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 posted on 2024-05-14

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a fantasy writer so absorbed in world building and magic systems that he forgot to notice all the real magic all around.

Like grapes.

I mean talk about something magical. Bite sized and delicious.

And how about onions. Not only do they make soup taste better they are self dicing. I mean chop, slice, slice, slice and the onion is diced and ready to add to the soup.

I don't even want to start on bananas.

hairylarry posted on 2024-05-14 at 23:53 Central Time.

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 posted on 2021-07-27

Caper's Song Book


A bard's songbook is like a magician's spell book in that it contains words of power, songs for wind, songs for rain, songs to make the fire burn hotter and warm the room, songs of companionship to warm the heart.


Ari and Caper worked on Caper's Song Book last night on Inspired Unreality.

First we worked on a list of songs.

Song to make people dance
Song to make people alert
Song to make people like me AKA the opening numbers
Song of reflection
Song of hope

We will use this thread to wok on Caper's Song Book.

hairylarry posted on 2021-07-27 at 22:00 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-10-06

The Case Of The Harvest Festival ... continued

Mathius said, "And how did my maps get here? I know Marantha didn't take them."

Just then the adventurers walked through the door looking a little bit tired of being regaled.

Everyone looked up and a hush fell over the room. Once again the witch put her finger beside her nose. "Maybe our heroes can help us solve this mystery."

hairylarry posted on 2019-10-06 at 17:41 Central Time.

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The Case Of The Harvest Festival ... continued

The sheriff shook his head and the confused look on his face told the others he was as perplexed as they were.

"This is the craziest thing I've ever investigated," Slykver said.

The witch raised her eyebrows and glancing around the group admitted rather reluctantly that she too was confounded.

"I can't say that I see anything particularly telling in this hodgepodge, but I feel that there must be something that connects the items or maybe there is more than one thief and each chose something that was conveniently available."

"But who would think a cat's milk dish was worth taking," Mavis interjected. "What's even less understandable they took my corsets.

When the shouts of laughter died Mavis glowered and informed the group that it wasn't a laughing matter.

vivian posted on 2019-10-06 at 17:33 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-10-05

The Case Of The Harvest Festival ... continued

Milathia was visiting her sister, Marantha, at the Apothecary Shop. While they chatted the witch was looking over Marantha's small collection of magic items.

Mavis Goodbody barged in mumbling to herself. "Stuff missing here, stuff missing there, a ring, a knife, someone even took my cats milk dish. Makes no sense."

"What's that," said Marantha, "Someone took your cat's milk dish?"

"And that's not all." said Mavis.

But before she could finish Sheriff Slykver and Mathius came in arguing about the maps. "They were just hand drawn maps in a tube." said Mathius, "Nothing special about them."

"There she is," he said and walked over to Milathia. "Tell the Sheriff about my maps."

Before she could speak the witch piped in. "Do you mean these maps? I was wondering what they were doing in the magic items. Ain't nothing magical about them."

"My maps!", said Mathius. "Now how did they get there?"

"Maps, a ring, a knife, and a milk dish." said the witch laying her finger beside her nose.

hairylarry posted on 2019-10-05 at 13:52 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-09-26

Moon Pies Delight the Eyes

When I was a child Moon Pies were a treat that couldn't be beat. I could even make my own if I wanted to. All I needed was some graham crackers, a couple of marshmallows and a chocolate bar and I was in business.

In those days a bonfire, a long stick and a package of hot dogs often preceded the gooey goodness of the Moon Pie. By the end of the meal we were usually covered in ketchup and marshmallow-chocolate goo.

Mothers would shake their heads and bemoan the effort it was going to take to get us cleaned up and dads just grinned and remember when it was them.

Life seemed simple then, of course I was probably 10. Now it seems the hot dog comes in a cardboard tray and you eat it on your way to the next stop and hope the dog does not make a mess on your new dress.Moon pies are round, wrapped in plastic and come from the store. Makes me miss those days before everything was labeled and bought at the store.

vivian posted on 2019-09-26 at 13:36 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-09-15

Crabby Apples Make Angry Pies ... continued

That's the truth, but I'm sure there are worse things to step in or on. For instance the rather prickly cactus can help you create a rather interesting new dance step but you will take little pleasure in the accomplishment.

vivian posted on 2019-09-15 at 12:57 Central Time.

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 posted on 2019-09-06

Mostly Kind Of Like That ... continued

The hat on my head keeps me dry but his doesn't even try. It's a sad thing that his hat has lost it's T and it's mostly just a ha! If you can't keep your Ts then it's best to wear a cap. So now you see that this is even better than that.

vivian posted on 2019-09-06 at 16:10 Central Time.

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All Cliff Hangers

Madge chewed furiously as the escaping air whistled past her ears. Then she slapped the wad of chewing gum over the hole and the cold of space immediately froze it into place. She grabbed a roll of duct tape from her utility belt and duct taped a nice X over the patch. Speaking into her log she added "Standard emergency patch, chewing gum and duct tape."

"That was close." she thought. "If that hole had been a half inch bigger the air would have sucked the gum right out into space and there would have been a Madge patch duct taped to the wall."

"Navigation report!" said the Captain.

"We've got problems." said the navigator. "You know that little asteroid that just punctured Madge's cabin? Well, it's mama is following right behind."

Madge looked out her porthole and sure enough. There was one mother of an asteroid heading straight at her. She didn't know what to do so she crawled under the bed. Her whole cabin shook when the asteroid hit.

hairylarry posted on 2018-06-02 at 23:22 Central Time.
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Madge watched as the walls buckled inward sliding the bed across the floor. Then she heard a sound like a thousand marbles pelleting the side of the ship. Then, nothing, no air whooshing, even her patch held.

"Whew," she thought, "that was close."

Ops came over the speaker. "That sumbee must have been hollow. It busted apart as soon as it hit."

Madge crawled out from under her bed to see the captain at her door. "You ok?" he said, "Looks like your quarters just got smaller. Don't worry, we'll get it hammered back out the next time we dock."

Madge replied, "At least I'm still breathing."

"Captain!" the navigator cried over the speaker, "We've got problems. That impact altered our course just enough to slingshot us around Ceres. I can try for an orbit, which ain't great but otherwise we're gonna gain so much Delta V that we'll never slow down."

"Emergency correction." commanded the Captain, "Try for that orbit."

They heard the thrusters blast and the ship went sideways.

hairylarry 2018-06-11 at 17:55 Central Time.

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