November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2019: Day 5: Antonymic Bomb

adored abhorred
beloved bedeviled
cherished castoff
delightful devil
embraceable evil
fortunate fiend
great goblin
honored hated
idolized ignored
joyful jerk
kind killer
lovely leech
meticulous mess
nice neer-do-well
open obstruction
pleasant prat
quiet quarrel
righteous rogue
sweet scallawag
tidy tawdry
unforgettable understrapper
vital vampire
wholesome wagtail
xylographing xenomorphs
yeomanly yobbos
zesty zombies


Today's prompt for the November PAD Chapbook Challenge was to write a pleasure and/or displeasure poem. So I tapped out this cheeky little number.

Tidbit Tuesday: The Yadira Chronicles: Fetch: Story Synopsis

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Gerry Clifford just wanted to die; the once prolific and highly successful musician's talent was fading along with his badly compromised brain's ability to recognize anything of his former life. He was the sickest he’d been in many years, but he still had a job to do; save the targeted souls at Candlelight Ridge Care Home from being absorbed by a malevolent entity whose nature Gerry did not understand in spite of his vast metaphysical knowledge.

Pepper Baiij was a wounded personality with a gift for helping troubled spirits; over the years she fell in love with several of the spirits she assisted and in the end wound up heartbroken. Although she swore she would never again involve herself with the spectral realm, Pepper felt deep sympathy for the gentle, frightened Gerry Clifford. 

When Gerry offered his love and trust to Pepper, she couldn't help returning this most meaningful of gifts as she found herself falling for a man who was at once the most fragile and the bravest of souls she had ever known.

~Cie for Team Netherworld Creations/Naughty Netherworld Press~

Fetch is our flagship story, the one that kicked off The Yadira Chronicles back in 2014. There is so much love for this story in our hearts, and yet it has been on the back burner for far too long. One of the reasons why I shelved the Carnal Invasion project was to be able to get back to working on The Yadira Chronicles. 

Lesson learned, People. Don't do something strictly for the money. You won't be happy. Or, at least, I wasn't. The Carnal Invasion project arose from a place of financial desire. Now I'm relighting the fire under the project that is my first love.

Weekend Writing Warriors 10 November 2019 (FA, PA, SF)

Obscured by a poisonous haze on a world which had died when Earth was young, a humanoid figure stood speaking to a large alien being which towered over him despite his own impressive height. The man expressed concern for the well-being of his companion in their current toxic atmosphere.

“Yitzy, I suggest that we leave this unwholesome world,” the man insisted. “Although you are evidently a fearless and adaptable sort of being whose zeal for the sciences is either commendable or insane, I must be forthcoming with you. Surely even an enormous and rubbery snail-footed monstrosity such as yourself will wind up dead if you breathe the chemical soup of this damned hell-hole for long enough. I cannot put too fine a point on it. I demand that we make our exit forthwith.”

“Very good, Ketil, I concur with your assessment, although I could easily remain in this place and suffer no ill effects,” the creature replied. “You see, I have no lungs as the living among your kind do; my form adapts to whatever gases are present in the atmosphere. However, I am curious to follow a portal that I have discovered under the altar in the Hall of Nyarlathotep.”

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

This snippet comes from Team Netherworld Creations' newest WIP, Ketil and Yitzy's Adventure in the House of Lost Dreams. Ketil Nagel is the spirit of a Swedish extreme metal musician who committed suicide in a shocking and ritualistic fashion at the age of 25. Yitzy is a renegade member of the Great Race of Yith who struck out on his own to do scientific research with the goal of helping those who are in danger. Members of The Great Race of Yith normally possess high intellect but low compassion. Yitzy is an exception to this rule and has been ostracized because of a trait considered a weakness by his fellows.

The Great Race of Yith is the creation of H.P. Lovecraft. These beings were introduced in his story, The Shadow out of Time, which was published in the June 1936 issue of Astounding Stories.

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Rainbow Snippets 9 November 2019

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“For mine poor bougainvillea,” the Mouse Maid declared. “Now, into ze bath with you. Scrub down and I shall prepare ze massage table and fetch ze mistress zat she may watch ze proceedings. What is your name, oh Crusher of Flowers?”

“Christy, and I’m very sorry about your flowers. I will make it up to you, I promise.”

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

The Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook provides authors with an opportunity to share a six-sentence snippet of their own LGBT fiction, or to share an LGBT book rec from their blog or website.

This snippet comes from Naughty Netherworld Press' newest WIP, Duchess Daisy Delphinium's Garden of Erotic Delights. Our protagonist, the fair Christy Ferdinand, has fallen through a wormhole and found herself in the middle of a beautiful flower patch being confronted by a bossy Mouse Maid.

