Posts Tagged ‘original works’

Kitsune

Mythology Workshop 2 — Here In My Cauldron:  Pick any mythological figure. The task is to craft a RECIPE. The piece needs to include various ingredients, be them mythological ingredients (ex. a dragon’s tooth) or real life ingredients. The emphasis should be on something that is actually edible or drinkable. The ingredients chosen and mixed need to represent the mythology figure that was chosen. The medium of the work is to be chosen by the artist.

— prompt via The 13th Floor Paradigm

I tried to do a lot of research before making any references or using any foreign language words. I’m sorry if I butchered anything. I’m a white, American woman. I have no flavor or yummy heritage and it makes me sad. Also, this kind of went off on a tangent before I could wrangle it back. Hopefully, that doesn’t make it less interesting. The recipe that I’m referencing is a simple Pickled Plum Rice Ball.

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Mythology Workshop 1 — Gods and Goddesses Visit the 21st Century: Loki is stuck in an elevator with a 80-year-old grandpa whose only words are a single Latin phrase (of my own choosing), “Haud ignota loquor.”

— prompt via The 13th Floor Paradigm

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The story starts when your protagonist goes on a blind date.
Another character is a hacker who believes s/he is the reincarnation of a famous person.

Blind dates aren’t always fun. I’ve only been on a few, but each one has had their share of strange events and feelings. I’ve always tended to clam up or I go in the opposite direction and spew every thought that is generated in my brain, no matter how insignificant. This time I was determined to be different. I would monitor my thoughts and try to pass them through a filter before I allowed them to tumble out. I’d make a point to speak and hold a conversation rather than leaving those awkward moments of silence that always seem to unfold. I was going to do this one right and get a handle on myself in case there needed to be more dates further down the road. So far, I was zero for five and that was depressing.

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And I don’t mean me.

I’m considering fleshing out the ideas on my brain a little more by simply writing about the characters using a list of questions I got from the internet. There are 100 questions (some are skippable if they don’t apply) and it seems like a decent idea just to get me writing things down. I’ve been writing in holding onto a notebook a lot lately and it’s been a good feeling to have the pencil and paper in my hands. I think I’ll try working more on that as soon as possible.

I’ve got somewhere along the line of six characters in my brain right now. Only about two make sense right now. I’m hoping to figure out who these are before I do any real writing. It was always hard for me to write anything without a proper profile so maybe that’s the actual steps I should take? Write like I’m roleplaying and roleplay with myself. It’s a reasonable assumption really. Hmm.

This was written sometime within the past 12-18 months, but I only recently found it. I have done very little editing, but it’s because I wanted to just type it up and then edit it later. I’m too tired to do any edits so I’m sticking it up raw. Also, I always have trouble with paragraph formation when it comes to including or not including dialogue so if anyone could give me some pointers, I’d appreciate it.

Title: Untitled
Summary: My avatar stories are going to span multiple generations. This was something I had in my head some years ago about the present incarnations of their lives.
Word Count: 1,346

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Another short piece that I finished a little less than two years ago (Nov. 2010). This goes along with my first piece: The Avatar of Water. I really want these to go together, but I haven’t figure out if I want to use the four traditional Greek elements (Earth, Air, Water, Fire) or something different. There are so many ideas that I have floating about in my head. Part of me wants to incorporate “light” and “darkness” into the mix, and I have ideas along those lines, but I haven’t figured out how to do it just yet. That could possibly be something after the main story is told. Something for the sequels, of course. Well, if I ever get this thing off the ground. I’m still experimenting with what I want and how I want it to be executed. Oh, well.

Title: The Avatar of Air
Summary: The avatar of air reflects.
Word Count: 1,001

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I said I would share my writing. Here’s something I wrote literally two years ago. This is one of the works that’s in my mind that I really want to focus on, because they’re completely 100% mine. No one else has inspired them (like my fan fiction). I’ve got this story floating around in my head and I want to finish it, but I haven’t been able to get the pieces together just right.

Part of me is afraid to post it up, because I feel afraid of criticism, but the only way for me to continue to evolve as a writer is to share my work. I need others to help me make it better.

Title: The Avatar of Water
Summary: The avatar of water regrets the war she was forced into.
Word Count: 658

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