I was challenged to a fiction battle. And the Muse began sharpening her ax and staring at me before the challenger was done saying the words… So I thought it would be best to accept.
Anyway, I haven’t decided what to write about yet. And the battle stories must be published on October 2nd. Who do you think I should write about, and why? Any particular character you’ve been craving to read or run away from? ♥♥♥
I’ve been talking to her—to my dear Muse—suggesting that perhaps we should try to write a tale whose theme resembles the motifs contained within “No Power in the ‘Verse Can Stop this Leo,” which is the story that inspired the challenge… But whenever I bring up the issue, the Muse just cocks her head to one side, nods slowly… and grins at me while showing a rather unnerving amount of teeth and eyeball-glint.
If that wasn’t odd enough, many characters have submitted requests (and threats), where they detail why making them the protagonists in the challenge would be healthier for my dreams, nightmares and for my breathing. The latest message was from Darlene… I haven’t opened it yet. I mean, I love the girl and all—I birthed her, didn’t I?—still, she makes me a bit nervous.
I just wanted you guys to know what I’ve been up to: attending an indecent number of medical appointments, editing a short story collection scheduled to be published this October, writing poetry, plotting a tale for the Fiction Battle… I’ve also been trying to figure out why Drusilla sent me a letter that only says, “Hope the deciding is going well, Lady Magaly. Is your eye healing? If not… ” I guess she ran out of ink because she didn’t finish the sentence. Oh, little Drusilla also included this picture:
Girly Rude, by Dottie Gleason