Final Week Fables: Magic Is Friendship

“Friends shouldn’t sell each other out,” it said with pity and reproach, “figuratively OR literally.”

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And welcome, readers, to the end of the month and the Final Week Fable! The time when I force myself to keep my writer’s muscles in practice by banging out a short story based on an image in my collection.

What tale awaits us this time? What adventures lie in store? Well, for starters, our hint for this month is:

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What’s small and magical and red all over?

Yes, another fantasy story. What a surprise. Deal with it! And be prepared to learn why Magic Is Friendship!

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Final Week Fables: Dapperwolf vs. Philosoraptor

Not for the first nor the last time, he had to fight the feeling that he was prancing on rooftops in the nude and climbing like a chimpanzee in the Borneo jungle.

Well, it’s that time of the month again, folks! Where I, a writer writing about writing stuff, attempt to do stuff that is actually writing! And what image shall be the inspiration for this month’s tale?

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Remember: Art is meant to elevate mankind.

So clearly, this is going to be a very tasteful and refined short story. One which asks the most fundamental question at the very core of our psyche:

Who would win in a fight: A werewolf or a velociraptor?

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Fabletop Classes: Ba Ba Ba Barbari-Ann

Incidentally, expect them to ignore shields in favour of two-handed, dual, or dual two-handed weapons.

It’s that time of the month, when I return to fables of the tabletop! And just who could be the cast member we’ll be focusing on this week? I’ll give you a hint:

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A staple of Dungeons & Dragons.

That’s right, folks, you guessed it! It’s…! …NO, it’s not the BARD! Are you CRAZY?! What in that picture would make you think BARD?

Such a mistaken answer makes me ANGRY. One might say I am even filled with RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!

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Final Week Fables: Knights At The Kids’ Table

Apparently, displaying the corpse of Le Fay’s little acolyte who was cursing my fields has discouraged further uprisings.

Hey, hey, it’s the last weekend of the month! Or at the very least, it was. That means it’s time for another SHORT STORY! …Of COURSE I have an audience looking forward to these! Can I pull this off a SECOND time?

So, what will be The Write Stuff’s next short story/mini-fic? What MONSTROSITIES lurk within his image folder? And based on the picture alone, just WHAT will be written about it?

And this month’s picture iiiiiiis:

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HELLO, TINY PEOPLE. I WOULD LIKE TO AXE YOU A FEW QUESTIONS. HAHAHA, I SLAY ME.

So let us go back through the mists of time and legend. An age of chivalry, valour, and strange women distributing swords at the bottom of lakes as the basis for government. For at the Round Table of King Arthur’s court, the greatest of knights gather to serve as a shining example of humanity. And THESE…are not those knights.

Without further ado, I now present: The Knights at the Kids’ Table!

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Building Stories: What Tales Are Made Of

You have the structure to give it a SHAPE, the content to give that shape a MEANING, and the descriptions to give the content LIFE.

Stories. They are made from nothing, painstakingly crafted. Some people say they survive long after the author, gaining a life of their own.

Some writers even say that a story is an organic, living thing, taking unexpected twists even as they write it. That it is, in fact, ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

And much like certain unholy, artificial abominations that should not be, I’m going to show you the components and how to craft them.

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Power Class: Durability

“If not for my adapto-armour’s polyhedron collision technology, that psycho-punch would have cracked me open like an egg!”

Once again, we return with another in a series about powers!

That none of my dozen or so readers asked for.

But, much like today’s topic, I have thick skin, an indomitable spirit, and I’m too stupid to know when to quit!

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Power Class: Strength

After all, nobody knows the tale of Hercules and the Incorporeal Psychic Squid Thing From Dimension Z.

So over the course of this blog’s lifetime, I’ve covered specific characters, archetypes, plots, and structures. I’ve went from the tabletop to the internet and YouTube, and now I’m going to introduce a new type of post altogether. Because if I keep putting it off and doing the same thing then I’m never going to get anything new done.

So without further ado, welcome to the first post in a new series about powers! Much like the posts about specific characters, but now talking about specific superpowers and abilities you get in fiction. And of course, I’m starting with one of the simplest and most direct powers: Strength.

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