Patreon Launch!

Well… it’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? I’m not sure anyone follows this blog anymore, but I figured I’d update you all if you do!

If you follow me on Tumblr/Twitter you may have noticed that I’ve diversified what I write, AKA I got sucked into fanfiction for the first time in my life. A little over a year ago I was in a hell of a dark place–I’d lost all hope of being agented and pursuing traditional publishing yet again, my herniated disc situation had no hope of any relief from the pain, I didn’t know what I could do for a job when I could hardly sit up, among many other things. And I couldn’t even escape into books because picking up a published book reminded me how I failed writing in every way. (Regardless of whether or not I actually failed, it felt like it–still feels like it sometimes.) They would make me physically ill to read, which I know is ~dramatique~, but it was just years and years of being beaten down piling up on me, and I didn’t know what to do.

And then I was scrolling through Tumblr, and happened across a short ficlet of Yuri!!! on Ice fanfiction. Typically I just scroll past stuff like this on my dash, but when I saw it I remembered how happy that show had made me, how good it was. So I indulged. For months. And probably millions of words. And for the first time in a while, I felt somewhat happy? Most people equate fanfiction with being mindless, bad smut, but I’ve found stories that are more intricate and breathtaking that I’d ever read of anything published, regardless of the rating. These authors break the rules and the mold to create masterpieces that are free.

It’d been years since I’d actually really wanted to write, but I wanted to give back to this wonderful community that dragged me out from the depths of hopelessness and helplessness and possibly also purposefully write something that could never be published and was super indulgent and fun.

So I wrote a fic. Then one fic turned to two, then to three, then more and more until we end up here? Somehow??? I have a mildly popular fic under my belt, an amazing Discord server, and I’ve gotten the opportunity to share my original work again through, Patreon.

I’ve been posting chapters of Beneath Stained Glass Wings (AKA Poop Dragon AKA the novel that’s been through hell and back again with me) for a few weeks now, and there are also opportunities to see and influence exclusive content for Patrons! Not to mention access to my fanfic stuff earlier than everyone else. And I’m always looking to expand what I offer, so I take suggestions and comments to heart. I know the chances of me being able to support myself doing this are very, very slim, but it’s so amazing to finally be at the point where people care and appreciate my work enough to invest in me and my career. So if you’ve ever enjoyed the content that I put out, and would like to support me and/or read more of my work, please consider checking it out? And if you don’t have the cash to spare (which I totally understand), maybe consider sharing my posting on Tumblr and Twitter?

TLDR; I bucked up and finally started a Patron because fandom ROCKS (and I miss writing original fic), and I want to release all sorts of content for peeps to enjoy. :D

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Bacon, out.

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A Short of Sorts: A Witch of a Solution

 

Super cool background illustrations by L!

We’re a little past Halloween, but hopefully, you guys are in the mood for some witchy nonsense, still! I tried to keep it a bit lighter after the past couple stories, so hopefully I succeeded? Also remember that I’m still taking prompts for the next story, and the prompt theme is SOFT! (You can check out this post for more info, but feel free to prompt here.) Anyhow, here’s all the prompts!:

Instagram:

  • Ghoul — @sarah_ahiers
  • Which Witch — @sdeoul
  • Zombie – candy corn – witches brew — @totally_anntastic

Tumblr:

  • candy that makes you transform into your costume! A haunted house that really just wants to be cleaned and nice! An drunk witch on the loose! — @Sw–tbl–d
  • This picture and this song — @omg-rainbow-fenrir
  • sentient pumpkins who just want to be jack o lanterns, a real skeleton used as a decoration, and a dark sacrifice — @everqueen12

Twitter:

  • MOAR CHICKENS — @alliepennauthor

If you prefer a different medium, this story’s also up on Instagram and Tumblr (and there’s a Tweet for this post)! You can also find out more about the project, past stories, and how to get your own custom stories on this page. And if you’re enjoying the project and want to support it, consider dropping me a Ko-Fi?

See you guys in two weeks for the next story!

Bacon, out.

Prompt Call: Soft

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Wasn’t sure I would have time to put this out today, but I did!

Prompt call time! Give me your prompts, and I’ll take every last one and work it into a short story. This time, the theme is SOFT! Anything goes: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s just a nudge to get your brain juices flowing. Otherwise, the general rules apply:

  • You can prompt at any point in time, on any social media where I lurk (like on these posts on Insta, Twitter, and Tumblr), but if it might get worked into the next story if it’s later.
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, and nothing offensive.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories as my content. Prompts themselves remains to whoever owns them.

