aldersprig: (BookGlasses)
I write a lot. Some of this is because I like writing drabbles and short fic; 250 words isn't that hard to pop off.

Much of my writing is in established settings; those that don't have landing pages will soon.

These include:

Stranded World (LJ Link), modern fantasy seen through the eyes of 4 siblings who work the webs of the world, each in their own way.
Reiassan (LJ Link), high fantasy in a world just recovering from centuries of battle.
Tir na Cali (LJ Link); technically modern fantasy, alternate-history timeline, primarily lifestyle-kink erotica.
Faerie Apocalypse (LJ Link), a dystopic modern and post-modern fantasy/apoc world. Faeries and gods live among us, disguised as humans, their culture underground.
Addergoole (LJ Link) is a school within the Faerie Apocalypse setting.
Vas' World (LJ Link): the team was sent to explore the planet for colonization. They could never have guessed what they'd find.
Dragons Next Door (LJ Link)is a fun high-fantasy-in-the-burbs setting with a few good-with-ketchup crunchy dark bits.
Facets of Dusk (LJ Link) is a mystery waiting to be revealed; come along for the show!
The Planners (LJ Link): When the Apocalypse came, they were prepared. Very Prepared.
Unicorn/Factory (LJ) of the costs of progress.
The Aunt Family (LJ) - a mysterious family with some very strange magical artifacts.
Space Accountant (LJ) All Genique wanted was a nice vacation.
Shadow Rebellion (LJ) It all started with the shadows moving...
Science! (Lj) Why haven't Mad Scientists taken over the world yet?
Fairy Town There's something about the city. Something in the water, maybe?
Setting Nursery - these one-off stories may blossom into settings some day (incomplete)

All of my writing here is crowdfunded and crowdsourced; comments and suggestions keep the gears spinning and donations keep the power on.
My Donor landing page is here (and on LJ); you can tip (tips go in a general pool to sponsor longer stories, voted on monthly), sponsor an already-written story, or commission a story to be written.

Once a month I open up a call for prompts; the Giraffe Call's landing page is here and on LJ.

I hosted a 30-days of flash fiction meme: its landing page is here (LJ Link)

I have been published:
An Electric Tragedy
Addergoole, my ongoing webserial
Tales for the Sugar Cat, my ebook
Shifting Hearts, a therian romance
Kazkah Press, a flash-fiction webzine

Wikis of setting information currently exist in various stages of completion:
Addergoole: the Original Series - semi-defunct, but has information still being migrated to the below wiki
Addergoole Year Nine - and beyond
Faerie Apoc
aldersprig: (campnano14)
I wrote absolutely nothing this weekend.

That's okay, that's built into the plan. I went shopping with my mother (all the blue shirts!), went to LARP in another city, went shopping with my husband (I sat on almost every couch for sale in Ithaca), and then went out to dinner with said husband.

So, Friday's first words:
“We started digging for the foundation right here.”

And Friday's last words:
When a werewolf was stuck mid-way, or a shapeshifted cat, it looked dangerous and threatening. Sadly for their guest, a shapeshifting bird – budgie – just looked ridiculous.

Anyone know the style guide for shapeshifting/ed/er?

up to 17255 words total, 2460 Friday (par: 16363). Whee!
aldersprig: (campnano14)
First Line Of Yesterday:
[Sônia] laughed. “You're not as old as you are, either. I'll see you in the morning, sir.”

Last Line of Yesterday:
“Women are naturally built to maneuver while carrying large loads.”

“That's a load, all right.” [Ted] dumped the bags on the bed. “Come on, ladies, get your stuff before I end up wearing it all.”

I wrote 2046 words yesterday, bringing my total to 14,795 (goal: 14545). Whee!

(I'm finally at the point where, counting today as 0 words, the camp Nano approximater still says:
At This Rate You Will Finish On
April 30, 2014)
aldersprig: (campnano14)
First Line of Yesterday:
“Are you always this pushy?” He slipped into the back of the van while Holly jammed the lid shut on the garbage can.

Last Line of Yesterday:
“Yes please, Sônia.” {Mentor} checked the clock. “I should get at least an hour or two of sleep. I'm not as young as I used to be.”

I wrote 2301 words yesterday, bringing the total to 12,749 (par: 12727, back over par!)

On Chives

Apr. 9th, 2014 09:48 am
aldersprig: (LynConstruction)
I started chive seeds last night!

Chives are one of my favorite plants, because they start coming up and are green and edible when the rest of the world is full of snow. Plus, they're super low-maintenance.

