Hi, I’m Sam, also known as Ham. I'm an extreme history nerd (seriously six bookcases full of history books) and a comic book geek. I am very spacey and it can take me a while to reply, but it's not because I hate you, it's because I'm lazy.
My siblings, and I work on a lot of projects together.
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Remedy Lane (from The Last Candle)Mu-onna (無女)
Felicia was startled by sudden howls of pain and distress. Her eyes shifted in the direction of the surgical bed, where a woman’s body lay beneath clot-stained fabric. Heavy breathing and peculiar whispers rose from beneath the sheets, merging together as the wobbly overhead fan cooled the intense tropical heat. Why did the screams remind her of Felix? She poured a glass of wine and returned to the laptop, and to her murky thoughts.
Trapped inside her head were the words Mayer and Rokitansky, bouncing mutely off the walls of her subconscious. She was only fourteen when the doctors told her about the syndrome. Felicia knew that she would never have a child to call her own, but none of this mattered any more. Even on the rare occasion that her mind drifted to the beating black hole in her chest, Felicia had no regrets. She blamed fate, not herself, for everything. For everything...
Crash against this shore
Leaving behind the gift
Keeps breaking me,
My heart afire,
To be turned to stone.
Of what I know,
The casual cruelties
Break the hardest against my soul -
For how can we break
What was never whole?
If I am not broken,
Let the pain I absorb
Be not a reflection, but shards
Of the original hurt.
Let me be not a broken bone
But a kidney -
For whom stones are a side effect.
But if I could break
This addiction of knowing,
I could look at this shore
And be neither wave
one hell of a yeari. some friends will
help you spread your wings.
they will cheer as they
watch you soar.
never once will they see you as
icarus heading to his death.
those are the ones you keep.
others will rip out your wings to
replace them with ones of
wood, feathers, and wax.
they will shove you up -
up into the sky and
laugh as your erupt into flames.
leave them to burn themselves.
save yourself from getting scorched.
ii. the invisible girl will
force herself to be seen.
it will begin when she
strips herself down.
the vulnerabilities will shine through.
show off every scar, every crack.
she will then dye herself with
her true colors.
blend in pinks, blues, purples.
she will wrap herself in
her flag for comfort.
you will embrace your identity.
iii. you will love,
my god you will love.
how warm your heart will be!
your body, electric.
it's a beautiful feeling.
bottle it up before
the storm clouds roll.
iv. you will break.
Running Lights (from The Last Candle)Jinmenken (人面犬)
The sitting room floor was littered with takeaway boxes. Piled up cartons provided ample accommodation for greenish and blackish mould, and possibly Worms in Residence. Bedrooms were like the aftermath of a burglary; and the "living" space could just as well be a sarcophagus - with views over the sea.
Cuckoo, sounded the old grandfather clock. It was 1:00 am.
Bill sat in silence for hours on end. Images and worries jumped from one picture to another like a reel in his head, playing and re-playing scenes from the story of his life. So many things should be different, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Frustrating dead-end job at the upmarket Quay? Check. Selling life insurance, no less - to the poor bastards who didn’t need any. How ironic is that, he'd muse: life insurance.
NarritopiaWhat if dreams aren't just events in your life but events from other peoples
lives. In Narritopia, there are beings who live at the threshold of imagination.
When we close our eyes we dream of them and they are dreaming of us.
They come from a place like Jung described as the Collective
Unconscious or Eon, the world of ideas.
The Narritopians are divided in a hierarchy of Authors and Narrators.
The Authors are those who dream, The Narrators organize the dreams into a linear story.
But the Narritopians do not know if they are seeing into the future or the past and neither
do we. There is a dispute within the hierarchy whether or not that each of these dreams
are of separate planes of existence or that they make up some kind of history.
Members of the hierarchy have taken artistic license with these dreams. When put
together, the series of events became more of an anthology as opposed to a novel.
This fact is what gave birth to the name:"The Omnibus Network."
X-Men JokeThe doorbell rings at the x-mansion.
Charles opens the door and sees a
Chinese food delivery man.
Charles (calling behind him):
Eric, I wanted pizza.
Synergy Critique and Collaboration Program Sign UpDear Live-Love-Write members,
It is time to begin signing up for the LLW Synergy program. This program is designed to give our members someone they can count on for help and readership by assigning participants in pairs. Each member in a pair will critique and guide the other, and pairs will take part in monthly projects or contests to test their improvement.
At the end of each month, we will switch pairs.
Additional details and a full explanation of the program can be found here.
To sign up, please provide a comment on this journal with the following:
- a brief explanation of what you like and don't like to read and write
- a specific explanation of what you want in your partner; if you're not picky, that's fine too
- any other information you'd like for us to keep in mind when assigning partners
- which time zone you live in
- a link to a sample of your writing
- how much
WHO LOVES THE PUN-NOT EVERYONEExpect to see a SKTH Productions table at the Cherry City Con in April!
