Vignettes by Luke, Mary Catelli and ‘Nother Mike & Sunday Book Promo
*First, a brief announcement/forewarning: if I don’t put out a post tomorrow morning, do not be alarmed. I have a fairly harmless and routine procedure at 8 am, which will necessitate leaving the house at something like 6 am. Now, because I’m very slightly nervous — I always am — I’ll be up probably in the VERY cold light of dawn. So I might put a post up. Or I might not. There is no telling. It’s also possible I’ll put a post up later, or just sleep. The doctor tells me I’ll probably just sleep. But I never react normally to things. So… If you don’t see me here tomorrow, rest assured nothing catastrophic has happened (probably) and I’m likely all right just asleep in the easy chair in front of British Mysteries, which I understand are bad for you, but are my main form of video entertainment – SAH*
Sunday Book Promo
*Note that these are books sent to us by readers/frequenters of this blog. Our bringing them to your attention does not imply that we’ve read them and/or endorse them, unless we specifically say so. As with all such purchases, we recommend you download a sample and make sure it’s to your taste. If you wish to send us books for next week’s promo, please email to bookpimping at outlook dot com. One book per author per week. Amazon links only.-SAH*
FROM DAVID L. BURKHEAD: Roaming the Universes.
Epic journeys through space and time
Whether exploring the solar system in the near future or venturing to worlds of magic and mystery, these fifteen stories take you on a journey to other universes.
Included are stories from the FutureTech Industries series, from the Knights of Aerioch, and an assortment of stand-alone tales.
The stories may be short of length, but they are not short of wonder.
So climb aboard and see what these other worlds have to offer.
FROM ALMA T. C. BOYKIN: Imperial Magic: Merchant and Empire Book Three.
*From the author: More than anyone really wants to know about… fur. Good fur. Bad fur. Falsified fur. Exotic fur. I wonder if the merchants in Novgorod ever got tired of inspecting squirrel pelts? that was Russia’s greatest export in the 1100s-early 1400s. (Yes, I know, now I want to read it too – SAH)*
The Great Northern Emperor Returns!
Ewoud Rhonarida needs experience, or so his father insists. Tycho sends his son east, to the trading center of Kehlibar vlee. There, Ewoud must learn to balance deference with duty. When he fails, it costs one man his life and endangers more.
But Ewoud attracts the attention of the Great Northern Emperor. This could be a boon. Or it could signal the undoing of the Galnaar family.
Tycho labored to remain unnoticed. Will his son’s fame be the family’s ruin?
(Also, will the author please stop being goofy? 72k words is NOT a short novel in today’s parlance. That’s 50k words and under. 72k words is a novel-novel. Heck, it was even in trad pub. I had a friend who consistently delivered novels under 70k. The publisher sighed, made her print slightly bigger and added some bonus stuff at the end. Seriously. over 60k no one will argue is a novel. You indie kids are driving me bonkers. Also, get off my literary lawn. Or rather don’t. I like y’all But start listening to your “elders” dang it. – SAH)
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: cakes