I already have chives growing in my Invasive Plants garden (two sorts), but I want to fill in some of the bleaker and weedier parts of the hedgerow with chives, which will take, ah, quite a bit of chives.

I started one "flat" (in this case, two stacked take-out containers with holes poked in the top one for drainage), one of chives-chives (Allium schoenoprasum - and one of garlic chives (Allium tuberosum - I'm not sure about the second chives - they are listed either as the same thing as gau choy/Chinese chives or a completely different thing, so we shall see).

Each flat has 6 rows of 4 seeds each, which will get me a good start, but I want to do two flats each eventually and find other varieties of chive, as well as something that I bought from a nursery last year - society garlic (which is grown for its leaves, culinarily, and for its pretty flowers). Our hedgerow is going to smell beautiful. Well, depending on your tastes, but we're downwind from a dairy farm, sooo...

This might be a good article for me to bookmark -

And more info on chives -

Know any good varieties I can grow from seed?

aldersprig: (campnano14)
First Line of Monday:
Sonia hung up the phone. “Good. We’ve got the world’s most grudging invitation, but nobody said they have to like us. They just have to let us in. Ted?”

Last line of Last Night:
“They’re hitting the hill. Get invisible, you’re not supposed to be here.”

I wrote 1700 words Monday and 1331 words yesterday, bringing my total to 10,448 (par: 10908).

Yesterday was a don't-wanna-write yesterday, but @daHob got me through with bribes and goals and cheering (thanks!) I'm a few words behind, but nothing I can't fix on the weekend! (well, Sunday. Saturday is full-booked).

Now... now I need to outline an episode, because they're supposed to be 10K words each, and at 10,500 I'm 2/3 of the way done with episode one...
aldersprig: (campnano14)
First Line of Friday:
Holly looked at Ted. Ted was nodding. She looked at Sonia. Sonia was ashen, hands tight on the table.

Last line of Sunday:
"Ah, sir, I'm sorry to hear that. We'll see you there, then? In, say, fifteen minutes?"

I wrote 1,850 words on Friday and 909 words on Sunday, bringing me to 7,417 words (goal for the day was 7272) and caught up from the 2nd's "um, no words at all" moment.

Having FUN with this!

The Head of the Team, the Finder/Entry specialist, and the Team itself still need names -
aldersprig: (campnano14)
First Line of Yesterday:
“Mmmf.” He made a small notation in his little black notebook, then nodded at Holly. “Please continue.”

Last Line of Yesterday:
“There are things that happen in societies like that.”

I wrote: 1700 words of Episodes yesterday, bringing my total to 4658.

My (modified) target for yesterday was 4545; I am aiming for 40,000 over the 22 weekdays of the month, so I am back-on-track if I can get 900 extra words written between now and the end of Sunday.
aldersprig: (campnano14)
First Line of Yesterday:
“I think I'm too young to know about your underwear.”

Last Line of Yesterday:
She coughed, folding her hands tightly together on the table. Even an idiot - even Ted - could tell something was wrong. “No, Sir. Apologies.”

I wrote: 931 words of Episodes yesterday, bringing my total to 2958.
My target for yesterday was 3636; I am aiming for 40,000 over the 22 weekdays of the month; I modified my weekend of no-words to include 900 words to balance ;-).
aldersprig: (Ahouva)
[personal profile] itsamellama is holding a Promo: Color Your Icons for $5!.

I might have Mellama color my Llew icon she did -
or the Valran (Inner Circle) icon she just did for me!


[ profile] djinni, he of all the icons, posted Commission Information

I'm not going to post all Djinni's icons or I'll be here 'till May, but here's a couple he's done for me.

(Autumn, Alexa, Ayla, gremlin, pterodactyl, Science!, Syadaia, Theocracy, & Rin)
aldersprig: (campnano14)
First Line of Yesterday:
“No way.” Holly stared at the screen.

Last Line of Yesterday:
"Tighty whities, I’m so disappointed.”

“Oh, don’t act like you’re surprised. Besides, they fit better.”

I wrote: 2027 words of Episodes yesterday, bringing my total (unsurprisingly) to 2027.
My target for yesterday was 1818; I am aiming for 40,000 over the 22 weekdays of the month.

So far so good!
aldersprig: (campnano13)
40,000 words/22 days --> 1800+ words/daily or a 5000-word chapter every 2-1/2 days.
aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
Okay, you guys have 24 hours to help me name these guys.

