aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)

"Because everything is better with the end of the world."


Welcome! Below you can find hundreds - thousands, really - of posts, many of them fiction.

I write a lot - much in established universes, some in one-off settings. Much of what I write ends up here. In addition, you'll find homesteading blogging, the occasional crafts-and-clothing post, and journals of my wine-tourism of New York State.

Here (and here on Livejournal) you'll find an index of my universes. Each 'verse has its own landing page with an index of stories within.

A loose posting schedule (and on LJ covers weekly recurring posts; other things are posted as the mood hits.

My commission rates are here (and on LJ); you can drop a dollar or two in the tip jar or commission a story to be written. Or you can become a Patreon Patron and unlock even more fiction! This is everything I've written for Patreon to date!

Enjoy!

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aldersprig: (AylaSmile)
So.

I have almost finished migrating all of Addergoole: The Original Series to Wordpress, here: http://www.addergoole.com/TOS/

This is still the old story! The rewrite will come along soon as Kickstarted e-books! I just wanted to have the old story accessible in the meantime.

But with the slow death of the old forums and moving to the new site... it looks sad. It wants comment-love.

So I'm going to bribe you, the readers, to leave comments.

Thus:

The first 20 people** to leave comments* on the new Addergoole site (http://www.addergoole.com/TOS/) may request any Addergoole or fae-apoc based short-short stories:

The first 5 commenters will get 250 words ☐ ☐ ☑ ☑ ☑
The next 5 will get 100 words ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐
The next 5 will get 50 words ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐
and the next 5 will get 25 words. ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Each additional comment after your first will increase that wordcount by 10%, up to 500 words.

Leave a note here with your requested story. Stories will be posted within the next 2-3 months, as time permits.

Start here with Chapter 1


* A comment, for the purposes of this post, must be at least 10 words long, excluding typo-finds, and must be relevant in some way to the post you're commenting on. No credit for spam!

** This option will remain open for three weeks, or until I have 20 commenters, whichever comes first.
aldersprig: (Buffy)


Part I: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1096503.html
Part II: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1100922.html
Part III: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1104619.html#cutid1
Part IV: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1108537.html
Part V: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1112216.html
Part VI: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1124762.html
Part VII: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1134781.html
Part VIII: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1139412.html


Help! I'd like clever individual titles for these chapters as well - now taking suggestions for all 8!


“Are you sure we’re going the right way, Giles? I mean, yeah, massive wards of wardiness seem to say something about ‘here be strange things’ but the scenery…” Willow looked out the window at wheat that seemed to go on forever. “There’s nothing here.”

“No shoe stores,” Buffy sulked.
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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
“Is this your idea of a joke?” Gianci demanded.  His breath was warm, brushing across the top of Enrie’s head.

“It might be Taikie’s idea of a prank,” Enrie admitted, “but I doubt it.  There are far too few pipes involved.”  In the dark, it wasn’t easy to find the hidden door to the cupola, and

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/07/27/chapter-37c-trouble-shared/
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)

Written to [livejournal.com profile] kelkyag's prompt here for my Summer Giraffe Call. Um... before the accidental marriage timeline, after the initial first-day timeline in Space Accountant

"You have have records on paper." Genique stared at the Moneykeeper with a look that was fifty percent horror and fifty percent dry amusement. She was still getting over the fact that this so-called pirate ship had a Moneykeeper, in addition to a Quartermaster and a full rank system.

As she looked around Moneykeeper Jeffer ReemMickey's office, Genique came to the slow realization that the ship didn't really have a Moneykeeper. They had... an old man who had probably been a brilliant pirate - maybe a hitter, maybe something like a tech expert - when he was younger. He hadn't died the way pirates were supposed to, early and violently, and they’d given him a sinecure position, something to keep him out of the way.
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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
Finding Riensin was harder than she’d hoped it would be.  He wasn’t in the dining hall, he wasn’t readily visible in the library, and he wasn't in his dorm’s common room or in his room, although his roommates gave Enrie and Taikie quite the look — before they noticed Saydrie standing with them.



Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/07/26/chapter-37b-trouble-comes-finding-you/
aldersprig: (Dragon Orange)
This is written to [personal profile] thnidu's commissioned continuation of Shedding Skin.