For more info, stories, and custom stories, check out the project page. And if you want to support this project, consider giving me a coffee on Ko-Fi?

Now, hit me with those prompts! And look forward to the story written with last theme’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

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A Short of Sorts: Vice of Reason

Super cool background illustrations by L!

Though the story itself is, um, a tad bit dark. And sad. I’m sorry??? I blame the prompts!!! Speaking of, remember that I’m still taking prompts for the next story, and the prompt theme is HALLOWEEN! (You can check out this post for more info, but feel free to prompt here.) Anyhow, here’s all the prompts!:

This round we had 13 prompts from 7 peeps:

Blog:

  • I want a world with a season where EVERYTHING dies every year. Bonus points if it’s a beautiful season. — Moo
  • Scare-bro — Abs

Instagram:

  • My birthday! — @sdeoul
  • pumpkin stew, bitching and moaning ghosts, someone’s scarf is so long they keep stepping on it and tripping, ink-stained fingers 🎃👻✒ aaaand maybe some sort of secret santa gift exchange, but for Halloween instead of Christmas?? sort of meaning that this is a veryyy broad idea, it could also be secret santa Halloween pranking or something — @byrdeblue

Tumblr:

  • Caramel — @jemsauce
  • “The Unlikely Vice of Reason” — @lysaille (Not exactly prompted, but I took inspiration from the typo of mine that they caught.)
  • Decay. And school. — @telari

Twitter:

  • chickens! sEE! GHOSTS! — @alliepennauthor

If you prefer a different medium, this story’s also up on Instagram and Tumblr (and there’s a Tweet for this post)! You can also find out more about the project, past stories, and how to get your own custom stories on this page. And if you’re enjoying the project and want to support it, consider dropping me a Ko-Fi?

See you guys in two weeks for the next story!

Bacon, out.

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Prompt Call: Halloween

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Prompt call time! Give me your prompts, and I’ll take every last one and work it into a short story. This time, the theme is HALLOWEEN! I know we just did autumn, but this way the story will be out just in time for the big day. So, hit me with those spoopy prompts! Anything goes: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s just a nudge to get your brain juices flowing. Otherwise, the general rules apply:

  • You can prompt at any point in time, on any social media where I lurk (like on these posts on Insta, Twitter, and Tumblr), but if it might get worked into the next story if it’s later.
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, and nothing offensive.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories as my content. Prompts themselves remains to whoever owns them.

For more info, stories, and custom stories, check out the project page. And if you want to support this project, consider giving me a coffee on Ko-Fi?

Now, hit me with those prompts! And look forward to the story written with last theme’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

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A Short of Sorts: Forezt

In case you missed it, alas Blue is gonna have to step down from illustrating for a while, so hopefully my backgrounds aren’t too disappointing! Anyhow, this story is… weird. But hopefully a good weird? Something to kick off the fall season! Speaking of, remember that I’m still taking prompts for the next story, and the prompt theme is AUTUMN! (You can check out this post for more info.) Anyhow, here are all the prompts!:

Blog:

  • A hidden cabin in a forest with purple leaves! — Louise
  • A boy — Abs**

Instagram:

  • Fungus — @sarah_ahiers
  • Big Shadows Here — @sdeoul
  • My favorite forest in the world had that kind of mossy ground cover that’s all soft and squishy — @m.k.england
  • I can’t help myself…. gnome king! 👑👀 Also: talking trees, and they are judgemental. And finally: glowy forest sprites! — @byrdeblue
  • Brownies. (Mischievous or delicious, you pick.) — @imaginarialist

Tumblr:

  • The deeper into the forezt you go, the stranger things become. The trees have their own language — @eveningrelics
  • trees tall enough to catch stars in their branches, fruits that grow out of the roots of dead trees, and just like, some BIG-ASS spiders idl — @everqueen12
  • You know that fungus that attacks tarantulas and ants? Get you some parasitic trees. — @telari

Twitter:

  • A ghost who is obsessed with finding lost peanut butter — @alliepennauthor

If you prefer a different medium, this story’s also up on Instagram and Tumblr (and there’s a Tweet for this post)! You can also find out more about the project, past stories, and how to get your own custom stories on this page. And if you’re enjoying the project and want to support it, consider dropping me a Ko-Fi?

