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13Oct/19Off

Innocent Blood Live for Horrorween!

I have a brand new short story live for the Lushstories Horrorween contest! ( Posted as RR because you can only have one pen name there )

A shy, flat-chested virgin receives a dire prediction from a fortune teller at the Halloween Festival.  What awaits her in the night lit by a blood red moon?

Go give it a read and a vote!

Still stuff in progress as Dark and Les.  I just needed to write some quicker, less substantial stories to get back on the horse after my long gaming hiatus.  SOTM, naturally, the new Darkni Story "Gates of Enchantment", an early Saggitariad story, the next story in the Ancient Peoples universe...

Lots of new short stories out as RR ( mostly on Lush ) if you want to go check them out.  This particular story will go up on Lit and SOL once it's had some exclusive time for the contest on Lush.

https://www.lushstories.com/stories/horror/-innocent-blood-.aspx

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21Sep/13Off

Some quick notes

I just started posting Merchant Princess over at Lushstories ( in my RR name ) after a few previous false starts of having a mod check the content.  First chapter is up, and the other five are approved to appear one per day.  There are ways you can cheat and read them all now, though 😉 ( similar stories link at the end of the chapters )

To Catch a Merchant Princess on Lush

Had to modify my database and backend utilities to list this one on "my work", as the link was too long for what I had there *laugh*

I don't expect it to get many reads, but hope that the few who do take a walk with me in that world on Lush enjoy it as much as I do.

In other news, I'm working on a dark story as Les for the Lit Halloween contest.  It's called "The Man I Used to Be".  Have an idea for a new Laresa story as well.  Here's hoping I have time to write it and that it doesn't stall on me like the idea I had for Christmas last year did.  It's been a long time since the last Laresa's World tale.

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26Sep/12Off

Hmmm…

The more I muse over restarting "Flesh", the more I keep running into the same problems as before.

If I go one way, it's not horror enough.  Considering there isn't a likeable protagonist in the entire cast, having it in horror is pretty much a requirement.  If I go another, it's creepy, and not in a way I think will be received well.  If I go another, it's too much like "Harvest of Blood" and feels like a rehash to me.

I may think about it, but I think I'm going to shelve the idea.

On the other hand -- out of the blue -- I had the spark of an idea for a new Laresa story set in a Halloween theme.

We'll see what happens as the idea congeals.

There are a few lines of dialogue that are holding me back on Lowborn.  Mind you, they're critical lines.  They're the revelation of something that starts in chapter one, and deeply woven into the whole story.  This little exchange has to be absolutely perfect, or the story simply isn't going to have the impact it should.

I'm mulling it over, experimenting with a few versions on "paper" and trying to tweak it to where it needs to be.

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19Sep/12Off

Bit of sputtering

Fighting some slow motivation.  I'm inching along on Lowborn, but not much else getting done.  Just been feeling lousy for the last few days.  Don't have a cold or anything, but just weak and generally "Bhah".

Going to try to get it together, because I'd really like to finish Lowborn, get a decent chunk of SOTM 19 done, and then get the new version of "Flesh" going so I can make it for the Halloween contest at Lit.

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