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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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7th-Oct-2010 06:39 pm
Yo I'll solve it
Thanks to emergency oral surgery, we do not have wiggle room in our budget for the StrowlerCon hotel room. Pretty much, we can afford it if we don't have to buy food.

...we have to buy food.

And with Adam's night-driving phobia and me being on concom, we really really ought to be staying at the hotel.

This is when I would ordinarily do Wind Tunnel Dreams, but due to my schedule being the way it is this week/weekend/et cetera, I absolutely do not want to promise new spontaneous fiction on a regular basis.

So I'll do this. If you throw a little into the pot, I will send you the short story I read at Arisia this year, "I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between". And when it's edited to my liking, I will send you "Maxfield Parrish Blue(s)", too. "My Empire for Ashes", if you want it. I may work up a scale at some point, x stories for $y, whatever, but I will totally start you off with something that has not seen print anywhere yet and only the people who were at my Arisia reading have ever heard. And it made some of them teary-eyed.

If you donate and leave me a story prompt in comments, I will try to do it next week, but again, I am not making a solid promise there, because my schedule is as it is. The promise is for "I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between", because that's already written! And this should give me a boot in the butt to get around to editing "Maxfield Parrish Blue(s)".

No pressure at all, no minimum amount, no me nudging you if you don't throw some money in; but if you can, it'd be a big help, and you will get a story that people have been liking. Thank you.
7th-Oct-2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Or, you know, since I think I have a room on my own, you two crash with me or I move in with you, we split the cost and just deal or something.
7th-Oct-2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
We also have an Elayna and the CPAP of doom.... how okay would that be? ("Not okay" is a perfectly fine answer!)
8th-Oct-2010 03:22 am (UTC)
CPAP OF DOOM sounds like a new s00j song to me. :-)
7th-Oct-2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Tossed in at the panicky tears post, I'm SO GLAD you put up a button!! I'm hoping to toss in later also, paid on Fridays and all.

No prompt, no nothing, feel better.
7th-Oct-2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Sent you the story anyway. :) Thank you!
7th-Oct-2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
No story prompt. Best of luck!
7th-Oct-2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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7th-Oct-2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
7th-Oct-2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Wish I could do more - no prompt, my goodness, there is enough on your plate. Hope the tooth pain passes from you quickly and completely.
7th-Oct-2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
Emergency oral surgery for you too? My teeth and empty, empty wallet cry out in sympathy. Perhaps, however, I could be of some assistance. I'll offer Limerick for anyone and everyone who can pitch in $10, done in the next week or so, on any subject they choose. I've been meaning to work my way up poetic forms from rock bottom and Limericks are the next step on my journey, so I consider it trolling for prompts, which I'd be doing anyway.
7th-Oct-2010 11:48 pm (UTC) - By way of application
The tooth wasn't broken or rotten
but still somehow parasites got in
and they mixed up some acid
and enamel got flaccid
and so to the dentist, I'm trottin'
8th-Oct-2010 02:22 am (UTC) - Re: By way of application
Oh dude. Hilarious!
8th-Oct-2010 12:27 am (UTC)
I tossed a bit in the pot. Hope it helps.
8th-Oct-2010 12:56 am (UTC)
Tossed in $5. . .you're on the good thoughts list, too. And Aloysius (the Lion of Chance)sends luck.
8th-Oct-2010 02:21 am (UTC)
ahhhh, if I didn't just have to put $$$$ down on wedding down payments... blah. I'm sorry. :(
8th-Oct-2010 02:24 am (UTC)
No worries!
8th-Oct-2010 02:24 am (UTC)
You're awesome and dental work sucks. Hope you get enough for your room! I'm punkrocksquirrel in case you haven't connected the email with the LJ handle. Take care and try not to worry.
8th-Oct-2010 02:24 am (UTC)
Thanks - it's looking achievable! Have sent you story; I hope you like it.
8th-Oct-2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Yikes, that's so much suck to deal with, and you're already doing so much. Hope the bit I (as rivulet@mit.edu) tossed in helps.

I have a shiny prompt in mind but don't want to add more to your plate right now while things are overwhelming... if I post one now, will you promise not to work on it until you've totally recovered from this weekend? :)
8th-Oct-2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
I promise. Thank you!
8th-Oct-2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
I don't have much to spare, but due to a mix-up, eternaleponine covered a thing that I was supposed to pay, and even after I paid the NEXT thing I was supposed to pay, that one was a little smaller, so you get a share in MY unexpected wiggle room.

Oral surgery sucks. Hope StrowlerCon is made of awesome.
8th-Oct-2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
OK, a shiny prompt! This one has two components, a visual one and a title, but you can ignore the title if you like and just focus on the visual.

The visual is this thing I made. (My camera didn't capture it, but the stone is one that, under bright light, has these amazing iridescent flashes of purple/blue aurora borealis).

The title is "What the bees dreamed".
8th-Oct-2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
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