me count the ways…

Writing a romance novel with heat involved means I get to have my choice of what kind of mischief the characters are going to get up to, (or down to…) right?

Wrong.

My cowboys hit the crucial point of the story and I thought they were off to a nice private cabin for the main event.

Silly me! First I’m told there will be an interlude in the parking lot, some very dangerous driving on the way home and then…Well, let’s just say Blake’s got great staying power. I had to move a chapter title back becasue the foreplay is dragging out longer than I thought.

And I haven’t had a chance to plan any other mischief for them. I guess I should just let them go for it, they’re pretty interesting without me!

List of lovin’ since leaving the pool hall:
-kisses
-climax for her by hand along with lots more kisses
-sexy show and tell session
-striptease, her
-striptease, him
-kisses
-breast play
-oral sex for her
-intercourse (with kisses)
-kisses

I think they’re taking a breather. I know I need one.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

18 Sep 2008

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Getting feedback

By Vivian Arend

I think I’m finally starting to find some people to be readers for my work.

Finally… that sounds so huge and long and lonely! I’ve only been writing since Nov 07, writing stories to try and publish since May 08. But the first thing I submitted I don’t think I got any feedback before I submitted it.

Of course when you do get people to read your work you then have to take feedback. Luckily the feedback’s been positive so far, but since I
A) can’t spell and
B)write really fast and
C) I’m a three finger typist,
I know I’ve got weird and wonderful boo-boos all lined up for exploring.

I have noticed that my writing is improving. At least, I think it’s improving. Re-reading parts of my sold story I’m already going ‘ouch, I should have…’ Now I have to figure out how to maintain the same kind of voice for any stories in the series and still let my writing mature.

So the point of this ramble is that I’ve started a checklist of things to review as I write but more for after when I edit.
Looking for ‘ing’ and ‘as’ and, in this last story ‘had’. (I never knew it was possible to include so many ‘had’s. Ghastly!!)

So thank you to my readers who are teaching me along the way. I’m glad the stories are entertaining you while you work!

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force people to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

18 Sep 2008

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Hitting the ‘Send’ Button

By Vivian Arend

I’m 98% ready to send in The Wind and The Sun. Trying to get all the pieces together is like doing a puzzle.

Final spell check and read through for missing words. Story Synopsis, cover letter. Word count and pen name and…

I guess like anything else I wish it were simple to be able to send the story off with a ‘hey, wanna read something?’

Writing is fun. Jumping through hoops is not.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile malfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

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