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Mendalla
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 9:36:50 AM

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Good morning. * pours a hot tea *

I am trying to figure out what my new story is. It's in the setting of Night of the Wind and focusses on two of the characters from that story but so far it's very muted, basically just a character study of how the war that was mentioned in Night affected them. There isn't really a fantasy element beyond some world-building around the religion of their culture and not really a sense of where it is going plotwise. My original plan for doing a sequel was to make it more of a fantasy-mystery following on from the events of Night of the Wind but this doesn't feel like that story. I'll keep going and see where things land. It may be one of those cases where the story writes itself (okay, it's probably the writer's subconscious but it feels like the story is writing itself).



I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
Mendalla
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 9:42:10 AM

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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Larry, in the 'first thing first' department, would you mind sending Molly a PM with info about the new multi-chapter organizing feature you helped Gav design? She has not heard about all that.



I am messaging Maggie since I was one of the ones who requested it originally. I'll include a link to Gav's explanation of it.


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
Survivor
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 9:51:39 AM

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Mendalla wrote:
Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Larry, in the 'first thing first' department, would you mind sending Molly a PM with info about the new multi-chapter organizing feature you helped Gav design? She has not heard about all that.



I am messaging Maggie since I was one of the ones who requested it originally. I'll include a link to Gav's explanation of it.



Good morning. I did send a message to Molly as per Bill's request. I have already created eleven Chapter Story series that appear in my All Stories. I'll do about three a day until I get it completed for all the series I've written over the years. I'm trying not to tax the moderators because it appears this simple change to a story sends it to the mods for new verification.

I'm going to have one more cuppa java and then continue with my computer work.

Cheers. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
elizabethblack
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 11:03:07 AM

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Well! I am going to announce that I have joined the pack here. I submitted my first alone story today. And it is a Challenge one too. Have to admit I had someone very handsome and kind (Larry) help me not get all tangled up and frustrated. What a happy day. I think I'll have an ice tea with lemon. Deep sigh.


Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 7:07:16 PM

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WA-HOO, and mega-congrats, Ms B, not only on having your first solo story in forever being posted but on it becoming one of the few (if any) which reached 'Story Picks' status on its first day. You go gal! ;)

Here's your well-deserved tea, and I'll leave one on the counter for Larry. No charge. Mendalla is still trying to figure out the travel voucher Fuzzy submitted for his bike voyage through the Ozarks last weekend.

glasses8



Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:39:55 AM

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Had to go out for some shopping but I'm back for my second cuppa java.

Really, really need to do some writing today. I think its been two weeks. That's quite a gap for me.

I'll see what I can do today. flower

Edit: I forgot to mention that a new writer here, edbiver83, has a story up that displays a lot of talent. You might check it out on the home page.



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:14:19 AM

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Any word on Mnedalla getting an expresso machine? Thought not.

Larry, I have RR's story on my 'to read' list. Two more that shouldn't be missed are, Molly's introspective, 'And I Left', along with Verbal's masterful, 'Ground Zero'., .

There's also been a whole host of 'Back To School' challenge stories and I swear on my tattered copy of Strunk & White that all of them are five-worthy.

Coffee -- please.

glasses8


Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:19:02 AM

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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Any word on Mnedalla getting an expresso machine? Thought not.

Larry, I have RR's story on my 'to read' list. Two more that shouldn't be missed are, Molly's introspective, 'And I Left', along with Verbal's masterful, 'Ground Zero'., .

There's also been a whole host of 'Back To School' challenge stories and I swear on my tattered copy of Strunk & White that all of them are five-worthy.

Coffee -- please.

glasses8


Thanks for the suggestions, Bill. I had already read Verbal's and just now, before entering the coffeehouse here, read Molly's musing. I am fairly certain I've read all of the challenge stories.

I need one last cuppa java and then the caffeine-free zone will be entered.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:37:54 AM

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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Any word on Mnedalla getting an expresso machine? Thought not.



It's on order. Had to get advice on a model from my son first since he's the coffee gourmet in this family. How the hell two tea drinkers ended up with someone who grinds his own beans, I'll never know. dontknow I half expect him to start his own roaster (or craft brewery, but that's a whole other story).

