Saturday Story Prompts [2017.05.13]

By | May 13, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. A place is set at the table for father every night, but everyone knows he’s never coming home.

2. “Mules are safer mounts than horses for these mountains.” The packmaster brushed aside the Prince’s objections. “We run into trouble? Horses run. Our mules, they stand and fight.”

3. If there was a container that could tip, the fat orange cat was only a whisker away.

4. Snow machines don’t work as well in the summer, but they still kick out enough clouds of snow to turn July into a winter wonderland.

5.The book seeks them out one by one, children who would trade anything to escape the lives they’re trapped in, and it offers them a bargain.

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Creative 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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A Light in the Mist (Stargate Atlantis)

By | May 9, 2017

Originally Posted: Oct. 31st, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: “…He ran so far, so long, he outran death itself. And on the darkest nights you can still see him, running, always running, with only the lantern to light his way…” Written for sga_flashfic‘s Halloween Challenge.

“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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Behold, The Corgiador! (Laborgi? Corador? Labradorgi?)

By | May 8, 2017
The Corgador

Lab + Corgi + ??? = Awesome!

I was planning on getting lots of writing and artwork done this weekend… and then there was dog! And while I did get some things done, it pretty much just devolved into ‘loving on the new dog’ once the rescue decided we’d make a good home for him.

On that note, Shout out to Misfit Animal Rescue for fostering this adorkable pup! His old owners fibbed about him being dog aggressive when they dropped him off at the pound, so the rescue took a big chance on him. Turns out his old owners were jerks (they ditched him for a new puppy) and he is great with dogs, cats, kids, adults, chickens, pigs, and most other things within licking distance.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.05.06]

By | May 6, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. The sword glows softly in the moonlight, feeding on the dreams of the dead.

2. The paints are all dull and earth-toned. She does her best, but the mural screams for the splashes of vibrant yellows and blues that she can’t replicate.

3. “I didn’t abandon her! I just… thought it was best if she had one less mess in her life to cleanup after.”

4. When life is too much for them to handle they retreat into books… and sometimes they don’t come out again.

5. Thunderclouds break beneath them with every wingbeat, snarled with lightning and heavy with icy rain.

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Creative 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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Costing out the Resin Magnets

By | May 5, 2017
Fat Pony Magnets on a Postal Scale

Herds and herds of horses!

Now that I have a pile of resin magnets ready to go, it’s time to start figuring out their actual costs so I can get all the prices in the Etsy store updated! 🙂

Much like the plaster magnets most of my resin magnets are tiny, so measuring how many ml of resin were used is a no go. So instead, I went with an average weight of the finished magnets (minus the actual magnets).

To get the weight of each magnet I piled a bunch of the same casts onto a postal scale and then calculated the average. For those magnets that I have less than three of, I’m weighing them with other animals of a similar size.

Going forward I’m hoping to sit down and make a 10 item batch of each mold to measure exactly how many ml are used and get a good average weight.

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