Clarion West Donation Write-a-thon Week 5
I am your host, Thaddeus Howze, and I am contributing my time and my craft for your enjoyment in the hopes you will donate to Clarion West. We were informed that everyone who is participating in Clarion West’s Write-a-thon has received a donation! This was a very creative week. I managed to put our four chapters of a serial I am enjoying and the ideas came fast and furious. I answered a few questions on the StackExchange as well. Please sit back with a cup of java (or Earl Grey, if that’s your thing and enjoy this weeks contributions.
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I have continued to write daily and have reached day 117. A friend of mine tried to cheer me up and convince me to keep writing until the end of the year (only 206 more days). I laughed at him and considered him seriously for about ten seconds. The jury got up and left the room. They are still deliberating… Meanwhile, stats for the month include 34,485 words and 6 short stories or essays for the last week.
My last week of work includes:
Essays and analyses:
Could radar penetrate the Stargate aperture? – http://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/38519/2765 – One of the reasons I enjoy the Stack are the strange questions people come up with. I had considered this in some detail when I watched the Stargate franchise and the question brought back all of my ideas about why it would or wouldn’t work. I had a great time doing the research and supporting my conclusion with evidence.
Why is the wide beam phaser setting not used very often? – http://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/38531/2765 – There is a bit more disagreement on this article, which is to be expected when you consider all of the changes which have taken place in the Star Trek franchise. Prime Universe fans rail against the new Abrams-verse Star Trek, and the two camps are bitterly divided over the directs taken, the actors chosen and the quality of the stories told. I just stay out of that and report the facts.
This week’s fiction: Yes, I am back! I have a nice four pack of a serial today for your perusal.
A Man Who Wasn’t There takes us back to Clifford Engram, Paranormal Investigator’s dark world of magic, myth and mystery.
Clifford Engram, cursed operative of the Agency, a paranormal investigative group, is assigned to a case his office calls the Locked Door Strangler. Murders have been taking place across the country all bound together by their unique signature, the women are killed without sign of entry or exit. Engram is forced to return to the first place such murders occurred back in the 1950s, New Orleans.
A Man Who Wasn’t There (1) – http://wp.me/p1UgIB-B2 – Carl Winters, on vacation with his beloved wife, finds his body snatched right from under him and there is nothing he can do about it. (2764 words)
A Man Who Wasn’t There (2) – http://wp.me/p1UgIB-Bh – Engram’s first day in New Orleans on his new case ends with a bad note after being led by a Seer to a spirtual prison. A prison housing a single inmate, the body of the completely mad Butcher of the Bijou, Henri Macafee. (1622 words)
A Man Who Wasn’t There (3) – http://wp.me/p1UgIB-Bt – Confronted by the spiritually-corrupted but incredibly powerful body of Henri Macaffee, Clifford Engram meets his local contact, the mysterious Mombo, Dominique LeStrade; a woman who intrigues and scares the hell out of him at the same time… (2374 words)
A Man Who Wasn’t There (4) – http://wp.me/1UgIB -Henri Macafee settled into his new life as Carl Winters. After such a long imprisonment, the world feels new to him. He is surprised by his feelings for Carl’s wife Nina. His darker urges slowly return along with a fragment of his powers. (2629 words)
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