Monday, September 06, 2010

Storyblogging Carnival CXII

Welcome to the 112th Storyblogging Carnival. This is our sixth anniversary edition.  If you're wondering how six divides into 112, I have to admit that the carnival's period has varied over its life.  Originally, the carnival occurred every two weeks, but we reduced its frequency once we'd gone through people's repertoire and had to give them more time to write stories.  We also skipped a few due to moves and other life distractions.

Brassy Limerick
by Madelein Begun Kane of Mad Kane's Humor Blog
An under 100 word word brief story rated PG.

The tale of a woman with husband problems and music problems, told in a three verse limerick.

The Green Piggy
by Elijas Zaremba of The Vault of Thoughts
A 269 word brief story rated PG.

A story with a moral.

The Blue Light, 2011
by Mark A. Rayner of The Skwib
A 330 word short story rated PG.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm tale, The Blue Light, 2011, tells the story of a soldier returning from war, and his encounter with an economist.

The Birth and Death of Nameless
by Webster of The Vault of Thoughts
A 497 word brief story rated PG.

"I woke up. For a split second I sincerely wished I hadn’t. I couldn’t say why. It didn’t matter how hard I tried to answer that question."

The Shades: Part I of The History of the Domini
by Donald S. Crankshaw of Back of the Envelope
A 690 word brief story rated PG.

For the first time, Randall Aurelius reveals the history of the Domini, the mysterious society of sorcerers who wielded such power in the world before the War of the Elementals.

Home Sweet Home
by Thom McNeilly of The Blog of Thom McNeilly
An 1,464 word short story rated R.

"Nigel Kingsley looked down at the crumpled heap in the dark doorway and sneered. The disgust he felt for the woman looking up at him with her grimy face was unparalleled. Leaning on his walking cane, something he never left home without, Kingsley considered spiting in the tramp’s face, but at the last moment he decided to have some fun with her instead." 

The Zapak Gambit
by Surendra Singh of Sury's Stories
A 2,379 word short story rated PG.

When a chess player needs money to buy a phone that satisfies his one addiction- facebook, he decides to scam people in a chess game... When he meets an 18 year old, well, almost!, what turn of events will surprise him?

A Bad Box
by CJ Burch of Divas for Geeks
A 4,774 word short story rated PG.

It's sort of a steam-punk thing...sort of.

This concludes the one hundred and twelfth Storyblogging Carnival.

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  1. Hello, this is Elijas Zaremba. I had to re-post my story called green piggy so the link is broken but you should be able to find it in "Vault of Thoughts" blog.

  2. Thanks, Elijas. I think I've got the link right. Let me know if it doesn't work.


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