Monday – Status Update

Summer Monday Status

Summer Monday Status

Its week 31 of 52. Erotic Proclivities – Seasons is in the second round of rewrites. I will continue to let you know how well that project goes here on the blog.The blog has had two poems added last week. I have another two ready to be posted this week. And, I have started the new weekly serial. It’s a story of a librarian using her ‘friends’ to fight the upcoming budget cuts. There’s nothing like a little ‘hot and heavy’ action to sway some votes.

In the meantime (blah blah blah blah-blah):

  • Literary Pursuits – a second Witch novella now in development
  • Erotic Proclivities  – read it here at Erotic Stories
  • Two Fingers – read it here: Lushstories.com
  • Caitlin (Five chapter novella) – approved, read it here at Literotica.com
  • Dumb Drops (formerly Candy) chapter 1 and 2 – approved read it at Stories XNXX
  • Dumb Drops (formerly Candy) chapter 3 – Rejected! Its in rewrite now

Monday – Status Update

Summer Monday Status

Summer Monday Status

Its week 26 of 52. There’s good news to announce… I have won! Yes! I won the writing.com ‘200 word flash fiction’ contest for May. I have also sent a submission for the Writer’s Digest photo-prompt contest that I hope will be well received.

This past week saw another thrilling episode in the 200 word flash fiction project, as well as a couple of poetic exercises. I hope to continue that this week as well. With the new forms and structures the poems are like Sudoku with words.

In the meantime:

I’m still editing the Erotic Proclivities #3 vignette for submission to lushstories.com, they are sticklers for good grammar.

  • Literary Pursuits – a second Witch novella now in development
  • Erotic Proclivities  – read it here at Erotic Stories
  • Two Fingers – read it here: Lushstories.com
  • Caitlin (Five chapter novella) – approved, read it here at Literotica.com
  • Dumb Drops (formerly Candy) chapter 1 and 2 – approved read it at Stories XNXX
  • Dumb Drops (formerly Candy) chapter 3 – Rejected! Its in rewrite now

Writing.com 200 Word Flash-Fiction 04

time02And so the 200 word flash fiction story continues… this week’s installment – History of the Dragon Disc Part 02. Here we learn the first part of the disc’s history… kind of self explanatory title.

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Back in the days of the great Kublai, the dragon was strong as were its guards. Then inevitably complacency descended. The once fierce soldiers had been supplanted by civil servants with swords. The five who manned this night’s shift would be no match.

The winds of change had blown in and on them was carried a mysterious cloaked figure with a katana sword, moving stealthily in the shadows.

Steel and blood erupted silently from a guard’s chest, his eyes widened with uncomprehending surprise, and then closed. His compatriot moved to draw his own weapon but scarcely had he reacted when the katana pierced his neck. The only alarm this guard would deliver was a blood drowned gurgle.

But warnings would be futile as the three guards on the other side of the treasury doors would fare no better than these two. The once heavy oaken doors burst open and a whirlwind of finely honed blade flashed. The guards moved to confront the specter, drawing their swords and facing the challenge. Although they fought well to the last, the outcome was pre-ordained.

It was time for the dragon to travel once again, from these weakened Mongols to the strengthening Han peoples.

Monday – Status Update

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Its week 25 of 52 and I continue to make slow progress. There are now three installments of the 200 word flash fiction. Episode one – Approach on Cat’s Feet, won the contest for May. This week I’ll add another installment. Also, I have posted another group of haiku.

This week will see another 200 word flash fiction installment, as well as another foray into the poetics.

I’m still editing the Erotic Proclivities #3 vignette for submission to lushstories.com, they are sticklers for good grammar.

  • Literary Pursuits – a second Witch novella now in development
  • Erotic Proclivities  – read it here at Erotic Stories
  • Two Fingers – read it here: Lushstories.com
  • Caitlin (Five chapter novella) – approved, read it here at Literotica.com
  • Dumb Drops (formerly Candy) chapter 1 and 2 – approved read it at Stories XNXX
  • Dumb Drops (formerly Candy) chapter 3 – Rejected! Its in rewrite now

Writing.com 200 Word Flash-Fiction 03

time02And so the 200 word flash fiction story continues… this week’s installment – History of the Dragon Disc Part 01. Here we learn the first part of the disc’s history… kind of self explanatory title.

