I have neglected this site this year, but it depressed me coming here, and my year was not good so far. However, seeing now the desolate state here saddens me even more.
I will try to write an Activity Report at the end of the year, giving you the gist of what was going on and what troubled me.
However, on this second Advent Sunday, let me present two stories I have written for Renderosity’s last two annual Holiday contests.
The first story is called The Long Silent Night. This story made second place in Renderosity’s 2020 Writers Holiday Contest.
The second one is called The Annual Winter Fair of Elves, Gnomes, and Dwarves. This story made first place in Renderosity’s 2021 Writers Holiday Contest.
Both stories have a Christmas theme with my distinctive personal tint, so do not expect something your conservative church-going granny would approve of, while your inner child will — and maybe your children also.
I hope those stories will cast a smile on your face and fill your heart with a bit of the Inner Peace Xmas — stripped bare of all religious nonsense — should bring to you and your loved ones.
Boundaries are fleeting in the Realms of AbyssalEros, and appearances can be outright misleading. So take a dare and enter the Creepy Toy Store.
Let me be your host while you warm yourself at the cozy fires of hell with a funny little story I wrote last year for Renderosity’s annual Holiday contest.
The Long Silent Night (English Version)
Die Lange Stille Nacht (German Version)
Last weekend, I finally found the time to make the final changes to the German version of my Costumes, Cauldrons & Concoctions contest story Return of the Witches, with which I made the first place at Renderosity’s Annual Halloween contest last year.
I had to do this long-neglected task, as I needed to apply the last-minute changes that I had done to shorten the English text under the 1.000 words limit. Otherwise, the German and the English versions would have been slightly different.
Meanwhile, I have uploaded both language versions and incorporated them into my stories page.
While I know that this year’s Halloween is still far away, I hope you will nonetheless enjoy this creepy little story about wicked witches.
I added my contribution
“Circle of Life” to Renderosity’s
annual Holiday Contest, as a downloadable pdf inside the bookshelf of the Stories page.
As usual, I
offer you both versions, the English one and the original German one. The later
is for the first time available for the public.
I just got informed that I made third place with my story contribution “Circle of Life” in Renderosity’s annual Holiday Contest. Continue reading “3rd place in 2019 Writers Holiday Contest”
submitted my entry for Renderosity’s annual Holiday
for this year’s contest is Lost Holiday Toys.
know, I wrote this week a sweet little story for it and did yesterday a
thumbnail image for the entry.
I named the
story “Circle of Life,” and the word count is 993.
spoil your reading experience, I will not tell you anything about it in advance,
so just take a look at it and the other entries.
All I can
hope for is that you like my story enough to vote for me as soon as voting starts
on December 19 at 10:00 am CT.
case, you deserve my thanks already for just reading it, and as usual, you are
free to contact me about anything you want to tell me.
planned, I finished the translation of the new contest story, remaining shortly
under one thousand words. I also managed the first run of proofreading too.
given the story for additional proofreading to my two muses; the English one to
Farra Triss and the German one to my girlfriend.
I expect both
of them to finish tomorrow.
am game-mastering every second Friday our roleplaying evening; however,
tomorrow evening, it might be called off.
If that happens, I will make the final changes after my regular office day and submit
the story at the contest.
If I am out tomorrow to harass my players with monsters and villains, I will do
it on Saturday.
it is allowed to do promotion; therefore, I will tell you more as soon as I
have submitted my story at the contest.
The last two evenings, I wrote a short little story for a contest. In fact, I only spent Monday evening on it, while yesterday, I did the proofreading and made some minor adjustments.
Naturally, I wrote the story, which still has no name, in my native language. At the moment, it counts 998 words in German.
This evening I will translate the story into English.
Wish me luck that I will still be under the allowed word count of one thousand words after finishing the translation. If I exceed it, I need to rephrase a bit; if I am far under the word count, I have already some passages I would like to add.
Aside of that word count issue, I expect to finish the story tomorrow evening with proofreading.
I will keep