Final Week Fables: Does It Make A Sound?

“I was created with the ability to find humour at the expense of others. Personally, I find it quite fulfilling.”

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Had a bunch of medium-to-big jobs, so took me longer to get over writer’s block. But here I am with another monthly short story! And the picture inspiring this yarn is:

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WHAT ARE YOU DOIN’ IN MY SWAMP?!

Contrary to all indications, the jolly green giant above does not mean that this is a Shrek fanfiction.

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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?

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Such Gryph. Much wing. So claw. Wow.

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

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Final Week Fables: Curseday Blues

If an adventurer comes around and actually fixes this, I wonder if they’ll expect my hand in marriage.

It’s that time of the month! When I actually sit down and bring myself to write a short story based on a picture I’ve got lying about!

And speaking of lying about, today’s image is:

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Not this shit again.

…And I’m making a COMEDY out of it? What??? Bet you’re REAL curious, huh??? …Oh, you’re not? Well, read it anyway, I’m begging you!

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Setting Norms: Mundane Fantasy

The norm always applies no matter how preposterous the setting, like “what if people’s farts were visible.”

Miracles. Fantastic happenings. World building. All part and parcel of creating a story’s world.

But why is it that in one setting, the ability to produce a spark of flame is a magical miracle, while in another, you have people routinely teleporting to different planets for a small fee?

Aside from the fact that the author wrote it that way, of course.

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Final Week Fables: Magic Is Friendship

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

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: Girlem

That’s a STONE-cold look she’s giving. BAZINGA!

On today’s episode of The Write Stuff, I’m doing the unthinkable and…WRITING A STORY! Because yes, I don’t just write about writing, I also WRITE! …Sometimes!

A short story. Based on a random image. What could it possibly be with a title like this?!

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Fabletop Review: Critical Role

Like the difference between watching a streamer play a game for its campaign mode, and watching a streamer play the Legend Rank multiplayer build.

Even with video. Even with the internet. Even with game streaming. Who would have EVER thought to put Dungeons & Dragons online? I mean, who would want to watch people roll dice, play at acting, and discuss rules instead of playing online card games and gladiatorial shooting grounds?

Turns out, quite a lot of people, if Critical Role’s 115+ episodes of their first season are anything to go by.

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