Tag: historic fiction

Song Title Challenge #59: Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice and was suggested by bumblepuppies.  Genre is Historic Fiction.  (At this point I want to remind everyone that under the terms of this challenge I reserve the right to slapstick any genre suggested to me.)

Ice Ice Baby

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Song Title Challenge #56: Butterfly Crime Scene performed by Sal Vulcano

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Butterfly Crime Scene performed by Sal Vulcano.  bumblepuppies reckoned it was a good title for a piece of historic fiction.  What do you think?

(P.S. There’s a little bonus video at the end of this one.)

Butterfly Crime Scene

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KokkieH Reviews The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Cover design by Tom Sanderson
Publisher: http://www.totallyrandombooks.co.uk

THIS IS THE TALE OF THE BOOK THIEF,

AS NARRATED BY DEATH.

AND WHEN DEATH TELLS A STORY,

YOU REALLY HAVE TO LISTEN.

It’s just a small story really, about, amongst other things:

A Girl

An Accordionist

Some Fanatical Germans

A Jewish Fist Fighter

And Quite A Lot Of Thievery.

Book description on cover

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Song Title Challenge #47: Ahhh!!! – Joachim Witt

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Ahhh!!! by Joachim Witt.  Thanks to bumblepuppies for the suggestion.  The genre is Historic Fiction.

(For the record, I believe the use of multiple exclamation marks are a sign on insanity.  In fact, one Terry Pratchett character remarked that the amount of exclamations one uses is directly proportional to one’s level of insanity.  But they’re part of the title.)

Ahhh!!!

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Song Title Challenge #29: Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo – South Park

It’s time for today’s second Song Title Challenge.

After my call last week for some Christmassy songs I got three suggestions.  I decided that today, just because it’s almost Christmas, I’m going to treat you with all three.  That’s right, three stories based on Christmas-related songs in one day.  You’re welcome.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

Today’s second song is Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo by South Park.  The genre, as suggested by bumblepuppies, is historic fiction.  I think he’s trying to bamboozle me, but with a bit of inspiration from the inestimable P.G. Wodehouse I think I managed to pull this off (though I will admit to exceeding the word count a little).  Once again I managed to hit fairly close to home as far as concerns the contents of the song.  I promise I didn’t listen to it before writing the story.

Oh, and I won’t be posting the hilarious but deeply disturbing song here – some of my relatives read this blog – but you’re welcome to go google it at own risk.

Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo

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