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I recently finished something like my 10th re-watch of a very good anime, “Princess Tutu”. I’ve always loved it for a number of reasons, the characters, the ballet, the music…but this time as I start my own writing career what really struck me was the ending and the themes of happiness vs suffering the story presents. This will obviously contain spoilers for the end of the series, so if you haven’t seen and wish to remain unspoiled, bookmark this for after a good marathon watch.
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Hello all! Back again with another short story, this one a dystopian Sci-Fi with aliens, chaotic neutrals, gangs, evil governments, and more.
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Prism, by Ashe Mocaw
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Hello again! I’ve been submitting to magazines, and around the rejections and awaiting rejections I’ve gotten some more writing done for here, too. Please enjoy this short tale of a solider, a goddess, and the mistake that brought them together.
Artwork above was commissioned from Kami, who is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their services (as long as their commissions are open).
The Goddess of Raya’s Biggest Mistake, by Ashe Mocaw
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Round 2 of Christmas gift short stories! This one is for Quynh, who I was blessed to get to meet in person this year. 2018 had ups and downs, but that was 100% an up, and I hope you can come visit again!
a glimpse in time, by Ashe Mocaw
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For gifts this holiday season, I did a few exchanges with friends. This short story is for my friend Che, who invented the character of the Keyper for a meme and graciously gave them to me. The art used for the preview is also drawn by them, check out some of their works!
Now I give you this back, Che. Merry Christmas. 🙂
The Skeleton Key, by Ashe Mocaw
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I’ve started writing some short stories on the side while I work on my novel. Some for posting here, some for submissions elsewhere (fingers crossed?). It’s a great way to share some writing and explore small ideas. Without further ado:
Change, by Ashe Mocaw
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The writing process. Everyone has a different way of tackling it, and we all tend to get frustrated at one point or another during it. I wanted to do a quick write up on my general process of coming up with story ideas, sorting them into plot outlines, and ultimately writing. I don’t always follow this method, but I try to!
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I saw a fun post for a hashtag game on Twitter: listing your protagonist’s star signs and Hogwarts houses, and how well they fit. It’s a classic, and one I’ve answered before—but I adore the question and am always willing to answer it over and over.
Since my characters are in a fantasy with different time rules, I based their possible star signs on the element associated most with them, and picked from there. I’m very satisfied with what I picked, and can’t see myself changing these (barring any major rewrites, of course).
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Rounding out this series is my favourite adult novels. I had a lot to choose from, but I feel like these are the ones I return to over and over again. I promise, only two are fantasy novels.
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