April 13th, 2010


Muses, Start Your Engines!

EDIT: I am done for the night.

The Torn World Muse Fusion is now open over on [info]torn_world.  You can read more about Torn World on the main site.  Today we are seeking prompts to inspire art, fiction, poetry -- whatever you would like to see.  Everyone is eligible to make prompts.  Please leave your prompts as comments to the Muse Fusion post.

I plan to write poetry; I'm open to the possibility of flash fiction if a prompt inspires me in that direction.  So far I own the characters Fala (Northern), Karavai (Northern), Rai (Southern), and Alko (Southern) and I can write about others if I get permission.  Today is for brainstorming and creativity; materials will be reviewed for canon consideration, and possibly revised, after the Muse Fusion.  

I plan to make at least one piece visible to the public on the Torn World site.  The rest will be visible only to Torn World supporters unless they get sponsored.  You have THREE options for sponsoring my work and revealing it to the public:

1) If you are not a registered Torn World member, you can pay in cash via check or PayPal button.

2) If you are a registered Torn World member, you can give me Karmapoints.

3) If you are a Torn World supporter, you can give me Credits.

Since Torn World publications are open to crowdfunding at any time, they may continue to earn me money.  Therefore I'm setting my Muse Fusion prices somewhat lower than for my Poetry Fishbowl prices.  For poetry:

0-10 lines: $3 OR 3 Torn World Credits OR 10 Torn World Karma
11-25 lines: $6 OR 6 Torn World Credits OR 20 Torn World Karma 
26-40 lines: $9 OR 9 Torn World Credits OR 30 Torn World Karma
41-60 lines: $12 OR 12 Torn World Credits OR 40 Torn World Karma
Poems over 60 lines, or with very intricate structure, fall into custom pricing.  

If I write any flash fiction, I'll figure out its pricing then. Stories go for cash or Credits, not Karma.

So far I have ...

"Daughter of the Empire" -- a story in which an orphaned girl seeks a new family.
1,469 words, Buy It Now = $12 OR 12 Torn World Credits

"Poetry of the Empire" -- a nonfiction article that includes a description of how poetry is used and classified, along with a handful of specialized vocabulary.
379 words (nonfiction is usually restricted to contributors)

"The Empire Trusts You" -- a story about a young couple taking the parenting class.
1,146 words, Buy It Now = $10 OR 10 Torn World Credits

"The Rats" -- a story featuring established characters Karavai, Tekura, and Ularki. Along with their age-mates they face the last part of their adulthood tests, and they have a rough time of it.
2,652 words, Buy It Now = $20 OR 20 Torn World Credits

"A License to Travel" -- a 'railcar poem' about the love of books.
This is today's freebie, so should eventually be visible to the public.

"The Hammer That Remembered Hands" -- a Southern legend about a talking tool. Parents use this story to teach their children responsibility. Along with the legend itself is a bit of backstory about Ancient technology.
731 words, Buy It Now = $10 OR 10 Torn World Credits

"Spunkey Shines" -- a story about a boy who finds a strange little 8-limbed primate. The story takes place as the Mayaloi are being enslaved and assimilated, and assorted things are coming out of the Rainbow Forest -- some nice, others not so much.
875 words, Buy It Now = $10 OR 10 Torn World Credits

"A Strange Shade of Blue" -- a Duurludirj poem about violent waves caused by temporal shifts.
16 lines, Buy It Now = $6 OR 6 Torn World Credits OR 20 Torn World Karma