“I have been through seven Grandmas now.”
Grandpa’s voice sounded tired. He looked tired. He didn’t look all that much older than he had back then, but it had been seven grandmas.
It was a good song. It was clever, it was easy to sing, and it got me on the Billboard top ten. Raked in the money on iTunes. Seriously, it made me nice money, got my name out there.
The problem was, I sang it for the wrong person, or maybe in the wrong place, or maybe both.
I’m still not sure which, but what I do know was it that one stage, in Springfield, packed audience but not that big of town. I got through the end of I Wish and somewhere in the back of the audience a woman stood up. I mean, everybody was already standing, and all of a sudden there she was taller than anyone else like she was standing on their shoulders. At the time, it seemed to make sense.
And she said – damn I will still remember her face to this day – she said Continue reading →
Or any woman in a historical position in any setting of mine.
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April Theme Poll – pick the poll for this month!
Blogging (Etc) from A-Z – topics from K on (Excluding P) still open!
World/Character-Building Fun Prompt Call – Dragons Next Door, Addergoole/Doomsday, Reiassan/Edally
Five Things... – If I were to do a series of Five Things… blog posts
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I had so much fun writing the four world/character/storybuilding stories yesterday that I want to do more! 🙂
But I’m still really busy with Sekret Projeckt. 🙁
So! No promises I’ll get to any of these, much less all of them, but here goes:
For Addergoole/Doomsday/FaeApoc, Dragons Next Door, or Reiassan/Edally, ask me any world/character building question that can be answered in fiction form.
For example: How did Akatil end up at Addergoole (I’ve already answered that one, short form), Where did Aud go to school? (another one already answered ;-)… I think you get the idea.
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Yesterday was Bisexual Visibility day! (hi, I’m bi)
In honor of that, for the rest of this week, if you leave a prompt on any one of my three open calls (help I’m a bit overboard) that relates to bisexuality/pansexuality or to a bi character of mine, I will give it Top Priority and try to post it before Monday (results may vary; there’s a wedding I’m in on Sunday).
Demifiction for the Circled Plain
Bisexual/Pansexual* Characters include… um.
Not all of them, but there’s a tolerably good chance.
Looking at my “Character” tag list… characters I KNOW have sexual attraction to 2 or more genders (numbers in brackets come from DW and are just the # of stories tagged w/ that character) –
ayuda  (probably)
hunter-hale  (no canon to back this up yet)
phillipa  (maaybe?)
(around H is when I stopped looking things up and just selected the ones I knew offhand were bi/pan/poly, so this is not nearly a complete list. Ask if you want to know!)
* I am so not getting into the distinction between pan and bi. That can happen in someone else’s journal.
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Thimbleful Thursday will post a writing prompt (usually an idiom) each Thursday, along with a wordcount goal between 100 & 500 words.
The goal is to write a fic within the next week featuring the prompt in some way – inspired by, taking the idiom literally, twisting it on its head, your choice – and staying within 10% of the wordcount goal (for example, between 180 & 220 for the 200-word weeks, between 450 & 550 for the 500-word weeks, and so on).
I’m pretty excited about it, but, then again, it’s my site. 😉
Check it out!
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And I will write at least 10 words of it.
(I’m suffering mid-nano burnout).
Bonus points (at least 20 words!) if it’s Tir na Cali related, since that’s this month’s theme.
No promises re. cliffhangers.
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I want to write a story for submission based on the theme of identity (I’m working my way through the themes in this textbook, and I’m having trouble coming u with ideas.
Like, staring-at-the-chalkboard nothing’s-coming sort of having trouble.
So, this one-shot call is more like Ysabet’s fishbowls: if I write something based off your prompt, I will send it to you privately before I submit it. I will post one not-going-to-submit idea for free, and then if I’ve managed to get more than two flash fictions out of it, I’ll offer up story-sponsorship options.
But the main point here is to get me something to submit. So: ideas on identity?
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As the topic says 😉 I make no promises on what I will write, except that I’ll probably write at least 50 words to at least one prompt.
If the prompt happens in a timeline that will end up in the Addergoole books (i.e., right now year 5, then maybe 50yearslater), the story may end up in one of those books.
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For a 100-word-or-so fic.
Must be for an extant verse of mine.
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