Welcome to the latest Storyblogging Carnival, a collection of storytelling in blog format from around the blogosphere. This week we have nine stories from familiar writers. Some of these stories have a Christmas theme, while some don't, but I hope you'll enjoy them all.
Thag do art!
by Mark Rayner of The Skwib
A 220 word brief story rated PG-13.
The continuing adventures of Thag; this story examines the nature of artists.
[I like Thag, even if he is an artist. -DSC]
by Goemagog of this space for sublet
A 599 word brief story rated G.
Balloons! Monkey free.
[A story by Goemagog without monkeys? That's rare. -DSC]
Ink Magic (Part 6) (Beginning)
by Dave Gudeman of Doc Rampage
The latest 1,048 words of a 13,336 word short story rated PG.
Steven goes back to have a chat with the old guy that sic'ed the demon on him in the first place. Secrets are revealed. Plots thicken.
[I finally got a chance to get caught up on Doc's story, which I'd kind of fallen behind on since the last time I hosted. It's good, but I'm sure Doc will understand if I notice some small similarity between it and my story. -DSC]
Father of Mine
by J. Fielek of Quibbles-n-Bits
A 1,800 word short story rated PG.
Sometimes you never know what you left behind.
[A Christmas story, of sorts. Nice, but not without sexual themes. -DSC]
The Forgotten, Part Four (Beginning)
by Andrea Graham of Adam's Blog
The latest 2,710 words of a continuing short story rated PG.
Blinded while protecting his flocks from a lion, Josiah Bar Natan is forced to seek refuge with his Uncle Benjamin in Jerusalem during the days of Christ's ministry. His uncle's servant girl, Rachel, is assigned the daunting duty of convincing a proud Josiah to accept her help and his condition, as Josiah has vowed to fast and pray until the Lord restores his sight.
[Another story I just recently got caught up on, and I'm glad it did. I particularly like the character of Rachel. -DSC]
Part 3, Chapters 8 and 9 of The Child (Beginning)
by Sheya Joie of Tales by Sheya
The latest 4,998 words of a 104,743 word novel in progress rated PG.
Solitary is not so solitary when you aren't alone. And Forest and James get their encounter with Logan, king of the fighters.
[Okay, I'll admit that I still haven't quite caught up to the most recent chapter of The Child. Sheya just writes too fast! -DSC]
Chapters 17 and 18 of Britannia Revived (The Whole Story)
by Andrew Ian Dodge of Dodgeblogium
The next 6,720 word of a continuing story rated R.
The story of an EU dystopia continues.
by Josh Cohen of The New D-42
An 11,000 word short story rated NC-17.
The story of a guy who goes to his high school reunion, intercut with stuff from his past.
[This is a part of Josh's Little Infidelities series, about people who almost, but not quite, ruin their relationships. This is one of those where it seems like the infidelity isn't so little. -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 ÜberCarnival.
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