It had been a long time since she’d been visible like this. Akazha did her best to ignore the people in the village; she was going to save them first and deal with them later. She rolled her shoulders and felt her second arms appear. She shifted from foot to foot and felt her tail unfurl.

In this form, she was a good three feet taller than in her human shape. In this form, she had some weaknesses that were nearly mythical, but the rest of her was pretty tough.
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aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)

Written to [livejournal.com profile] sauergeek's commissioned continuation of "The Sun Comes Up from my Summer Giraffe Call.

Painting was not easy. The technical skill was relatively simple. Nina had been rendering elevations of potential buildings since she began working. She could display a leaf on the canvas. She could show you its veins and the way it curved.

That was not what Aspen did. Aspen made art. His paintings made feelings happen, deep in Nina’s gut. They showed movement and light and the way the air tasted, fresh by the reservoir, darker by the road.
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aldersprig: (Susan)


first: A Door in the Wall
Second: On the Other Side of the Door
Third: The Call Comes Again
Fourth: New Travelling Companions
Fifth: Complications and then Complications
Sixth: Stranger Things
Seventh: A Change and Changes
Eighth: But Not A Return
Ninth: The Gods Not Tamed
Tenth: The Tiny Queen Arises,
Eleventh:The Gentle Queen Awakens
Twelth: The Terror of the Plains


The ride was an easy one, and they were not going at speed. Polla spent a few hours regaling them with tales of her exploits as the Terror of the Plains, tales which Susan suspected were lightly censored for ears she could not help but think of as young.
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aldersprig: (Dragon Orange)
Akazha had been slipping through the mud and the muck of swamps and the stench of dead towns. She had wrapped herself in dun and denim, old rags of clothing and layers of dusty, bland cloth. It was the sort of thing that many people were wearing, people that wanted to survive and get by and didn't really have time to worry, right now, about fashion.

She'd covered herself up from head to toe - it was coming on winter, and she was in the North, so it raised no eyebrows and brought no questions, save one particularly handsy would-be mayor who ripped her veil of and stared at her ears, as if expecting them to be pointed. She ducked her head and didn't look at people in the face when she met them, just mumbled that she could work if there was food.

There was sometimes work. More rarely was there food. Everyone was hurting, and everyone was scared. She did what she could, and didn’t stay too long. “I don’t like to be around people,” she’d say. “I don’t want to be any trouble.” Any place that could spare a little food for her, well, they could only spare a little, and she didn’t want them to start asking questions.

She wrapped the old clothes around herself like a mask, kept her head down and made no trouble. She was just trying to get by. They were all trying to get by.

She hadn’t meant to fight the monster, but she’d been in Fairview for less than a day, and she could already tell he was bad news. He was hurting the people. He was hurting the kids.

She stood up to her full height and let her colors show. Green and red, blue and yellow; her scales and her skin were all the shades of the rainbow and some never seen in nature.

They’d kill her, the villagers would, or drive her off. She hadn’t had a proper meal in months, and she’d been hoping this would be different.

Akazha stretched, feeling the rags around her tear off, and let her true colors show.

Written to today's Thimbleful Thursday prompt, "Show One's True Colors."

Next: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1145787.html
aldersprig: (unspoken)
I'm filling this in slowly from the below list, but this is my second [community profile] allbingo card for the "Finish It" challenge.

8 (II) 11 (V) 35 (V) 23 (V) 29 (V) 21 (III)
5 (V) 6 (VI) 4 (IV) 13 (I) 15 (III) 26 (II)
34 (IV) 17 (V) 7 (I) 28 (IV) 22 (IV) 14 (II)
27 (III) 31: The Silver Road (I) 3 (III) 10 (IV) 33 (III) 36 (VI)
32 (II) 9 (III) 18 (VI) 16 (IV) 24 (VI) 19: Discovery (I)
30 (VI) 12 (VI) 2 (II) 1 (I) 25 (I) 20 (II)

working oncompletednextPartial Finish

At any point, I may sub out one of these for another suggested one or something else I need to finish.

The numbers (those that remain) correspond to the list below. This was arranged from the [community profile] allbingo public card, your suggestions, and Random.org's list randomizer.