Insecure Writers' Support Group November 2019

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Hey, People. As usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short. I kind of forgot that yesterday was IWSG day. So, I'm slipping in the back.

The question for this month was: "what's the strangest thing you've ever Googled in researching a story?"

I don't know, but the medieval sex toys question is as good as any.

I'm kind of feeling depressed about my decision to pull the plug on the Carnal Invasion project. I left the characters in that Universe in an eternal cliffhanger, because it's doubtful that I'll be going back to it. I wanted to get back to the kind of writing that I'd been missing out on trying to keep up with the Carnal Invasion serial. I thought about perhaps doing it as a yearly NaNoWriMo project, but I don't know. It would probably turn out to be just bad writing because that's what I tend to get from NaNoWriMo.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo, I have a theory that the people who tend to enjoy writing that way also tend to be the sort of people who use outlines. I hate using outlines. I enjoy word count constraints for flash fiction because they force me to be concise. I dislike word count requirements on longer pieces. I like doing Camp NaNoWriMo because you can choose your own goal. I usually choose chapters. My chapters tend to average about 500 words. Camp NaNoWriMo works for me. NaNoWriMo does not.

The truth is, between writing my own stories, poetry, blog posts, and book reviews, I probably write at least the NaNoWriMo required word count most days. It just doesn't work for me to confine that all to one project. What comes out is garbage and I can't stand to look at it again. I looked at the NaNoWriMo project I did in 2011 to see if I could stomach editing it. No dice, it still sucked. I took a perfectly okay idea and what came out with the forced word count was something that no-one should read, ever.

One thing I've noticed with the advent of e-books is that novelettes and novellas, which had previously fallen into disfavor, are making a comeback, and I couldn't be happier. I could write and edit a novelette or even a short novella in a month. A full-length novel is something else again.

For those of you who are doing NaNoWriMo, power to ya! I had to finally admit that in all honesty, I really and truly hate writing that way. It is very likely that I won't do it again. I may see you at Camp NaNoWriMo, though.


Castle Necros is FREE for Five Days!

Between November 5, 2019, and November 11, 2019, the smoking hot new book in the Carnal Invasion series can be yours for the low price of nothing, zip, zero, zilch, and nada. 

That's right, Castle Necros is yours for the asking for the next five days! Simply click the Preview button to grab your FREE copy.

If you like your atmospheres spooky, your erotica explicit, and a dark castle filled with horny demons, hot-to-trot human men, and lust-driven vampires all clamoring for a chance to experience one another's masculine charms, then this action-packed, bawdy, naughty, and humorous novella is the one for you. 

Don't miss your chance to find out what wicked tricks and tasty treats the man-loving Marquis Kabral has in store at Castle Necros. The Marquis and his minions are serving it up hot, and for the next five days, it can be yours at no cost. That's a sweet deal for any fan of man on man erotica!

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

Introducing Team Netherworld Creations

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The Team Netherworld Creations publishing company was created to inflict works such as this one on an unsuspecting world. These pulpy serials were inspired by the likes of the mad New Englander From Beyond the Stars, H.P. Lovecraft himself, and by the mad cultists who created the Chaosium RPG.

To reduce the genre of these tales to the most basic component, they are Cthulhu Mythos fan fiction. This ain’t no high-fallutin’, highbrow literature. This ain’t no popular fiction neither. These are the New Weird Tales.

With apologies to Sheryl Crow, “All I Wanna Do” started playing in my head when I wrote that paragraph, and I went with it.

For years works such as this one remained unpublished or published only on blogs which no-one reads. Now, for the first time, they have been unearthed and published in e-book format for a new group of nobodies to never read. Regardless of any desire on part of the public for the New Weird Tales of Team Netherworld, this sort of writing is our true passion, and it shall remain confined to a dark dungeon no longer!

In years past, novelettes and novellas fell out of disfavor with readers. Now, with the advent of e-books, these forms are making a comeback, and we couldn’t be happier. We at Team Netherworld Creations can be a bit slow on the uptake, but we’ve finally realized that it means we can publish our work in smaller chunks rather than waiting until we have an entire novel put together. This means more chances to inflict our brand of Weirdness on the world, and we are chortling gleefully at the prospect.

If you happen to enjoy the insanity which we have inflicted upon your unsuspecting mind, you are now one of the Afflicted. Greetings, fellow Cultist! We welcome you!

The Real Cie
Head Buttmunch in Charge, Team Netherworld

November PAD Chapbook Challenge 2019: Day 5: Antonymic Bomb

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