Saturday, July 17, 2021
Hello, all. Welcome to my sanctuary — and to my so called break. Thanks to everyone for the terrific response to my “call for things.” Your random reader things will inspire and drive the next serial story of Teagan’s Books.
Before that, I asked GP Cox and Chris Graham, the Story Reading Ape to provide the kickoff sets of things. The thoughts those things inspired set the era of the future story. Asking a couple of people in advance let me put some limits on my general request to everyone. However, my inspiration was split. You see the culprit above, that princess phone. Thanks to Dan Antion for the photo.
That kind of phone first came out in 1959. In that year Jupiter AM-18 rocket launched two primates into space from Cape Canaveral along with living microorganisms and plant seeds. Successful recovery makes them the first living beings to return safely to Earth after space flight. That of course made me think of our dear Ape.
(If this seems a little scattered, just imagine what it’s like inside my head.)
The split in the time-setting for the story-to-be came when cave was also one of GP’s random things. I thought of a cave in Sweetwater, Tennessee where you can find the Lost Sea. It is listed as “America’s Largest Underground Lake” in the Guinness Book of World Records. THEN since my mind was in that general neck of the woods, I went from the Lost Sea to the Secret City, which is related to Oak Ridge, TN and the Calutron Girls… which took me to 1945. More about the Secret City and the Calutron Girls some other time.
Then I had to limit the era of reader things. While the story will begin in 1959, most of it will be in the World War II Era. Anyhow, those random things triggered the twisting path my brain has been traveling.
Call for Things!
If you missed the “call” last weekend, I’ll repeat it today. The new serial will be driven from the very beginning by random reader things. I ask you to leave sets of three unrelated (random) things.
The Rules. Things must be…
- Leave sets of 3 things, and yes, you may leave more than one set 🙂
- Things must be random — not related to one another
- Things must be suitable to the time-frame of World War II
- Leave your sets of 3 random things in comments at this blog post (not Facebook)
- Don’t use events or objects that would force the story into a different era.
I will collect your 3 random things for a few weeks before I begin the new serial. Of course, you can continue to leave things after the story begins. I hope everyone will jump in and be part of the creation of this next story from the beginning. Remember to leave your things in a comment.
Also I’m sorry to have to make this statement again. This is my sanctuary, a safe place for everyone to gather in friendship. It is not a forum for critique or debate. It’s perfectly fine if you “talk” among yourselves. Whether your comment is to me or another commenter, keep it friendly.
In Other News
I’m trying to catch up my work on Dead of Winter: Journey 8, The Lost Library. However the first seven novelettes are available at Amazon. I welcome you to be a part of these Journeys.
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
Universal Purchase Links
Journey 7, Revenant Pass
Journey 6, The Fluting Fell
Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls
Journey 4, The Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
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