The Roman numerals are another way of getting a bingo - do, say, all of the (I) instead of a line or a square or such.

see links here - http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/1197753.html

1 An Argument of Magic.
2 Shenanigans. (There are multiple snippets without immediate followups, but it's mostly all one thread.)
3 Willard: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/543285.html
4 The Portal Closed.
5 Duty.
6 The Cat's Paw.


7 You'd Better Watch Out.
8 Rodegard -- and Esedora.

9 Road Map To....
10 Space Accountant: A Reason - and Accidental, and bunking arrangements, etc (Genique got Married?) - http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1092113.html
11 Fated.
12 The Hazards of Magic.

13 Fifty Years.
14 Over the Wall left off in the middle of the discussion, just as it was taking (yet another) interesting turn.
15 Tilden: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/525842.html
16 Where Do Unicorns Come From?.
17 The Strength.
18 Aetheric Cleansing.
19 Discovery.

20 Three Glass Beads, Peacock Blue.
21 Strange Favors http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/453665.html
22 Rin and Girey, and more Rin, with research.
23 Clarisse: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/565158.html
24 Unicorn-Chaste.
25 Heroes (and earlier branches).
26 Change.

27 Exhaustion.


28 How The Family Does things -- at resting point/chapter break, but there could be more.
29 Boy Trouble, which is rather skew from the previous.
30 Trash and Treasures.

31 The Silver Road.
32 Far Weston.

33 Æ is for Ash.
34 Skill and Dreams.
35 In the Attic.

36 Rumors about the Family.
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
Sorry, guys... um. *cough* Tomorrow will be Wednesday.
And also Thursday.
And maybe part of Friday.
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
I have finished (much slower on the second round) the Giraffe Call stories, although I am still working on the tips-and-commissioned stories. You can find them all at this tag:

http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/tag/giraffecall:+result

or on LJ:

http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/tag/giraffecall:%20result

Final numbers for the second round are:



$16 in donations, no new Patreon patrons, 2 new friends/followers/bloggites.... just $9, 2 patrons, or 2 new friends away from the goal.

All in all, I'd say it's a good run, and I'm that much closer to a new tablet (poor tablet met the road. Well, sidewalk).

P.S. I'm still really proud of the splash icon I got to use the first round:
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)

Written to [livejournal.com profile] book_worm5' prompt here to my Summer Giraffe Call Round 2

Jorin found the new guy kneeling in a field, staring at the waste of his wheat, his face dry but the expression on his face as heartbroken as if he’d been sobbing. Jorin stifled a sigh; he could remember when he’d been the new guy. This place was hard, harder than any other place Jorin had ever lived, and it wore on you.

“Hey.” He kept his voice mellow. “Hard luck. The whole field?”

“It was just barely holding on. The weeds here are nuts. But I’d just gotten a crop really going…! And then that damn fire.” He looked down at the cold, damp ash; the hard rain had doused the fire, but too late for the wheat.

Jorin knelt down next to him. “This place is hard.”

“That’s what it says in the brochure.” The guy’s voice cracked — bad joke or the start of more tears, Jorin couldn’t tell. “It’s hard. But you get to try. They didn’t tell us it would all go up in smoke.”

“They don’t. They don’t know, not really. Company wonks, that’s all. The people who plan this stuff.” Jorin’s brochure had said this is your second chance and he’d believed it. “But it’s what they’re willing to give us.”

“So what now?” New-guy ran his fingers through the dirt. “That was all I could afford, and it’s all gone.”

“Now you learn about this place.” Jorin ran his fingers through the dirt until he found one, a seedling just starting to crack. “See? This place is hard and the wheat is harder. But after a fire… the seeds sprout. Give it a week, and your field will be green again.”

New-Guy swallowed. “You’re serious?”

“It’s kind of like us. We got hit with something — all of us, we really did.” It was stupid and poetic, not Jorin’s usual bag. He said it anyway. “But you stick us here, hard cases all of us… sometimes we sprout.”


aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
♪ Well I would walk a whole three miles
and I would walk three miles more
Just to be the gal who walked six miles...♫

Yeah, it doesn't quite scan, and it was seven miles anyway... we went on a hike this weekend!

