The Elephant Prince (NaNoWriMo) Chapter 11 to 15 (14,228 words)

Kevin explores his new home and goes back to school.


His room was airy, with cream colored walls and fruitwood furniture. A platform bed with a shiny gray comforter was tucked against a corner. A small student desk was on the opposite corner, already stocked with school supplies. There was no closet. The captain opened a large cabinet; one side had a series of pull-drawers and the other had two separate closet poles.

“All of your clothing should fit in here. Do you need any help to put things away?” Kevin shook his head. “Your bathroom is through those doors. Tomorrow I will drive you to the palace to start school, and afterwards we will go through your chore list and the house rules. And Noy Kevin? Welcome home.” With that, the man closed the door, leaving Kevin to explore his new surroundings. Read the rest of this entry

The Elephant Prince (NaNoWriMo) Chapter 6 to 10 (10,460 words)

Kevin meets the elephants and saves a life. And becomes part of a family.


The Jeep bounced over ruts in the unpaved surface of the road, and the two children squealed happily with every bounce. Captain Thadchai frequently checked the rear view mirror to make sure they were both safely buckled in, even though they only had a short distance to go. He was happy to head to the elephant corrals himself; they had always been the place he felt most at home.

He stopped at the first electrified fence; he pulled open the gates, drove through, and prudently closed them behind them. This occurred several times, until the huge barn and paddocks that held the pachyderms could be seen in the distance.

“We’re almost there, K’vin!” Suri said, and he immediately craned his neck out to see if he could catch a glimpse of the big gray animals. Read the rest of this entry

Lah Ruk Sut Kop Fah – Episode 9

Our guy finally sorta kinda admits how he feels, at least to himself, but the danger quotient ratchets up.  He will need all his focus to keep everyone alive and safe. His heart, though, is in the most danger it has ever been.

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The Elephant Prince (NaNoWriMo) – Chapter 1 to 5 (5,327 words)

Hello everyone! This year I am attempting the National Novel Writer’s Month challenge, that is, to write a 50,000 novella in 30 days, with an average daily word count of slightly less than 1700 words. Below are the first five chapters. Be warned that the speed-writing nature of contest means there has been little (translation: none) editing or wordsmithing, unless it was done on the fly.  Enjoy!

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La Ruk Sut Kop Fah – Episode 8

Mattana’s childhood memories of the king; the backlash of her impulsive actions in Thailand; Kamin’s not-yet-named feelings for his young charge; Hareutai’s hip flexibility have given us some additional tidbits of information to help solidify our story.  Makey doesn’t seem quite the jerk that he was in previous episodes, but I doubt the Mattana influence can exert a permanent change in his bad behaviors.

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La Ruk Sut Kop Fah – Episode 7

Our couple spends a lot of time with each other, but almost always in the presence of somebody else. And Prince Makey is underfoot to remind them both of the promises made to King and Country and parents. But shouldn’t personal happiness count for something?

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La Ruk Sut Kop Fah – Episode 6

At the start of this episode, our almost-betrothed couple is in a dark, creepy building. Suthep is around wishing them ill wth a sharp, pointy object, and our guards have been tasered. Will life be this exciting in Raya?

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La Ruk Sut Kop Fah – Episode 5

The meeting of our Prince and Princess is less than auspicious, but nevertheless, preparations continue to welcome the queen-to-be to her new adopted country. Hopefully she won’t kill him before anything gets worked out.  And poor Kamin is probably getting gray hairs trying to corral two of the most self-centered and impulsive people he has ever been in charge of.

LRSKF 05 01 Surprise

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La Ruk Sut Kop Fah – Episode 4

As Mattana becomes more immersed in Rayan culture, we get a chance to see the schemers for the Rayan throne.  And our very first kiss!  Where’s is the gif for that? Scroll down!

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Winter Sonata – Episode 11

Now we get to the part of the story that just makes me angry.  Through a tissue of lies by the very people who should love and support her, Yoo-jin pulls away from her own happiness and heads for responsibility and pain instead.  And poor Min-hyung also finds out secrets that his loving family has been hiding.Winter_Sonata_ep-11[T1][(101945)08-02-08]

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