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Daphne beats herself up in chapter 10 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Ever felt so stupid and useless that you (mentally) beat yourself up? That’s Daphne’s life right now. Only being a demigoddess (by blood, not officially recognized status, damn the Council!), the experience is a bit . . . ah . … Continue reading

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Strangers are not strangers in chapter 9 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Daphne Vane has just been informed by a troll that she’s not entirely human. This is not something that happens to most us. All of which raises the question of just who and what Daphne really is. But before she … Continue reading

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Who’s got Daphne’s back is the question in chapter 8 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

It’s Daphne’s family ties that have got her entangled in  the Council’s plan for her marriage. But neither the Council nor Daphne knows just how complicated her family really is. Daphne finds herself confronted by two improbable allies in “The … Continue reading

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A torturous time in chapter 7 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Daphne Vane is not the sort of person who goes out of her way to intentionally offend people, neon blue hair dye job notwithstanding. But it seems her very existence is becoming offensive to a lot of people who have … Continue reading

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Sex and work collide in chapter six of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Poor Daphne Vane. She can’t seem to escape unwanted attention at home or at work. Admittedly, some of that attention is well-intentioned, and Daphne is willing to toy with some ploys. And yet nothing seems to be working out quite … Continue reading

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A torrent of suitors in Chapter 5 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Who is Daphne Vane’s father? Good question. But to Daphne, there is yet one question more important: who are these guys who want to be her husband? The horror of her situation becomes obvious and ominous to her in chapter 5, … Continue reading

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The Day After Halloween, a new story

So after a night of trick-or-treating, which can mean different things if you’re a child, a parent, or a young adult, you wake up the next morning and everything is normal, right? Well, not for one father, who finds his … Continue reading

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