Category Archives: Writing

This category covers my original fiction (fantasy, science fiction, horror, etc.) and fan fiction. My muses are a crazy bunch, so you’ll find everything from poetry and songs, to 50k NaNoWriMo insanity.

Little Grey Lies (Stargate Atlantis)

By | August 14, 2017

Originally Posted: Sep. 13th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG-13
Pairing/Warnings: John/Elizabeth
Summary: Sometimes the lies you tell others are just mirrors of the lies you tell yourself. Written for sga_flashfic Bad Sex challenge. This is the drabble that kickstarted the Ashes, Ashes AU! 🙂

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Mostly Harmless (Stargate Atlantis)

By | August 13, 2017

Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for fic_promptly challenge Friday: Free-For-All, prompt: Any, Any, “Harmless illusions.”

“STARGATE ATLANTIS”, “STARGATE SG-1” and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.08.12]

By | August 12, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. “You never know what you’ll find in one of these, but statistics don’t lie.” She glared at the abandoned storage locker and the hours of work ahead of them.

“So… trash?”

2. Leftovers, if they’re lucky enough to have any, form the base for the next day’s stew or go into the pit for the pigs.

3. Dragons eat everything: animals, plants, dirt… The fuel required to keep the massive beasts healthy has them constantly in motion and always hungry.

4. Doing asteroid work is the best kind of escape, out here’s there’s nothing for years but me and the rocks.

5. Red is easiest dye to make, the fields are lush with pokeweed and huckleberries.

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Saturday Story Prompts 08-12-2017Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

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Building a KDP Select Bookshelf

By | August 10, 2017
Chasing Kindle Unlimited KDP Select

Chasing Kindle Unlimited! (KDP Select)

I’ve been meaning to put together a prompt book (or two) for KDP Select, but they demand exclusivity and all of my previous prompt collections were made of things already posted on the blog. Even the new prompt books I had been working on were designed to be blog-friendly, so those are also out of the running.

What I do have is all of the old Custom Story Prompt books that I’ve never reused.

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Tipping Points (Ranma 1/2)

By | August 7, 2017

Random Fandom

Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for fic_promptly challenge Yuck! prompt: Any, Any, cleaning hair out of the shower drain.

“RANMA 1/2” and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by RUMIKO TAKAHASHI and SHOGAKUKAN, KITTY FILM, and FUJI TV. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.08.05]

By | August 5, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Thousands of other civilizations have come and gone before the first humans arrive to join the war.

2. There’s a rhythm to morning drive-through he can get lost in, but the sudden arrival of a bus throws the kitchen into chaos.

3. Gold paint adorns the acolytes, intricate patterns that catch the light from the stained-glass windows and bring them one step closer to the divine.

4. “Pull and twist, don’t just pull.” Father tugs his own weed out of the ground as she watches carefully, frustrated but determined to get this right.

5. The quartz spiders are giant delicate things, crystalline legs flexing like blades of grass as they hunt silently along the cavern walls.

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Saturday Story Prompts 08-05-2017

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Have $1.00?? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts [2017.07.29]

By | July 29, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. I learned to lie almost as soon as I learned to speak.

2. For the first few months she watches the stars every chance she gets, curled up on the observation deck’s benches and lost in dreams of what could be.

3.“It’s easy to hide magic in the mundane. People are always willing to dismiss things as tricks of the light or imagination instead of facing the idea that the world is bigger than they think.”

4.There are thick fabric steps woven into the mammoth’s girth that lead into the riding canopy.

5. Jumping off the ledge is something he can’t bring himself to do. Night after night he walks to the line between life and death and every morning he goes home again.

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Saturday Story Prompts 07-29-2017Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Have $1.00?? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Lost and Found (Too Old For Neverland)

By | July 25, 2017

Too Old For Neverland

Wordcount: 100
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: All bargains have their price. Written for 100words Prompt #052 – Lost. Continue reading

Saturday Story Prompts [2017.07.22]

By | July 22, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. “You are the first person to ask me that in a long time,” the sphynx said, eyes full of unexpected grief.

2. Here is where we’ll build again, beneath the shadows cast by the Midnight mountains. It’s not as fertile nor as welcoming as the home we left, but it’s easily defended and that’s all that matters now.

3. Kings lie. If there was ever a universal truth, he knew in his bones it was that.

4. The river spits and snarls with the fury of the ice melt, ripping away at its bed until only the rock is left and it polishes that to an unholy shine.

5. Nothing had prepared her for the odd silences that echoed in the building’s burnt out shell.

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Saying Goodbye to LiveJournal

By | July 17, 2017

 Created on 7 April 2002… it’s been a long time coming, but I need to move on.

I’ve been working on moving my LiveJournal account over to Dreamwidth ever since the latest Russian Law kerfuffle, but it’s time to kick that into high gear. I want to have the LJ account emptied (save for the ‘where to find me now’) post by the end of 2017.

That means the fanfiction needs to finish moving here (and Dw and AO3) and I need to start deleting the posts on LJ. There are a lot of personal posts over there as well, but those I’m downloading just for a personal journal. Most of them are 100% uninteresting to folks who don’t know me personally… and family posts are what Facebook is for. 😉

As of this moment I have 4,304 posts over there and at least 250 are fan fiction. I currently have 202 fanfic posts (in draft or otherwise) in the blog now… so I’ve got a way to go. *rolls up sleeves*