I did get one of those fancy kettles that lets you set the exact perfect temp for whatever you're brewing. * hits the "black tea" button *


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
elizabethblack
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:52:24 AM

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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
WA-HOO, and mega-congrats, Ms B, not only on having your first solo story in forever being posted but on it becoming one of the few (if any) which reached 'Story Picks' status on its first day. You go gal! ;)

Here's your well-deserved tea, and I'll leave one on the counter for Larry. No charge. Mendalla is still trying to figure out the travel voucher Fuzzy submitted for his bike voyage through the Ozarks last weekend.

glasses8


Oh what a delightful lift I am getting from all this kind attention. And thank you for the iced tea. I can't believe everyone has been so kind (or bored) to jump on reading my story. 'Course I do believe Larry may have had a lot to to with publicizing that I was doing my first. That helps when someone blows your horn for you.

And I am very happy to see more of our people here. I don't envy Mendalla trying to figure the travel voucher, but I have heard they charge outrageous prices to park bicycles but I've never read why they charge so much. Maybe Fuzzy can do a report on that.

Gosh! there are so many nice people in the world. hello1

Survivor
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:21:16 AM

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Good day. Now working on my second cuppa java. The coffee was good today. Plenty left.

Nothing important on the horizon for the day. Just touching base.

I have to make an appointment for Victor. It's time for his yearly shots at the vet. He's a good patient so no worries there.

Hope your days are happy. flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:09:47 AM

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Got the voucher figured out. I think. We'll see what Fuzzy thinks when he gets reimbursed.evil4

Been working away in OneNote trying to recreate the notes I used to have about my fantasy world. The old notebook got deleted during one of my "fuck it I'm done with this shit" moments. When you've only got one or two stories in such a world (there's two right now, one here and one on another site), it's not needed, but now that I'm trying to write more in that setting, I want to make sure I keep some consistency. Plus the world has been kicking around in my head for over a decade so I want to start keeping better notes on it so I can actually remember stuff.

* pours a tea and gets back to work *


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:28:15 AM

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Just had a reminder from a writer that Stories Space has a Facebook page. It's not used much but it does exist.

I'm now finishing my first cuppa java for the day. In about an hour it will be time to head over to the arts center for my dance class.

I had a story in my head during sleep last night when just drowsing. But too lazy to get up and write anything down. It's gone for now.

Well, good day, all.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:23:37 AM

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Survivor wrote:


Just had a reminder from a writer that Stories Space has a Facebook page. It's not used much but it does exist.



I left FB some time ago. Well, I've left about three times but this one was likely for good. Never found much use for the place.


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:27:44 AM

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Mendalla wrote:
Survivor wrote:


Just had a reminder from a writer that Stories Space has a Facebook page. It's not used much but it does exist.



I left FB some time ago. Well, I've left about three times but this one was likely for good. Never found much use for the place.


I mentioned the FB site because LadySharon left a message there. I haven't seen her here on-site in ages.

Just finished my dance class. It is a great, fun workout for me. Working on my third cuppa java now.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:02:01 PM

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Survivor wrote:


I mentioned the FB site because LadySharon left a message there. I haven't seen her here on-site in ages.

Just finished my dance class. It is a great, fun workout for me. Working on my third cuppa java now.

flower


Nor have I. Nice to know she's thinking about us.

It's afternoon so I'm on to green tea (Japanese sencha) now.


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:01:10 PM

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Tonight is the final dress rehearsal of a musical comedy here in town. I'll be going to see it. It's a fairly new musical called "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. It should be fun going to support fellow actors and crewmembers.

Have to leave the pup alone but he will be fine.

Having some tea right now before dinner will be ready.

flower




All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
ladysharon
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:27:56 PM

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Wow, a coffee bar! Whodathunkit? I think I'll go for a caramel macchiato with extra caramel and a spot by the window to read over some fragments for potential pieces I wrote. One of these may turn into an essay or musing of some sort. Life with a toddler is interesting, to say the least. I went from hard-partying to changing poopy diapers. I guess this is what adulting is like. I have my website up and running, and it needs a banner for this lovely place.

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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 6:57:16 AM

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Good morning from Kansas.

Working on my first fresh cuppa java. I went to the final dress rehearsal of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. So well done and the costumes were outstanding. Of course, my wife is a volunteer in the costume department, so I would think that, for sure.

It was nice to see Lady Sharon drop by yesterday. Perhaps she'll do so more often.

I noted that Molly is giving us a heads up that a History category is coming and is being worked on. Another fun way to write stories.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 10:45:40 AM

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ladysharon wrote:
Wow, a coffee bar! Whodathunkit?


This place needed a social hangout and this seemed better than a bar.

ladysharon wrote:
Life with a toddler is interesting, to say the least. I went from hard-partying to changing poopy diapers. I guess this is what adulting is like.


Been there, done that, kind of miss it at times. My son now lives several hundred km away and is in his third year of university. IOW, it may be his turn, soon (he has a girlfriend, I can hope drunken ).

