Final Week Fables: A Tall Tale

The volume of even his inside voice bowled over a handful of the small barefoot things. The stench of his breath knocked out a few more.

Advertisements

This week, I was uninspired in my free time and busy in my work time. I really felt like I didn’t want to do any writing when I reached the weekend.

So, did I take my own advice and take a break, or did I stubbornly push myself past the point of reason to essentially write one short story in one night?

faa71ed94f1a9f8787858ad4373e7a12
Shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

Well, why don’t you read it and decide for yourself how closely I took my own advice.

Continue reading “Final Week Fables: A Tall Tale”

Fabletop Classes: Monk He See, Monk He Do

Much like real martial arts, you’re taught that violence and self-defence are a last resort.

They are armed with steel armour, battleaxes, military training.

You are armed with your bare hands.

Then it is an even fight.

Welcome to the Monk class, student. Your journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Continue reading “Fabletop Classes: Monk He See, Monk He Do”

Just Write: Month 3.5

To me, it’s alright to just acknowledge “You know what? It was a tough week. I could use a break.”

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is indeed another report on my progress for my personal writing to make use of a month with 5 weekends. Do not feel alarmed, my regularly scheduled RPG post will return next week.

…Nobody was alarmed because nobody reads?

…And anybody who happens to be looking at this will likely have no idea of my post schedule?

…Well, whatever!

Continue reading “Just Write: Month 3.5”

Just Write: Month 3

Some writers go in with the entirety of things in mind, sure, but others make it up as they go along with only a few signposts to guide them.

Well, it’s that time of the month where I actually sit down to do creative writing!

And also blog about it simply, giving me a break from having to think of a topic!

So, how much progress did I make towards my dream of becoming a successful author?

Continue reading “Just Write: Month 3”

Power Class: Telepathy

Professor X? More like BRO-fessor X.

You are thinking “Wow! Another blog post! This is awesome!”

…That’s not it? What about “I can’t believe this blog is still going on…”?

…You don’t even think about this blog at all?

…Well, clearly I am not a telepath. So why not read on and see what it REALLY is?

Continue reading “Power Class: Telepathy”

Final Week Fables: Bookwyrm

“You’re…kind of a prideful wanker, aren’t you?”
“I’m a very large dragon with a very large library. I’ve earned it.”

And we’re back with this month’s short story! Because yes, The Write Stuff also sometimes writes stuff. It’s almost as if the name was picked deliberately!

So, the image which inspired this week’s story is:

Dragon Librarian.jpg
No, YOU tell him our books are overdue.

And as you can obviously see, credit for the picture belongs to Lindsey Burcar!

Yes, I am aware that a dragon is four-legged with wings, a wyvern is two-legged and uses its wings as forearms, and wyrms are essentially giant snakes. BUT I MUST ALWAYS HAVE A PUNNY TITLE. THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS BLOG.

So come, stay awhile and listen! …OK, read with your eyes, because you are viewing this online and using a different set of senses. Unless, of course, you transcribe this and convert it to text-to-speech…

Continue reading “Final Week Fables: Bookwyrm”

Final Week Fables: Snowy Wings

Such Gryph. Much wing. So claw. Wow.

It’s that time of the month! So take a break from whatever politics, how-tos, motivationals, and whatever posts you normally read on the weekend, and stay awhile for a Final Week Fable, where I take a pic I found and write something about it!

And what is THIS week’s piece going to be based on?

Snowy Gryphon.jpg
Such Gryph. Much wing. So claw. Wow.

Ah yes. Hello, gryphon, my old friend. My favourite of the fantasy creatures.

Continue reading “Final Week Fables: Snowy Wings”