Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

Meet the Riskers


The villagers in Tlefas all know to shun the savage, barbaric riskers. But have they been told the truth about this outcaste group? As I’ve written about them, I’ve tried to imagine what they’d look…

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Why Write?


  When I was three, my mother gave me one of the best gifts anyone has ever given me. That gift was the ability to learn to read. This gift opened up the world of…

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The People of Tlefas, Part 1


I’m getting close to finishing Raising Fear! Now that I’ve got the events of the story straight, I’m ready to move on to more detailed editing. And that means, among other things, knowing just what…

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Falling Down to the Stars

Starry Night Sky

  Here’s a short story I wrote that was originally published in Short Fiction Break. Enjoy! Gritting her teeth, Nadia seized her knife and viciously swung it, chopping down hard. Another potato fell apart in…

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The Significance of Snapdragons


  I took a chance and entered a fantasy story in The Write Practice’s spring contest. You can read The Significance of Snapdragons over at Short Fiction Break, where all the contest stories were published….

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Great Fantasy Series: The Tainted Accords


  What do I want to read next? If you’re like me, that’s a question you ask just about every day. Sometimes, it’s not an easy question to answer. Then there are those wonderful days,…

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Three (Really Five) Fantasy Novels


A few piles of dirty snow still line my driveway. The yellowed grass is showing signs of turning green. Now that spring is here, there’s not as much time for reading. In spite of the…

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Death of an Alien


  A short sci-fi story for your reading pleasure. The windshield wipers barely kept up with the downpour. Natalie leaned over the steering wheel to peer into the darkness. She strained to see the faint…

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Reading for Winter Days


  Winter in Wisconsin is a great time to sit by the fire and read. This month I found a few gems you might like. A Horseman Riding By I first read RF Delderfield’s classic…

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The Sacrifice

Businesswoman against backdrop of gears

What would you do if you were asked to fire someone unjustly? This piece of flash fiction explores that question.  Rachel stared at the phone in her hand, then let it drop into her lap….

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