Jump to content


Featured Entries

  • Valkyrie

    2024 Writing Events

    By Valkyrie

    As the new year approaches, it's time to start thinking about what's on the agenda for 2024. We've already announced one event for 2024, and the first story for Carlos' tribute has been posted.  I'm super excited to announce what else we have planned for next year.  It should be a great year with lots of opportunities to participate in site events! So without further ado, here is what's coming up in 2024.  2024 Writing Events Long May You Run - A Tribute to Carlos Hazday - Due December

MDBCs 12 Nov 2023

November 12th 2023 - Holidays and Observances   (click on the day for details) Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, also Doctors' Day and Cultural Renaissance Day. (Republic of China) Christian feast day: Arsatius Astrik (or Anastasius) of Pannonhalma Cumméne Fota Cunibert Emilian of Co

Subtext In Dialogue

Subtext In Dialogue It’s something that we all do, and often on a daily basis. We LIE! Hehehe! It’s true! It might be quick and automatic and usually pretty much harmless for the most part...but we all do it. People ask us how we’re doing, and we say, “I’m fine” or “I’m ok”...when nothing could be further from the truth. We go to jobs that we hate and stay in relationships that don’t make us happy and pretend that life is as good as it gets. We interact with people that we, literally, can’t

MDBCS 11 Nov 2023

November 11th 2023 - Holidays and Observances   They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.        At the going down of the sun and in the morning           We will remember them.                                                         (click on the day for details) Birthday of Kin

It's That Time Of The Year

Yep, it's that time of the year. What time? I hear you ask. It is the time when we are either thinking about or trying not to think about Christmas. It's also the time when many charitable organisations get the begging bowl out. I've already had my begging bowl out, been around the usual local companies and a few more. I've been lucky and received donations and promises of help from all that I have approached, and I am grateful for everything that has been received and promised. Now I've got the


Mancunian in Christmas

Of Pride and Power Chapter 10 is live

Chapter 10 There's a lot of divergence now happening in my story from actual history. For one thing, the Prayer book rebellions of 1549 never happened in Devonshire, so Eli has taken all the rebels in and trained them to be part of his army. Additionally, due to the quick death of Edward Seymore, the famous Kett rebellion in Norfolk never happened, which is the battle that helped elevate Earl of Warwick, John Dudley, to fame with victory to Duke of Northumberland. However coincidentally, Ro


W_L in Writing Stories

Oops! Prompts

I may or may not have remembered that the prompt blog is resuming this week...   So let's embrace the oops in our lives and see what writing treasures come from them.  A special thanks to my BFF's daughter for supplying #179, although thankfully this did not happen on our trip last weekend.    And another thank you to our own LBO for inspiring #180.   PT Prompt #179 You're on a trip with two of your friends and arrive at the hotel late at night.  You're exhausted and the only thing you


Valkyrie in Prompts

Author Guess Who #17

Taking a quick poll here. Who here almost forgot Author Guess Who existed? I didn't, and I've been busy collecting interviews over the past few weeks. For those that forgot what this is or are new to the GA community, this is a little interview game. I have a little list of questions for a mystery author/community member, and using their responses, your job is to figure out who it is! You're given two weeks to put your guesses in before the reveal is posted. Don't be afraid to point fingers or d

MDBCs 09 Nov 2023

November 9th 2023 - Holidays and Observances   (click on the day for details) Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal (Pakistan) Christian feast day: Benignus of Armagh Dedication of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day) Margery Kempe (Church of England) Martin Chemnitz

Ask An Author 3.0 #34

I bet I had y'all fooled. "Oh, no! Where did Ask An Author go? Did it fall off a cliff, possibly dangling off a railroad track like a cheesy action flick?" Well, the answer is no. The explanation is incredibly simple. Blame the antholo— I MEAN I was asked so kindly and sincerely to push this back a week. By the way, did everyone enjoy this year's anthology? Personally, I had a blast. Such great submissions to check out, so if you haven't yet, get goin'!  Anyway, y'all have waited long enoug

MDBCs 08 Nov 2023

November 8th 2023 - Holidays and Observances   (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity (Roman Catholic Church) Four Crowned Martyrs Godfrey of Amiens Johann von Staupitz (Lutheran) Blessed John Duns Scotus Saints and Marty

Historical Deep Dive

Historical genres focus on different time periods in history or the speculation of alternate history.   Sub-genres: Alternate, Ancient Greco-Roman, Ancient Orient, Cold War, Industrial Revolution, Medieval, Non-Contemporary, Western, World Wars   Top 10 Most Read Non-Contemporary Historical Live, Love, Lose by LittleCherryBlossom26 Russia - My Home by Tallguyct Rome by CLJobe The Golden Portifor by Mike Arram Papa Stour by


Myr in Reading Reports

MDBCs 07 Nov 2023

November 7th 2023 - Holidays and Observances   (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: All Dominican Saints and Blesseds Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg (Lutheran) Engelbert II of Berg Herculanus of Perugia John Christian Frederick Heyer (Lutheran) Ludwig Ingwe

November CSR Feature: When Opportunity Knocks by kbois

I wanted to feature a story by kbois this month, and while this story is on the longer side for a CSR pick, I liked that it aligned with that oft-featured holiday month issue... unexpected family dynamics and all the bumps that indicates! So, please enjoy this month's story by @kbois and come back at the end of the month ready to share your thoughts! When Opportunity Knocks by kbois Length: 96,473 Description:  Jett Anderson and Kyle Benton are starting to build a relationshi

MDBCs 06 Nov 2023

November 6th 2023 - Holidays and Observances   (click on the day for details) Christian feast days: Barlaam of Khutyn Demetrian Illtud Leonard of Noblac Melaine of Rennes Winnoc November 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Gustavus Adolphus Day (in Sweden, Finland and Estonia) Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (in Finland) International Day for Preventing the Exploitatio

Tears, Coffee and Foreshadowing (Thicker Than Water Chapter 8)

So, here we are in Chapter 8.  It's another transitional scene that I wanted to show more of the bonds that hold the Padilla family together. Of course we start with the aftermath of Bryan and Kenny's conflict.  Bryan is showing a rare moment of vulnerability, where his attachment issues get triggered.  I find that it's key to keep bringing this up, because everyone's motivations and activities are dictated by how they handle trauma.  Bryan doesn't grow close to most people because of the f

  • Create New...

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here: Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..