Jan. 16th, 2016

shiori_makiba: Makiba Shiori in Kanji and Roman Letters (Default)
 First of all, let me thank [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith[personal profile] siliconshaman[personal profile] dialecticdreamer, and [personal profile] redsixwing for their prompts. I also thank [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith  and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer  for linking back.

The theme was “A Promise is a Promise.”

I opened the call at around 2 AM US Eastern Standard Time and worked on and off until just after closing it at around midnight. In that time I wrote 4 poems and 1 short story for a total of 3,162 words.

The Results


A Net of Promises” – A prompt made by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith  resulted in a free-verse poem about family's decision to have children. 304 words in 37 lines.

“Felt Like A Broken Promise” – A prompt made by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer resulted in the free-verse poem about a young man and the beginning of his re-connection to a lost family member. 471 words in 63 lines.

“White Feathers” – A prompt made by [personal profile] redsixwing resulted in a free-verse re-telling of the Japanese folktale Tsuru no Ongaeshi or The Crane's Return of Favor. The longest poem I have ever written. 964 words in 131 lines.

Fan Fic:

“I Mean What I Said and I Said What I Meant” – A prompt made by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith resulted in short story from the point of view of Steve Rogers. His view on promises is 70 years out of date and he does not care. Set in “Love is For Children” verse. 838 words.

“The Name You Chose” – A prompt made by [personal profile] siliconshaman resulted in a free-verse poem character study about The Doctor. It isn't very cheerful because from what I've read The Doctor has been through a lot in the last several years and it shows. First Doctor Who fic. I'm hoping I get write something happier for this universe at some point. 585 words in 91 lines.


“A Net of Promises” and “Felt Like A Broken Promise” are part of the 'Ohana series. It is about an interacial polyfamily – their birth families rejected them so they made their own family. Slice of life, romance, hurt/comfort.

One Final Thought

I've noticed that the more I write, the longer my stuff gets.

shiori_makiba: Makiba Shiori in Kanji and Roman Letters (Default)
 Well I said one of the resulting pieces would definitely be posted to the blog. It is from my 'Ohana series.

Poem: A Net of Promises

by shiori_makiba / Ashley Weyer

Word Count: 304

Based on the prompt by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith for Thank Muse It's Friday January 2016 session. Constructive feedback or even just "I liked this" or "It didn't grab me" is always appreciated.

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