Thursday, January 14, 2010

Storyblogging Carnival XIV

Welcome to the fourteenth Storyblogging Carnival. Once again, we collect stories from around the Blogosphere for your reading pleasure. The previous Carnival, "Storyblogging Carnival the 13th", was at Doc Rampage's blog, while the archives linking to all the Carnivals can be found here.

I don't mean to cause a panic, but I'm starting to become concerned with the number of evil spirits appearing in the Storyblogging Carnival in recent weeks. Of course, between Andrew's Cthulhu tales and my own continuing story concerning the psychotic mutant demon Red-eyes, the Carnival hasn't been completely free of these creatures since the first one. In recent weeks, though, the number has substantially increased, and this Carnival is no exception. Some of them are from the Cthulhu mythos, some are the demons of Christian theology, and some I have no idea where they come from, but they are all agents of corruption and very dangerous. An exorcism may be in order.

The Cool Cat
by Rosie of Tales by Sheya
A 215 word brief story rated G.

Proud momma just had to share this one.

[This story is by Sheya's seven-year-old daughter, Rosie. It's very cute. -DSC]

by CWW of A 2D Life
A 543 word brief story rated PG-13.

Not every second chance at life should be taken.

[CWW is a new contributor, and I wrote the blurb for this story myself. Even though there are no evil spirits in this one, it still has the greatest creepiness per word ratio of any story here. -DSC]

A Meating of Mines, scene 6
by Dave Gudeman of Doc Rampage
A 1,530 word scene from a continuing story rated PG-13.

Once again, nothing much happens, but Rolf sure does talk a lot.

[As usual, Doc is very funny even when nothing much happens. I'd say even more nice things about this scene if he'd give me a wordcount for the whole story like he's supposed to.

In Plaid Sight
by Andrew Ian Dodge of Dodgeblogium
A 2,721 word short story rated PG.

A wandering male is found in Cardigan in front of political office. The Sage must find out what happened to him and why.

[Andrew once again shows us how common madness is in the Cthulhu mythos. -DSC]

Chapters 38 through 40 of The Child (Beginning)
by Sheya Joie of Tales by Sheya
The next 2,980 words of a 33,450-word novella in progress rated G.

Into the Dark Valley...

[Sheya's story has become much more suspenseful and exciting recently, as the comforts of the Master's home have been left behind. -DSC]

A Parable of Rain
by Jeff Harrell of The Shape of Days
A 5,419-word short story rated PG.

Willy Judson prayed every day. One day, his prayer was answered.

[This is a compelling story by a new contributor, well worth the read.

I hope you enjoyed this carnival. If you would like to participate or even just join the mailing list for the Storyblogging Carnival, please contact me.

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