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: Assorted.
Paper Books for Sale
Okay, so I couldn’t get the bookplates going (though I might give it one more try. Will let you know if I can. It’s mostly a matter of making it fit the labels for printing) but I have paper back books for sale. The number of copies is indeterminate, as we keep finding boxes I stowed a way in weird(er than normal) places as well as finding boxes we thought were copies of one of the books are something else entirely. I’m taking the rest of the day to figure out precisely what we have, but you kind of need this earlier.
So we’re going first come first serve and I’ll post here when I run out. I promise to get books in mail by Wednesday if ordered before then. Keep in mind Media Mail might not get there for Christmas. Proceed accordingly.
Trade paperbacks, signed (if you want it personalized, PLEASE tell me) are $15, unless you’re ordering more than 2, in which case they’re $12 each. SHIPPING VIA MEDIA MAIL INCLUDED IN THE US. SURCHARGE WILL APPLY FOR ANY INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. If you need them express to make sure you have them there for Christmas, please let me know and then when you pay add the price of shipping express from 80206 to your address. We’ll ship them ASAP, but probably only Wednesdays and Fridays, (for reasons of my work time) so beware of that.
Mass Market Paperbacks are $6, except Night Shifters which is $10 (it’s massive. Also shipping it will be expensive even media mail.)
Because I’m uncertain how many I have, (some a ton, some like half a dozen) and need to go to library downstairs and count some, the procedure is this: send me an email indicating the book or books you want. Send it to Goldport Press At Gmail dot com. (No spaces, and substitute at and dot, of course.)
I will answer each day, verify we have what you want and give you the paypal to send the money to. I can also give you an address to send a check to, but that will slow down the whole process, so probably will make it difficult to have books for Christmas.
So, these are the books we have at least some number of:
Which is an omnibus consisting of Draw One In The Dark and Gentleman Takes a Chance. Mass Market Paperback, but THICK. Price above.
Gentleman Takes a Chance, the second of the Shifter’s books. Trade Paper Back.
Third of the Shifter’s Series. Trade Paper Back.
First of the Darkship Books. Prometheus Award Winner. Trade Paperback.
Second of the Darkship books, trade paperback.
Third of the Darkship Thieves Saga, first of the subseries on the Earth Revolution. Both Trade Paperback and Mass Market Paperback. (I’d prefer if the mmpb is part of an order of tpb, just for shipping, really.)
Fourth in the Darkship Saga, second in subseries on Earth revolution. Trade paperback.
Fifth in Darkship Thieves saga. Trade Paper Back.
Please note these are all I’m sure I have at least a couple of. When I have a chance to explore in the basement (don’t ask) I’ll list the others I might have some of. I think I’m all out of Shakespeare trilogy, but I might have one or two besides the two copies husband likes to keep on hand. Ditto Magical British empire, though I might have two or three of each. Don’t even ask what I have in Musketeer mysteries until I figure out where they went. I THINK I might have half a dozen of furniture refinishing mysteries, but ditto.
Note that some of those others not on this page have collectible value (as a regular reported he can’t find one cheaper than $50) and I’ll have to figure that out before I price, of course. Because not totally daft. So, keep that in mind. Will add to this and do another post, probably Tuesday.
Sunday Book Promo
FROM CYN BAGLEY (yay, she’s writing again): Hero of Corsindor: Revised and Updated Edition
In the kingdom of Corsindor, the prince is lost, the king is dead, and the queen is holding the reins of government against disloyal nobles. They want a puppet to consolidate their power over the land. The queen has only one ally, who is not human.
There are rumors that the borders have been closed. Plus the long-lost prince, who knows nothing of ruling, is returning. Corsindor is being attacked from within and without by nightstalkers.
Shira, a foundling, trained by the Ahrah, Corsindor’s neighbors, is sent find out the conditions in Corsindor. Warrior and child of another world – her job is to confront the demons and reduce the chaos in the world. Will she survive?
Will she be tempted to take it all?