Donuts and Darkness and Blogs. Oh, My!

Did you know I posted about baked apple donuts at Fatal Foodies today?

Did you know I’ve been given a One Lovely Blog Award by N. R. Williams?

Did you know I’m part of the Fall Fiction Frenzy at Dark Valentine Magazine? My story is a dark fantasy called “The Edge of the End”. Not sure which day in October it will appear, but read them all!

So now you know.

WRITING PROMPT: A character finds a recipe on the internet and tries it out. How does that go?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Donuts and Darkness and Blogs. Oh, My!

  1. Kay Theodoratus

    October 5, 2010 at 12:45pm

    Nice prompt. Now you’ve got me wondering if a character could find a recipe for a despicable magical chant on the web by accident. [I’m a pessimist so the results would never be good though the character might find a way to triumph.]

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      Marian Allen

      October 5, 2010 at 6:26pm

      By accident or deliberately. My short story “Seeking Shadow” had a character go looking for a white witchcraft “recipe” for finding her daughter’s lost cat. So why not have one turn up a bad one, unintentionally or on purpose? Or turn up a comment on a site that tells her somebody she knows is looking for one to use against HER? Good idea! Go for it!

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      Marian Allen

      October 6, 2010 at 11:00am

      Hi, Enid–what a great idea! Was it in code–the message consisted of the flavors or colors–or did she bake actual physical messages in them?

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  2. Enid Wilson

    October 6, 2010 at 5:07pm

    I’m thinking of hiding some paper inside, like fortune cookies. (I’m sorry my book link in the previous message didn’t work. I’ve fixed it now)

    My Darcy Mutates

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  3. Enid Wilson

    October 6, 2010 at 5:13pm

    Yuck, Marian, I thought I’ve fixed the link. Apparently not. Here it is again.

    But to compensate for you to put up with me, I’m writing a short beginning here. You remeber Charlotte who married Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice…

    Mrs. Charlotte Collins downloaded the cupcakes recipe from She put a small piece of paper with the words “You will die!” inside the cake mixture. With a brilliant smile, she…

    My Darcy Mutates

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