Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Love Letters, part 20

There are some times in my life I wish I'd written a letter like this one (though in a more timely fashion). And then there are times in my life when I did, and I never regretted it.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Love Letters, part 19

We're back after the madness of End-of-Year school stuff and the Holiday season.

Someone else named Mackenzie has been involved in a bit of EoY school stuff and has been giving some thought to her future:

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

the Holidays

I'm off to my Mom's in the morning to spend a few days over Christmas. I'm really looking forward to it, even though the weather is dreadful and the driving will be nerve-wracking.

This year's holiday is bitter sweet. It's the first without my Dad, and I'll miss him. But I have such wonderful memories of last Christmas. Dad, Mom and I spent Christmas Day on our own (my brother's family had gone away for the holiday) We got out old family pictures and spent the day going through them. Dad would identify the people and I recorded the information. He had such great stories to tell, and I could see that this trip down memory lane brought him a lot of pleasure. We lost him a short three months later and I'm so glad to have these pictorial archives in place, and a wealth of stories to reflect upon.

May you all have a joyful and happy Christmas. And may the New Year bring you peace and joy and deep fulfillment.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Love Letters part 18

Today's love letter brought to you by Feath's Bookcase and the Genre-less Random Idea Generator.

Your Main Character is a(n): female
Your MC's main character trait is their: obsession
The Main Symbol in the story is a(n): rock
Theme point is: Lust
Your story will start at/on/in: a tree top

Exhibit C
Item(s): Leaves (four), found under the deceased.
Text reads:
Leaf 1: "I love you! Pls look up"
Leaf 2: "up here is a marvelous place. Join me?"
Leaf 3: "I want u at my side. come up!"
Leaf 4: "Pls look up I'm waiting 4 u"

Exhibit B
Item(s): Rock (one), found next to the deceased.
Text reads: "Look up!!"

Exhibit A
Item(s): Leave (one), found on top of the deceased.
Text reads: "Sorry..."

Friday, 12 December 2008

love letters 17

Today's Love Letter brought to you by Seventh Sanctum's Romance Story Generator.

This story takes place in a small nation on a war-scarred planet. In it, a nurse whose culture has collapsed ends up on the run with a stressed CEO. What starts as obligation quickly becomes infatuation. Yet, how can someone discovering a report about themselves tear them apart?

What he found tucked in his pocket the next morning after the patrols found them:

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

love letters 16

A writing tool generator is a little deely-bobber applet that comes up with random ideas to inspire writers. I find them great fun.

Today's love letter brought to you by They Fight Crime! a writing tool generator based on film noir and the comic book genre. Sometimes the ideas are completely off the wall, other times they are spot-on.

Yes, people have written stories spawned by ideas from this generator and have had them published.

Today's writing tool generator result:

He's a benighted hunchbacked boxer who dotes on his loving old ma. She's a manipulative wisecracking archaeologist in the witness protection scheme. They fight crime!

Saturday, 6 December 2008


Alas, both Their Ladyships have caught the dreaded Chicken Pox.

Essentially, this means a week of cancelled life while I tend to two cabin-fevered daughters.

While I haven't been taking them to school, going to work, dragging them to extra-curriculars or everything else that comprises our busy lives, I've been thinking about doing a brief series of love letters based on some writing tool generators I came across.

Come back tomorrow (or the next day) to see what I've come up with.

Meanwhile, y'all enjoying The Enchanted Faerie?