We met up with an old friend, who we used to hike with all the time, and a-hiking we went; we parked one car in Dresden, one in Penn Yan, and we hiked the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail from end to end!

(then we ate fried food and had ice cream, but that was awesome, too).

The trail follows an old railway bed and, unlike most things in the Finger Lakes, it's relatively flat - good for getting back into hiking. It's pretty, it's smooth, and it even has portapotties.

The neatest thing for me, though, was the locks. I grew up on the Erie Canal; I'm used to locks. But I'd never seen them on a creek before! The ones on the Keuka Outlet Creek aren't functional anymore, but even the ruins are neat to look at.

I think we'll be going back... just as long as we have someone to park at the other end. 7 miles is enough :-)

♪...who walked those miles
to fall down on the floor
Da da lat da (Da da lat da)♫
aldersprig: (Doorway to Clouds)
After: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1007793.html and http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1007910.html - for the Finish It! Bingo. Not technically a finish, per se, but another chapter.

“If there are other portals, it stands to reason that someone has heard of them.” Clarence came into their hide-out with his arms loaded down with books and his backpack heavy with more.

Barbara set up the camp light and cleared the main table to give them a workplace. “Like that old woman, oh, dear…. Dorothy. Dot Garrington. The one who told us when she had been to Ombrion, and we thought she was putting us on for the longest time?”

“Or,” Diane said more softly, “Donald Jackson, the one that Verdana told us about. Went missing here — I still have the clipping. Because he died in Ombrion.”
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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
“This whole thing just seems strange.”  Taikie hurried along after Enrie.  “I mean… Kekla’s reaction?  It was like a baby-tale monster was jumping out of the woodwork at her. Who’s that scary?”

“Lots of people.”  Enrie thought about that.  “I mean, historical examples, there’s the Butcher of Bor

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/07/18/chapter-37a/
aldersprig: (Evangaline)

After Part I

Arranging a trip to New York City was neither a quick endeavor nor one done simply. Eva had to get time off of the job that her family still thought she ought to quit. She had to talk Hadelai into letting Beryl come with her — which, in the long run, meant telling her sister what was going on.

Telling Hadelai came with risk, of course. If Haddy told their mother, then she was likely to tell everyone. The same problem if anyone told their sister Fallon.
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aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)

Written to [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu' commissioned continuation of Insta-Cure from my Summer Giraffe Call.

Aspen pulled the candles and fake logs from the fireplace and whispered a quick spell, unstoppering the chimney. “Fire,” she murmured, pleased with herself. “All right, Toph, Betsy, there are eight candles in there. Arrange them in a half-circle around the fireplace, and then we’re going to put you in the middle, Toph, and we’re going to focus on the problem.”

“No, uh-unh.” He shook his head emphatically. “That’s how we end up with the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.”

“No, no. That’s how we ended up with the nice shield over this block, remember? It’s not always like Ghostbusters, bub.”

Topher sighed loudly. “All right, all right. We can focus on the problem. Which is me, yeah? Me is the problem?”
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aldersprig: (Susan)


first: A Door in the Wall
Second: On the Other Side of the Door
Third: The Call Comes Again
Fourth: New Travelling Companions
Fifth: Complications and then Complications
Sixth: Stranger Things
Seventh: A Change and Changes
Eighth: But Not A Return
Ninth: The Gods Not Tamed
Tenth: The Tiny Queen Arises,
Eleventh:The Gentle Queen Awakens


They left the tavern on that solemn note. Polla, Susan could tell, was attempting to hide a limp. She moved until she was between the woman and the mass of the crowd, and smiled as she saw Peter flank Polla on the other side.
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Thirteen: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1145146.html
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
Due to a *cough* scheduling error, you get two chapters today.  Please make sure you've read Chapter 36B first

“So,” Saydrie cleared his throat.  “Sorry about that, Stable-Master Korten.  I’m not sure…”

“Your friend there, that’s not an entirely unreasonable reaction.  Lirnilalie is not the s

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/07/15/chapter-36c-learning-to-swim/
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
“You three?”  Stable-master Korten smiled at them as they slipped in through the far entrance to the stable.  “And you brought friends.  I’m not going to need to clear out another stall, am I?”

