When not writing deeply-researched historical-fantasy novels set in the Dark Ages, I read in many genres, work logic puzzles, draw caricatures, support my local branch of the SCA (a medieval reenactment society), ply the ancient crafts of tablet-weaving and sprang netting, sew Halloween costumes for my grandchildren and period garb for myself, translate Norwegian folk songs into English, and practice on my Celtic harp, fipple flute (recorder), and langeleik (mountain dulcimer).  

Here on Wattpad I post flash fiction in any genre, but leaning mostly into fantasy. One new short-short story every weekend. And every Thursday, I post one chapter in a sci-fi novel, Epitome.

Enjoy!
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joyceholt joyceholt Jul 14, 2018 04:56AM
Another tale from the land of my forefathers: Stony Gaze. A father's work is never done...https://www.wattpad.com/603377570-spun-again-2-telemark-stony-gaze
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Spun Again 2: Telemark by joyceholt
Spun Again 2: Telemark
Retold folklore from Telemark, Norway
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Golden Horseshoe, Golden Harp by joyceholt
Golden Horseshoe, Golden Harp
A tale of love and enchantment from the Norse ballad "Villemann og Magnill"
Flashback:  Flash Fiction Set In Ages Past by joyceholt
Flashback: Flash Fiction Set In A...
Glimpses out of the misty reaches of the past: Celtic rebels, a footsore Norman squire, a Roman lost in a hau...
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