August 28th, 2009

Creative Joyous Cat

Fireborn: Koli and Conversation

For any new friends, the story starts here.


After the Mayor stalked off, Mist strolled, still outwardly calm, back to the water. Coral was sleeping, Minnow was still eating, and Loricaria was floating with only her head out of the water, chatting with a young man who was likewise floating, and who clearly had eyes only for her. Before she got close enough to hear their words, Loricaria whistled *all’s well*, so Mist waved and walked on.

She wondered how much contact with the rest of the world Sturgeon Town had; earlier she had assumed Mayor Eel didn’t know how very rude he was being by windborn standards. Loricaria’s casual use of the whistle-language argued that her Mayor wasn’t likely that ignorant.

The young women were pulling the painted canvas over the last of the frames the young men had set up. It depicted brightly-colored tropical fish, with a bright red crab reaching playfully for the long trailing tail of a fish that Mist suspected was fanciful, rather than real. They were having difficulty moving the canvas over the pole that the Mayor had insisted be moved, but after a brief glance his way, the young woman on that corner just grimaced and pushed the pole inward.

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As always, thanks for reading! This chapter was brought to you quickly by a generous sponsor. The next chapter is ready; as I've noted before, if I get at least $10 in donations, from one or more people, I'll post it early. Since it's ready, that could be as soon as tomorrow.

Thank you again to the people who have already sponsored my work!

And thank you to the people who comment too.

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Fireborn: Thank You to My Readers

red_trillium  asked if I would do a list of the people in Fireborn, as the story is a mystery of sorts, and keeping track of who's who matters.

Thanks,red_trillium , for the suggestion!

So, the Dramatis Personae is now available as a THANK YOU to my readers (defined for practical purposes as everyone who has commented on the story), and there's a link on the Table of Contents landing page, as well, so you can refer back to it later anytime you like. 

I will update the list as necessary, and also will update the filter whenever I get new comments.  (If I missed you, just let me know and I'll fix it.)

Also, on the latest chapter, I added a button to allow you to send an e-mail or otherwise let your friends know about Fireborn, if you so choose.  Feedback on this feature (at least, I hope it proves to be a feature, and not a bug) is appreciated.

Oh, my spreadsheet says that the 11 chapters I've published so far come to over 16,000 words.  The finished work will clearly be a novel by SFWA standards. 

And that doesn't count the story written for my sponsors.  (That filter gets updated too.)  Thank you all, very much.  You haven't made me rich and famous, but grocery money is very much appreciated!

Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement.  You've helped keep me writing.