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Monday once again…. Yawn, Stretch, rubbing the sleep from my eyes. I awoke to the shock of realizing I was two hours late for work. Ohh boy J.J. is gonna be pissed. Lucky for me, we had nothing pressing to do today. The last two days I have hit my down cycle. Some of you know me, and are aware of my really strange sleep schedule. Three hours a night for about three weeks, and the bam death to the conscious mind for two days. Not a good way to start out the week. Well, I guess I bring it on myself, and just have to deal with it. So let me get on with Monday’s Writers of the Web.
After Fridays Fantasy, I received a ton of very nice and helpful input. You guys are wonderful. One of the people who left a comment was DragonBlogger, a talented poet and evidently pretty darn good at fantasy fiction. We ended up, or maybe it was started out, Twittering back and forth. He sent me a link to a Fantasy he wrote titled, The Rescue. A great story, loaded with action and suspense, well worth a read. It is an unfinished short story, but has the quality to stand on it’s own. Maybe he’ll get the time between poems to finish the story and share it with us all. He also has a great poetry site, Wonderer Thoughts. It’s up for an award, and he would appreciate it if you could go by and cast a vote. Voting does require a registration, but it’s quick and easy.
Another commenter, humm a trend is developing here, Wyatt at Pan Historia, dropped by to give me kudos. He writes fiction, and maintains a couple of collaborative fiction sites. A current story he’s working on, The Bitter Sky, is a sci-fi collaborative project.
“Twenty years or so into the future and the world is radically different from the one we know. Yellow Stone, a mega volcano, destroyed the North America continent and began a nuclear winter that still covers the Earth in ash and cold. 75% of life on the planet has ceased to exist. On the small island nation of the United Kingdom there is some semblance of civilization left – as well as a return to barbarism.”
It’s an enticing storyline, and as I understand it , playing out in a collaborative forum. I have signed up for the forum, but have not gotten too serious with it yet. I’ll let you know what it’s all about as I get involved, in my spare time . Wyatt also has a WordPress site, called Wyatt’s Writing, where he showcases the result of his collaborative and role play writing.
I found a really interesting blog. It’s a fictional journal, written in the characters voice. A fun and very unique read, Fate’s Acquittal, gives a new approach to fiction writing. The site is laid out in a user friendly way, with navigable links to help a reader catch up, and get to know the characters. It’s a fun read, and really creative, well worth the visit.
Then we have 365 Tomorrows, a site that posts “Flash Fiction” from various writers.
“365 tomorrows is a collaborative project designed to present readers with a new piece of short speculative ‘flash’ fiction each day. Using the broad palette of science fiction, our vision of the future creates a diverse pool of stories with something for everyone to enjoy.”
-from the about page of 365 Tomorrows.
I may have to get into some of this flash fiction, it feels like a style I could get into. Short fun bursts of imagination and vision of future worlds, what fun.