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Rated: GC · Book · Fantasy · #2204011
A place for me to write to those who enjoy my stories...
A blog to discuss my favorite stories and/or ideas. Please feel free to comment!
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February 13, 2020 at 2:31pm
February 13, 2020 at 2:31pm
#975456
As my ability write flowery prose improves, I'm receiving more feedback that I might want to dial it back a notch. As I read the stories that they are commenting on, I can't help but agree. Especially when I'm writing fantasy stories or science fiction, where the subject matter itself is already kinda ostentatious.

Trying to do too much fancy writing can make a story difficult to read--particularly a longer work.

One recent reviewer put it best, I think.

"Good writing, like good breeding, should not draw attention to itself."

:)
February 13, 2020 at 2:13pm
February 13, 2020 at 2:13pm
#975454
Up to 100 watchers now on DeviantArt. I know some have thousands, but it still seems like an accomplishment... :)

https://www.deviantart.com/hikerangel
February 13, 2020 at 12:27pm
February 13, 2020 at 12:27pm
#975445
February 13, 2020 at 12:44am
February 13, 2020 at 12:44am
#975405
February 12, 2020 at 9:57am
February 12, 2020 at 9:57am
#975356
February 11, 2020 at 9:41pm
February 11, 2020 at 9:41pm
#975318
 
STATIC
Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt  (GC)
You seriously need to check out the reviews on this shirt... :)
#2212719 by HikerAngel
February 11, 2020 at 3:28pm
February 11, 2020 at 3:28pm
#975292
Thought some people here might be interested in this...

Poetry Contest

https://festivalforpoetry.com/

FREE POETRY CONTEST – Deadline February 19th
All entries get their POEM shown on this website. AND, you can submit your Poem to be made into a video (guaranteed 1000s of views).

GET YOUR POETRY SEEN. This network averages over 95,000 visitors a day to read your poems.
February 11, 2020 at 12:33pm
February 11, 2020 at 12:33pm
#975278
STATIC
The Message in the Music  (E)
A Valentine's Day villanelle...
#2212306 by HikerAngel
February 11, 2020 at 12:05pm
February 11, 2020 at 12:05pm
#975277
Oops! It was just brought to my attention that a villanelle is not what I did:

aba aba aba aba aba abaa


It's supposed to be:

A1 b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 A2


Time to rework my poem.

Crap! Some lousy poet I am!

:(

STATIC
The Message in the Music  (E)
A Valentine's Day villanelle...
#2212306 by HikerAngel
February 10, 2020 at 11:14pm
February 10, 2020 at 11:14pm
#975250
Feels great when you just know you nailed a character moment. Especially for a character that's so different than yourself and sometimes difficult to relate to.

"Cowed, she nodded, eyes on the ground. I could have sworn I detected the glimmer of a tear before she cast her gaze downward. I almost made her show me. But I didn’t. ‘Cause I’m fucking benevolent like that."
February 10, 2020 at 10:43pm
February 10, 2020 at 10:43pm
#975247
Chainsaw Serpent challenged SCREAMERS!!! to see how quickly we can garner a win from each "SCREAMS!!! judge, so get ready for a horror story deluge, yo! :)
February 10, 2020 at 5:00pm
February 10, 2020 at 5:00pm
#975226
For contest

THE BIRDS 2: BIRDIER

Ever seen Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds?

Ever wondered about that ambiguous, unsatisfying ending?

Me too.

I encourage you to check out my unauthorized sequel, More Birds, Fewer People before it is blocked from future printings by Universal Pictures for blatant copyright violations.

Finally, 57 years after the movie hit theaters worldwide, you will learn the motivation behind their heinous, unprovoked attacks. You will look behind the leaves of the secret terrorist training trees where the birds hone their martial pecking arts. You will see that the so-called love birds are anything but.

