Moder Zglaria @AprilA2Z

Morning. I won’t ask how you found your way to me here on Wild Ass Island. People who need to talk to me generally do find me, by and by. That’s why they call me Moder — Mother, in your language.

You don’t need to talk to me? Don’t, then. It’s all one to me.

Don’t mind the goats. They’re very mild. They never butt and they hardly ever bite. If they do, I just nudge them with my cane and they behave. My nannies give good milk. I’ll give you a cup of it, warm, as soon as I milk. Or, if you’re hungry now, I have some in the cold room, and some herbed cheese. Or I could make some flatbread on the hearth and you could put honey on it. Yes, honey from these bees you see buzzing around.

A story? Once there was a mouse with a big story to tell, but he was afraid to tell it.

Don’t like that story? Tell your own, then. I’m listening.


dragonModer Zglaria appears in the SAGE fantasy trilogy. SAGE is available through Indiebound and at Amazon in print and electronic versions.

On this last day of the A-to-Z Challenge, visit the magnificently named Zombie Flamingos, because HOW COULD YOU NOT?



Tomorrow begins StoryADayMay. Cover me, I’m goin’ in.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What is the story about him/herself your character would most like to tell but absolutely cannot?



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 “Moder Zglaria @AprilA2Z

  1. Dan

    April 30, 2015 at 7:48am

    Congratulations! I can’t believe you’re going back to back with this, but I’ll stick along for the ride. This has been fun.

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      Marian Allen

      April 30, 2015 at 8:20am

      It’s been great having you check in so faithfully, Dan. šŸ™‚ I always blog every day anyway, but I like this challenge because I get to meet so many new-to-me bloggers. Alas, I always pick up so many new folks to follow, I hardly have time to sleep. Doesn’t interfere with my eating, though.

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  2. Jane

    April 30, 2015 at 9:29am

    Hmm. A story not for telling.
    I might have one of those.
    But I couldn’t tell you if I did.
    Aw, heck.
    You know I’ll tell you.
    Later, though.

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  3. betty

    May 1, 2015 at 12:17am

    What a great way to end the challenge by wearing the shirt!!! Very cute!!! Congrats on finishing it!! Good luck with your next one!!!


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      Marian Allen

      May 1, 2015 at 10:07am

      Don’t mind a bit, Stephen! Thank you so much for keeping me enthused. šŸ™‚

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  4. Arlee Bird

    May 13, 2015 at 12:12am

    The shirt looks great on you. Now you can open up some conversations about blogging and the A to Z Challenge. We’ll be like walking billboards when we wear the shirt out in public!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host

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      Marian Allen

      May 13, 2015 at 8:36am

      Hi, Arlee! I wore my shirt to a writers’ meeting and NOBODY asked me about it. I’m thinking I’ll wear it to Imaginarium Creative Writing festival in Louisville in September. šŸ™‚

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      • Arlee Bird

        May 13, 2015 at 9:41am

        @Marian Allen – Funny that nobody would ask what it meant. I’ll see what happens when I wear my shirt somewhere. Maybe we have to kind of direct the conversation some.

        Well, you can see what happens at the next event.

        Arlee Bird
        A to Z Challenge Co-host

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  5. Random Musings

    May 20, 2015 at 12:24pm

    Loving the fact you are wearing the T shirt! I did finish the challenge, but you’ll have to take my word for it (or visit my blog) because I don’t have the T shitt to prove it šŸ™‚
    Popping by as part of the A to Z Road Trip

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      Marian Allen

      May 20, 2015 at 3:58pm

      Thanks for dropping by, Debbie! I’ll hop over and see you, too. šŸ™‚

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  6. Pat Garcia

    May 23, 2015 at 4:44am

    Hi Marian,
    I am going through those people that I missed on the Challenge and those that signed up on the final sunflower update and so here i am by you.
    I checked out your blog as well as the blog you partner with other writers. Cool! I like what I read.
    Congratulations on finishing the A to Z Blog Challenge and your tee shirt looks great.
    Patricia at Everything Must Change

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      Marian Allen

      May 23, 2015 at 7:23am

      Hi, Pat! Thanks for stopping by! I’m running sideways to keep from flying this month: finished A-to-Z and now I’m doing Story A Day May. I’m hopping over to visit you back, though. šŸ™‚

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      Marian Allen

      June 10, 2015 at 8:12am

      Thanks! I love that shirt, but nobody ever asks me about it! I think it’s just so pretty, nobody bothers to read it. :/ April is always a blast!

      After April was over, I plunged into Story A Day May. Glutton for punishment, me. lol

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