*Yes, we’re being rebels here at ATH again. The Sunday promo on Tuesday, imagine that. The thing is that when I got this I’d already put up a post, because the internet hamsters were exceptionally slow. But it wouldn’t be fair to the people who sent in promo to just ignore it. And while we’re at it, we’ll do vignettes too, I think I have a post around here somewhere. Sorry about the disorganization, a bit is native, but the rest is 2016 trying to go out with bang. Oh, yeah, Sword and blood is on sale for 99c I THINK till tomorrow, when Witchfinder goes on sale.- SAH*
Sunday Vignettes! [On Tuesday]- by Luke, Mary Catelli (whose name gives this dyslexic fits. I mean, really, which letters do I double? AHHHHH), and ‘Nother Mike
So what’s a vignette? You might know them as flash fiction, or even just sketches. We will provide a prompt each Sunday that you can use directly (including it in your work) or just as an inspiration. You, in turn, will write about 50 words (yes, we are going for short shorts! Not even a Drabble 100 words, just half that!). Then post it! For an additional challenge, you can aim to make it exactly 50 words, if you like.
We recommend that if you have an original vignette, you post that as a new reply. If you are commenting on someone’s vignette, then post that as a reply to the vignette. Comments — this is writing practice, so comments should be aimed at helping someone be a better writer, not at crushing them. And since these are likely to be drafts, don’t jump up and down too hard on typos and grammar.
If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Your writing prompt this week is — jeesh, random word generators have foresight and a nasty sense of humor.
Your writing prompt this week is:
Promo Post For Tuesday by Free Range Oyster
[Insert witty and informative text here] As always, future promo post entries can (and should!) be sent to my email. Happy reading!
Jason Dyck, AKA The Free Range Oyster
Help Hawker, Word Polisher, and Clandestine Fashionisto
Stoke The Flames Higher
The Maxwell Saga Book 5
Two planets, torn apart by the same fanatics – and Lancastrian forces are caught in the middle!
Major Brooks Shelby must keep the peace, on a world where radical terrorists want submission or death. Lieutenant-Commander Steve Maxwell must trace the source of their fighters and funding, deal with diplomats, and fend off a nosy journalist.
The marines are up against smuggled explosives and suicidal martyrs, while a suborned bureaucracy stymies the investigation. Brooks and Steve must find a way to stop their enemies at all costs, before the fanatics unleash their own version of Armageddon!
She Dreams Day and Night
Nancy White they called her, a good, solid name for a troubled girl. But she knew her father had called her by another name, before he disappeared through the gate into another world of strange stars and stranger moons. No matter how hard the staff of Hildred House try to force her to forget, she remembers. And longs to reopen the gate, to rejoin her father on that alien shore where cloud-waves break.
The Wonderful Traveling Medicine Show
Surrounded by a family who were happy with life in their West Virginia mining town, Janeen struggled against the pressure to keep her head down and conform. A dreamer, everyone said, Just like her father. And look what that got him, dead in the Turkish war. But Janeen knew she was meant for a wider world, and one day it came to her in the form of a broken-down steamer and its mysterious owner.
The Fugitive Pair
Matt & Michelle Book 2
Matt Connaught wants nothing more than to enjoy life with his new wife, Michelle, and to catch up on lost time with his parents, who were held captive for seven years. As a member of one of the wealthiest families in the Terran Federation, this should be easy.
Because Matt is psychic. If anyone outside of his family discovers his secret, he’ll be taken from his family and forced to serve in Psi Corps. When Federation agents come looking for him, Matt and Michelle have only one choice—to go on the run.
But how can they hope to escape from Psi Corps, when the Corps has the full might of the Terran Federation behind it?
The Scout Trilogy: Three Planetary Romances
Return to a future…
Of bold galactic explorers and lost space colonies, where beautiful heroines and brave heroes battle treacherous villains with swords and airships.
Return to a future…
Of planetary romance and high adventure, where action moves at the speed of light and danger lurks around every corner.
Return to the future… of The Scout Trilogy!
Here, for the first time in one volume, are the adventures of David Rice, Terran Scout First Class, who crash-landed on the lost world of Aashla, rescued and befriended Princess Callan, heir to the throne of Mordan, and found himself thrown from the space age to the steam age in the blink of an eye. Marooned without hope of rescue on a world of primitive airships, treacherous air pirates, royal court intrigues, and bloodthirsty monsters, David struggles to learn the ways of his adopted home-world, at the same time as he struggles with his growing feelings for Princess Callan and his iron determination to change just one thing: Aashla will not remain lost!
Includes the three novels Scout’s Honor, Scout’s Oath, and Scout’s Duty.
After two thousand years of isolation, the lost colony world of Aashla has reestablished contact with the rest of galactic civilization. Princess Callan of Mordan, and her royal consort, Terran Scout David Rice, were the people who made that happen. Now, they lead the mission to ensure that Aashla’s unique culture is not overwhelmed by the galaxy-spanning Terran Federation.
But on a routine inspection tour of Federation scientific outposts, Callan and David are horrified to find an abandoned camp and a mass grave. When an unnatural storm knocks their airship out of the sky, they’re forced to confront their worst nightmare.
Someone has smuggled forbidden galactic technology onto Aashla—and whoever they are, their trail of murder and destruction has only just begun…
Sword and Blood
NINETY NINE CENTS FOR ANOTHER 24H
The France of the Musketeers has changed. Decades ago, someone opened a tomb in Eastern Europe, and from that tomb crawled an ancient horror, who in turn woke others of its kind.
Now Paris is beset by vampires, the countryside barren and abandoned. The Cardinal has become a vampire, the church is banned, the king too cowed to fight.
Until now, the three Musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis have stood as a bulwark against the encroaching evil, their swords defending the innocent and helpless.
But last night, in a blood mass, Athos was turned into a Vampire. And a young vampire orphan has just arrived from Gascony: Monsieur D’Artagnan.
Things are about to get… complicated.
This book was originally published under the pen name Sarah Marques.