Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Magpie Monday

[personal profile] dialecticdreamer is hosting Magpie Monday with a theme of "flexibility." Leave prompts, get ficlets!

On Tuesday, I’ll post a story for free, usually one chosen from among Monday’s prompt fills. However, the bonus story depends on “Smooth Trade,” a 1400-word story that picks up with several new people asking Faster Blaster for permission to join his crew. Things are not nearly that simple, however, which leads to the bonus story, “The Talk.”

If we reach a total of $100 in tips, I will also post a bonus story of eleven thousand words, effectively doubling the number of words offered for the price. My usual rate is pennysmithing, estimating a penny per word. That’s the other reason that I round down the word counts in the summaries; it makes the math easy!

This month’s bonus story is called “The Talk,” and is part of the Broken Angels series within the Polychrome Heroics universe. Faster Blaster has called in a favor, but does not expect the results that he gets. Eleven thousand words of story, divided into nine parts, will be posted as soon as we reach the goal in tips. (The word count of the story is the reason that the goal is set higher than usual.) The window for tips begins today and ends on Sunday, 27 October, just before the Feathering the Nest prompt call begins. I certainly hope to post this delightful and amusing story long before then!
Tags: call for prompts, cyberfunded creativity, fantasy, fiction, magpie monday, networking, reading, weblit
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