When she could afford it, Grace liked to treat herself to dinner at the exclusive Café Tricoteuse. This themed restaurant was charming with serviettes stacked in miniature tumbrils and candle holders in the form of tiny guillotines. Even the salt and pepper shakers wore the Phrygian cap.
Grace always preferred a secluded table-for-one where she could relax and enjoy the house specialty -- pan fried sea bass with a chive velouté sauce -- and work on her dissertation entitled "Collapse Of The Ancien Régime," all the while picking the brains of well-preserved aristocratic decapitations which lined the rustic shelves along the back wall.
The crowd cheers as the prisoners are led onto the stage. No longer neighbours and friends but a beast. One mind, a mass of limbs entwined into something not quite human. They cry for blood, for death. The crime doesn’t matter, not to this creature, just the iron scent of blood in the air and the pleas of those scheduled for execution.
The first man walks to his death, an enviable position to be in; the blade freshly sharpened. No words pass his lips, stoic in the face of his demise.
The blade drops, a head rolls, the crowd cheers.
Last Edit: Jul 2, 2022 21:59:49 GMT -6 by dawndragon
pelwrath: To all, as Thanksgiving descends on us. May your travels be safe, meal be filling, and life be bountiful.
Nov 21, 2023 11:17:12 GMT -6
pelwrath: Watched a video where it was said that first time authors shouldn’t have a cliffhanger but a complete story as their first book. www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8yrMo6k/
Nov 22, 2023 0:42:55 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Unless you're Patrick Rothfuss or any of the dozens of other fantasy series authors...
Nov 22, 2023 9:03:06 GMT -6
pelwrath: Do we have a thread/list of members with published books, links to them and any SM platforms we are members of?
Nov 22, 2023 9:31:01 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Rothfuss!! Why, if I ever get my hands on that man, I'll make Annie Wilkes look like a bad chiropractor
Nov 22, 2023 15:36:22 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone except him LOL
Nov 22, 2023 15:37:17 GMT -6
pelwrath: Okay, looked the gentleman up and lightning did indeed hit the same tree twice.
Nov 22, 2023 18:37:24 GMT -6
pelwrath: Well my 100 word submission is posted.
Nov 23, 2023 19:14:31 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Well, if lightning don't hit the third time, I'm tossing those first two novels into the bin cuz they're useless without the ending. Caulder Melhaire - I'll hand you the sledgehammer...
Nov 27, 2023 12:17:06 GMT -6
pelwrath: I exist in the writing world! My first 2 star review, posted in boasting thread.
Nov 27, 2023 12:41:03 GMT -6
Alatariel: Oh man, good job taking it in stride.
Nov 27, 2023 19:37:05 GMT -6
pelwrath: Only way to take it and I’ve had practice here as well.
Nov 27, 2023 21:26:07 GMT -6
pelwrath: another 100 word story posted.
Nov 29, 2023 10:02:02 GMT -6
pelwrath: Oh, did it on my phone.
Nov 29, 2023 10:33:36 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Desperately brainstorming "snowfall" before my niece comes over for the weekend...
Dec 1, 2023 10:24:29 GMT -6
pelwrath: Excellent submission Mazzula
Dec 2, 2023 17:57:14 GMT -6
Mazulla: Thank you, Pel! Really like yours as well.
Dec 3, 2023 12:17:28 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Dang it, I didn't get my snowfall entry written in time. Ugh, what an exhausting weekend. Either my niece's costume project seriously wore me out, or I was fighting off a germ. Maybe both?
Dec 5, 2023 13:51:47 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Dagnabit, but I forgot to update the dang thing! Two days in a row I set a reminder and both days got distracted by recruiters
Dec 5, 2023 14:51:47 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Welp. Lucky y'all, we're just gonna extend snowfall by one more rest of the week
Dec 5, 2023 14:52:11 GMT -6