Monthly Archives: November 2011

NaNoFeed: Genre Trouble, part 1

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m taking a little time off from my novel … well, at this point, a one-day break. Tomorrow, December 1, I start work again. Last night I came home late and did what I hadn’t … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: a backward glance o’er traveled roads, or Quitting While Ahead

It’s November 29, and I’m done. The story is not finished; in fact, the story has developed not only legs but a few other appendages (tentacles, perhaps?) and is wildly propagating in unanticipated directions. I’m not sure if the things … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Necromancer and Barbarian (six-sentence excerpt: the midsummer party)

She dozed in the starlight with his head on her shoulder and his soft hair on her neck and breast; the scintillating sky stretched overhead and the year to come lay open at this hinge of the year, a book … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 27 November 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

However, the policies were firm. Bus your own dishes led the list, followed by No superheroics on premises, and Cross World Café bans guns on these premises, with a clarifying note below: “That means conventional firearms, directed-beam weapons, projectile weapons … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story (six sentences)

I counted, and this is six sentences (of mine) but I didn’t feel like waiting for the next Six Sentence Sunday (I’m scheduled out through New Year’s) so here it is. The setting is Berlin, c. 2025, following the Great … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: accidental flash fiction (“For once, there was no chaos”)

Author’s note: In preparation for NaNoWriMo 2009, someone put up daily prompts on one of the forums. I did them in the spirit of warm-ups, but some of them turned into stories. Here is one such. Prompt (and title): For … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: taking it as it comes (Thanksgiving Day)

A quiet day, which is my usual observance of this holiday. We had dinner with my mentor, a simple meal of baked fish and potatoes and salad, with cherry pie for dessert. No over-eating, no football, and no shopping. We … Continue reading

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