October 2014

NaNoWriMo – Ready to Go!

  I heard talking about NaNoWriMo the first time in 2005. I was a member of a Lord of the Rings community, and inside that community, I was part of the Storytellers Guild. Teathowen was…


New Blog, New Challenges - Shifting blog platform is an adventure worth doing

New Blog, New Challenges

Yeah, that’s true, so far I haven blogged about me a whole lot. But lately I’ve been working on this new blog, and it was a challenge for me, because I don’t know anything about…



LEDFEATHERS (Stephen Graham Jones) The stories of Doby, a young Blackfeet boy living on the reservation, and that of Indian Agent who served there a hundred years before, meet thorugh time and letters.

Thursday Quotables – Ledfeather

Instead of pulling the door shut, too, the kid, that Doby Saxon whose mum had married that Yellowtail who didn’t even have an Indian name anymore, he just stood there like he was waiting for…


The Murder Mystery Game The Scene: The Hexagonal Room - I was informed earlier today of a mix-up in the availability of the Etruscan Antiquities Room for our Gala Dinner

Murder Mystery Game – The Scene: The Hexagonal Room

From the game thread: Dear Museum Colleagues, I was informed earlier today of a mix-up in the availability of the Etruscan Antiquities Room for our Gala Dinner. Renovations are scheduled to begin sooner than expected,…


THE WAY OF THE WHITE FOLKS (Langston Huges) A collection of short stories by the great Harlem Renaissans author and activist. This is an excerpt from "Mother and child"

Thursday Quotables – The Way of the White Folks

“Sit down and tell us what you’s heard, Sister Jenkins.” “About Douglass?” “Course ‘baut Douglass. What else is anybody talking ‘bout nowadays?” “Well, my daughter told me Douglass sister’s say they was in love.” “Him…



The Murder Mystery Game The Suspect: The Warrior Queen - there's a strength inside every woman

Murder Mystery Game – The suspect: The Warrior Queen

When she first went to Ireland, Ombretta was fascinated with the tales of the Morrigan. This goddess of the earth, protector of kings, but also caller of death, destroyer of warriors.   ———————————————- A mystery is…


THE TRUMPET (DamianFredericks) - In 1920s New York, a talented trumpet players makes a pact with the devil... and soon regrets it.

Thursday Quotables – The Trumpet

The lights dimmed and a sole spotlight shone over him. The applause ceased and all Terry could see from beyond the stage was darkness. Was he alone? He heard light footsteps tap the wooden stage…


THE TRUMPET (Damian Fredericks) The bergain with the misterious man sounded liek a good idea, the trumpet Terry gets seems able to make all his dream come true. But everything cames at a price

The Trumpet

One morsel review: A fantasy story historically set in the Twenties, this is a smart intuition, executed with more than a few uncertainties. The Trumpet Damian Fredericks ————————————— Genre: dieselpunk ————————————— While trying to avoid…


The Murder Mystery Game The Suspect: The Secret Paths - My suspect of murder, where she came from

Murder Mystery Game – The suspect: The secret paths

From the game thread: Dear Museum Colleagues, You and a guest are cordially invited to attend our Annual Gala Dinner as a fundraiser for the expansion of the Museum’s artifacts collection. Cocktails will be served…


THE DAIN CURSE (Dashiell Hammett) - Everything about the Leggett diamond heist indicated to the Continental Op that it was an inside job. Gabrielle Dain-Leggett has enough secrets to fill a closet, and when she disappears shortly after the robbery, she becomes the Op's prime suspect. He doesn't imagine what the future has in store for him

Thursday Quotables – The Dain Curse

I asked him if he knew Eric Collinson. He said he did; there was nothing to know about him except that he was engaged to Gabrielle Leggett, that his father was the lumber Collinson, and…


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