There's lots of tales about my grandparents but my favorite is how they met and how they fell in love.
Grandma would say, back in the day, nan was so hot she'd set a whole building on fire.
And nan would say, if grandma hadn't broken through a door and hauled her across the threshold she would've never fallen in love with her.
The fact grandma was a firefighting djinni rescuing a land-trapped merprincess only enhances the tale.
So... a lot of the volume of this place is not about writing. I came here to find a community of people who would comment, even if briefly, on each other's work, and we seemed to have that for a bit, but it's not real thick on the ground. I can #amwriting on twitter. I really wanted a dedicated space. Can we address that?
This territory has probably been covered before, but #Pokémon makes a lot more sense if humans were newcomers to this world, and are using Trainers as a method of keeping the indigenous species under control.
I’m working on a short that, honestly, isn’t very good. It’s not about anything. I only have a general sense of the protagonist’s personality. Nothing much actually happens. But I’m going to keep grinding away at it because it’ll an exercise in true revising. I have to make it *better* instead of just futzing with language choices. In the end, I’m hoping the story will be pretty okay!
My attempt at iambic pentameter:
The drain is dripping, the faucet broken.
One of the many things to be replaced.
Moments of silence punctuated by
Echos and sighs of missed memories,
Falling away and pooling in a dark place.
Ghoulish song and laughter ring through the pipes.
The chaos it causes prevents me from Sleep.
It consumes and fills the house with dead sounds.
I just want to give a public shoutout to @wordsmith who is in search of fellow poets to connect with here on Mastodon.
Like many of you, they have come here looking for creative freedom after the Tumblr crumble.
If you are a poet, or know any poets who would be interested in connecting with Wordsmith, please don't hesitate to reach out to them or reply to this toot.
Hey folks (signal boost appreciated): I'm working on a series of urban fantasy novels that will prominently feature solidarity economics (first one due to the publisher in September). Does anyone know of any co-ops open to giving access to their day to day operations for the sake of accurate storytelling? I really want to get the democratic practices and the mundane everyday stuff absolutely right. I think it is very important.
Hot tip: It is often the case that a Medium article is published elsewhere than only Medium (for the marketing value). Always look for the native article link before plugging/sharing the Medium version. Don’t keep feeding the black holes.
Unfortunately, this article about the warped democracy of quitting tech giants doesn’t have one but may still be worth sharing, under the context...
Still, having an Indigenous woman chosen as captain by the crew is symbolism too sweet to ignore.
Oh, that's the other thing. I couldn't figure out how to characterize *her*. She had no personality, which is not good, but now she can reflect off Kirk and just be uber-capable, almost comically so.
My revelation is, this could work as satire. That's my point.
Fooling around with SF/F short stories after a lifetime of reading, watching, and RPGs. Let's compare notes!