Weekend Writing Warriors 15 March 2020 (PA, SF)

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This snippet comes from Team Netherworld's novella Ketil and Yitzy's Adventure in the Xura Dream House. The previous snippet in this series can be found here.

Ketil Nagel is the spirit of a Swedish death metal musician who sacrificed himself to the vampire goddess Mormo on his 25th birthday, 6 June 1991.

Yitzy Yithian is an exiled alien scientist.

This unusual pair has traveled to Xura, the Land of Lost Dreams, in the hopes of finding a way to save the Cosmos.

As Ketil and Yitzy discussed their shared mission and the pros and cons of entering the House of Lost Dreams, they were unaware that they were being watched. A pair of ghouls had wandered over from the carnival which ran day and night, three hundred and sixty-five days per year. These longtime chums hailed from London and had never previously visited Xura.

The pair looked for all the world as if Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy had made a pact with nefarious forces to become ghouls upon their departure from the world of the living. One ghoul was tall and remarkably burly. He wore a faded green and brown checked newsboy cap, a tattered gray cable-knit sweater over a threadbare collared shirt, and ragged brown trousers. His clawed feet were bare. His skin was grayish-green, and he had an extended snout and small, sharp ears which poked out from the sides of his newsboy cap.

~Cie from Naughty Netherworld Press~

Little John Tamboli

Robin Roberts
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10 comments:

  1. Yitzy Yithian strikes me a somewhat humorous name, and the fact that the ghouls look like Laurel and Hardy is another clue that makes me think this story is a tad tongue in cheek.

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    1. This story is a cheeky one, but I think I did a decent job of depicting solid friendships between a group of outcasts.

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  2. I liked the mention of Laurel & Hardy. Interesting snippet.

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    1. Thank you. When I was a kid, my dad would sometimes show old silent films on a projector he bought. I always loved the dynamic between Laurel and Hardy.

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  3. This is an interesting snippet. Thanks.

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  4. Vividly described. Quite shivery! Enjoyed the excerpt and wonder what trouble these ghouls will bring...

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  5. That is quite an imagery you conjured!

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    1. Thank you. I'm actually stronger with dialogue than scene-building, so I try to challenge myself.

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