“Aren’t things getting a little crowded already?”  Enrie flashed him a bright smile, hoping he knew th

Read on:
http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/07/15/chapter-36b-of-vowels-and-women/
aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
Every story & serialized piece posted to my Patreon page
in order by month

* - open for anyone to read
§ - repost of a previously-posted story
‡ - a post is owed here

Items not marked with a setting nor in a setting-theme are not set in a broader world of mine

For more information on any setting, see my
index of indices, also known as a landing page landing page 

July 2014: Tir na Cali
Naked Sushi

August 2014: Reiassan
A Hero of Reiassan*
Other Soldiers, Other Fates* - continuation here*

September 2014: Gender-funkery
The Haircut *
The Shape-Wizard's Apprentice

October 2014: Impossible Situations
Family Reunion*
The Trouble With O'Shareen Seven*

November 2014: "I'm Writing Nano"
After the Storm (Addergoole post-apoc)

December 2014: No theme
Excerpt, Rin & Girey/Into Lannamer

January 2015: "I'm writing A Lot of Doomsday"
The Storm Prince of Death *

$20 Pledge Reached - short story

February 2015: Music and Song
Abduction: a musical*


March 2015: Dragons Next Door
A Twisty Problem
Whispers
A Meeting & an Education*

April 2015: Stranded World
Strands and Connections
Tangles and Knots, Snarls and Combs
A tangled Knot *

May 2015: Love Stories
Ashes & Love (Fae Apoc)
The Warlord's Cat *
Five Locks (Fae Apoc)

$30 pledge reached - bonus story at $7 pledge level

June 2015: Tír na Cali
Leaving the Land of the Free
Fox Hunt
Sale Price *
Last Bid *
The Queen's Councillor *

July 2015: Finish It! (More, Please)
Down, Down, Down *  
(After Into the History of Addergoole)The Hunt Continues  
(After Fox Hunt, June '15)
Commissioned continuations:
A Rescue in Kind
(after the Daxton/Esha story found at this tag)

August 2015: Faerie Apocalypse
Discovery Channel - during the apoc *§
Want Ad - pre-apoc * (continued with Desired Situation *)
The Scores, the Stories, and the Truths pre-apoc *§
Angelic Visitation* - After Storm Prince Of Death, Jan '15, far post-apoc
Field Trip - during the apoc
A Storm Over Addergoole East 

$40 pledge reached - serial


September 2015: Cats
In Training - Tír na Cali *§
The Invasion of the Kah-Tah *
Vermin Hunter - Aunt Family
Lilac in Spring - Aunt Family *
Purrrrsonnel Issues *

October 2015: The Aunt Family
Heirlooms & Old Lace - modern era, Eva *§
Asta's Journal - WWII Era *
Journals of Loss 
Let No Man Set Asunder - 1968
A Test, a Trial - Zenobia Era
Zenobia was the Aunt two aunts before Ruan,
who was before Asta, who was before Evangaline.
A Bear in Winter - a fairy tale *

November 2015: Legends & Myths
The Mall 
The Great Dragon - Faerie Apocalypse
Estrildis’ Ring and Bóinn’s - Tír na Cali

December 2015 - Holidays & Traditions
Later On, By the Fire - Faerie Apocalypse
You'd Better Watch Out - Aunt Family *
Light a Candle For Me - Reiassan/Edally

January 2016: Addergoole
Going to Addergoole East - sometime postapoc
When the Angels Came - during the apoc
Attrition - between years 12 & 17 *

February 2016: Dragons Next Door
Going to Asthrifel * 
The Tinies of Ogre-House 
A Model Student of the Pumpkin
 

March 2016: Doomsday Academy/Cloverleaf
The Year Cya Didn't Keep Anyone - origins of Cloverleaf *§
Second Thoughts, Third Thoughts
 *
Aging in Cloverleaf 
The Facility 
oro'cy'Sweetflower
 *

April 2016: April Showers
Don't Cry, Baby - Addergoole  *§
The Baroness and the Pauper - Tír na Cali
(Mis)Use of Power - Faerie Apocalypse *
Priorities - Faerie Apocalypse

