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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dark Lullabies for Strange Children

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Contents of this issue:
Grimble Bug
by Rachel Anding
(Who also did the artwork, thank you!)

In The Garden
by Lisa Jonte

An Almost Awful Confession
by Lise Quintana

Wishes: Another Lullaby
by Lydia Ondrusek

by Stu Ffandt Hings

Seasonal Caprice
by J. L. Venson

Sleep My Darling
by Alia Thabit

by Jessica Larson

Night of the Blindfolded Moon

by Tess Anderson

In Talking With Your Teddy Bear
by Dr Wicked

Bumpers at the beginning and end of the show are
Entertainment for the Braindead.
Beautiful music, most of which is free. I highly recommend checking her out.

Thank you to everyone who submitted for the podcast! I'm not going to spend long here because I've been doing so well keeping this whole podcast resolution thing I don't want to linger too long before posting it. If your story was not included in the podcast it wasn't because it wasn't good. At times I doubted my concept and fundamental belief that good fiction can happen quickly. Not one submission was anything less than good. I chose the ones I chose because they worked well together and worked well with the theme. Thanks once more to everyone for submitting. There is absolutely no restriction on people submitting again whether you've been "published" previously on the podcast or not. This is an amazing group of talented people and I can't wait to read more!

So that's it for this issue. now onto the next. The topic for the month of February is:

Attic Archaeology

I want to read stories about things found in attics. Long lost treasures and adventures. Hidden darkness. Magic or mischief or malevolence. Rummage around in the spiderwebs of your mind and bring me back a story. I will accept stories of any length. Poetry or prose though I think this topic is better suited to prose. Maximum of 2000 words. Because I was a day late in releasing this I will give you an extra day to submit stories. Due on February 21st.

Thanks everyone for listening and I hope you enjoy the podcast!




Anonymous VB said...

Wow! Those people(the ones who wrote the poems that you read...) They're really talented! Those were awesome! I am so excited for this new prompt!
And I was wondering... Are poems good too, or is it just short stories and such?

February 3, 2010 at 4:09 PM  
Anonymous animejnky88 said...

I am so amazed at all of the excellent poems. I had chills through all of them, and some good laughs too. And you know, you have a really good narrative voice, Wicked. I shall be taking up this new challenge in a few days, so the theme can stew for a while... Oh, and you've said that you wouldn't mind giving critique to the submissions. Have you thought any more on how you might do that?

February 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM  
Anonymous VB said...

I have a similar question to animejnky88's: how will we be able to send you submissions just for critiquing?

February 4, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will we be able to submit more than one story/poem/etc?

February 5, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Dr Wicked said...

To answer your questions:
Just say "Not ready for submission, Critique Only" somewhere in the email you send and I'll respond without considering it for publication before refinement.

You are more than welcome to submit more than one story or poem. It is likely that I'll choose the best of the two/three/however-many and publish that one so there's room for other people. But feel free to send away.

And yes, poems are just fine for this one.

February 7, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just checked out your site, found you in the six degress of separation through facebook looking at what authors groups are available.. interesting concept.. writing isn't my problem, editing my stuff is.. is there a program that can edit my novel for me? LOL

February 11, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger alia said...

Well done, everyone! All the poems are so darling. Thanks, Dr. Wicked!

February 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Penmaster said...

These were so awesome! And you read aloud wonderfully. :)

February 18, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

You know, the prompt "Attic Archeology" has a double meaning. It could also mean archeology in or of Greece, since Greece was anciently known as Attica.

Just a thought.

February 20, 2010 at 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These were great poems to listen to. :) And an interesting prompt to write about.

Also, thank you for mentioning Entertainment for the Braindead. I'm listening to their music now, and enjoying it quite a bit!

February 23, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Amy Goodwin said...

Are you going to update soon..?

March 11, 2010 at 2:09 AM  
Blogger Amy Goodwin said...'s died again?

March 18, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

write or die is a great idea really would enjoy to participate in the next :)

April 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These poems are awesome, and yours was amazing! Tell me, when can I expect the next update?

April 25, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, these poems were impeccable!
They should be put together in an anthology (I'd buy it!).

June 28, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sleep my darling" Is my favorite <3 But they're all awesome!!!

June 30, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Regin said...

Grimble bug is an especially good poem.

July 20, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've hear so much about WriteOrDie - but each time I try to use it, nothing happens. I.e. I can write, and the words are counted or time downcounted, but when I come to the end, nothing happens. Yes my speaker is turned on.

I am so looking forward to hear those devilish voices, and I am so disappointed!

Tell me what I can do to make this work.

September 16, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Those poems were great all of them ^_^ I wished I had a book of them now haha or an audiobook I loved them and I'm going to try and get my little brother to listen to them I think he would enjoy them greatly.

September 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

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