Monday, January 18, 2010

Storyblogging Carnival XVIII

Welcome to the eighteenth Storyblogging Carnival. Previous Storyblogging Carnivals are archived on this site. Today we have seven entries from some of our favorite writers. Let's begin.

Will you marry us?
by Audrey of Flat Grapefruit
A 140 word brief story rated G.

A short story about a man who buys an engagement ring decorated with with a giant grapefruit.

[A curious little story from a curious little blog. To be honest, you should probably read more of the blog to get the, ahem, flavor of it. Otherwise you may misjudge this story as something else. -DSC]

Diane
by CWW of A 2D life
A 486 word brief story rated PG.

A terrible accident leaves an aging doctor with vague memories and a feeling of horror.

Scale 7 Artifact, part 2 (The Beginning)
by Dave Gudeman of Doc Rampage
The next 1,618 words of a 2,496 word story in progress rated G.

After a decade's long journey, mankind's first starships have arrived at another star. But it's the wrong star. And they seem to have revived the wrong man.

Chapters 54, 55, 56, and 57 of The Child (The Beginning)
by Sheya Joie of Tales by Sheya
The next 2,715 words of a 46,494 word novel in progress rated PG.

Something awful happens.

The Devil Eats Fried Chicken: Prologue
by Lyle Skains of Hermitville
A 3,780 word excerpt rated PG.

Jake Fuller gets a call in the middle of the night, pulling him back into his old obsession with his first love. Prologue to a novel.

A Fine Line
by Andrew Ian Dodge of Dodgeblogium
A 7,213 word short story rated PG-13.

Things are rather quiet for the Sage but for how long?

I hope you've enjoyed this edition of the Storyblogging Carnival. The next one will be hosted at Tales by Sheya in two weeks.

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