Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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.
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.
- 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.
Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump. Hugs on the wing!
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!
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
Universal Purchase Links
Journey 11, the Sumelazon Escarpment
Journey 10, Pergesca
Journey 9, Doors of Attunement
Journey 8, The Lost Library
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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