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FROM PAM UPHOFF: Exzy (Wine of the Gods Series Book 54).
Exzy, that charming little redheaded baby wizard, is about to launch into a series of adventures.
Those rats in Grandfather’s attic? Could they be intelligent?
And a pack of school bullies just might play a trick that gets really interesting.
Cats and Crows should not be given magic potions magic potions . . .
Friends, foes, and foals are an interesting mix
Not to mention rescuing a Prince.
And rats interrupting his studies.
FROM MARY CATELLI: Fever and Snow.
A short story of a curse, a king, and a child.
A warlord of fire can lay curses of fever. A woman of snow can freeze a man to death.
Pierre, knight of the king, is burning with fever from the curse of the warlord when he learns a possibility that might save him — and the kingdom. It turns on a child.
FROM ALMA BOYKIN, THE FIRST TWO FAMILIAR BOOKS ARE NOW IN PRINT: Familiar Tales #1: Familiar Tales and Strangely Familiar Paperback.
Welcome to a world of magic and mischief, one enchanting yet strangely . . . Familiar. Rosie Jones, a 120 lb. skunk. Smiley Lorraine, a wolverine with reading glasses. Accidental curses, unplanned transformations, coffee-warming salamanders with explosive appetites, and a society mother who won’t take, “Mom, I’m not thirteen anymore” for an answer. Adventure, magic, taxes, excessive shedding, a police prairie dog baseball addict . . . You never know what might happen in Riverton. Contains the first two volumes in the Familiar Tales series.
(Two book set)
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: GATHER