The day I loved you.

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It’s been a while. Here’s a new, short take that fits into the SoulKeeper series I wrote last year. It’s kind of cryptic in places and it leaps about a bit but it’s been a while since I wrote more than a shopping list. Enjoy, and see with your heart.

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Habitat.

There’s a bigger story in this but I’m tired and have little time to write. This is, at least, the outline and the beginning. I have a few variations on the basic theme so maybe I’ll sketch them next. There’s nothing at all new in this one; it’s a well-worn theme, but I hope the end surprises you.

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Shine

Or perhaps ‘Rust’ would be more fitting. It’s the first non-work writing I’ve done in months, and it feels like it: clumsy and jagged. Apologies in advance, dear Reader.

So, I was thinking about Wuthering Heights and that led me to Kate Bush’s song, which is haunting. Cathy and Heathcliff had plenty of unresolved issues, and it got me wondering about the subtexts of relationships and reality; ‘What if?’ Here ’tis.

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Three Months

That’s how long it’s been since I was here last, and you too, by the look of things. I hope you’re all happy and well and that this year will be good to you. Hopefully soon I’ll have something to write that’s worth reading.

Create a good day.

Wendigism #1,523,468.235

Fan rant follows.

Chuck Wendig, author and blogger extraordinaire, has this to say on the subject of writing the book you have inside you.

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/10/13/go-big-go-weird-go-you-and-fuck-fear-right-in-the-ear

For those who like to write, if you could only read one really helpful article this year decade lifetime, this is the one. I’m a huge fan of El Wendigo, which is why I buy his books. Buying the first one is applause for the author. Buying subsequent ones is a standing ovation.

I’m steely-eyed when it comes to reading ‘advice’ from people who think they know how to do everything but can’t get other people to buy their books. Most of what they write about writing is obvious, pretentious, or just plain bullshit. So, I’m not a fan of writers trying to tell others what they should or shouldn’t do, when they don’t take their own advice. Fuck them. I have nothing against the horse they rode in on, though.

Go read what Wendig just wrote. The man deserves a statue like Rocky Balboa had, although it’d probably need pen and paper rather than boxing gloves, less hair, and maybe a bit of a paunch.

The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 11.

It all began here, with a harmless little story from Addy.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com

You’ll have to dig around between Addy’s blog and mine for Chapters 1 to 11.

Now, it seems, he has an artist interested in illustrating our story. Steampunk rules!

Over to you, Addy!

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 9.

Yes, it’s been a while. Here’s the next chapter in the steampunk-inspired epic started by your friend and mine, Addy.

It began here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-6

The links to all earlier chapters can be found from the link above.

Chapters 7 and 8 can be found here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-8

And it’s been bouncing between his blog and mine ever since. Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 7.

This is my next chapter in the steampunk-inspired story begun by Addy. Go here for all the links to the previous chapters.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-6

Addy likes trying to paint me into a corner, so here’s my effort at doing it to him.

Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 5 Part 2.

Scope, scale, and escalation. I like making a story bigger by peeking into the personality and thinking of a character. Prince Kaustikos becomes Regent Cyanide and then the King of the Ruled. With names like those, he needs to be a real bastard. Here he is, and here are the links to the rest of the story.

Addy wrote Chapter 1 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

I wrote Chapter 2 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-2-fanfic

He wrote Chapter 3 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-3

I wrote Chapter 4 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-4

Chapter 5 is here and introduces Pryderi, the forgotten son of the King and a captain of an Unruled warship:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-5

Part 2 introduces Cyanide.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 5.

What began as a short story Addy emailed to me has taken on a life of its own. In this chapter I wanted to dig into the background of the Steampunk Captain. Perhaps Addy or SouldierGirl or maybe you would like to have a shot at expanding this or another character. Don’t be shy. It’s a bit of fun. We’re not writing Hemingway here.

Here are all the links you need from the beginning of the tale.

Addy wrote Chapter 1 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

I wrote Chapter 2 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-2-fanfic

He wrote Chapter 3 here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-3

I wrote Chapter 4 here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-4

Now I’ve written Chapter 5 here because I’m wordy and prolific and everyone else is a slacker I have to drag along, kicking and hopefully screaming.

Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 4.

Addy wrote a short story here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

I wrote a fanfic second chapter here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-2-fanfic

He retaliated with a third chapter here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-3

Here’s my uppercut reply.

Writing chapter for chapter with Addy is more fun than should be legal. Enjoy. Addy, over to you.

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The Heist on Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 2. (Fanfic)

This is a fanfic based on one of my favourite emerging writers, Addy.

His story began here, with The Heist of the Silver Knights Bank.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/the-heist-on-silver-knights-bank

Below is my fanfic ‘next chapter’. Enjoy.

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Tempora Mutantur. Part III. (Final)

It began here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/tempora-mutantur-part-i

Then it escalated here:

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/tempora-mutantur-part-ii

Now it finishes here. I think the ending to this is one nobody is going to see coming, and I think it’s the most surprising ending I’ve written.

For those of you not versed in Latin (yes, there are still some people who can’t speak it), Tempora Mutantur means Times Change. Enjoy.

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