A bonus story, which takes place between books two and three, and serves as a bit of a prologue to book four…
Book Other Tales
You guys once again donated $200 last week, so that means it’s bonus story time. Unfortunately I’ve been pretty busy, so I haven’t had time to write one… but here’s a story that was posted on the ethernet about five years ago. Warning: It’s a little rough compared to what I would usually post, as no corrections have been made to the original text… it is presented exactly as it is.
$200 again, and looks like you guys will hit the goal for next weekend before this one’s over! For those who haven’t seen, I’m doing a special donation drive: if the cumulative total hits $3,000, I will be able–barring unforeseen disaster–to quit my day job at the end of the year and try my hand at writing full time for a living. Keep those donations coming!
Today’s bonus story is the first of what I think will be a recurring segment: Two’s diary, a chronicle of her take on the events of the story. This first one covers her first weekend at school, and thus coincides with book one. It’s not overly long… but then, Two doesn’t have that much to say… at first.
Bonus story! Actual chapter coming later, at closer to the usual time. This entry covers the events of “last Monday” (from the current chapters’ point of view), the first day of classes.
After Mackenzie’s encounter with Ian kind of turned itself around, I was a little bit worried that I’d lose my reputation as a man-hater. So… here you go.
Why are so many of these things coming out with song titles for names?
Author’s Note: I know I’ve been lax in producing bonus stories, but here’s one, anyway. It’s not long, but maybe it answers at least one common question I get.
Author’s Note: I received a lot of requests for a story about Dee, and I almost went with that for today, but in the end my idea just wasn’t coming together. So, I’ll let it sit a bit and maybe save it for next time. But what to put up instead? Well, I got an e-mail asking me if I would consider answering a certain long-standing question… so… without further ado…
Story Notes: The Feast of Khersen is the Khersian solstice celebration. It officially marks the nadir of the year, the exact moment that’s the midpoint of the longest night. According to Khersian traditions, a number of important events in the mortal existence of Lord Khersis were linked to this day
In days gone by, people would officially gather in solemn and pious religious observance at sunset of the preceding day (“Eventide”) and celebrate when the sun returned the next morning.
In modern times, the celebration more often begins during Eventide, though most practicing Khersians still attend a temple service before they get down to partying.
“Khersentide” is sometimes used to refer to the feast day, the two day celebration, or the winter holiday season in general.
Okay, I couldn’t resist another song title. Please note that I’ve updated the donation target from $200 (which was based on how many people were reading me in September) to $250. Please also note that we’re almost already there for next week.
Okay, here’s the thing: I was just going to depict this by showing the aftermath of it all in the main story, but two things happened: one, several people expressed interest in reading what happened next… and two, you guys donated so much that we already hit the total for the next bonus story! So, here it is, a direct continuation of the previous bonus story, from the point where Dee departs.
This story takes place the same night as the last bonus stories, after Dee has left Steff’s company.
Note: This story takes place the “previous Friday”, in current MU time… after Mackenzie’s last elven history class ends in chaos
Here you have a closer look at two of the non-human cultures. Note to those who keep the timeline: this story probably takes place on or around the third weekend, but I have to do a bit of research before I can place it exactly.
Note: This story follows on the heels of “In The Hall Of The Mountain Kings”
Apologies for the extended downtime. Hopefully that should be a one time only thing. Anyway, here’s a “prequel” story of Celia.
Here’s another “prequel” story, this one a glimpse of Delia Daella’s life before MU. Thanks to everybody who’s been donating or spreading the word!
Originally I was going to write a bonus story more closely related to the current chain of events, but that idea just wasn’t coming together. I’ll probably make that the next one. So, instead, here’s another little glimpse into the past of a character or two.
I felt like doing something a little bit different this week. There’s been quite a bit of human (myth/the)ology slipped into the story so far, but not a lot of the other races’ perspectives. Here’s a selection of folk tales collected from the other races of the MUniverse.
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