You've met Holly needs-a-last-name here:; she's the Hacker
Read more... )
aldersprig: (Cali)
Part I (and on LJ), Part II (and on LJ), Part III (and on LJ), Part IV (and on LJ), Part V (and on LJ), Part VI (and on LJ), Part VII (and on LJ), Part VIII (and on LJ), Part IX (and on LJ), Part X (and on LJ), Part XI (and on LJ), Deleted Scene (and on LJ)

This is ... *cough* Tír na Cali/Leverage fanfiction crossover.

It's written in an experimental style for me, and, well, it's fanfic, so pls. be kind.

And now back to the plot

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aldersprig: (Cali)
Part I (and on LJ), Part II (and on LJ), Part III (and on LJ), Part IV (and on LJ), Part V (and on LJ), Part VI (and on LJ), Part VII (and on LJ), Part VIII (and on LJ), Part IX (and on LJ), Part X (and on LJ), Part XI (and on LJ).

This is ... *cough* Tír na Cali/Leverage fanfiction crossover.

It's written in an experimental style for me, and, well, it's fanfic, so pls. be kind.

(this one is a Deleted scene between parts XI and XII. It is far less prime-time safe than the rest of the fic)

Read more... )

Part the next:
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
This was written for [personal profile] jjhunter's prompt in return for the purchase of Dreamwidth paid time. It's... a little weirder than I intended.

It was raining, the water coming sideways at gale speeds. Strange for it to be raining tonight, to give Cassna the cover of the storm when she most needed it.

She didn't bother with an umbrella. In this weather, it was worse than useless. Instead, she murmured a poem, not even bothering to be quiet about it; nobody could hear her. There was nobody to hear her; aside from the hobo crouched under an overhang, the street was empty.
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aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
Stolen from Tumblr

1) Give me a pairing.

2) Give me an AU setting.

3) I will write you a three-sentence fic.

(Any pairing from any of my 'verses, any fandom I know enough about to take a stab at characterization, or any X of any of those)
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
The kid Genius/Hacker/cleric
Holly (needs a last name)

No, sorry, it's not like that. But if you can show me proof to the contrary, I'll consider it.

Holly is a voracious consumer of knowledge in all its forms, and has been her entire short life.

Nineteen as the story starts, she was sat on her parents' laps in front of computers at the tender age of four, and has been at a keyboard ever since.

She denies claims that she's a prodigy, despite the fact that she is working towards her doctorate in robotics at the moment.

She found fandom and cosplay very early, coming by it honestly - her parents having taken her to Darkovercon when she was 2 months old. She enjoys anime as well as many of the modern sci-fi/fantasy TV shows, writes fanfic in her spare time, and has a vibrant social life online.

She identifies as bisexual but has yet to find someone who she values enough, whose sexuality lines up properly with hers, to engage in anything further than necking with IRL.

She maintains several discrete identities online and three IRL, not counting her forays into MMORPGs.
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
...People of Color, esp. American people of color.

People with disabilities.

aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
Crap, crap, werewolves can't be the first episode, I need a pilot episode crap....

aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
I wish there were more stories with people who ___ (or ___ people).
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
What I like in Urban Fantasy series is...
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
March is Women's History Month, and so for March I'm doing vignettes about or questions regarding any of my female characters, one/day from the 10th-31st.

The prompt post is here; please add more prompts ;-)

This one comes from [personal profile] thnidu, who asked "How come Regine is so... so Regine-ish?"

Regine Avonmorea is the cold and analytic Director of the Addergoole School - in Addergoole, which also has a landing page here. (Stay tuned for the entirely-new rewrite of Book One of Addergoole, coming soon!)

Read more... )
aldersprig: (AldersGrove)
So, I think The Team aren't straight-out police, they're extralegal, consultants, whathaveyou.

Episode List, trimmed
Werewolf/Mistaken Identity
The Fae/Something that looks supernatural
Just a limb found/Rock music
Circus/Officer Down
Something from the Past / Buried alive
Ghosts/really gross decomp
Cult/??/Crop circles/?
Fetish Death/ ?
Mental institution/?
High School Sports/Monks
Attack on a member of the team/ Sci-fi convention
Not sure how or what with to pair the ones ending in /?
Season length? 4-10 episodes?

Cast, Trimmed
there's going to be 5. But.
The Kid Genius (hacker)(female)/the cleric
The hitter/werewulf?
The mentor
The pretty one/fae blood
The secret
the sassy/snarky one
The rude one who gets things done (possibly also hitter)
The NEW One
aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
So, the writer in my attic, K Orion Fray, sends out a weekly writing inspiration e-mail, which includes a writing prompt.

