September 25th, 2012


Update from Kajones_writing

Fresh nonfiction and fiction this week, along with some meta.  Credit counts are posted.  If you're not currently part of this system but want to be, just ask the author.  We'd love to get more folks involved; you earn credits by doing things like linking or spotting typos, and you can spend them on fiction or other cool stuff.  Character profile requests are open.  Ask for more details about your favorites.  September prompts are visible here.  These will turn into new stories.  "The World Walkers Collection and Rambling" is a discussion of the series complexity and where it could go.

The worldbuilding includes 26. Sorcerers, 27. Life Clay, 28. The Breeders, 29. The Lumen, 30. The Umbra, 31. he Arctus, 32. The Dragons, 33. The Unicorns, and 34. The Pegasi.

Fiction: "Astrid: Arriving in Little Hill (Part 3)" brings Astrid to her new room.  "Zoe: Meeting the Nox Gadael (Part 3)" introduces an interesting species trait; they get attached to people of other races.  "Riordan: Making Worlds (Part 2)" continues his thoughts on worldbuilding and morality.

Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, October 2

This is an advance announcement for the Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl. This time the theme will be "horror: demons." I'll be soliciting ideas for demons, fallen angels, clerics, innocent bystanders, lost souls, mistaken identities, holy symbols, sacred or profaned weapons, dimension-traveling devices, seals and sigils, ancient tomes, symbolic locations, dimensional gates, mythic places, churches, underworlds, summonings or banishings, escapes from hell, deals with the devil, exorcisms, conversions, infernal or celestial languages, and poetic forms in particular. 

Feel free to take a flexible interpretation of "demon."  It can be an evil or obstructive spirit from any religion that has some, as described in various mythologies.  It can be a traveler across dimensions, as mentioned in several fantasy cosmologies.  It can be something like a soul or familiar or other companion creature.  The disambiguation page has even more variations.  The suggested tone is horror, in honor of Halloween/Samhain/all the other shiversome holidays this time of year.  However, if you want something warmer or fluffier, go ahead and diversify.

Also, I need a volunteer to host the linkback poem.  Please contact me if you're willing to do that; it will get you on the Donors list.

If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week.  (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you can leave advance prompts.)  Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog. 

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monster house

Poem: "Camping In"

This poem fills another square on my card for the [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo fest.

The following poem belongs to my poetic series, Monster House; you can find its other poems on my Serial Poetry page. This is suburban fantasy that ranges from fluff to horror, usually in the middle range of weird humor. It's about a family, some of whom happen to be monsters, and how that affects family dynamics. If you like The Munsters or The Addams Family, you'll probably like this too.

Fandom: Original (Monster House)
Prompt: Glowing with happiness
Medium: Poetry
Summary: Backyard camping is extra fun when some of your family members are monsters.
Content Notes: None.

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