Saturday, February 13, 2010

Storyblogging Carnival XLIV

NOTE: Re-post, links not guaranteed.

Welcome to Storyblogging Carnival XLIV (pronounced "xliv"), a collection of storytelling in blog format from around the blogosphere. I've let this blog sink into obscurity for the past few weeks, but what better way to signal a return to the norm than with a storyblogging carnival? So let's dive right in. There are five stories this time, most of them super short.

Sinking
by Andrew Ian Dodge of Dodgeblogium
A 100 word short story rated PG.

There is a reason Wembley is sinking...

[There's not much I can say about a 100 word short story without giving it away, so please go read it yourself. -DSC]

The Twin Lights of Life and Liberty
by Lyn Perry of Bloggin' Outloud
A 250 word brief story rated G.

My entry in the "Two Lights" contest recently hosted by Clarity of Night blog.

[250 words? That's barely more than 100. Once again, you better read it yourself. -DSC]

Jack and Diane
by Postmodern Sass of Postmodernes Sprachspielen
A 660 word brief story rated PG.

This is one of my earliest stories, which explains who Jack is, and sets the stage for our continually evolving and mostly dysfunctional relationship.

Thag do revolution!
by Mark Rayner of The Skwib
A 700 word brief story rated PG-13.

The continuing (humorous/satirical) story of Thag the caveman. This time, there is a shakeup in the clan power structure.

[And yet another really short story. -DSC]

Cubicles
by Goemagog of this space for sublet
A 1008 word short story rated G.

"He was trapped, he knew it, he was required to explain the obvious to the oblivious via reports and assessments, and he was powerless to change anything.

"On the plus side, his keyboard clicked, so he sat back down and began typing again."

[Those two lines remind me why I always find goemagog's very short stories so much fun. Although a mere 1008 words, it's longer than his usual entries. -DSC]

The Diary
by Kris Mallory of Stealth Fiction
A 2,377 word short story rated R.

Some books shouldn't be read.

[Interesting premise. -DSC]

If you'd like to take part in a future carnival, please contact me. I am also looking for hosts. Other carnivals can be found here.

The Storyblogging Carnival can be found at The Truth Laid Bear's √úberCarnival.

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