* pours a green tea *

Not if anyone else is familiar with "smile cookies" but they're a charity thing that Tim Horton's does up here in the Great White North. Chocolate chip cookies with icing faces on them. Here's a box to enjoy.


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
Mendalla
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 10:47:36 AM

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Survivor wrote:

I noted that Molly is giving us a heads up that a History category is coming and is being worked on. Another fun way to write stories.


I wouldn't mind doing some historicals, probably set in the Hellenistic kingdoms or Roman Empire but I'd have to put in some research time (been over 30 years since I did my Classics degree), and I don't have much time for writing as it is. Still, I think it is a much needed category.


I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

Lady In The Lake
DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 2:06:22 PM

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*sniffs* I smell cookies ! Yay ! I love cookies ... **climbing up in my favorite chair with a couple of cookies and a sweet tea .
Quiet day here so far.
Scamp's next adventure is almost ready to be submitted it is for the moon challenge.


Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 3:19:25 PM

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Me, that is to say, I, well Iwant some of dem 'Smile Cookies'.

Sara, looking forward to more Scamp adventures. It might be fun to do a flashback to some of the character's ancesters whenever the 'History' category gets rolling.

Medalla, you ever get Lady Sharon that drink, probably some sort of coffee, she ordered?

Larry, you think Vic might pass for a 'Support Dog'? ;)

Okay, any coffee left? Thought not. Don't suppose the management and staff would consider cranking a new pot up for the afternoon/evening trade?

Y'all do the best ya know how.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Survivor
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 3:55:28 PM

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Until some pals from around the world start stopping in to fill up the evenings I doubt we will have a pot brewing during the evening hours in the States. But we did get one of those newfangled coffee makers that let you make one cup at a time. And a carton of the little cannister things you put in. So you can make a cup whenever you want.

The water is always hot for tea drinkers any time, night or day.

You know, I think I'll get one of my several doctors to write a little note saying my Victor is a service dog for me. He'll start hanging out in the one the easy chairs.

Dinner is almost ready. See y'all later.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 7:11:16 PM

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Larry mentioned the first story by newcomer, Red Writer, 'A Warmer Reality'. Here's the link.

https://

It's already received a rare Editor's Pick (EP). Read it. You'll be glad you did.

And for a fun change-of-pace after finishing that story, scroll up to his newest, Dig It.

No need to thank me or Larry. Just another fine free service of:
NO HOPE of PROFITABLE PUBLICATION, Ltd.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DenimAngel
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 7:46:32 PM

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Good idea about the scamp adventure ... Flashback to the characters ancesters for the history category sounds like a good idea .

And with all the animals being rescued I might do stories telling how they came to the ranch.
Oops I made pyramids out of those little coffee pods


Survivor
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 8:05:19 PM

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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Larry mentioned the first story by newcomer, Red Writer, 'A Warmer Reality'. Here's the link.

https://

It's already received a rare Editor's Pick (EP). Read it. You'll be glad you did.

And for a fun change-of-pace after finishing that story, scroll up to his newest, Dig It.

No need to thank me or Larry. Just another fine free service of:
NO HOPE of PROFITABLE PUBLICATION, Ltd.

glasses8


Your post of the URL for redwriter's EP story did not work, Bill. I'll post it again, now:

https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/memoirs/-a-warmer-reality-.aspx

Going to bed now.



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henrietta_fielding
Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:55:08 AM

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Good morning, all!

A coffee would do nicely while I'm catching up with all your news! Larry, hope rehearsals and performances are going well!

Bill, I've read RedWriter's first two stories here. Excellent recommendation!

Sara, looking forward to the next Scamp story!

Scott, great news about the coffee machine and the upcoming series links and History category.

I'm just putting the finishing touches on a musing for the Back to School challenge, which will hopefully pass muster!
Survivor
Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:05:38 AM

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Good day, Cynthia. So nice to see you today. I've been outside trimming back some branches that were hanging down over the sidewalk. Some ladies were doing their morning walk and asked me if I could as I was repairing a bird feeder the squirrels are messing about with.

I've also had to reprogram the switch for the exterior lights. They are not coming on and off properly. Must have been a power spurt that played with the timing. That's done. If it comes on at the proper time this evening then it's working again.

The pup is settled down beside me here. I had my oncologist give me an official note saying he is a service dog. He'll be joining us in the coffeehouse from now on.

flower



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:37:47 AM

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Hi all, just popping in for a coffee to go before I head back to work and pretend to be busy :)
Might do a bit of scribbling later, I still have the Time Warp challenge to write Whistle


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