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 one special.

Happy birthday to me.

Photography, Earthen Witch, Random Thoughts, Fiction

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

Poetry

Carvings

“No, darling, we didn’t grow apart.
You left me here in the dark.”

No, darling, we didn’t just grow apart. You left me here in the dark without a hint of hesitation. If you stopped to look beyond your own chocolate-coated lies, you might see this gaping hole in my back, dripping with freezing blood. I’m willing to bet you missed that you carved your name into my heart as well.

© Sarah Doughty

That was the point,
though, wasn’t it?
You didn’t bother to notice
because you didn’t care.

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Saturday Snippet – Meet Shadow

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 15: Saturday Snippet — Meet Shadow

Featuring Stronger Than Blood, coming February 20th

“Don’t worry,” Peter said, reaching out to rest his hand on my shoulder, mistaking my surprise for fear. “He’s a gentle giant.”

I knew what he meant. The werewolf wasn’t a threat to us, but he was deadly. If he wanted to be. It made me wonder how Salvatore looked as a wolf.

As Shadow prowled further in the game room, he kept that lopsided grin on his face. Then he took his time, rubbing his body against Liam’s immaculate suit pants as he circled him, leaving behind tufts of white fur.

As Peter’s giggles switched to a full laugh, Liam shook his head in mock exasperation. Then he grinned and patted the wolf on his head. “Hello to you, too.”

The wolf turned his attention to the rest of us and his eyes slid closed as he started making a choking noise. I couldn’t help myself, I snorted.

If I didn’t know better, I would say the wolf knew he annoyed Liam and was laughing at the result.

When he stopped, his eyes opened again and he walked up to me. I stayed where I was on my knees and he was still taller when he sat in front of me. His brown eyes met mine and he pulled his tongue back into his mouth with a slurping noise.

© Sarah Doughty


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey.

Until next time,
Sarah

Poetry

Worth It

“Surviving hell was worth it.
Because it brought me to you.”

There was a beauty in breaking down. In allowing myself to crumble. I let it all out. Like a hurricane, it flew out of me. Every heartbreak, every blow, every harsh word ever thrown in my direction. It felt freeing, like a weight was lifted from both my chest and my shoulders. I watched it go as it carried on the violent wind. And I felt the universe wrap her arms around me. It was worth it, she told me. Stripping my soul down to the core. Though I would always feel the demons lurking in the night, and the memories would always haunt me, it was worth it. And she was right.

Surviving hell was worth it. Because it brought me to you.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

She is always right.

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Feature Friday

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 14: Feature Friday

Featuring authors coming up on my TBR list.

Chesney Infalt – The Heart Of The Sea
Kat Kinney – Dark
Katherine MacDonald – The Rose & The Thorn
Michele Quirke – The Fires Of Treason
Rosalyn Briar – A Sea Of Pearls & Leaves
K. Dezendorf – The Wayfinder’s Apprentice
E. P. Stavs – The Marked Princess
Grace Draven – Radiance
Adam Knight – Overdrive
Cat Rector – The Goddess Of Nothing
And more!


Stronger Than Blood is my latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. Coming February 20th.

Until next time,
Sarah