March 14th, 2015

frustrated mother of teenager

A Table Of Contents, In Progress

As part of the January 13 Prompt Call, I started doing landing pages for series I write or worlds I write in.  I don't always write in an established world or series but I seem to have a lot of worlds and series out there.

Having created landing pages, they are of no use to any of us, if no-one can find them.  Hence this page.

The landing pages created so far are for:

The Angel Universe - a world of polytheism, angels, vard, and a lot of humans, including one group who believe they are the chosen of the gods.

Rensa - within the world of the Defensive Diaspora, there is a world where the revolution has wiped out the entire Imperial family.  Except for one princess, who was made a proposal she can't refuse by a man who's in his job because everyone else is dead.

The Prince of Cats - a father and son who aren't quite what they seem.

The Winged Cat Universe a contemporary world with magic, and winged cats.

After The Fairy Tale - so what happened after the fairy tale ended?

The Squad - four ship protection specialists in a space faring culture.

Mayin -  after a decade away fighting an interstellar war, a returned soldier tries to adjust to the civilian world with the complication of an unexpected suitor.

Erima -  the demons are taking over, the godssons are the free world's best hope, and Erima was not the child her mother hoped for.

The Elf - the elf has taken over the city.  He's up to something and he's being opposed, but the opposition doesn't care if they hurt people.

Nai - a mangaish road trip undertaken by a young, female, professional gi fighter and her instructor.

Frack - Ludwina Frack has reappeared after being missing for seven years, but her life of spaceships, piracy and offers she can't refuse isn't over yet.

Iphana - within the world of the Defensive Diaspora, on a world with extreme arctic climate changes, a young technician is almost abandoned for the winter...

Afterwhen - there was a catastrophe, maybe even an apocalypse, but that was a while ago and is just passing from living memory. Different groups have different resources, different skills and different issues.

The Unformed Coven - thirteen people who are quite happy as they are, with their own concerns and lives. Other people, it seems, have plans for them that they may not care for.

Dark Fantasy Bingo - based on the prompts from my Dark Fantasy Bingo card from 2013 we have the story of Sillan Denevda after she became Tamin Sorid - because of politics and stuff.

The Twisted Skein - probably space opera with star ships, isolated human civilizations, plus drama and intrigue if I can pull them off.

Inheritance - in the wake of an elderly man's death, secrets begin to come out and stories to reawaken. (Note: may contain super heroes.)

After I finish listing the various series, then I'll have to keep the landing pages up-to-date....

Not What We Thought

I have written this to aldersprig's first prompt "uninvited guests and unexpected departures."

Cousin Bill was spread, large and untidy, across Talia’s beautiful new lounge. At least his clothes were clean, but the overnight bag dumped beside his feet suggested that he wasn’t planning to leave anytime soon – like before she was supposed to go out tonight.

Talia smiled brightly and asked, “So, to what do I owe the pleasure? I thought you and Geoff didn’t hold with cities and such.”

“Something came up and I need to be here.” Cousin Bill smiled broadly at her.

“Oh.” Talia tried another tack. “So, where will you be staying?”

“When I said I need to be here, I meant I need to be right here,” said Cousin Bill, still smiling.

“Why?” Talia was sure he wasn’t there just to ruin her Friday night plans.

“Grandad had a call from his ‘class.’ Apparently it’s time for their final reunion and they want everyone to turn up, including all the descendants.” Cousin Bill wasn’t smiling anymore. “You were the outlier.”

“You think those crazies might try and drag us into whatever they have planned?” Talia wasn’t so keen on going out now.

“We expect them to,” Cousin Bill shrugged. “They are crazy, after all. Any new acquaintances recently?”

Talia sank down to sit on the coffee table and was glad she had enough control not to thud down onto it. “Only someone I was going out to meet tonight.” She added, “He’s gorgeous but I haven’t told him where I live.”

“Good girl,” Cousin Bill smiled again. “Also, in case you don’t have any actual food in your kitchen, I brought pizza bases, passata, sausage, mushrooms, olives, anchovies and four sorts of cheese.”

“Is that what you’ve got in that bag? Food?” Talia eyed the overnight bag again.

“Not all of it,” Bill admitted easily. “Don’t answer your phone if your new friend calls. Grandfather thinks they have to be at Newkirk by just after midnight, so if we can make it to eleven without killing each other, we should be fine.”

“Don’t be ridiculous,” Talia told him. “You brought pizza makings. For that you get the spare bed for tonight and pancakes for breakfast.”

Early morning was looming brightly outside when Talia wandered out of her bedroom and turned on the television on her way to the kitchen. Cousin Bill emerged from the second bedroom just as the ad break finished and the presenter said, “More footage has emerged of the extraordinary scenes near Newkirk early this morning when an unknown object blasted out of the ground and was last seen still going upwards.” The screen showed shaky footage of something big and glowing rising above the trees and continuing skywards. “In addition, a veritable parking lot of cars has been found near the site,” the shot on the screen panned across cars left among the trees in neat rows, “leading to more questions.”

“When Grandad said he was never going back, this is not what I thought he meant,” said Talia.

“Yeah,” replied Cousin Bill. “Really not what I thought either. I think we should make some calls.”


Relatively Minor Nai Background Detail

I'm wondering how many other "Student of [insert teacher's name here]" have reached the national tournament. I consider it to be a relatively minor background detail, but oh how those can grow!

I believe there are around 34 provinces and one representative from each.

Bids please, ladies, gentlemen and good souls who identify elsewise?