 

Is the dragon cursed? Who can say? It was crafted during the Sung dynasty for emperor Zhao Yun. It was he who set the dragon disc to guard the entrance to his treasury. There it remained, immovable, a silent sentry guarding the wealth of the emperor, a symbol of his potent power. It fed on power.

It was said that the power of the emperor fed the dragon, and as it was fed, the dragon was strong. But, near the end of the song period, the emperors were weak, the dragon weakened. As it lay weakened it became the prey of thieves. Once it was taken, the troubles began, and finally, the last of the song emperors Zhao Bing fell before the Mongols. And yet through various intrigues and shady characters, the dragon resurfaced to guard the treasures of the new Mongol lords.

The year was 1260 when man wearing a cloak that had been worn long, and a katana sword arrived in Kaiping. He came for the kurultai that the new Khan had convened. The leather parcel he carried for these many years was ready to be presented to its new potent guardian. The dragon would be fed again.

Monday – Status Update

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Its week 24 of 52 and I continue to make slow progress. As you all know we are two installments into the 200 word flash fiction series. This week I’ll add another installment.

I’m still editing the Erotic Proclivities #3 vignette for submission to lushstories.com, they are sticklers for good grammar.

  • Literary Pursuits – a second Witch novella now in development
  • Erotic Proclivities  – read it here at Erotic Stories
  • Two Fingers – read it here: Lushstories.com
  • Caitlin (Five chapter novella) – approved, read it here at Literotica.com
  • Dumb Drops (formerly Candy) chapter 1 and 2 – approved read it at Stories XNXX
  • Dumb Drops (formerly Candy) chapter 3 – Rejected! Its in rewrite now

Writing.com 200 Word Flash-Fiction 02

time02And so the 200 word flash fiction story continues… this week’s installment – The Arrival (cue 70’s style TV detective show theme music).

 

The ship’s launch approached slowly. Captain Yamoto’s eyes strained to pierce the lifting fog, seeing the dock and its surroundings in shades of gray. As he drew closer he could make out a tall, lean man standing on the dock awaiting him. There were suppose to be two men here to make the exchange, he thought, appraising the stranger.

Every bit the pirate, Yamoto surmised. This mercenary of the Lady Lin seems very calm, the word that came to him was, serene. As the launch docked, he drummed his fingers nervously on the wooden box beside him, relieved that the jade disc would soon be this stranger’s misfortune. It lay there in the box and Yamoto couldn’t help but think of it as a sleeping serpent coiled and tensed for action.

Yamoto’s grandfather had acquired the rare, green jade disk with the gold dragon inlay-ed while he was commanding a small expeditionary force in China. It was said to plague its owner with various misfortunes, but who believes in such superstitions in this enlightened age, Yamoto, with very good reasons. After fifty dormant years in Japan it was time to send the serpent back. A storm gathering, ready to strike.

Writing.com 200 Word Flash-Fiction 01

time02I’m starting a little something new.. using the 200 word flash-fiction contest at writing.com to develop a story piecemeal weekly. I’m heading into it blind purposefully… to see if i can craft a short story that flows and makes sense 200 words weekly. I started it last week with the introduction of ‘the mysterious stranger’ cue spooky music…

 

He emerged from the fog which had enveloped the docks these past few days. A lean man wearing a white French cuffed shirt open at the collar, a black vest open at the bottom, and jeans that had been worn long and seen much.

Two days of blond stubble peppered his firm set jaw. A light of vengeance glowing in his gray eyes. His nostrils flared as he sensed his prey.

His bare feet moved silently along the wooden dock. Without a sound, the katana sword was summoned from its hilt. It too had been worn long and seen much.

The gentle lapping of the water wasn’t needed to mask his stealthy approach.

Mikey stared at his line cast out in the water. Feeding the fish he called it. He waited and watched quite literally for his ship to come in. With his partner’s sudden ‘accident’ at sea, the whole shipment would be his. His mind too lost in lust of lucre to register the slight glint of light from the polished blade.

One swift catlike move freed Michael’s head from his double crossing neck. With a dull, flat splash Mikey would remain as he had been, feeding the fish.