With Such Words
if you aren't a hypocrite, your moral standards aren't high enough
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6th-Jan-2013 12:16 pm - Sunday Six
talibusorabat: It seems we must brush up on our powers of fascination (DA: Powers of fascination)
Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project -- published, submitted, in progress, for your cat -- whatever.

I got over it as I grew up. My parents kept telling me they weren't real, and bit by bit I believed them. I'd turn off the lights, sleep with hands and feet dangling off the bed and thought nothing about it. Occasionally I'd find weird cuts and bruises on me, but I didn't think anything about them. I just didn't pay attention. When you actually think about it, it's kinda amazing how much stuff you just don't think about.


from the tentatively-titled "Everything Nice", a story about the monsters under your bed and the girl who has to save them. The very very first of drafts
24th-Dec-2012 06:18 pm - Master Original Fiction List
talibusorabat: A fancy pen resting atop a printed page. (Writing)
This Story Has No Hero
A mysterious fire nearly destroys the theater without burning a thing.

Laquoya Taylor will not investigate.


Hikkikomori (+ side story)
Nobody has seen the residents of house 409 in three years. The only signs that someone still lives there are pizza deliveries left on the doorstep. Rumor has it that the father had made a deal with the Devil and the Devil had come to collect. Both parents had been killed, they said, and only the daughter was spared. Trapped inside the house, a prisoner of monsters.

Xena Caldwell is a drifter and new to town. To everyone else, the story is just a bit of local color, but to her it is a fairy tale waiting for its happy ending. She breaks inside, determined to ride to the rescue...and gets more than she bargained for.


Out of the Bag
One dead petstore owner. Two people with excellent reasons for wanting him dead, and a third suspect with an uncanny connection to animals. How this all relates to an illegal puppy mill, Detective Tisha Wiles isn't sure, but she will find out.


Note to Self
There are certain things you just shouldn't do during a vampire apocalypse.

Of Dragons, Draaks, and Fathers
A little girl with three fathers, only two of whom are human, doesn't exactly fit in Victorian England.
5th-Nov-2012 07:03 pm - Original Big Bang: In Memoria
talibusorabat: A fire, rope, and the text "In Memoria" (Story: In Memoria)
Title: In Memoria
Genre: Horror
Rating: R
Warnings: References to suicide
Summary: When the ghost haunting her theater started damaging property, Laquoya had refused to get involved. But now people are getting hurt, and while her first instinct is to run away, she knows she's the only one who really understands what's going on...only to find out that she doesn't at all.
Note: I'll probably lock this story next month so I can revise it further (strengthen plot & improve character voices, among many other things).


Gorgeous cover art by [personal profile] annariel


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7


Be sure to swing by [personal profile] annariel's entry and tell her she's awesome!



PLEASE NOTE

This story has now been locked to my access list so it can be revised. If you're interested in reading it, please comment here.
10th-Jun-2012 10:13 am - This Story Has No Hero
talibusorabat: A fancy pen resting atop a printed page. (Writing)
Title: This Story Has No Hero
Author: [personal profile] talibusorabat
Artist: Rinnia
Genre: Paranormal
Pairings: None
Word Count: 1,164
Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Warnings: Allusions to a historical suicide
Summary: A mysterious fire nearly destroys the theater without burning a thing.

Laquoya Taylor will not investigate.

Published on Scribd

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19th-Nov-2011 10:05 am - Hikikomori
talibusorabat: A silhouette of Medusa standing behind a silhouette of a girl reading, with the caption "Sirens" (Sirens)
title: Hikikomori
genre: Horror
rating/warnings: Mild violence and cursing, references to the death of a parent.
summary: Nobody has seen the residents of house 409 in three years. The only signs that someone still lives there are pizza deliveries left on the doorstep. Rumor has it that the father had made a deal with the Devil and the Devil had come to collect. Both parents had been killed, they said, and only the daughter was spared. Trapped inside the house, a prisoner of monsters.

Xena Caldwell is a drifter and new to town. To everyone else, the story is just a bit of local color, but to her it is a fairy tale waiting for its happy ending. She breaks inside, determined to ride to the rescue...and gets more than she bargained for.

Read more... )


Written for Original Big Bang. Check out the awesome mix that Cherith made to go with it!





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23rd-Sep-2011 08:48 pm - Out of the Bag
talibusorabat: Puppy with glasses "I am who I am. Your approval is not needed." (Miss Austen Regrets: Writing)
Title: Out of the Bag
Author: esotaria
Artist: danceswithgary
Genre: Paranormal mystery
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
Summary: One dead petstore owner. Two people with excellent reasons for wanting him dead, and a third suspect with an uncanny connection to animals. How this all relates to an illegal puppy mill, Detective Tisha Wiles isn't sure, but she will find out.


Cover by danceswithgary


Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11

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18th-May-2011 04:02 pm - Note to Self
talibusorabat: Interesting - engaging or oh god oh god we're all gonna die... (Quote: Interesting)
Title: Note to Self
Author: esotaria
Artist: acidamoeba
Genre: Urban fantasy
Pairings: slight Girl/Girl
Word Count: 1,179
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Fighting, minor character death
Summary: There are certain things you just shouldn't do during a vampire apocalypse.

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15th-May-2011 01:05 am - Of Dragons, Draaks, and Fathers
talibusorabat: Yes, it's amazing how far you can push a metaphor, isn't it... (TP: Push a metaphor)
Title: Of Dragons, Draaks, and Fathers
Author: esotaria
Artist: reapertownusa
Genre: Fantasy
Pairings: None
Word Count: 1,178
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Summary: A little girl with three fathers, only two of whom are human, doesn't exactly fit in Victorian England.

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