Meet the opponent

Brigit starts her career as a fighter in the arena. The dwarf had run off elsewhere, pulled by the many responsibilities he had keeping all the fighters ready and in good shape for the games. The halfling, however, was still beside her. He laughed and seemed at ease in the moment, but Brigit could tell that […]

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Brigit goes to the Arena

It is NANOWRIMO time and I’ve got a couple of characters in mind. I’m not sure if I will write the comedy piece that came to mind. Maybe. Maybe not. Who knows. But this is an exciting time. The community of people online in forums, Twitter, Facebook, who all share their stories and encourage each […]

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The Dwarf goes outside

More stream of consciousness writing. I’ve never been happy with how dwarves are portrayed in books. They are usually little more than drunken fighters who speak with a Scottish accent. I’ve been curious as to the ‘why’ of their culture. What’s the background? How does this impact their daily lives and even their battle tactics? […]

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Katerina buys the dress

I paused a bit in my writing to read something I wrote during a NANOWRIMO a few years ago. This scene came out of nowhere. I just sat down and wrote and bam… this. But this is one of my favorite scenes that I’ve ever written. I do suck at picking out names for people. […]

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Mobius meets the caravan

More fun writing stream of consciousness stuff. Lots of stuff I don’t know about writing.   The dawn rose over the quiet desert. Various members of the caravan began packing their tents up, others readied some breakfast. Travel across the desert could be strenuous and it was smart to begin the day with a hearty […]

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Mobius versus the skeletons

Mobius furiously threw fire bolt after fire bolt. Around him were heaps of skeletons and small fires dying out. But more climbed than were lying. He didn’t relent. Seeing a clump of skeletons to his right, he pulled out a scale of a Red Dragon and held it aloft between his fingers and began uttering a words in draconic. The red scale left his fingers and floated in the air around him, faster and faster, glowing with an increasing fire until there was a solid ring of fire hovering around him. Mobius opened his eyes, stretched both arms forward, and yelled durgoloth proflamenesti exule! The flame filled the space between his arms and shot out in a long column of flame down the hill and through a mass of skeletons. Skeletons were covered with fire and they mouthed silent screams. Many fell on the spot. But not all.

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I’m trying to get into a habit of short writing exercises where I just free-form anything that comes to mind. I started out with the first sentence and went from there. The squirrels leapt from the limb. With wild abandon they gave their fates to the wind. They didn’t know what was to happen in […]

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Together apart

How many times has she sat in this very cafe with books and flower vases and espresso, blessing each in turn, cherishing them like momentary fireflies in the summer. And here they were, revolting against her happiness, sabotaging the possibility of her most secret dream… to know his smell mixed with the secret language of the moon.

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John Cleese on Creativity

I took some notes on the video while I watched it. It isn’t word for word. Enjoy. YouTube video of John Cleese lecture on creativity Creativity is not a talent. It isn’t something that you either have or you don’t. It is unrelated to IQ. Those regarded as “most creative” were not different in IQ […]

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Second round downrange

This is called bracketing. I am attempting to triangulate the use of this program. Below is an image from my media. It is a screenshot from my iPad where I am reading the book “Being Peace” by Thich Nhat Hahn. I am curious as to how this program will handle it. What I do like […]

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