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L for Liberty » An assortment of 50-word drabblets, related (for the most part) only by having been written for the weekly prompts on Sarah Hoyt's blog.
Fiction: General, K, English, Humor, chapters: 3, words: 1k+, updated: 12/12/2021 published: 4/25/2021
Minerva's Owl A girl in modern-day Alabama, yearning to penetrate the secrets of the universe, is transported in a dream to the very end of cosmic civilization. Basically an introductory overview of my private legendarium, for anyone who may happen to be interested.
Fiction: Sci-Fi, K, English, Fantasy, words: 10k+, 8/31/2021
Daisy Born 3 August 2020, in a litter of five (order uncertain); died 30 June/1 July 2021.
Poetry: Life, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Spiritual, words: 146, 7/1/2021
Charity's Conundrum When a lifelong conviction results in a manifest absurdity, what's a conscientious young woman to do? Perhaps you readers can say.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, Friendship, words: 575, 7/5/2018
Nature and Causes A prequel of sorts to my "Cephalaspis Dialogues", in which Cephalaspis, newly introduced into the museum, tackles the true meaning of wealth and economic value.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 2k+, 6/22/2017
The Cephalaspis Dialogues » The fossils in a natural-history museum discuss evolution when the humans aren't around. What conclusions will they come to?
Fiction: Sci-Fi, K, English, Fantasy, chapters: 9, words: 23k+, favs: 2, updated: 5/10/2017 published: 4/15/2013
The Blue Train » The only explanation is the journey.
Fiction: Fable, K+, English, Fantasy & Spiritual, chapters: 2, words: 3k+, updated: 5/4/2017 published: 5/3/2017
Ward of the Moon » Raised by bodiless minds on a lifeless world, what will become of Sofia when the fullness of her humanity awakens within her?
Fiction: Sci-Fi, K+, English, chapters: 3, words: 3k+, follows: 1, updated: 3/9/2017 published: 2/24/2017
Interpolations Ancient and Modern Supplementary verses for four familiar hymns and worship songs. Original librettists' refrains included for identification.
Poetry: Religion, K, English, Spiritual, words: 257, 9/15/2016
1 Responsibilities A 200-word drabble inspired by the events of the past weekend. Because you have to feel sorry for the people who do this for a living. [Reprinted in Lit to Print magazine, issue #2.]
Fiction: Humor, K+, English, words: 206, 6/16/2016
The Beer-Can Collector Call it a moment of self-criticism.
Poetry: Life, K, English, words: 56, 2/13/2014
Correspondence A new look at an old evolutionist trope.
Fiction: General, K, English, words: 136, 1/14/2012
Coriana's Memories A firsthand description of what it feels like to be banished from the realms of Faerie. A fragment of a longer story that was never written.
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, Fantasy, words: 523, 3/30/2011
2 A Haiku Riddle Exactly what the title says. Special mention in my next posting for the first person to solve it.
Poetry: Haiku, K, English, Mystery, words: 13, favs: 1, 3/18/2010
3 Two Autumn Haiku Being exactly what the title says.
Poetry: Haiku, K, English, words: 36, favs: 2, follows: 1, 2/18/2010
Dawn From the second day of Creation to 18th-century Venice, from an alien city to the set of the world's worst talk show, this is a story of an ancient magic, and the wonders it worked in those who came in contact with it.
Fiction: Fantasy, K, English, words: 5k+, 10/14/2009
3 The Five Robots No particular plot, just a humorous portrait of five complicated and rather eccentric thinking machines.
Fiction: Sci-Fi, K, English, Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 3, 2/25/2009
2 An Evening Prayer Being, well... an evening prayer.
Poetry: Religion, K, English, Spiritual, words: 58, 12/9/2007
4 For AC Yes, she is a real person, why?
Poetry: Love, K, English, Spiritual, words: 126, favs: 2, 5/18/2007
2 A 1,000-Word Story A tale of tragic irony, cruel fate, and monastic shellfish.
Fiction: Sci-Fi, K, English, Fantasy & Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 5/8/2005
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