June 29th, 2009

Creative Joyous Cat

A poll -- if I can get it to work, anyway.

So, I've put two bits out--a whole short story, and the beginning of another. I very much appreciate the comments people have given me. Thank you for responding, it feels good to know I have readers.

I would like to give you the best reading experience possible. Does it make any difference to you when I put up installments of the story?

Poll #1422673 timing

Does time of day matter?

No. Any time is great.
3(100.0%)
Yes, I'd like to have the stories there when I log in in the morning to read over breakfast.
0(0.0%)
Yes, after work is best, then I'm not tempted to read when I shouldn't.
0(0.0%)
Yes, it should be posted at tea time, with crumpets and jam, for whatever time zone my imagination is inhabiting at that moment.
0(0.0%)

Does time of week matter?

No, all days are equally good (or equally bad).
3(100.0%)
I'd prefer weekdays -- all work and no fiction makes a week dull!
0(0.0%)
I'd prefer weekends when I have LOTS of free time.
0(0.0%)
Hump day, to remind me that there's light at the end of the tunnel.
0(0.0%)
What day of the week is today anyway?
0(0.0%)


Again, thanks for reading, and thanks for commenting.
 
Creative Joyous Cat

Fireborn: A Small Complication

Fireborn begins here.

ORCHID

Orchid’s chin started to itch, so she squirmed to reach one toe-claw upward to scratch. She’d been waiting for far too long. “Be fair,” she muttered. “Cirrus and Frog can’t fly as fast as you can, and though we flew into a headwind to get here, the wind might have shifted.” She looked at the angle of the sun. It had only been about an hour. A long, boring hour, with nothing to do but watch the woman’s cut form a messy scab. And watch the baby, just a few feet away, swimming in its enclosure.

Realistically, her friends were probably just arriving at her house. If she was lucky, they’d be talking with her mother right now. She tried to remember her mother’s plans for the day. Would she be home? Of course, a healer’s plans often got disrupted—

“Nnnn”

Collapse )


  The story continues here.