If You’ve Found This Blog…

…you’re probably looking for my writing. Here’s where you can find it!

I’ve been published in several anthologies; you can find the listing here.

Check out my Patreon: new fiction every month, for as low as $1/month.
This is everything I’ve written for Patreon to date!

My Dreamwidth Blog holds most of my day-to-day writing – drabbles, short pieces, bits of ongoing stories.  Prompts such as 3 Word Wednesday Blogging A-Z  go there.  Check out Friday Flash stories, too.

Edally Academy is my  second current webserial, a steampunk boarding school.  All Tairiekie wants is to be better at school than her parents were.  Will the Academy cooperate?

My posting schedule for all of the above can be helpful!

Inner Circle, a webserial set in a far-post-apoc magical world: Getting to the Inner Circle can take a lifetime – or cost you your life.

Addergoole and Addergoole: Year 9 are the serials I’m best known for; both are complete, but a rewritten e-book for Addergoole Book One should be coming out soon.

The (Fictional) Apocalypse was live-blogged on DreamwidthTumblr, and Twitter.

Fanfic? I do that too! Check out my AO3 page and my TtH page.

If you want to commission something in particular, my commission rates and rules are here. Be sure to follow my Dreamwidth blog for specials and sales on those rates!

And you can talk to me on Twitter and Tumblr, or e-mail me at thornealder@gmail.com.

Summer Giraffe Call

My Summer 2016 “Giraffe” Prompt Call is open until 9 p.m. Eastern time tonight.

The theme today is “When the best answer is FIRE”

I will write a short flash fiction or the beginning of a story (approx 150-300 words) for the first twelve prompters who post their prompts within the next 24 hours.

I will start posting stories around 7:30 a.m. Eastern time and continue until I run out of prompters/until 9:30 p.m., and then pick up again tomorrow morning with whatever’s left.

Please stop in and leave a prompt or three!

 

Countdown to love.

He was late.

Ruth shifted from foot to foot while she scanned the lobby.

He’d always been late, she supposed: her friends had been born with soulmate timers that read eighteen, twenty, maybe twenty-two years. Ruth’s had read twenty-six years, three days, and 13 hours.

Now it read 30 seconds, and her “blind date,” the love of her life, was late. Didn’t he have a timer, too? Ruth had heard horror stories, one-way loves…

“Put your hands up. Stay cool and nobody gets hurt!” A strong grip pulled Ruth against a sturdy body. The wrist against her throat beeped 0:00.

PROMPTUARIUM

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Grandpa-to-Me Cooking


There’s a rage, it seems, for Farm-to-Table dining; there’s a few restaurants open in Ithaca right now that tout it and it gets play in some blogs. In short, it’s local food delivered to local consumers – in restaurants, it’s high end stuff made with low-food-miles food. I find it an interesting movement, but I live in the Frozen North, and I like my oranges, and my fresh produce in December, and so on.

There’s also – as we found out when we were taken out to a fancy place for dinner for our birthdays in Troy a few weeks back – a trend for buttermilk-fried ramps right now. And let me tell you, they are delicious. Ommity nommity tasty, with just enough onion flavor. We bought some ramps from our local farmer’s market and tried it out – so good

But to bring this around full circle, trendy things are pricey, and ramps have a very short growing season and are in fashion right now, so much so thatpeople fear overharvesting.

Enter my grandparents’ farm, and the small forest there that my parents harvest for wood. And a visit to meet with my other (surviving) grandmother at my parents’ place 2 weekends past.

And my mother just happens to say “oh, would you like some ramps? We can go dig them.”  And then proceeded to dig them right out of the back forty!

Let me tell you, grandpa’s-woods-to-table tastes even better than farm-to-table.

ramps picture source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_houle/4579462538

Posting Schedule

I’ve been trying – with some success – to keep my postings to some sort of schedule. I thought it might keep me on track if I posted said schedule here.

I may be off by up to a day on any given post.

Monday
Edally Academy
Weekend blog post

Tuesday
Patreon “Bonus” post – a flashback, something I missed from the month before, or just a story not yet posted for the month

Wednesday
Edally Academy
Buffy fanfic

Thursday
Patreon – alternating weeks story & serial until serial is caught up

Friday
Edally Academy
Narnia Fanfic into Valdemar

Of course, other fiction will be posted as finished/as whim hits/as commissioned/etc.