Archive for January, 2014

This week’s challenge was to take a fairy tale and spin it anew by throwing a different genre onto the traditional narrative, thanks to a roll of a d20. I rolled “cyberpunk” and after glancing through a list of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” over at wikipedia, decided upon “The Three Little Men in the Wood”:

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Happy 2014 All!

So, the first FFC of the year over at terribleminds was another “come up with a titleĀ then a story” and while that might some people’s boat (and more power to ya’ if it does), that kind of prompt doesn’t do much for me. So, I went a seeking and found a usable prompt over at Seventh Sanctum:

The theme of this story: light-hearted caper. The main character: educated beggar. The major event of the story: miscommunication.

So, in between events during a hectic weekend, I scratched out “The Silverware”:

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Half-Mad Rantings Autumn 2013

In all the hustle and bustle and hyper-activity of the holidays, I forgot to mention thatĀ Half-Mad Rantings: Autumn 2013 has been published and is ready for purchasing. It not only contains all the stories published here on Half-Mad Rantings between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice last year, but also the new stories “Pluviophile” and “Winter’s Solitude”. You can find it here at Amazon.