A prompt from several weeks ago:

Take a ten minute chunk and write something new coming into your scene. If you described a person, make them notice their setting. If you wrote about a place, have someone walk into it. If you described an object, make something interact with it. The trick here is to not duplicate what you did before--so don't write two people yet! Be sure to keep yourself to ten minutes this time around. Here's a timer you can use, if you need help with that!

Description in line is something I still need work at. So I kept on from the last description prompt and here we go.

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aldersprig: (Reid)
This began here with a meme; it takes part after Rix's guest fic here (and click "next" for the second part.)
It continued here and here.

How can you...?

"Magic," Derek answered. It was going to change everything, but that didn't mean he wasn't going to be honest.

"Magic, Morgan, come on..."

"Look, you said you wouldn't ask how I knew. So don't ask." He gestured at the floor. "The dig teams can get the bodies now. Why don't you and I work on the book?"

"Derek, what do you know about languages?" Reid frowned. "I mean..."
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aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
And now I have this:

a favorite placepromises madenightmaresoutnumberedlove at first sight
a cunning plan[knowledge]managementhallucinations /visions[honor]
[test/exam][flirting][PICK ANYTHING][youth]innocent
unwelcome guest[fast & loose]betrayalfriendshipexhaustion
victimsports & games[a crowd][gravity]holy place
holy, holy

from [community profile] origfic_bingo

And this is what I'm going to do:

Pick a square, and give me a prompt with that as a theme. I.e., Promises Broken, Junie and her teacher.

First prompt will get written; after that I'm going to go for a Bingo, so prompts that are within a line of the first prompt are more likely to get written.

Squares that have been prompted to will be [bolded and bracketed] (if there's two prompts, it'll also be italicized); squares that have been written will have a link. Please feel free to prompt any square, even those filled.

I will post at least the first BINGO.

If you tip, I will write to at least two of your prompts; I will also write you a continuation of your choice at the giraffe call rate of $1/100 Words

For every $20 received in tips, I will post another line of BINGO written.

All the Words!

(I am likely to write many more of the squares from last month still as well!)
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
This is to [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's prompt to this January card for [community profile] origfic_bingo.

It fills the "love at first sight" slot, and is in no established verse - although Holly MIGHT end up being in my Episodes 'verse

They first ran into each other at a tiny regional sci-fi con. Holly was doing her favorite Bleach cosplay; Grace was wearing an extravagant medium-length dress and a pair of knee-high boots. She had an overcoat atop, the yellow frogs standing out in stark contrast to the black of the rest of her outfit.

They observed each other for a moment between the roleplaying-book booth and the tinted-contacts table. Grace spoke first, a little frown creasing her white-powdered forehead.
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aldersprig: (Winter)
This is a continuation of Tangles and Knots commissioned by [personal profile] anke.

It is part of my Stranded World series.

There was a knot sitting on the skein of reality, a heavy knot with complex weaving that spoke of intentional tying and tangling. Winter walked away from the camp of trailers and RV’s, walked to the small town’s corner store, and passed his suit jacket to the old man sitting at the picnic table there.

“That’s a nice coat.”

“Custom tailored. But I don’t need it where I’m going. I need something less obvious.”

The old man’s bleary eyes turned sharp for a moment. “Son, you’re going to have to change more than the coat for that.”

Winter undid his tie and added it to the sportcoat, then pulled the elastic out of his ponytail. He unbuttoned the first two buttons of his shirt and untucked it, so that it hung sloppily over his belt, then ran his hands through his hair until it was no longer tidy.
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aldersprig: (Reid)
And then x-referenced against my/T's memory of Bones and mine of Leverage.
Um. I'm gonna need a longer month.
(one * per show we could find/remember it in)

(this is in re <-- that post for Campnano)

Just a limb found *
Attack on a member of the team (finale)
Amish *
Fetish death **
Mistaken Identity *
Body Farm **
Magic Show*
Classical Music*
Rock Music **
Rap/Hip Hop/R&B Music**
Guitar Camp*
AU Episode*
Murder is suicide or suicide is murder *
Garbage dump*
Body Mod *
Officer Down **
Really gross decomp**
Home Invasions*
Buried Alive **
Juror Murder/tampering/etc.**
no-money game tournament (scrabble, chess, etc)***
Marathon *
Looks supernatural **
Mental institution * (the older/creepier the better)
Crop Circles*
Sci-fi Convention **

People involve:
Crazy Cat Lady*
Cheerleader/High school Sports*
Psychic **
Sex change*
Flight Attendant** (on a plane?)*
Deaf *

Family of a team member involved***
aldersprig: (campnano13)
Okay, so I've been tossing an idea around for ages and I've decided (it was @inventrix's fault ;-) to make a go at if for April CampNano.

