Let’s try something fun

My reader has been quieter than usual. I don’t remember things tapering off quite this much last December, but then, I don’t remember a lot of things.

I’ve never hidden the fact that this is a writing blog, or that I have books for sale. Let’s have some fun with this idea. Everyone can play along if you have a bit of fiction somewhere. Even poetry might count. It doesn’t matter if your stuff is unpublished either. Have some fun and let me hear it in the comments. Even better, blog about it and link back here so we can all find it.

You have a cabinet, a shelf, or even a room to decorate. You have to decorate it with “trophies” from your fiction. I’ll just snitch some items from the basement of the writing cabin:

From Wild Concept, I’ll need some Lisa Burton swag to hang on the walls. Maybe one of her calendars from a comics convention to support the Free Lisa campaign. Then I’ll need one of those anti fur posters with her and Bunny.

From Panama I need to put a fancy dagger in a glass case. This was made with anvil dust and quenched in iron water. The handle is made from a church cross, and was rubbed down with garlic oil. It has some elaborate silver wire worked into the handle. With a bigger room, I might shoehorn a beautiful wooden Hispano-Suiza automobile inside.

From Arson I want a pink fire helmet with a plush bunny face on front. It is so unique to Lindsay Pennington. There are a few cool drones I could play with too.

There are a ton of things from The Cock of the South, but I don’t want to get greedy. I think I’d like Cobby’s bronze gladiator helmet, and the blown glass still they used to make alcohol in Castor.

In my micro fiction, there was a small cannon named St. Michael that would make a nice display.

I’m still editing Will ‘O the Wisp, but there is a Thermos bottle decorated with The Banana Splits that might keep my coffee warm. There is also a small wooden trunk that is kind of nice looking and very interesting to boot.

So let me hear it. What trophies would you keep from your fiction?

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29 responses to “Let’s try something fun

  1. Wow. There are so many to choose from for me. I have a lot of signature weapons and magic items, which means I’d have to pick something from each character. Think I’ll go have fun with this before starting my day.

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  3. This will require some thought as I only have the one unfinished novel and a small assortment of poetry. Hmmm…

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  4. Fun stuff! I’ll have to keep it to just the two novels most ready to be published (and which agents have not yet called me to represent!). Alexandra’s teardrop pendant of black volcanic rock called Pele’s Tear, given her by a Hawaiian kahuna. Kieran’s tickets to the the Giants vs Rockies game he was going to take his (working) partner and his partner’s son to, until his partner was killed in the line of duty. The hoof knife, forged by Goibhniu and passed down to Erinne, that saved her life.

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  5. I have barely written a 3rd of my first novel, and I have only one such artifact to show for. I’ll write the blog post and come back here with the link. Brilliant idea though, I think it’ll be a lot of fun to read what everyone writes!

    Kudos for coming up with such a fun challenge!

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  7. Here we go: http://leonahenry.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/here-is-a-fun-challenge-for-authors/ I linked you guys posts there, too. I am not much of an artifact person, even though I collect loads of artifacts in real life and Elder Scrolls games. Writing this post was a lot of fun though!

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  8. Charles Lominec

    My favorite is the dagger from Panama. Sounds like an efficient vampire/demon killing weapon.

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  9. Like you, I’m going to need a BIG trophy room because Charlie’s 1964 Malibu is a MUST SAVE for me. Then from various poems I’ve written and in no particular order: Scrabble tiles, autumn colored leaves, a tubby cat, an over-sized Western belt buckle; a pedestal and some brittle aluminum foil.

    Sorry, I wanted this to be an actual post but even with one of the secretaries back today I’m buried enough I can’t think very straight. Maybe I can elaborate in a real post and include excerpts! 🙂

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  11. WOW! What a fun and creative idea! Let, see… For my 8 books (the 8th is still a WIP), I’m going to have to go with: Julia’s patched Raggedy Ann doll, Aimee’s watch that says “I love you every second”, the stew can that Raven used to bring back water from the creek, the hand-carved, dark, African mahogany crucifix from the confessional booth where Reagan talked to the priest, a large framed photo of Meadow on the cover of a magazine, a portrait of Aria and Keith painted by Cadence, Rylie’s walking cane, and finally, the machete Rowan used to cut off Ted’s thumbs. I think you deserve some sort of award for having such a cool idea! 😀

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  12. The Snurds, without a doubt. They’re flying cars that go underwater, in the air, they have all purpose torpedoes behind the headlights, they can fly at over 300mph, they look drop dead gorgeous and some of them are invisible. I’d also like the magic thimble that moves people from one place to another, and one reality to another, using the imagination of the user… oh and The Pan of Hamgee’s hat. He’s my main character and his hat is very cool. And perhaps a laser pistol because you never know.

    Cheers

    MTM

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