Dark Illusions: the Beginning – Extended Edition – Chapter One

Chapter One

HER FOOT SLAMMED INTO a puddle and water splashed her jeans, making them cling to her legs. From the brief rain earlier in the evening, many were scattered along the pavement, which made it hard not to land in one. None of that concerned her as she barreled her way through the murky streets.

Thwap thwap thwap went her shoes against pavement.

Kat’s breath came in quick gasps. She ran as fast as her legs could carry her, demanding every last ounce of reserve strength from her muscles. Not a hundred percent sure from what she ran, the fear in her belly urged her to keep going because whatever was behind her was not something that needed to catch up.

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Taking break

Since I’m nearing the end of War of the Lycaens, I’m going to take a break from blogging. Need the brain break too. When I reach the end or when I have an update that important, I’ll share. Otherwise it may be the newsletter that I send out next, before you see another blog.

I always have such ideas in my head

for blogging every day, and then I sit down to write and *poof*. Ideas disappear. Too much in my head. Brain isn’t working and I have to edit so posting this and going back to editing Dark Illusions: The Next Chapter – Extended Edition.

So freakin tired so that’s adding to it. Have a great Thursday.

War of Lycaens coverToday’s word count for War of the Lycaens

Started today at – 52,922

Ended today at – 54,612

Total word count for today – 1,690

Toasting my lil bottums

We’ve had a steady warm streak here. It’s toasty. Some of the Shih Tzus are a little sick in the mornings because it’s pretty stuffy. The featured image is the picture that I took yesterday while Lucy came to hang with me and Mila. Mila was just in front of Lucy. I tried having the window open and it was a nope. lol It’s 90 here and I have my curtains closed (the light still comes in, but they’re from my grandmother’s house and old so they’re all thick and pretty looking) and a fan on. It’s pretty cool in my room. Mila is lucky in that way. Her hair is so short that she rarely pants unless she’s been running around in the heat outside. Otherwise, it doesn’t bother her much at all. If anything she likes it since we got her from a place over 90 (Cali).

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Random chat

I have a lovely headache that is not going away, even with Aleve. That’s usually my last resort because I learned last year or so that if I allow the headache to reach a certain point in a pain way, and I do nothing as I used to prefer, that it’ll develop into a migraine. And then it’s basically have fun on the rollercoaster.

I haven’t had these type of headaches until this year. Not much I can do about it. I’d like to consider it being the fault of the heat wave we’re in, but other than being dried out (I am clearly a mermaid as I suck up LOADS of water) I’m not too bothered by the heat. Although trying to use an old razor (Wahl to be precise) that warms up during this warmth? Not so good as I was sweating last night. Not sure if the newer ones warm, if you have one, I’d love to know in the comments, but this one is pretty old so it does. Granted, I was using it for a while too. Been trying it out on the Shih Tzus. Chewbacca never had issue with it (when we first got him, he tolerated it more than scissors as he was PETRIFIED of scissors near him) so I knew I could use it on him. Like trying to cut Sasquatch last night. He’s just got thick hair and even though he was bathed not too long ago, the boy is a BOY so he’s already grimy, lol.

Anyway, Kona was one I tried it on last night and he did well. I doubt Kendra will have issue I mean lord, the child doesn’t care if I vacuum her. Maybe she’d be better with it than scissors. There was this one vet we took her to a long time ago who I think used force to cut Kendra’s hair around her face and ever since then Kendra has been a struggle to work with. It’s been years of reconditioning her to be okay with scissors near her face. I swear, I don’t know what the woman did, but Kendra was fine with her face being worked on until a vet visit. Think it was when Kendra was spayed. That vet was always like that. Any animal that went to that vet would come home acting as if they’d survived a war or something, it was just nuts. I won’t go into it because even thinking about that ticks me off. It’s just a vibe that I hated seeing coming from the dogs when they’d go down there.

This one we have now they come home happy as heck. Shoot, I think they’d stay and hang out all day with that vet office if we let them, lol.

Anyway, today I’ll be trying out Lucy or one of the others with the razor. Although I am also trying to get the floor vacuumed in the hall so I can steam wash it, and vacuum under the freezer. Glam life of a writer.

Technically the dog’s hair isn’t that long so they don’t NEED the haircut (I do puppy cuts on them) but I am trying out the razor to see if it’d work easier to maintain the cuts for them that way. I have to get a longer comb for the winter haircut though. Probably a 3/4″ or 1″ would be a good length. Lucy especially, with her eye issue now, we do have to constantly keep her hair trimmed. I keep saying we, but it’s me. Kim takes care of all the animals, hair cuts, feeding, bathing, etc. lol And if I had a large property, I’d take in more who needed it. Wouldn’t matter what kind. I found this one girl on Youtube who I love watching because it’s basically me and the way I’d be with a property, haha.

This is her channel –

She’s fun to watch.


*featured image is my view when I was trying to write. Does that Doberman LOOK the same size as the Shih Tzu? She sure thinks so. lol (Cheyenne is on the left, Mila the right side.) Why they have to touch me when it’s so hot, i’unno.

War of Lycaens coverToday’s word count for War of the Lycaens

Started today at – 48,549

Ended today at – 49,720

Total word count for today – 1,171

I pretty much have no clue

where this is going. I didn’t plan for this one bit. Kylarra and Sean are doing their own thing. Although Sean pointing out that she may have the ability to tap into the ability to have visions? May just turn this back to a path I know.

That path I formulated and understand. This one is off road and I’m holding on like the rest of my readers would. Like . . . where one EARTH are you two going with this?

Story flow is going well though. Fingers don’t want to type properly so I keep having to fix weirdness. Even typing this up, my fingers have a mind of their own. Weird.

War of Lycaens coverToday’s word count for War of the Lycaens

Started today at – 44,083

Ended today at – 47,313

Total word count for today – 2,604

Hmm, didn’t expect that

Didn’t expect things to turn out the way they had. There are (and were) many angles that I’d written out and considered. But now that I’m actually writing the storyline and where Kylarra is headed, I’m a little surprised at her choices.

Goes to show that not even the writer knows where their storyline will flow. All I know is that people better watch out. She’s had more than enough of things from everyone and she’s tired of people treating her like she’s disposable. Reminds me of telling someone back in April or May that my heart wasn’t a revolving door. Basically they could be in my life or not, don’t go and come and continue to expect me to be there answering their letters.

That’s the thing with someone like Kylarra. If you’re not authentic and true to her. If you treat her like she’s disposable? She’ll dispose of you. Oh, she may still acknowledge you, but there is only so far a sweet hearted person can be pushed. They have used her, lied to her, abused her, and now?

Now they better watch out. 

War of Lycaens coverToday’s word count for War of the Lycaens

Started today at – 41,479

Ended today at – 44,083

Total word count for today – 2,604

Man oh man

Big bombshell dropped at the end of the story today. Words were flowing fairly well and the story is too. It’s getting intense though. I’m curious to see what’s going to come from that big ol’ drop of information. Julian and Kat’s relationship will be tested at this point. Big time. But I think they’ll come through it. In the beginning they went through a few different moments of separation that showed them how much they mean to one another.

I think they’ll have a moment with this, but they’ll come through it.

War of Lycaens coverToday’s word count for War of the Lycaens

Started today at – 41,479

Ended today at – 44,083

Total word count for today – 2,604