Sunday, January 17, 2010

Storyblogging Carnival XVII

Welcome to the seventeenth Storyblogging Carnival. Previous Storyblogging Carnivals are archived on this site. This week we have six entries, four of them from continuing stories (one of which is just beginning and another of which has just finished) and two stand-alone stories. I'd like to remind authors of the continuing stories that each part should contain a link to the next chapter (once it's online) and the previous chapter, and preferably, the first chapter. See Sheya Joie's The Child for an excellent example of this format. It doesn't have to be done exactly this way--I myself take advantage of Powerblogs' post-chaining, including a link at the top of each entry to the entire story on one page and links to each individual chapter at the bottom--but ease of navigation is important. Okay, enough of my micromanagement, and on to the stories. Enjoy!

Scenes 12, 13, and 14 of A Meating of Mines (The Beginning)
by Dave Gudeman of Doc Rampage
The final 1,244 words of a 14,884 word story rated PG-13.

The heroes survive another grand adventure and exit according to their grand tradition--fleeing an enraged mob.

[And that's all, folks, for this episode. I think this is the first of our stories in progress to actually reach a conclusion. And it's a fun one. -DSC]

Perils of Service, Part II of The Hormenith Portal Incident (The Beginning)
by Morgan Evans of Jedi Philosopher
The next 1,259 words of a 1,867 word story in progress rated PG-13.

A desk bound spy longs for adventure and finds his desk job boring. When he finds something that turns out to be of vital inportance the day before he retires, he learns that things don't always happen the way they do in books, and cloak and dagger exitement is overrated. Sci-fi/fantasy setting.

[Doc's continuing story may be ending, but Morgan's is just beginning.

The Bum
by Curtis Schweitzer of a-sdf
A 1,622 word short story rated R.

I've decided to try to take a break from "Walking to California" and try something new. Something really new. This story is edgy and violent. There's strong language and what the TV rating people call "situational dialogue" about a hooker and pimp. It is, in a word, rated R. It's somewhat inspired by the "Sin City" motif, and resembles it. I've tried not to use these elements casually, but in a mature way in a story that places value on defending the innocent.

Chapters 50, 51, 52, and 53 of The Child (The Beginning)
by Sheya Joie of Tales by Sheya
The next 4,528 words of a 43,779 word novel in progress rated PG.

Things are beginning to look up for Starr where Stone is concerned. Now if she can only find the key to ending the disunity in the group - and get the others to take that problem seriously.

Yank Crank Monk
by Andrew Ian Dodge of Dodgeblogium
A 5,808 word short story rated PG-13.

The Sage of Wales discovers that the witch-hunting monk who is harassing him isn't what he seems.

I hope you've enjoyed this edition of the Storyblogging Carnival. The next one will be hosted here in two weeks. In the meanwhile, check this out. It's an idea for collborative story-telling which might be quite interesting. It's an example of storyblogging which plays to the strengths of the medium. I have no idea whether the story it turns out will be any good, but it ought to be fun.

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