This December’s prompt was “goodbyes,” as The Confabulator Café, which I have contributed short stories and poetry to for the last three years, is closing down. For my last piece on the Café I wrote a poem, only the second I’ve had published there. “Farewell” is about the many farewells I had to make this year, both to the Café, and to my home and all it encompassed.
I could not pass up the Café prompt for this month; mythical beast vs mythical beast. As a fantasy fanatic, I almost had too many ideas for this one, but I ended up with a story near and dear to my heart. “Battle of Wills” is in effect an excerpt from my current novel-in-progress, but from a viewpoint not used in the book after the prologue. It also works as a stand alone story, without ties to the larger world of the novel.
For my latest Café contribution I tried my hand at flash fiction again! The first few stories I wrote were flash length, but the majority of my pieces sprawl well into the three and four thousand word ranges. This month, the prompt was new beginnings with a twist, and The Mage certainly has a few of those.
I had a short story go live on the Café today! Since December is freestyle month, this is actually an old story I wrote quite a while back. I started writing it for the Café but it hasn’t been posted until now. Deadly Seduction is a sister tale to my novel-in-progress, so it’s fun to have this story go up just after NaNo.
I had a Café story posted this Friday! The prompt was the mysterious appearance of a new key on your key chain. There are no ghosts or ghouls in Will of Bequest, but there is a funeral and an opal in honor of the month. And of course, that key.
I have returned to the Café after a hiatus (and also to one of my previous story worlds)! This month’s prompt was to tell about the worst person to come through someone’s door. But who is the worst person in Devil’s Alley? It might change depending on the perspective…
My story “The Thirteenth Cat” is live at the Confabulator Café. I have now posted a story a month to the Café website for a whole year! (Excepting January, when the Café was closed.)
It doesn’t seem like it has been that long…
My newest short story is posted on the Café! “The Trouble with Rumors” is a single, involving snake charmers and undeserved accolades.
I have a new short story up on the Confabulator Café! The February story prompt for the Café was to write about an unlikely friendship.
My new story is also the third installment of an impromptu series set in the magickers story universe. It is preceded by “Blood Bond” and “The Apothecary’s Help.”
And now, the story: Blood is Thicker than Water
I have become an official short story contributer to the Confabulator Café! The Café is a website run by the writer’s group I’m a part of. I have been contributing monthly short fiction since May of 2016, and plan to continue doing so. A continuously updated list of my work appears at this link: http://www.confabulatorcafe.com/author/inee/