We’ll be promoting our three publications:
WHO LOVES THE PUN (NOT EVERYONE)
FOR THE NEXT KILLER WHO DIES
and WAR DRENCHED SONG
Plus some other goodies.
Some of our favorite illustrations from WHO LOVES THE PUN (NOT EVERYONE) are now available on RedBubble. Check'em out
WHO LOVES THE PUN-NOT EVERYONE
SKTH is back from Cherry City Con. We learned a lot of things and had a
great time and we're grateful to the people who stopped by to talk with us.
Some of our favorite illustrations from WHO LOVES THE PUN (NOT EVERYONE) are now available on RedBubble. Check'em out here
The Nefarious Networking Project: JanuaryHello, all! I hope you had a great time with the Exquisite Corpse project and getting to know your partners. Please do not forget to comment with your project so I can add it to the feature in this post. So far we only received one by OneWithTheStars and kiwi-damnation.
What is the Nefarious Networking Project?
Every month, deviants who respond to the questionnaire below are paired with a deviant to get to know and produce a project. If you have responded to the questionnaire in the past, but have not received a partner, it may be because there have not been enough deviants to pair you up yet. So please comment with answers to the questionnaire if you haven't responded yet and would like a partner or if you have already responded to the questionnaire, please comment explaining so and we will hopefully get you a partner this month. If you have a partner, continue on to t
David Bowie's 70th Birthday:icondavidbowieplz::iconjarethplz::iconziggyplz::iconaladdinsaneplz::iconhunkydoryplz::icondiamonddogplz::icondavidbowieplz::iconjarethplz::iconziggyplz::iconaladdinsaneplz::iconhunkydoryplz:
Hey everyone, sorry for posting this late in the day. Can't go into details, rather personal matter. However, here are all the pieces sent to me for Bowie's birthday celebration. There is also a few that are just favorites of mine which have been submitted to the group in the past. Thank you all for being members of this group, for loving David Bowie, his legacy and for coming together to remember him today and two days from now.
Zine: Still Crying by :iconkicked-in-teeth:
David Bowie by :iconvervex:
Bowie by :iconFAVartes:
Aladdin by :iconyourpalthom:
Bowie Resurrection: Loving the Alien by :iconRedwoodjedi:
David Bowie Tribute by :iconSniffNSketch:
Ziggy Stardust by :iconlove-a-lad-insane:
Critmas: The battle is over! (Results)WOW! Seriously...
917 Critiques in 12 days!
That has SURPASSED every year ever we have done on critmas, 6 years of joy!
*exact figures unknown as we didn't record them like we do now!
THE FAIRIES ARE THE WINNERS!
The battle of the critters was huge! Those who got on board really threw themselves into the team mentality and I hope those who did made some new friends as a result!
Despite a great effort from the Gnomes, who started so far behind then perked up higher and higher, it was the fairies whose last day attack really made then undefeatable! Although the Pixies and Elves made good efforts, nothing would deter the fairy hoarde! In fact, every team reached over 100 critiques, which is p
Critmas 2016- The Critique TotalsLast updated: 07/01/17 9:00 GMT
Happy New Year everyone!
With just 6 days left of critmas, the contest is heating up a treat! The Fairies are on top! The Gnomes who started off slow have now taken second, but to be honest the contest is so tight, I couldn't predict which team is going to win this. However, we've already gone over 200 critiques in total, so well done everyone who has played so far, I know there is more to come!
The team captains have been absolutely awesome so far, providing useful resources and encouragement where needed. Make sure you check out their journals if you want support! (LiliWrites, Cinestress , BATTLEFAIRIES & HugQueen ) Seriously I love these guys!
If you've not yet joined but want to come in with a late splurge, let me know and I will get you into a team ASAP!
ALSO BREAKING NEWS: CRITMAS PARTICIPANT AND ALL-ROUND AWESOME LADY neurotype HAS
FrankenGenre Week 2tWR's FrankenGenre: Week 1
This year we will be running a slalom event for genre fiction. Three weeks. Three stories. There will be prizes at the end of each round for the best story of the round, and then, a mega prize at the end for the first place winner who completes all three rounds. Go here for the full logistics and rules and check out Week 1 here.
Week 2's Genre Mashup is:
Historical and Horror
Examples of historical fiction: The Book Thief; I, Claudius; Things Fall Apart; Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
Examples of horror: Most novels by Stephen King (The Shining, It, Pet Sematary); Uzumaki; The Ring; a lot of Edgar All
FrankenGenre: A 3 Part ContestIt's October, and so time for... another contest!
Since the Storm of Stories format went over so well and we had so much fantastic participation, we're back with another one. Are you ready?
This October we of theWrittenRevolution challenge you to participate in a slalom event for genre fiction. Here's the deal: you will have three weeks, and three stories to write, one per week!
There will be prizes at the end of each round for the best story of the round, and then, a mega prize at the end for the first place winner who completes all three rounds.
So here is how it goes:
Each week you will be given two genres but this time, you must combine them.
Then write a story in both these