Read about elite bird special forces, known as the Raven Wings, rending delicate, innocent human flesh as they dive-bomb cities all over the world in a massive, catastrophic campaign of shock and awe to rid the world of its human enemies in one fell swoop.

God help us all.
February 10, 2020 at 4:17pm
February 10, 2020 at 4:17pm
#975225
Some card-playing creepypasta for Monday! I even managed to finally get the word "neanderthalian" into a story. Yay! :)

 
STATIC
Tarot Tryst  (18+)
And they say romance is dead... ;)
#2212601 by HikerAngel
February 10, 2020 at 10:43am
February 10, 2020 at 10:43am
#975208
...over in "SCREAMS!!!!

A TAROT CARD READING.

Going to have to write me a horror story today... ;)
February 10, 2020 at 10:40am
February 10, 2020 at 10:40am
#975207
...added another chapter to our Burgeoning Book storyline this morning :)

"Vanessa's plan is revealed
February 9, 2020 at 3:27pm
February 9, 2020 at 3:27pm
#975152
Today, I had someone ask me which I felt were the best of my stories. Though I wouldn't say that I'm happy with anything I've written yet, I have given it some thought and decided that these were my favorites of what I've written thus far:

STATIC
Michelangelo's Fingers  (E)
A connection so near, yet not...
#2208718 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
Mien of Meaning  (E)
For Grandma...
#2209672 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
The Nihility That Is You  (GC)
Some dark, angry free verse...
#2211795 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
Murphy's Loss  (GC)
SCREAMS!!! Contest WINNER!!! Be careful about choosing to be the bait...
#2206921 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
A Knight's Tail  (18+)
SCREAMS!!! Prompt: HE HAD A DEEPLY FLAWED UNDERSTANDING OF COURTLY LOVE
#2208065 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
The Filigree Ring  (13+)
Experiencing a private moment in history
#2211251 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
Our Father  (18+)
The relationship with a single parent can be difficult
#2207906 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
Unknown Hands  (13+)
Some horrors can still befall superheroes... 1,064 words
#2211022 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
Absolute Truth  (GC)
A priest, a rabbi, a physicist, and a student walked into a bar, and...
#2209202 by HikerAngel


STATIC
Night Mare  (18+)
Adults never understand the nightmares of children...
#2208510 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
Creepy Grandma  (XGC)
Merry Christmas? 1,500 words
#2207202 by HikerAngel


 
STATIC
Doppelgänger  (18+)
SCREAMS!!! Contest WINNER!!! A Nazi's son makes progress with his father's technology...
#2206002 by HikerAngel



February 9, 2020 at 2:16am
February 9, 2020 at 2:16am
#975132
I tied with Beholden for the win on this week's "Invalid Item contest! If you haven't read Beholden 's work, I highly recommend a look-see. He's an incredibly talented and versatile writer, and I love reading his contest entries. I've begun to dip into his portfolio whenever I have a sec to read. :)

https://www.writing.com/main/portfolio/view/beholden
February 8, 2020 at 6:49pm
February 8, 2020 at 6:49pm
#975117
I received probably the most helpful poetry review I’ve ever had today. Thank you so much, 🌑 Queen of Darkness !

Review of "The Nihility That Is You"

 
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The Nihility That Is You  (GC)
Some dark, angry free verse...
#2211795 by HikerAngel
February 8, 2020 at 1:18pm
February 8, 2020 at 1:18pm
#975101
It's the strangest thing.

Before I begin a story, I usually think about what I'm going to write. I design a story in thought--the beginning at least, even if I don't always know how it will end.

With poetry, though, I have no idea what is going to happen. I sit down, start typing, and the poem comes out of me. I don't know what it will be about. I don't know where it's going. I don't know how it will start. I don't know how it will finish. It just happens. It's an impromptu dance with language. It's the darndest thing.
February 8, 2020 at 10:53am
February 8, 2020 at 10:53am
#975093
Some Symphonie Fantastique for today while I wait for the "Invalid Item prompt photo to drop... :)


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