Wednesday Writing — What Used to Be

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Wolf, Emlyn, Osabide, Gethin, Baki, & Zasha, by Teagan
Dead of Winter Characters: Wolf, Emlyn, Osabide, Gethin, Baki, & Zasha, by Teagan

Welcome everyone.  I know how busy you are at this time of year.  So, I’m not doing much of a post.  Last week I issued a challenge, hoping to get everyone’s creativity flowing.  There’s more on that below.  It is still open.

Pat at eQuips responded to the challenge with a poem that is stunning.

Even though Dead of Winter is up to Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment my challenge pertains to Journey 1, Forlorn Peak.

My Challenge to You

Create something using Emlyn’s world as portrayed in Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak, as your inspiration.  Not a story with my characters, but anything else you please.  If you want to play and have not read the Journeys give me your email in a comment and I’ll send you a Kindle copy of the book.  (Sadly, Amazon will only let me send them to the USA.  Readers outside the USA are more than welcome, you’re encouraged to participate. I just can’t send you the book.)

Ideas for Challenge

Here are some ideas for your response to the challenge.  Your creation may be a song, poem, photo, painting, image, something you’ll cook or bake, a menu, or a dance for that matter.  Maybe a lesson plan for your children’s education, or tips for gardening, or a list of books you’d hide if the Brethren took over your town — just create.  

Challenge Rules

  • Use Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak, as your inspiration.
  • Link to my blog if you publish your creation http://www.teagansbooks.com
  • Mention Dead of Winter, by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene.
  • Send me a link to your creation (if published) so I can share it.
  • For those of you who are not reading the journeys your responses should represent a non-technology world in an oppressed society.
  • Post/send your responses December 1 through December 24, 2021.

I will collect your responses throughout this month.

To be fair, I’m sharing contributions of my own.  Sometimes in a story what used to be is as important as what is.  When the oppressive Brethren of Un’Naf took over Emlyn’s homeland, the people gave up fun of any sort. This folk dance offers a glimpse of what their life may have been like when Emlyn was a very small child. She barely remembers life before the Brethren. 

Of course, the elders took away dancing, and those colorful red vests wouldn’t be allowed even for the men.  However, the village green in Llyn Coombe still bears the mark of generations of dancing feet. 

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Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump.  Hugs on the wing!

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Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon, cover by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
Dead of Winter: Journey 11, The Sumelazon, cover by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

Thanks for spending part of your day here.  I hope you’ll take me up on this challenge.  I’m grateful to everyone who is reading this story. If you aren’t already, I hope you’ll be part of the extraordinary, layered world of these Journeys. 

I love to hear from you, so friendly comments are encouraged. Hugs on the wing!

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Dead of Winter — All the Journeys

Universal Purchase Links

Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment

Kindle:  relinks.me/B09M7Q19XT

Paperback:  relinks.me/B09M4QWDYK

Journey 10, Pergesca

Kindle:  relinks.me/B09J6TH8TD

Paperback:  relinks.me/B09J7GFWYV

Journey 9, Doors of Attunement

Kindle:  relinks.me/B09F8Y5DML

Paperback:  relinks.me/B09F1BB9RW

Journey 8, The Lost Library

Kindle:  relinks.me/B09C6MPTYT

Paperback:  relinks.me/B09C34XR7P

Journey 7, Revenant Pass

Kindle:  relinks.me/B098MS8P48

Paperback:  relinks.me/B098GV1G5V

Journey 6, The Fluting Fell

Kindle:  relinks.me/B096CPJNSX

Paperback: relinks.me/B096CPJNSX

Journey 5, Llyn Pistyll Falls

Kindle:  relinks.me/B09431TD6G

Paperback:  relinks.me/B0942KC471

Journey 4, The Old Road

Kindle:  relinks.me/B092G5LB7R

Paperback:  relinks.me/B092M51Y88

Journey 3, the Fever Field

Kindle: elinks.me/B08XTNZ9M8 

Paperback:  relinks.me/B08XXY3JXF

Kobo:  Dead of Winter: Journey 3, the Fever Field eBook by Teagan Riordain Geneviene – 1230004609599 | Rakuten Kobo United States

Journey 2, Penllyn

Kindle:  relinks.me/B08VMNSF97

Paperback:  relinks.me/B08VLMR2KD

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dead-of-winter-journey-2-penllyn

Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

Kindle:  relinks.me/B08RBBVRGX

Paperback:  relinks.me/B08R7RH4F5

Kobo:  Dead of Winter: Journey 1, Forlorn Peak eBook by Teagan Geneviene – 1230004446033 | Rakuten Kobo United States

 

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55 thoughts on “Wednesday Writing — What Used to Be

  1. HI Teagan, I had good intentions and then ended up working over the weekend. I’ve done very little writing for the past two months as work is a madhouse. I am going to have to work into the firm shutdown for the fourth year in a row and I am mighty peeved about it.

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  2. Enjoying your ideas, I do not have a lot to contribute, but just would like to say that I sew costumes for a dance studio. I am glad that I can made this small contribution. It is fun and challenging! ! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year\

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    1. Ms. Frances, your comment is as good as answering the challenge. I can imagine the costumes you might sew if Dead of Winter was a TV series and you were in charge of costumes! ❤ After all, the challenge is all about imagination.
      I used to design and sew all my own clothes (although it's been a very long time since I did), so I particularly enjoyed this. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Ha! Believe me, Dan, I get it about nonspecific publication dates. 😀 If I had committed to specific dates for Dead of Winter’s monthly Journeys… there’s no telling what I might have done. I’m trying to put the rest of the week into gear. I hope your week is wonderful. Hugs on the wing!

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  3. Reblogged this on Just Olga and commented:
    Teagan Geneviene​ reminds her of her challenge in her blog. If you are looking for some inspiration and would like to read the first Journey in her serial, don’t miss this opportunity!

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