Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #41

"We have discovered that there does seem to be a difference between the Humans and their mammal and non-mammal counter parts that live with and around them."
"And what is that?"
"They think they are superior."

Monday, May 30, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #40

Normally a run cleared his mind, but not today. Today it did anything but clear his mind, there was something about having to doge gun fire that would do that to you.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #39

David was dragged kicking screaming back to his cell. It was not the first time and it would not be the last. He Vowed to make every thing difficult for them. It was the least he could do for the pain they had put him through.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #38

Bob checked his e-mail, it was Monday, there at the top of the list was the notice that the company was no longer going to have doughnuts on Monday mornings.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #37

It is not for nothing that they call me the prince of darkness.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #36

I plan on knowing when the world is going to end well in advance, and booking myself a flight off this rock at least a week before hand.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #35

The Pirates set fire to the village as a last vengeful act. Little did they know that, it would be the undoing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #34

resolving the conflict is all well and good Jasper, but when the war ends how are we going to make money.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #33

Inside this vicious wild animal is a soul of a pussy cat, and there is lies the problem. What I need is a beast that can rip a bank manager in half throw the body against the wall, while crashing through the vault door. What I have is a creature that will sit at the tellers desk playing with the pen on a chain all day.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #32

He was a soldier of fortune in a time when there had not been the kind of Money to hire such a man in so long that the term had no meaning any more. But there he was anyway

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #31

With his shoes off the floor now felt spongy. It could be that the shoes hard soles had dampened what he had been feeling before, be he kind doubted it. It was almost like the Floor was changing it's texture based on his footwear, or in this case the lack of

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #29

Everyone knows that elves are too flighty, and you can't trust gnomes not to steal the silver. No, for this kind of a job it had to be trolls

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #28

If you have not figured it out, my life's kind of odd. Having a large family means that some things are just going to be different. With that in mind today's prompt is something I over heard one of our friends say to my wife.

"Some women collect diamonds, you collect crock pots"

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fiction Tuesday - Contest

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Welcome to Pirate's Cove an imprint of Flying Island Press. I say that nearly every week, and some times multiple times a week, but what does that really mean? I have been thinking about that for a long time. While I really enjoy working on all the public domain projects that we've been doing, the intent of Pirate's Cove was to produce original fiction as well. To do that I have to have original fiction.

For the last three weeks I have been writing a weekly blog post called "Fiction Tuesdays." The intent was that I would take one of the prompts from the Pirates Daily Writing Prompts, write a story based on that prompt and post it. I like this kind of writing because, for me it is the kind of writing that I do best. It is freeing almost. But there are two problems with this. First, Flying Island Press is not a vanity press, therefore posting my own work is kind of unfair. Second, I realized that I am being rather selfish. I know that there are other people out there that like this kind or writing, and in fact can do it very well. You have only to look at other projects like Every Photo Tells and [clears throat] Great Hites to see what I mean. These people deserve to have their stories told.

So, Starting in two weeks we will being the Fiction Tuesday contest. "Contest," you say? "What are the rules?" Well I am glad you asked:

1. Write a story of no more that 3000 and not less than 1000 words (give for take a few hundred) based on ANY of the Pirate's Daily Writing Prompts.
2. This is very important! The story must have a rating of PG-13 or less.
3. The story should be upbeat. This means it need not necessarily have a happy ending, but at least it should not end so badly that people go away feeling worse than when they started.
4. Stories need to be original and unpublished. no re-prints please!
5. Going along with being original we cannot accept FanFic of any kind.

And that is it. Those are the basic rules. "Well," you say, "that is easy how do I submit a story." Again I'm glad you asked.

Stories should be sent in text format in an e-mail to Piratescove @ flyingislandpress . com with the subject line of Tuesday Fiction Contest.

"How will stories be selected?"

All stories submitted will be put into "The Hold." (that is pirate talk for slush pile) We will pick the best ones and publish those. If you submit a story you will be notified within two weeks if it has been accepted, and given and approximate publication date.

"How will my story get published."
We will release an audio version (most probably just a straight read) and the text of your story for our listener / readers to enjoy

"Will I get paid for my story?"
You have a lot of questions you know that? But it's funny you should ask that question. Pirate's Cove does not currently have a budget to buy stories, we can barely keep the crew fed. However, we do believe that you deserved to get paid for your work. So this is the deal. On each and every story that gets published we will have a donate button. The First $20 in donations, that comes in goes directly to the author, after that it is a 60/40 split (You get 60% and we get 40% this will help us in the future to be able to offer you more great piratey things)

If you have more questions please feel free to contact us at Piratescove@ FlyingIslandPres . com We look forward to hearing from you

Monday, May 9, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #27

Memory is a funny thing. Sometimes it can be counted on for the greatest detail, but usually not for the things that you want it to. It is funny how you can't remember those details that you really want to remember.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #25

Micheal knew that one day he would have to face him again. He just didn't expect it to be today.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #24

The art was not something to be rushed, it required great concentration and time in which to make it happen, and that fool had spoiled it.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #22

The toilet paper wedding dress theme party was a disaster. And to top it off it was raining.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #20

The trees smelled wonderful, as the summer wind blew gently through them.

These prompts are not part of any on going contest at Pirate's Cove or Flying Island Press, but you might get some extra points if you submit a story that is based on one of our prompts. Flying Island Press