Wednesday, November 6, 2019
It’s Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! I’m already struggling with the pace of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). However, I’m happy with what I’ve done so far on my new, quirky story. Not to be coy, but I’m keeping this one “close to the vest,” as The Dealer might say.
Regardless of all that, I couldn’t resist pausing long enough to make some kind of response to a prompt from Diana Wallace Peach.
Diana is also doing NaNoWriMo, but she took time to issue a delightful writing challenge.
Write from the point of view of a creature that doesn’t exist in the “real” world. Don’t tell us what the creature is. Let us “experience” it through its thoughts and actions.
Although I really, really wanted to work this into my November novel… it wasn’t coming together. Then I remembered something I wrote a while back. It fit the prompt!
Some of you will remember that a fictionalized Nicola Tesla was a character in my Hullaba Lulu serial, illustrated by Rob Goldstein. I keep toying with the idea of a “Tesla Punk” story. Yes, that’s a thing. Think steampunk (Victorian), but with Nicola Tesla-related elements. Although that story might never get off the ground, here’s a tidbit I wrote to open the story — and fits Diana’s challenge. So here goes…
Untitled Tesla Punk
Darkness, downy soft, dreamily silent, it extended beyond anything I could touch.
“Nicola,” I cooed into the void. “Ni-co-la, Ni-co-la,” I repeated the rhythm.
I knew he would hear me. I had no doubt that he would recognize the cadence of my voice. No matter how we were separated by space and time, I was sure he would find me.
In this darkness I was reborn. I drifted. I summoned him. I waited. I cooed.
I hope you enjoyed this tidbit from my Tesla-verse. If you know some trivia about the eccentric inventor, then you might guess what “I” am.
This post is also a special wish for my friend Rob Goldstein — Happy birthday Rob! Many, many deliriously happy returns! I hope everyone will click over to his virtual birthday party and wish him well.
Happy Birthday, Rob!
Thanks for visiting, my chuckaboos. Happy November!
Brother Love – a Crossroad, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
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