The Children

That Which Wills Thee [Chapter 3] Young Marie O’Malley grew sick often, producing a hacking cough for weeks at a time. During these periods, the babe could hardly sleep, and often kept her parents and brother up with the sound of her sickness. Doctor Gregory, a trusted physician that was a friend of Gerald FlintContinue reading “The Children”

The Coddled Girl

That Which Wills Thee [Chapter 2] Many a young person was able to find a trade to work in during these new, impressive times of growth for the city, the country, and industry as a whole. For some, it was a way to make sure that everyone in their household was fed and clothed, especiallyContinue reading “The Coddled Girl”

The Farm Boy

That Which Wills Thee [Chapter 1] William O’Malley was brought into this world under ordinary circumstances, in the hay-stuffed bed of the two-roomed farmhouse under the watchful eye of his father and the local midwife. The babe was of slightly extraordinary size and weight and had a full head of hair, things which the midwifeContinue reading “The Farm Boy”

Five Reasons to do Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo is starting this July 1st!  Those who have followed for my writing content, you’ve probably at least heard of NaNoWriMo.  For the uninformed, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month!  The True NaNoWriMo is in November, but the camps are run in April and July for those who want to write along withContinue reading “Five Reasons to do Camp NaNoWriMo”