May 2016: Stranded World
The Deep Inks *§  
Private Party
 - at the festival 
Woven Together - other characters
Leftovers: Ficlets of Stranded World - Thanksgiving *

June 2016: Reiassan
Goat Diplomacy - just post-cut-off from the old world
The Tea Wars - during Rin & Girey's voyage  *§
Goat-Mad - ~100 years before Edally *
The Weasel that saved the Empire - sometime after Rin but before Edally (probably)

July 2016: Dragons Next Door
"Damn Dragons, Get Off My Lawn!"  - origins of the series  *§
‡‡‡


The Serials... )
aldersprig: (Wood)
The Aereaxerer archipelago hovers high above the Nevilla Forest, wobbling ever so slightly on stems up to a mile high. This unlikely feature is the home of the Expectant Wood serial story, available to Patreon readers.

Setting
These posts open to all
The Serial Family (Patreon)
Name the Serial Family (LJ)
The Serial Islands (Patreon)
A five-minute map of the islands (LJ)


The Serial
These posts available to Patreon patrons

Nimbus and her family are on an expedition, exploring the Center of Aereaxera, the biggest island in the Aereaxerer archipelago. But something is amiss at the center of their world...!

Chapter One: Trouble at the Stamen (Patreon)
Chapter Two: The Stamen End (Patreon)
Chapter Three: The Slippery Stamen-End (Patreon)
Chapter Four: The Sharp Exit (Patreon)
Chapter Five: The First Rescue (Patreon)
Chapter Six: The Cut in Aereaxera (Patreon)

aldersprig: (Wood)
 Chapter One: Trouble at the Stamen

Chapter Two: The Stamen-End

Chapter Three: A Slippery Stamen-End

Chapter Four: The Sharp Exit

Chapter Five: The First Rescue

Summary of All Aerax 


Chapter Six: The Cut in Aereaxera

Didda didn’t like it. He didn’t have to say it; it was obvious in the way his lips were all squished tight together and the way he moved, like if he could take out enough of his anger on the thorns of Aereaxera, he wouldn’t shout like he wanted to....

🍂🍂🍂

The Expectant Wood follows young Nimbus down into the depths of strange Aereaxera, an island floating on a tall stem, high above the land below.  Follow her adventures as she and her family - her Didda and Mem, her sisters Billow and Shining Pearl - go places nobody else has gone and meet strange people and stranger plants.

Expectant Wood is available to all Patreons


aldersprig: (Buffy)
Part I
Part Ia
Part II
Part III
Chapters 7 & 8

The Intersection


“Look, I can help you.” Hardison's voice was rising in panic. “Just tell me what stores you see.”

Parker looked around. “Nearest intersection has a… Cobalt jewelry and a Costello ice cream. Big fountain thing. No skylight.”
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aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)

Written to [personal profile] clare_dragonfly' prompt here to my Summer Giraffe Call Round 2.

Planet names from - http://www.scifiideas.com/planet-generator/


“Pereira! What in hell are you doing?” Captain Klerkx came around the corner of the tower, glaring at her 2-I-C. “This isn’t a farming planet, this is a military base.”

Sage Pereira straightened up. “And because it’s a long-term military position, Captain, I have two days of leave a week and an extra three days of leave a month. I’m not on the duty roster today.”
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aldersprig: (DragonBaby)


This month's Patreon theme is Dragons Next Door: The new neighbors have moved in next to Aud & Sage, and they're certainly interesting...

Smokey Knoll is an exciting place to live, but for Aud and Sage, their kids, and their neighbors the Smiths, it's just... life. Harpies, centaurs, and tiny people in the walls; kidnappers, magic-users, and strange poisons in black jars... Aud just wants to get through the latest parent-teacher meeting, and nevermind the mayor's latest problem.

I've started out by reposting the story that started it all, "Damn Dragons, Get Off My Lawn!"

Go check it out!
aldersprig: (Unicorn)
A new setting, Unicorn/Factory colors an early industrial world, where the ravages of rampant production are being held off by unicorns.

This story has some dark themes - not just pollution, corruption, and the clash of industrialization & farming, but also the very real costs paid by the farming towns. It also encompasses, in some stories, rape and forced pregnancy, maiming, and murder.


Down the River
Talking it to Death (LJ)

Duty after she's gone to the river...

