Poetry

Fade To Black

I spent so much time trying to save you
that I forgot to come up for air.

The exertion and the weight became too much and we both started to sink. It felt like I stabbed us both in the back, and robbed us of our lives. But really, it was you that wanted me to drown with you. And by the time I realized what was happening, it was too late to try to save myself. So I stopped thrashing and held your face. Through the turquoise waters, in our last moments together, I saw peace in your eyes. The gratitude you felt that we were both letting go. And in that moment, I was ready. It was you and me and the water that surrounded is. Then the world we shared faded to black.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

Our world ended
right then and
right there.

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Pantser Or Plotter

Heya Lovelies,

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. As promised, I’m back with today’s prompt.


Day 20: Pantser Or Plotter

Planning, planning, and more planning.

I am a plotter, hands down. I never could finish a book before that. I’m flexible enough to let the story change and evolve if it takes a tangent. Mostly, though, those tangents don’t reroute the plot completely.

This is the completed plotting of Enduring The Flames, coming in August.

Plotting in action

Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Poetry

At Home

“Together, we are unstoppable. We are uplifted.
We are hopeful. We are home.”

Together, we are unstoppable. We are uplifted. We are hopeful. It’s a place where our dreams come true. A place where we aim high, reach our goals, and celebrate each milestone together. You might call it Utopia. I call it Sisterhood. I call it a state of being where we are never alone. A place where we are always welcome. A place to call home.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

A safe place to lay your head.

For my lovely friend @saideharbranero.

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

My Writing Space

Heya Lovelies,

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. As promised, I’m back with today’s prompt.


Day 19: My Writing Space

Not pretty, but it works.

Rocketbooks, research, pen pouch, portable bluetooth keyboard, etc.

My writing materials are primarily kept in this little, portable pine box. I usually use our game table to plot, write, edit, design book covers, and yes, play board games sometimes.

Plotting in action

Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Poetry

Miracles Like You

“I am thankful
for the miracles
in my life.
Like you.”

It’s a bittersweet thing, to find yourself growing older. Another year gone. But this year, instead of mourning what couldn’t be, I’m celebrating the fact that I’m still here. That I’m still able to see miracles every day. To see the faces of the ones I love. Like you.

© Sarah Doughty
2017

So thank you,
for spending
this moment with me.
Thank you for being here.
Thank you for making this moment special.

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Favorite Authors

Heya Lovelies,

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. As promised, I’m back with today’s prompt.


Day 18: Favorite Authors

Growing up entertained.

I grew up reading greats like King, Rice, Poe, Stoker, Tolkien, Gaiman, Alighieri, and many more. My list has only expanded over the years.

By escaping into new worlds, I was empowered to create my own.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Poetry

Certainties

“The future is full of uncertainties,
but my love for you isn’t one of them.”

There’s still so much I don’t know about the future, or what it will bring. But I’m confident that I can face anything as long as I have you by side. You see, you made me realize that I was stronger, braver, and more resilient than I ever imagined. So even though the future is filled with uncertainties, my love for you isn’t one of them.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

If nothing else,
I know my heart.

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Main Character Quirks

Heya Lovelies,

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. As promised, I’m back with today’s prompt.


Day 17: Main character quirks

Uniqueness was paramount.

Aisling from my main series has a tendency to doubt herself and apologize as a result of her upbringing.

Angela from Home hides behind humor and emulates the abilities of others.

Marcelline from Stronger Than Blood enjoys the cold and struggles with guilt of hurting others, whether done indirectly or on purpose.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah

Poetry

Easily Yours

“I knew it was a risk, but loving you
was as easy as breathing.”

Making an honest effort does not make you a failure. All you can do is try. I knew it was a risk, but loving you was as easy as breathing. I’m still scared I may lose you, and that’s okay. It reminds me to keep trying to be deserving of yours.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

Fears are okay, as long
as they don’t keep you from living.

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Main Character Name Inspirations

Heya Lovelies,

On Twitter, I’ve been taking part in my first-ever fiction prompt during the month of January. As promised, I’m back with today’s prompt.


Day 16: What inspired MC’s names?

Uniqueness was paramount.

As somewhat of a nod to my Q & A Session regarding naming characters, here’s a deeper look at two of my characters.

Aisling from my main series was a beautiful and unique name that I adored. Reading Ghostland by Jory Strong only solidified my thoughts on it. So when it came to naming a flawed heroine with abilities no one else in the world possessed, I knew the name was fitting.

Marcelline from Stronger Than Blood is a unique French name, meaning young warrior. I needed something strong yet elegant. The fact that it sounds like dripping honey when spoken with an old, European accent is like icing on a cake.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It will be released on Smashwords and their network of retailers on February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah