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In Which the Dandelyon is Tired!

I woke up earlier than planned, because the covers had been pulled off half of me and my arm was Cold, and because my CPAP was out of water. Now, those two things were fixable, but I was also awakened from a dream where I'd been captured by this female serial killer-psychopath, and though I had plans to get away while I was in the dream, once I pulled the covers back over me, I started to slip back there, and realized that was NOT how I wanted to start my day. 

So I got up and made food, and made up a list of names that fit Torn World language rules.

Once Ellen opened the Muse Fusion, I started writing, interspersed with silly things like shoveling snow and mopping up cat puke. Oh, and calling a lady who sent me an e-mail about setting up a job interview. Naturally, all I got was her voice mail.

But back to Torn World.

Today I wrote the following:

An excerpt from a Southern book entitled Moon Myths of Assimilated Peoples of the Empire, which includes a children's song named Birash and Darash. I plan to post this as my freebie.  This was written from a prompt by valdary .

Building a Home, a short story set in the south, highlighting some of the conundrums posed by their licensing system (which is the way the state raises what we would call taxes, in addition to regulating behavior), from prompts by haunted_blood and allykat , and sponsored by allykat .  The characters in this story are Dini, Lalya, and Filor.  It is 1414 words long.

Alligator's First Midsummer Dance, from a prompt by kelkyag , and sponsored by Mikka.  This is another tale of the animals in the Riilass Swamps, where Skycat appears, but as a supporting (though not supportive) character.  It is 850 words long. 

An Afternoon Made of Stories, from prompts by tonithegreat , kelkyag , haunted_blood  and padparadscha .  In this story, we see Ivara as a young ranger, out riding with Dlameda, Marai, and Inama; we find out how Dlameda got that bearskin--and that's not even the exciting part. This one is available for sponsorship at $30, and is 1900 words long. 

Stillborn Dreams, from ysabetwordsmith 's prompt.  I like writing stories with happy endings, but this title just kept haunting me.  It's a 30-line poem, $9.

An Afternoon Made of Stories and Stillborn Dreams will be submitted as "subscriber only" material on the Torn World website if not sponsored here. 

There's still a bunch of really interesting prompts; I wouldn't be surprised if I wake up with another story in mind.  Though I have to get packed for Capricon.

Speaking of which -- is anyone looking for a couple of roommates at the con?


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 10th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on a wonderful day of writing. I hope you hear back about the interview. Have fun at the con!
Feb. 10th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

It would have been better without snow to shovel, and definitely without the word processor freezing up, requiring a restart of the computer just as I was getting started on one of the stories. But I survived.

And the interview is for Monday, so it won't interfere with getting ready for or being at Capricon, which is a good thing.
Feb. 10th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
oh and the cat stuff yes. Sorry the WP froze.

Good luck on the interview.

Feb. 10th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the sympathy!

The snow was more of a drain than cleaning up after cats. It just kept falling!

And to think--I missed the chance to blog my snowpocalypse for what? Torn World? :-D I got the better part of the deal, for sure!
Feb. 10th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
oh ouch geez
Feb. 14th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Best wishes for the interview Monday!!!
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