Chased/t
Unicorn Chase (LJ)
Unicorn-Chased (LJ)
Unicorn-Chaste (LJ)

The Silver Road (LJ)
Pure as... (LJ)
Making Harvest Wreathes (LJ)
Red Roses and White [No X post, Donor Perk]
Preconceptions
The Grey Line (and on LJ)
Observed (no x-post, Donor Perk)
Productive (LJ)
The Governors (LJ)
Right and Wrong (LJ)
Cleaning House (LJ)
Observing (LJ)


Other Bits
Take Me (LJ) Depression & the unicorns
Far Weston (LJ) A new City
Unicorn Hair (LJ)

The Rebellion
The Problem (LJ)
Unicorn Bride Rebellion, Part I (LJ)

Strange Unicorns
The Black Unicorns of Cardenborn (LJ)
The Unicorn's Gift After The Black Unicorns
Change (LJ)
Strange (LJ)

Stroked
Stroke the Unicorn (LJ)
Unicorn Strokes (LJ)
Unicorn Truths (LJ)

The Black Bean (LJ)

5 Things You'll Never Meet, by [livejournal.com profile] cluudle

No Unicorn, by [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu

February World-Building Q9
February World-Building Q24
February World-Building Q27
Three Weeks for Worldbuilding - The Governors in Unicorn/Factory (no xpost)
aldersprig: (LynKnitting)
This past weekend, we did almost nothing on the house - except plant one small squash plant, after clearing and turning over and weeding and hauling dirt into and weed-clothing sufficient area of our squash patch to let it spread (hey, it's been a slow summer for gardening).

But we did go to a craft festival. Corn Hill Arts Festival is one of the biggest and best festivals in Rochester, and one that has been going on for a very long time (I first went with my parents, when it was a more hippy-feeling event and I was much smaller).

Back when we lived in Rochester, T and I went to many (not all: almost impossible) of the craft festivals in the area, but it's been several years since we've driven back up for one (It's about a 2-hour drive each way). It was nice to go back, and I think the break did us good. I felt far less jaded; there were many many new things, and even the trendy-thing-with-too-many-booths was new to us.

And we bought things! We did not buy wall art, because oh dear gods, the wall art I wanted cost too much. But I got a new mug! And some new earrings and a new bracelet (fork!) and a small piece of art and... *breathes* OH YEAH a fairy door.

Pics of the fairy door when we install it on Grandmother Maple. For now: My fancy new mug.

aldersprig: (AylaSmile)

Written to [personal profile] chanter_greenie' prompt here to my Summer Giraffe Call Round 2

The hallways had been loud and dark all morning. Circia had hidden in her room with her plants and her Biology homework and tried to ignore it. There’d been one time where someone pounded on her door, but she’d shouted “go away,” ignoring the pounding echoing in her head, and nobody else had bothered her.
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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
Ulunumani had fled, flinging imprecations.  Enrie wanted to feel bad about that -- and in some sense, she supposed she did. Ledryie was right; she was far too casual about making enemies.  At least Taikie’d made her first enemy when he tried to kill her; Enrie seemed to make them when she got in th

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http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/07/11/chapter-36a-keep-moving/
aldersprig: (KinkBingo2)


Chapter 2 in my answer to the "guy has umpteen wives" trope
Find Chapter 1 here
.

Lady Taisiya’s estate sat between Sefton’s parents’ estate and the sea. This put it in a prime spot - a bargaining position his mother and her husbands had spoken of when they thought younger ears weren’t listening. It was shorter and squatter than the place Sefton had called home. Sefton looked over the whitewashed walls and the way it seemed to stretch out over the sandy grass. It was different, but it might be lovely.

Sefton had only a moment to look at it before his Lady — his new wife, his new minder, until he or she died — was steering him towards the front door. “You know what you must do?” she murmured, softly enough that no-one else could possibly overhear.
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aldersprig: (Gremlin)
I'm filling this in slowly from the below list, but this is my [community profile] allbingo card for the "Finish It" challenge.


