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The Historian

To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history…

Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to ‘My dear and unfortunate successor’.

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Transylvania 100 - an adventure through the alpine-like scenery of rural Transylvania

The Transylvania 100 is a new mountain ultra which crosses one of most beautiful and mysterious regions of eastern Europe.

On May 17th, 2014, runners will assemble on a start-line beneath Dracula’s Castle in the village of Bran, ready for a 100km adventure through the alpine-like scenery of rural Transylvania. 132 more words


The Historian

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Unabridged audio version narrated by Justine Eyre and Paul Michael. I think it was a mistake to listen to this on audio. 314 more words

Historical Fiction

Marvel, Blade, and Vampire Fiction

Written by: Phillip Conroy

For most of this year, the Internet has been filled with rumors of a possible continuation of the Blade film series. That series wrapped up in 2004 with… 1,145 more words

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Dracula's Castle

Happy Halloween!!!!

In celebration of my favorite holiday, I’ve painted Bran Castle.

This castle was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s, Dracula.

Although there is no evidence that Stoker ever visited the castle, it does have a very dark history. 387 more words

Castle Bran

A Tale of Two Lizzies

Personally, I have always found the palette of medieval history somewhat dull – a succession of dates unilluminated by anything but stereotypical images. There are shafts of light, though, and certain characters hold a special – I won’t say ‘charm’ – fascination for me. 1,296 more words

Adventures in Writing: Part 13 of 20?

Take 20 words chosen at random. Put them in a bowl. Draw one, and write something about it.
Simple? Maybe not.

Ah, this word was not one of mine, but I am quite ecstatic about the opportunity to share the many facts about “fart” that I have learned over the years. 741 more words

Adventures In Writing