See you guys in two weeks for the next story!

**She insisted there were no boys specifically in my stories so far (I kindly point out that most of my protags don’t have a gender), so here we are.

Bacon, out.

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Prompt Call: Autumn

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Prompt call time! Give me your prompts, and I’ll take every last one and work it into a short story. This time, the theme is AUTUMN! Hit me with your cozy, cool, and maybe even a little creepy prompts. Anything goes: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s just a nudge to get your brain juices flowing. Otherwise, the general rules apply:

  • You can prompt at any point in time, on any social media where I lurk (like on these posts on Insta, Twitter, and Tumblr), but if it might get worked into the next story if it’s later.
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, and nothing offensive.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories as my content. Prompts themselves remains to whoever owns them.

For more info, stories, and custom stories, check out the project page. And if you want to support this project, consider giving me a coffee on Ko-Fi?

Now, hit me with those prompts! And look forward to the story written with last theme’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

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Short of Sorts: Marbles

Finally, we have… another weird story! A little short, but hopefully you guys enjoyed it. Remember that I’m still taking prompts for the next story, and the prompt theme is FOREST! (You can check out this post for more info, but feel free to prompt here.) Anyhow, here’s all the prompts!:

Instagram:

  • Elevator — @sarah-ahiers
  • A shark — @alliepennauthor
  • Missed The Sale. — @sdeoul
  • Marbles | Furniture department | Trying on/wearing slippers  – @blues.planet

Tumblr:

  • The longer you wander around the labyrinthine supermarket, the longer it gets. – @telari
  • The clerk will sell you only what you need. — @verans

Twitter:

  • Mannequins with red, glowing eyes. — @WritingRosa
  • A store that sells dreams and wishes. | Going to buy a will to live. — @RabidCamera

If you prefer a different medium, this story’s also up on Instagram and Tumblr (Tumblr’s being a butt so bear with me a moment) (and there’s a Tweet for this post)! You can also find out more about the project, past stories, and how to get your own custom stories on this page. And if you’re enjoying the project and want to support it, consider dropping me a Ko-Fi?

See you guys in two weeks for the next story!

Bacon, out.

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Prompt Call: Forest

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After skipping a round, it’s prompt call time again! Give me your prompts, and I’ll take every last one and work it into a short story. This time, the theme is FOREST! Tell me, what lurks in the dark shadows of the trees? Or is it the trees itself we should be fearing? Anything goes for a prompt: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s just a nudge to get your brain juices flowing. Otherwise, the general rules apply:

  • You can prompt at any point in time, on any social media where I lurk (like on these posts on Insta, Twitter, and Tumblr), but if it might get worked into the next story if it’s later.
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, and nothing offensive.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories as my content. Prompts themselves remains to whoever owns them.

For more info, stories, and custom stories, check out the project page. And if you want to support this project, consider giving me a coffee on Ko-Fi?

Now, hit me with those prompts! And look forward to the story written with last theme’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

Bus

A Short of Sorts: Precipitating Flame

As always, the amazing background art was done by Blue!

Who doesn’t like a good apocalypse myth, yeah? Especially with mermaids. Mermaids make everything better. Also remember that I’m still taking prompts for the next story, and the prompt theme is SHOPPING! (You can check out this post for more info, but feel free to prompt here.) Anyhow, here’s all the prompts!:

Blog:

  • Precipitating Flame — Abs

Instagram:

  • Plastic — @sarah-ahiers
  • Mermaids were once human, but there was a great flood sent by gaia to punish humanity for damaging the earth, but a nyad who loved humans and was unable to save all of those who were drowning, gave her life energy up to transform them into mermaids. — @catonthekeyboard
  • One fish Two fish — @sdeoul
  • A red towel — @lorienlawrence
  • Mermaids! — @author-in-training7
  • Conch shell | Surfers | Swell — @totally-anntastic

Tumblr:

  • Deep-sea mermaids, but giant-kraken sized. — @telari
  • hippocampus! — @alliepennauthor
  • using salt water as a spell component instead of blood — @everqueen12

If you prefer a different medium, this story’s also up on Instagram and Tumblr (and there’s a Tweet for this post)! You can also find out more about the project, past stories, and how to get your own custom stories on this page. And if you’re enjoying the project and want to support it, consider dropping me a Ko-Fi?

See you guys in two weeks for the next story!

Bacon, out.

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