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), sheepbone flute, and langeleik (mountain dulcimer).  

Here on Wattpad I post flash fiction in any genre, most recently in dramatized history.

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  • JoinedFebruary 8, 2017

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joyceholt joyceholt Nov 26, 2022 12:12AM
Snow threatens the author where she lives on the mild-weather west coast of the USA, not long after the east coast got a huge dump of snow. This week, come trek along through the frigid winter snowsc...
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Stories by Joyce Holt
Refuge: excerpt from Troll and Trylleri by joyceholt
Refuge: excerpt from Troll and Try...
Jorunn (age 15) and Oddleif (age 12) are already spooked by the claw-tipped tracks of trolls in the snow. Mid...
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Gossamer by joyceholt
(cozy fantasy.) Her aging heart sputters, her life drawing near its end. Emily barely musters the strength to...
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Ghost Riders by joyceholt
Ghost Riders
Wayne is a drunken son-of-a-gun cowpoke, riding a battered cowpony named Coot. Trudging home from a wild visi...
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