Rin's parents, and Rin's father, and ...
(II)
Carrying the Spirit.
(V)
Arisse and Chress (V) Take Me (V) The Hazards of Magic (V) Fated (III) Edally (α)
Robbie meets Radar (V) B is for Beryl and her Boys.
(VI)
How The Family Does things (IV) Fifty Years. (I) King(maker) Cake.
(III)
Aetheric Cleansing. (II) Novella(α)
You'd Better Watch Out. (IV) Rin & Girey (V) Unicorn-Chaste (I) Discovery (IV) The Enemy's City (IV) Æ is for Ash. (II) Landing Pages (3 big) (α)
The Portal Closed (III) Bjorn (I) Mikary (III) Over the Wall (IV) The Cat's Paw. (III) Far Weston. (VI) Ghost Story I(α)
Daxton and Esha (II) Jin (III):
Hostage Situation
A Locked Chest is Locked for a Reason (VI) Wild Card(IV) Legacy Cat (VI) Charming (I) Kickstarter(α)
The Strength (VI) Shahin and Emrys (VI) Unicorn Strokes (II) Gremlins/Junie's kidnapping (I) Aetheric Cleansing. (I) Three Glass Beads, Peacock Blue (II) Submission(α)

working oncompletednextPartial Finish


At any point, I may sub out one of these for another suggested one or something else I need to finish.

The numbers (those that remain) correspond to the list below. This was arranged from the [community profile] allbingo public card, your suggestions, and Random.org's list randomizer.

The Roman numerals are another way of getting a bingo - do, say, all of the (I) instead of a line or a square or such.

see links here - http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/1197753.html

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aldersprig: (Tairiekie)
“All right” Riensin leaned forward.  “So you have a puzzle piece.  We need to check in Instructor… P’s office.  You found things that were of the right era there, right?”

“Yes, but someone else has already ransacked his office.”  Enrie wrinkled her nose.

“Do you think he noticed?”

“...that

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http://www.edallyacademy.com/2016/07/09/chapter-35c-everything-comes-back-to-her-who-threw-it/
aldersprig: (Buffy)


Part I: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1096503.html
Part II: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1100922.html
Part III: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1104619.html#cutid1
Part IV: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1108537.html
Part V: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1112216.html
Part VI: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1124762.html
Part VII: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1134781.html


Help! I'd like clever individual titles for these chapters as well - now taking suggestions for all 8!


Giles pulled the car to a stop on the side of the barely-paved road, very slowly put the car in park, and twisted in his seat to stare at Xander.
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aldersprig: (Buffy)


Part I
Part Ia
Part II
Part III

The Reconnaissance


“So, complaint one, this place is in like the eighteenth century or something. LIke nothing here at all is computerized. That’s going to mean a lot more Parker and Sophie and a lot less me.” Hardison frowned at his computer screen.
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Next: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1141327.html
aldersprig: (City)

Written to [livejournal.com profile] kelkyag' prompt here to my Summer Giraffe Call Round 2. This plays off of and comes after The Fairy Road

The park in the middle of the city had always been creepy. In this city, that was hardly surprising, especially for the thousands of people who had no power of their own but enough of the blood to sense what was going on. The park had power, power by the boatload, and it had danger and ghosts twice on top of twice the power it had. For a small thing, a city block crossed by stone, it was fraught with history and with meaning, and it was so overgrown as to be more of a tangle than a park.
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aldersprig: (Science!)

Written to [livejournal.com profile] sauergeek' prompt here to my Summer Giraffe Call Round 2

Names from - http://www.scifiideas.com/alien-species-generator/


“All right, the last plant is ready for the colony ship.” Gioia macDowell stepped back and wiped the sweat from her brow while her boss waited — patiently of course; the Detzuborg were always patient — for her to continue. “It’s gluten-free, it’s vegan, it’s umami, it’s got a decent healthy fats content, low cholesterol, not too high in fructose, decent in fiber and with the best protein content I could manage.”
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aldersprig: (Unicorn)


After Stroke the Unicorn and Unicorn Strokes, for the Finish It! Bingo


Blanket content warning for Unicorn/Factory: This setting involves unicorns using their horns for both violence and sexual violence, although none of that is directly described in this story.



Jakob took the woman to his home for the night. She deserved better than an anonymous inn bed, after the story she had given them, and, what was more, Jakob found he wanted the rest of the story.
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