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Dead Bodies And Unseen Ghosts

Flash and Micro Fiction, Poetry

“The problem isn’t so much
that I know I’m dead.
What I don’t understand
is why I’m still here.”

Do you see that over there? The chalked outline of a broken body? That’s me. Or at least it was. Now, I’m different. A little mad, maybe. Belligerent even. Because no one sees me anymore.

The problem isn’t so much that I know I’m dead. What I don’t seem to understand is why I’m still here. I believed that, in death, we just stop. Much like going to sleep. Only we never wake up again. But here I am, less than a dozen feet away from my lifeless body, trying to reconcile what I’m experiencing.

Some instantaneous flashes of brain activity? Or maybe, is this some sort of afterlife? No one can see or hear me. As I moved around the lot and the people scurrying around in the background like static, I stared at my former body.

I was fixated. Like a moth to flame, I couldn’t bring myself to look away. And the longer I stood there, the more I put the pieces together.

My body is dead, but my spirit is very much alive.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

I can’t help but wonder
how long I have left.
Or, if I’m here alone.

A little thing inspired
by this month’s festivities.

Enduring The Flames — Retailer Links

Earthen Witch, Updates
* At the time of publishing this post, the link for ODILO is not yet active, but the link is correct. *

The Earthen Witch universe continues with Zoe’s journey. It is here and always free!

Welcome Back To The Earthen Witch World Novels

The Earthen Witch World Novels are the individual stories of Aisling’s friends, written in their own perspective. Each novel is a standalone, telling the story of one character. The timeline of each novel may overlap or intersect with the main storyline. These novels are also adult urban fantasy romance.


Zoe Kavanaugh never thought she’d have her chance at redemption, but she never stopped trying to find it.

For a witch, Zoe Kavanaugh was a sorry excuse for one. She should have died years ago. Instead, she became a dark witch, died only to be resurrected — not once, but twice — before being restored as a light witch by the first and most powerful Earthen witch to emerge in centuries.

After devoting her new life to help the Earthen and her friends end the chaos ruling the world’s supernatural community, she’s sent to Austria with the notorious Vlad Țepeș on an important fact-finding mission. Her job is simple: help Dracula interview a prisoner. She thinks the mystery of how a weak light witch can assist the most infamous and intimidating vampire the world has ever known and navigating her growing attraction to him are her biggest problems. But she should’ve known better. For Zoe, nothing is ever easy.



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Enduring The Flames Is Now On Smashwords

Earthen Witch, Updates

The Earthen Witch universe continues with Zoe’s journey. It is here and always free!

Distribution to retailers is pending, so I’ll send out links once they’re all available.

Welcome Back To The Earthen Witch World Novels

The Earthen Witch World Novels are the individual stories of Aisling’s friends, written in their own perspective. Each novel is a standalone, telling the story of one character. The timeline of each novel may overlap or intersect with the main storyline. These novels are also adult urban fantasy romance.


Zoe Kavanaugh never thought she’d have her chance at redemption, but she never stopped trying to find it.

For a witch, Zoe Kavanaugh was a sorry excuse for one. She should have died years ago. Instead, she became a dark witch, died only to be resurrected — not once, but twice — before being restored as a light witch by the first and most powerful Earthen witch to emerge in centuries.

After devoting her new life to help the Earthen and her friends end the chaos ruling the world’s supernatural community, she’s sent to Austria with the notorious Vlad Țepeș on an important fact-finding mission. Her job is simple: help Dracula interview a prisoner. She thinks the mystery of how a weak light witch can assist the most infamous and intimidating vampire the world has ever known and navigating her growing attraction to him are her biggest problems. But she should’ve known better. For Zoe, nothing is ever easy.



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Feature Friday – Rebecca F. Kenney

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 8: Feature Friday

This week’s feature goes to Rebecca F. Kenney.

This week’s Feature Friday goes to the talented Rebecca F. Kenney. I know I’ve featured her before, but I have two reasons to share.

1. I recently read Pawn of the Cruel Princess and really enjoyed it. 2. She gave me some of the best feedback I’ve received on Enduring The Flames and I’m feeling very good about the changes being made. Gratitude just doesn’t cover it.

On Twitter, I’m taking part in a month-long series of fiction prompts. I’m sharing them here as well.


Stronger Than Blood is the latest installment of the Earthen Witch universe, following Marcy and Liam’s journey. It is now available at Smashwords and their network of retailers.

Until next time,
Sarah

Catching Up

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Days 5 & 6: Themes in WIP, Hardest part about writing

Throughout my series, there’s one overarching theme.

It’s all about finding a place where you can be yourself — home and finding the people that become your family.

In Enduring The Flames, Zoe and Vlad’s tale does have that, too, but the biggest theme through the story is about earning redemption and finding hope.

The hardest part about writing my series is the canon.

In my head, the word building, the magical systems, all the breakable rules are all there. As the series continues, I try to cover all necessary events/backstory without confusing people. I tend to forget in the early drafts that i need to ease readers back in the story. I’m working on trying to remember this going forward.

On Twitter, I’m taking part in another month of fiction prompts. I’m sharing them here as well.


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Until next time,
Sarah

One-Line Monday – Real

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 4: Real

From Just Breathe.

“Everything is real. If you believe everything can be real — and I’ve yet to discover an instance where it hasn’t been true — then you can prepare for them.”

~Connor

© Sarah Doughty

On Twitter, I’m taking part in another month of fiction prompts. I’m sharing them here as well.


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Until next time,
Sarah

Guilty Pleasures

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 3: MC’s Guilty Pleasures

Throughout my series, Angela has one that sticks out.

Wherever Angela is stressed or just needs something soothing, she turns too hot chocolate with whipped cream. Every time she drinks it, she ends up with the whipped cream on her upper lip.

On Twitter, I’m taking part in another month of fiction prompts. I’m sharing them here as well.


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Sarah

A Late Saturday Snippet – Pupils

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 2: Pupils

From Enduring The Flames.

[Vlad’s] pupils flashed like a cat’s eyes against the overhead lights, marking him as one of the undead, and I froze.

Not because of the flash — I had seen that many times before on others like him.

It was why they flashed.

Though he was a vampire, he wasn’t dead. Blood still flowed through his veins by the
force of his slow-beating heart. But his widening pupils, however infinitesimal it was, caused them to flash. And that told me something excited him.

Something about me.

© Sarah Doughty

On Twitter, I’m taking part in another month of fiction prompts. I’m sharing them here as well.


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Until next time,
Sarah

Hello July

Earthen Witch, Fiction, Photography, Random Thoughts

Heya Lovelies,

Here’s Day 1: Introduce Yourself & WIP

With a moodboard & cover, of course!

For those of you that are new here, allow me to introduce myself: I’m Sarah Doughty, a novelist, poet, and all-around wordsmith. But I’m not like other writers. I write because I must. It’s my therapy.

Perhaps my biggest love when it comes to the written word is fiction. Both in writing and reading. I’ve been primarily working on my Earthen Witch universe series, which are adult urban fantasy romances. These books have spanned across two standalone novellas and six novels — with the seventh releasing in August.

Final edits for Enduring The Flames are nearing completion, and I’ve been receiving valuable feedback from my beta readers.

I’ve talked about my upcoming plans for an anthology trilogy a few times. Later this summer, I hope to plot it out and begin writing the first installment.

Without further ado, here’s the moodboard and cover for Enduring The Flames:

On Twitter, I’m taking part in another month of fiction prompts. I’m sharing them here as well.


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Until next time,
Sarah