Friday, April 12, 2013

Splendor House and a giveaway...........

Hello Lovelies: As there are some of you who do not follow any of my other blogs, I feel compelled to let you know that I have been helping Ms. Magaly of Pagan Culture celebrate her 4th year blogaversary with a two week event called Witches in Fiction - to the Bone.

This is a picture of the snapping turtle pelvis which I decorated to make the dragon mask for Splendor House. He makes me grin with his composite self. Headress from China, eyes from Greece, beard & tongue from Egypt, glass ears and bell teeth from India and the turtle shell from Georgia. He's quite a funny little guy.

I wrote a 7 Chapter story entitled Splendor House. I have posted every other day starting April 1 and I will post Chapter 7 the end of the tale on April 13th. I have had some interesting comments and guesses as to how the mystery will end. I also have had some "disgruntled" (but not really) readers who did not like the cliff hangers and the break between chapters. 

I must admit, I don't think I will do that again. I was as anxious as many of the readers. I can't stand the waiting either. So I came to the conclusion that I should use yet another of my blogs Bell, Book and Candledrippings as the location that I will place all my "novellas", serials and articles that I have written, and also for anymore challenges or blog parties that come my way. So beginning on May 1, I will launch Bell Book and Candledrippings and all of my written work will be there for you to read (complete stories even). The gypsy Cybella's tale as well as the other fantasy pieces will be included.

Now to the giveaway part of this post. On April 8th on Pagan Culture, Ms. Magaly offered my altered book "prieres squelette" - Skeleton Prayers (here's the link to that post). The inspiration for this altered book was the image of a skeleton praying....what would he/she ask for? I think the cover answers that for me. The skeleton would pray for life, blood, essence, not just bones. I used Graphics Fairy's picture frame on this piece.

If you follow the link you can see not only my sponsor item but those of others. There are so many different kinds of offerings and I know you will love them. The drawings for all will be April 17th, I believe.

Happy Weekend, Smooches and Squoozes, Oma Linda


  1. That little skeleton book looks intriguing~ Have a great weekend! Love, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Bell, Book and Candledrippings...I love the sound of that! I'm looking forward to the grand opening. ;^)

    When I was a kid there was a theater in the town where we lived that did a Saturday morning children's show with cliff hanger installments. If I've learned anything from that time in my life it was: it's hard to wait for the next installment of something you enjoy.

    Your stories or tales are all well written and so enjoyable and it's difficult waiting to see where they will take us. That doesn't mean we aren't enjoying the trip. Having said that, I can hardly wait until tomorrow for the final chapter of this wonderfully entertaining story. S&S

  3. Oma Linda, you have done a lot with Magaly's party this year! I am loving the story! I don't mind the breaks inbetween ;o) Keeps me wanting more ;o) And, I am loving both things you made! Bravo girl!!!

  4. Heh, I'm not disgruntled as I'm waiting till all the chapters are up til I read it :oD

  5. "Disgruntled" is such a harsh word, maybe red with desperation, pulling my hair in expectation... Okay, so I'm a masochist when it comes to story and I'm just pretending--I love a cliffhanger that makes me beg for more.

    I can't wait to read the 7th chapter!

    And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the diversity of the mask. What a treasure and what a symbol!

  6. Your turtle pelvis mask is quite captivating! Well done Linda!

    And your altered book, "prieres squelette", is wonderful! You have really outdone yourself on Magaly's Bone's Party!

  7. This mask is too incredible, and with all those wonderful parts from all over the world, you know it is just humming with global love and power.

    Miss Oma Linda, I cannot tell you enough how much I enjoyed "Splendor House", in both story telling and writing content. Super wonderful!!!

    What a great idea to post a blog featuring all of your amazing creative writings. And the name is spectacular!

    PS: I hope I win your altered book! No shame here whatsoever. hehehe


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