Length/Rating: 150 words, PG, Gen
Summary: I haven’t done a writing challenge in forever so when I saw the challenge from Fiction University pop up on my sidebar, I figured I’d give it a go. I think I ended up with ‘warmth’ more than ‘hot’. *pokes snippit*
The challenge is That’s Hot: Write a scene that uses “hot” as a theme or motif, using as many words, images, or ideas for “hot” as you can—but don’t use the actual word “hot.” Extra Challenge: Also avoid using common synonyms for “hot,” such as: warm, heat, and blistering. Super Duper Challenge: Use “hot” as a motif, but set the scene in a cold, winter climate.
“Explorers have always paid a price to step beyond the bounds of the known and into the glorious expanse. We knew the risks, we just didn’t know all the risks. But we never would have– There’s no way to move forward without that leap of faith.
So I’m sorry. I truly am, not that you’ll ever believe me. I meant for this to happen, I just didn’t mean for it to happy like this. You can’t take back the past, not yet, so we move forward.
It’s what they would have wanted– still want. They are still a part of this, even if you can’t see how.”
Once more into the breach!
For Camp NaNoWriMo July I’m building a worldbook for the November NaNoWriMo novel. This includes ramping up the characters from nothing into ‘how they are as the story started’… so time to start unraveling the nothing and making some fictives!
What follows is a MuseFic themed character sketch to get comfortable with the personality of the character and make her a little more ‘solid’. It’s a rambling collection of random backstory, basic description, and some worldbuilding (it sneaks in, I can’t help it!)
Slightly belated post for Six Sentence Sunday (was scheduled to post at 9am, but for some reason the autoposter hiccuped. :p)
From the never-ending WiP The Rabbit Who Ate the Moon. It’s soft science fiction and towards the end of the story. Rafiq and First are humans and Simple Grass and her pod are marine aliens (sort of a cross between a hippo and a turtle).
“If anyone asks, I was never here.”
“You’re not serious?” She pointed at the string of security cameras that ringed the gas pumps.
“Ah, okay, I was here but tell them I’m going south.”
“You can’t go south, the road runs east and west.”
“There’s only one road and you came from the west.”
“…I don’t suppose you’d like to take up Villainous Minioning? I have an opening–”