Basic idea: Every Crime Procedural, every Medical Show, every Serious Detective Show (maybe not those; I don't watch those) seems to go through a series of episodes - there's The Bondage Episode, the Furry Episode (Bones combined those into the pony play episode), the little people episode, the wrestling episode (Bones, again, combined those into little people wrestling), the Hoarders episode... and so on.

What I need:

A list of episodes.

A cast, or ideas about a cast.

A hook. I'm thiiiinking it's urban fantasy, but not absolutely certain.

Ideas for takes on those types of episodes.


(Eta: looking at writing either 4-10,000-word episodes or 8-5,000-word orrr 6-6,667-word episodes, at least to begin with.)

(Eta2: @pritchmr - this is a cool webiste with tons of TV tropes )

Episode Idea List
computer hacker
government conspiracy
non-government conspiracy (Illuminati)
crazy house party gone wrong
missing child
serial killer
Buried treasure
supernatural problem is actually a frame-up
[Supernatural] critters gone rabid/feral
- Something that started or happened a long time ago (e.g. something triggered by someone trying to retrieve the loot from a famous crime, or finding a dead body long after the death and having to figure out what happened)
- What looks like a murder turns out to be an accident in the end.
cross-cultural misunderstanding gone horribly awry
operating in unfamiliar territory (possibly not useful for such a short run)
lying to protect the actual guilty/responsible party
being from some other world

Urban Fantasy Episodes Idea List
The Werewolves
The Fae

Cast Ideas
the nerdy one,
the pretty one,
the sassy/snarky one,
the pragmatic/"brawn" one,
the smart but quiet one.
Kid genius (Shut up, Wesley!) - why not a girl kid genius for once? Need not be obnoxious.
unstable personality in some way
roll "the pretty one" and "the brawny one" togther into the rogue/acrobat/cat burgler; have the obvious combat heavy be a gunbunny or spellslinger.
the pet or mascot
the "pet" is the mentor.
the student/apprentice with common sense the teacher lacks.
the charismatic one (sometimes overlaps with the con man?).
the anti-bureaucrat (the one who can find records and cut red tape).
the nosy reporter.
the one who has a fling-of-the-week
the steady couple (trio, ...)

UF Cast Ideas
a witch/wizard,
a vampire,
a werewulf or an ordinary human who turns into a werewulf at some point,
an ordinary human,
someone in a mentor role
aldersprig: a red-heded freckled girl, smiling (Autumn)
To [personal profile] kelkyag's prompt to my other bingo call.

This fills the square "The Three Languages," and is from the Stranded World, from the seasonal siblings' mother Eugenia. The Stranded landing page is here.

The Three Languages: talking about Strands

"They say a child found the strands." Eugenia had gathered her children for storytime.

She cleared her throat. "A child who had no skill. So her father sent her out to the woods to learn a language.

"She came back the next night. 'I know how to speak to the wildness,' she told her dad." Eugenia always did the voices. "'Bah,' he said, 'try again.'"

"She came back the next night, again. 'I know how to speak the calm order.' And 'Bah,' he said, 'try again.'"

"And the third night. 'I know how to speak to kinship.' And that was that for her dad. 'Out,' he bellowed.

"And out she went. But she had learned the language of the Strands, and she did not return."
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
 Read Old Dog and New Tricks, by[personal profile] thingswithwings - Leverage fanfic with a Parker/Hardisson/Eliot OT3.

I did. And then was late getting into bed and then late getting into the shower the next morning ;-)
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
The goal is to stay as close as possible to my daily points all week because this weekend is LARP and LARP = bad food. Also tight skirt ;-)

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aldersprig: (Rin)
March is Women's History Month, and so for March I'm doing vignettes about or questions regarding any of my female characters, one/day from the 10th-31st.

The prompt post is here; please add more prompts ;-)

This one comes from [personal profile] kelkyag, who asked for a continuation of Mother Knows... and Further Discussion Follows.

Rin & Girey are the main characters in my work-in-progress novella Into Lannamer.

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aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
This takes place sometime during the "sign-up" phase of the Addergoole project - ~mid-to-late 1970's. It was written in response to [personal profile] clare_dragonfly's comment here.

Addergoole has a landing page here

"Take part in a Grigori breeding project? What are you, nuts?"

Regine had been anticipating responses like that; it was one reason (although not in any way close to her primary reason - they were her crew, and the closest thing to friends she had) that her team consisted of not just a Grigori, but a Mara and a Daeva as well.

She had not truly been anticipating the next rejection she received.
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