I earn more writing novels than short stories — and you probably will too

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash


Short stories and flash fics in a variety of genres

Painting by the author Amethyst Qu from the author’s photo of a female Red-bellied Woodpecker

Birds as Pets

Nine years and counting with a rescue Lovebird who flew in on a hurricane

Newly arrived in our home, Nyota the Lovebird checks out the view from the front window / photo September, 2012 by Amethyst Qu


Don’t laugh at these photos, well, all right, go ahead and laugh

A Ruby-throated Hummingbird enjoys the rain / Photos by the author Amethyst Qu


A eulogy no one asked me to write

A water-stained painted picture of pears on a tree branch
Espaliered Pear Tree by Edna Winti via Creative Commons/ Water-stained filter applied by the Author


Common Buckeye butterfly on garlic chive globe / photo by the author Amethyst Qu

Storms come and go, but a buckeye will…


My Minnesota Murder Mystery

Broken ice in a lake
Broken ice in a Minnesota lake / photo by author Amethyst Qu

Amethyst Qu

Author of “The Moldavite Message.” Seeker, traveler, birder, crystal collector.

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