Friday, January 15, 2010

Storyblogging Carnival XV

NOTE: This is a repost of an old post, so there may be dead links.

Welcome to the Fifteenth Storyblogging Carnival. Here we gather fiction from around the blogosphere to share with our readers. The previous carnival was right here at Back of the Envelope, while the complete listing can be found here.

One Tank
by Lee Zanello of See the Donkey
A 400 word brief story rated G.

They are best friends, possibly more, and they have the whole road ahead of them.

[It's not often that you see a story written in 2nd-person present tense, but it works well here. -DSC]

I, Werewolf
by Andrew Ian Dodge of GoD:blog
A 2,266 short story rated PG.

A short story written in the misery that was my years at my alma malus: Colby. Published warts and all as a hint at my literary beginnings.

Chapters 41, 42, 43, and 44 of The Child (Beginning)
by Sheya Joie of Tales by Sheya
The next 2,306 words of a 35,756 word novella in progress.

Could things possibly get any worse?

[While this story can sometimes be read as a Christian allegory, I'd recommend reading it as story first and allegory second.-DSC]

A Meating of Mines, scenes 7,8, and 9
by Dave Gudeman of Doc Rampage
The next 2,366 words of a 10,291 word story in progress rated PG-13.

Rolf doesn't have so much to say, we learn that Zantar--far from being slow--is practically the Shakespeare of Dwarfdom, and Something finally Happens.

[After my hectoring last time, Dave finally included a full story word count. Meanwhile, his comedic screenplay kicks into high gear and there is much plot progress.

Boll Weevil
by Lyle Skains of Hermitville
A 4,213 word short story rated R.

Jake Fuller travels home from college for the first time, reuniting with his childhood love. He discovers, however, that the girl in reality is much tarnished compared to the girl he holds in his mind.

[While a little heavy on the sexual content (nothing explicit, though), this story is very well written. Lyle is a new participant in the Storyblogging Carnival, and he introduces himself with not one but two stories, both well written and with very different voices. -DSC]

Guns, Boats, & Cadillacs
by Lyle Skains of Hermitville
A 4,373 word short story rated PG.

As she cares for her ailing father, Charlotte's life has turned into an endless cycle of Groundhog Days--until today, when she quite literally loses him.\

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.

Update: The link for Andrew Ian Dodge's story was wrong. It's fixed now.

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