marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
One character hasn't been talking much about her interests. I know she likes math and its use in magic, but -- do the readers?

So I realize I have a moment to lard in some characterization when she babbles about architecture.

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This week's prompt is:
decisive

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:

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marycatelli: (Roman Campagna)
The hero and the other characters were roused up early in the dawn. And go trudging off.
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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
The Age of Confucian Rule: The Song Transformation of China by Dieter Kuhn

The first book in this series to be written by a different author.

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marycatelli: (sunset)
A road side cliff, covered with vines, is all yellow even before September.

On a warm day, I walk along the shadowy side of the street. Except with the setting sun at just that angle, the sunlight reflects off the opposite windows in a steady pattern and burns down on me.

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
A Net of Dawn and Bones by C. Chancy

A contemporary fantasy that opens in Hell. . . .

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[personal profile] lindahoyland has a new challenge here, revolving about legit scrabble words.

My efforts:

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To Autumn

Sep. 22nd, 2017 08:03 am
marycatelli: (Reading Desk)
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
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This week's prompt is:
hum

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
So our hero asks one of the students with him about the magical significance of a hedge.

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marycatelli: (Galahad)
The number of circumstances where a character would call himself Evil are kinda limited. Pretty much to adolescent style attempts to shock, and belligerent defiance (I so don't care if you call me Evil that I will call myself it first).

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This week's prompt is:
tenuous

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:
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In a world where you could train up to have superpowers -- hero or villain or neither -- where would you train?

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 2  by Rei Tōma

Our heroine's further adventures.

She learns of someone who couldn't go back, the dragon reacts to the village (for the first time), her friend protects her, the other gods still find the whole thing interesting, and more.
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When kicking loose from writer's block -- when you have no idea what's going to happen next and can't kick it around-- sometimes random generators are useful.

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2 by Christian Gossett

The continuing story -- to the end of the published issues. Spoilers ahead for the earlier volume.

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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Christian Gossett

An alternative, magitech-based USSR and a disastrous battle. . .

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marycatelli: (Cat)
Was playing around with the idea of three people going through a forest, mysterious, unmapped, sorcerous.  
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marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell

An ABC book.  The letters are the only things on the pages as the cat slips out the door and finds himself pursued through the entire alphabet.  The reader has to work out the significance.

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