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.

Bus

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Prompt Call: Shopping

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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 SHOPPING! Anything goes: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. Maybe you have some shopping horror stories, or you’ve seen a hilarious product, or anything else! 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.

Prompt Call: Dessert

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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 DESSERT! (I kept typoing it instead of desert last time, so I was inspired.) 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.

Bus

Prompt Call: DESERT

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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 DESERT! 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 InstaTwitter, 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 week’s prompts going live tomorrow!!!

Bacon, out.

Bus

Prompt Call: SPACE

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Prompt call time! Typically I’ll post this the day before I post a story, but I figured surprising peeps with a story instead of a lame prompt call would be best.

Anyhow, your prompt theme is SPACE!!! Anything goes: ideas, words, pictures, poetry, music, whatever you can throw at me. You don’t have to follow the theme, it’s more of a guideline to get your brain juices flowing.

  • You can prompt anywhere, here, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram.
  • You can prompt at any point in time, but if it might get worked into the next story if I already started writing the story
  • You can give me as many prompts as you like—just pretty please keep it within reason.
  • Keep prompts PG-13, nothing offensive, and I don’t do fanfic, alas.
  • By giving me prompts, you’re giving me the honor to do whatever I’d like with them in/with my stories.
  • If you want to be tagged in future prompt call posts so you don’t miss one, let me know!

Bacon, out.

Bus

A Short of Sorts: Beginnings

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Sorry to post two days in a row! This’ll be the last until next weekend, just trying to catch up. :D This one may be a bit familiar if you’ve been around the blog awhile. I took it down a while ago, but I thought it’d be good practice for the project I’ll be giving more info on next weekend. Stay tuned. ;) Check out this story on Instagram and Tumblr, if you’d like!

Enjoyed this story? Consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi!

Bacon, out.Bus

And the winner is…..

Eep! My amazing mentee, Kalie, placed second in TeenPit this year! Check out her pitch and first 250 words of her novel in the full post! So proud of this amazing young writer!!!

K. Hopkins Writes

Congratulations to all of our TeenPit finalists and their mentors, and a big thank you to our judging panel! This has been a great learning experience for our teens and we are so appreciative of the mentor’s time and talents. Education is the basis of TeenPit; teens learning a little about the publishing world through the eyes of their mentors. It is our hope all of our participants have had fun and maybe learned something along the way.

To all of our entrants: we are always here if you have questions. Please ask. We’d love to hear from you and keep up with how you your writing journey is faring.

ENOUGH STALLING!

The judges have read every entry and we have the results!

Our TeenPit Class of 2018 winner is:

Breeny N. and her manuscript YOU TRULY ASSUMED!

Mentor: Erin Foster Hartley

GENRE: YA Contemporary (Own Voices)

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Bacon Typos: Round 4! (Typo Extravaganza!!!)

Sorry for the long break between typos! With Pitch Wars (speaking of, go check out my mentee’s amazing entry over here), life shenanigans, and writing/editing, I’ve been a busy bee and forgotten my first-Wednesday-of-the-month post. So, without further ado, enjoy the hoard of typos I’ve been sitting on!

 

There you have it! I hope my mistakes at least gave you a chuckle in the middle of the week doldrums. I post the typos in text as I find them on Twitter and on my author Tumblr, so feel free to follow for more throughout the month.

Bacon, out.

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