Monday, March 30, 2015

Round Robin

She could feel a breeze of air coming from beneath the door but she saw no light. Hers was a precarious situation and whatever lay on the other side of that door could hardly be worse than what she presently faced. Or could it? She bit her bottom lip, clenched her eyes, and pursed her mouth - her decision made.

© C Harris Lynn DBA The Weirding, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Laying it Down

I recently went without Internet access for nearly a month but, luckily, I did have access to numerous books. One of these was a fantasy regarding a woman who inherited a manse from her eccentric aunt whom she had only briefly encountered previously when she was a child.

The book was rife with intrigue regarding the rather commonplace - for instance, her mother disapproved of her aunt and her father was a pastor who did not know that the girl was not actually his child. The fantastic bits were likewise simple and not as fantastic as explanatory: For the most part, her aunt was an educated woman who used homeopathy and scientific methodology to concoct poisons and slaves she then provided to those in the countryside. For these reasons, she was labeled a "witch."

Again, intriguing and historically accurate but not terribly entertaining, especially since these points were belabored well into the 25th chapter! That was around the place where I stopped fighting my increasingly growing disinterest and laid the book down.

Have you ever stopped reading a book, even one you'd read the majority of? I know some people cringe at the thought, the going assumption being that you don't know how good the book may or may not have been if you didn't finish it. Others say such persistence is necessary for all things in life where others say life is too short to read bad books.

What say you?

© C Harris Lynn DBA The Weirding, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Round Robins

A Round Robin is an interesting writing exercise that not only brings writers together but often results in some fun fiction. The basic premise is to have one writer start a story then pass it to the next, who adds to what has come before. I'll start the Round Robins with a post then you all can pick it up in the Comments.

The problem we're likely to encounter is a lack of participation. So, please don't hold back! If you see a Round Robin you like or that inspires you, please comment on it with your follow-up. Comments are moderated but I'll only delete the continuations that detract from the exercise or intentionally kill the story. Refrain from pornography and other extremes, please.

© C Harris Lynn DBA The Weirding, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spaced-Out Posting

Posting to this blog has not ever been "regular" but I decided to schedule a lot of posts well in advance so that it would start being more so despite the fact that posts are still few and far between.

So, despite the fact that there are still too few posts and they are spaced-out by several weeks, posting will be more regular for the immediate future - hopefully for the rest of the year (2015). The game plan is to schedule enough posts far enough in advance that I am able to better maintain continued regular posting.

Again, if anyone out there would like to contribute, I'm happy to have you! Just post a comment (they are moderated, so no one else will see them unless and until I publish it) with a link to some of your work and some means of getting back to you. Thanks!

© C Harris Lynn DBA The Weirding, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Prompt

Today's prompt has to do with setting and location:

Characterize a city through an activity typical of its way of life and values. Las Vegas and casino gambling is a good example.

Does this define that locale and what does it say about its values and morality?

© C Harris Lynn DBA The Weirding, 2015