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DAVID BURKHEAD: The Thunderer: Three Tales of the God of Thunder.
Three tales, each giving a different view of the God of Thunder:
Donner Rothskegg: When a struggling family man is mugged on his way home, a homeless drifter saves him. Strangeness follows this drifter who proves to be more than he at first appears.
In the Hall of the Giant: Thor and Loki journey to Jötunheim, the land of the giants. There, Thor faces his most difficult challenge, and his most implacable foe.
God of Thunder: In the waning days of the Viking colonies on Greenland, a young warrior follows Skraelings, raiders from the icy waste even further to the north, that had been attacking their village. He finds something even stranger and more terrifying and discovers the truth of the old stories.
(BTW, David Burkehead is in a bit of a personal pickle, and there’s a Go Fund Me.
SARAH ROTHMAN: Suicidal Samurai.
A samurai-cowboy seeking revenge.
A secret society with a propensity for murder.
An exciting adventure in Victorian Japan.
When Mori Makoto returned to Yokohama after fifteen years of exile, he did not expect to be accused of murder. But when he comes across a dead body, Makoto is unwittingly thrust into a murderous plot involving killers from his painful past. Together, with a boisterous policeman, a thrill-seeking American actress, and a beautiful and mysterious shrine maiden, Makoto will find himself up against a dark conspiracy that could threaten the very survival of the new, Japanese government.
Suicidal Samurai is the first book in an exciting new series, Meiji Mysteries.
Vignettes by Luke, Mary Catelli 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: STUPID