Welcome to Forest Idylls

Moments of hope in a forest of hardship

Published Short Stories


Sometimes it takes more courage to live than to die.


Your past does not define your future.


A mask cannot hide who you are.

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More jottings

I know I missed Wednesday. But I had company, which I’m considering a good excuse. I’m too short on time to really do an in-depth post, and I’m not sure I have much to say right now anyway. So, I’m going to do exactly what I did last week, and pull something from one of… Continue reading More jottings

Random Jottings

I’ll be honest. I have nothing new to say today. Still researching (though less frustrated). Still editing (very slow). So instead I’m going to share one of my completely random jottings from my equivalent of one of Emily’s (of New Moon) Jimmy books. I don’t think there was any actual point to it when I… Continue reading Random Jottings

Editing Rant

Uuuuugggghhhhhh! Like my character as hordes of mosquitoes attack her on the trail, I, too, want to cry out in frustration. Guys–you can do years, years, of research on a subject and still not know the full scope of the subject. You all know how long I’ve been studying the Oregon-California Trail, and STILL–STILL, I… Continue reading Editing Rant


I’ve been writing stories since I was 8-years-old. Find out about my works-in-progress and read some short stories on my page Writing!


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About Me

I am a faithful Christian, a hopeful writer, and a hopeless romantic. I love hats, cross-stitching, magic, and reading. Find out more in my Just Me page.

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