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FROM MARY CATTELI: Dragon Slayer.
The dragon must die. It haunts the land and strikes with fire and death without warning.
Prince Baudouin knows the perils, and how other knights have perish. Still, he is confident that he can slay the dragon. All he has to do is forge through the burnt wasteland about its mountain, and slay it.
STEPHEN KELLAT: Space Force: An Alternative Origin
The United States Space Force was birthed in December 2019 after a long debate in Congress. What if its creation took another path? This novella spins the dials on the multiverse viewer and looks at a world where things started in a slightly different fashion.
A SHORT STORY COLLECTION FEATURING BRENA BROCK AND CEDAR SANDERSON AND OTHERS: The Hearts’ Enchantment.
Hearts’ Enchantment brings together 12 fantasy and romance authors to spin stories of love and romance set in medieval worlds. From retired warriors to spies and nobles, romance and love finds a way.
Authors include Cedar Sanderson, Misha Burnett, Mel Todd, Nico Murray, and more!
From sweet to spicy, there’s something to satisfy any fan of fantasy, romance, or both!
FROM LEIGH KIMMEL: Beach House on the Moon.
The Moon is a dead world, airless and desolate. Emmaline Waite has known this fact since childhood, when she watched the Apollo landings.
But here she sits on the shores of the Sea of Tranquillity, looking up at the gibbous Earth as the waves roll in. What madness can this be?
She gets no time to contemplate that question, for she is not alone. She is about to enter a realm of love and fear, of mindbending secrets that change her understanding of human history, and of self-sacrifice.
Her life will never be the same.
FROM J. L. CURTIS: Burnt Ends: The Collection.
JL Curtis’ short stories, novelettes, and novellas. Curtis’ novels are known for their accuracy in weapons, vivid characterization, and realistic worldbuilding. Now, Curtis has collected them into one volume for his readers. The stories include-Rocking C, Stranded, A Matter of Honor, The Morning the Earth Shook, Jace, To the End of the Trail (new story from the Western series coming in 2020), The Grey Man- Down South, The Grey Man- Generations
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: TYPE.
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