Tag: sci-fi

Song Title Challenge #60: Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye

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 Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye and the genre, as suggested by bumblepuppies, is Sci-Fi/Fantasy.  Genre is Historic Fiction.  I was wondering how to keep things PG13 with this particular title, but I think I managed quite nicely, though I’ll confess to drawing heavily for inspiration on the Dresden Files novel I’m currently reading (including the names of all my characters – no resemblance to the actual characters is intended 😉 ).

Sexual Healing

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Song Title Challenge #57: Number 9 Dream by John Lennon

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 Number 9 Dream by John Lennon and was suggested by Matthew Wright.  He gave the genre as “surreal”, so Sci-Fi it is.  This one turned out longer than usual, but I’ve already cut two hundred words from the first draft so I’m leaving it as it is.

Number 9 Dream

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Song Title Challenge #49: The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

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 The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round Only bumblepuppies could have suggested this and he decreed that it shall be Fantasy/Sci-Fi.

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

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KokkieH Reviews The Angel’s Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery by Justin Richards for the BBC’s Doctor Who

The Angel's Kiss by Justin Richards

On some days, New York is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

This was one of the other days.

Melody Malone, owner and sole employee of the Angel Detective Agency, has an unexpected caller. It’s movie star Rock Railton, and he thinks someone is out to kill him. When he mentions the ‘kiss of the Angel’, she takes the case. Angels are Melody’s business.

At the press party for Railton’s latest movie, studio owner Max Kliener invites Melody to the film set of their next blockbuster. He’s obviously spotted her potential, and Melody is flattered when Kliener asks her to become a star. But the cost of fame, she’ll soon discover, is greater than anyone could possibly imagine.

Will Melody be able to escape Kliener’s dastardly plan – before the Angels take Manhattan? – Online book description

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Guest Post: Every Sperm Is Sacred by Liese le Roux

This morning I got a message from a writer friend that yesterday’s Song Title Challenge had inspired her to write a story of her own.  She didn’t want to post it on her own blog, though, as her mother reads that one (which I totally understand – my mum has thankfully not yet discovered this blog…all my in-laws have, though), but she wanted me to see it.

I loved her story (even if it is double the challenge length and not in the suggested genre), and being the swell guy I am (and realising I can get a post for today without actually having to write one myself) I offered that she can post it here as a guest post.

So, give a warm welcome to Liese le Roux, normally residing at the Dead Sea Diaries, the first person ever to do a guest post on if all else fails…use a hammer.  (Drats!  This probably means I’ll have to go write a guest post policy now. *grumble-grumble*)

Every Sperm is Sacred – Liese le Roux

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