FanFiction: Ah! My Goddess — The Movie (Chapter 5)

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Chapter 5

Keiichi sat on a secluded bench in a grove of flowering cherry trees. Belldandy loved this place and he had automatically wandered here when Urd kicked him out of the house. He supposed she was right, since he had done nothing except follow her around hoping for word from Heaven.

His silent contemplation of the grass in front of him was interrupted.


Keiichi looked up to see Sayoko just turning off the main walkway and striding up this secluded side path. His heart sank at the prospect of fending off … more

FanFiction: Ah! My Goddess — The Movie (Chapter 4)

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Keiichi paced around the grounds of the temple for the third time. Although disappointed that she hadn’t been there when he returned, he had just waited for Belldandy, confident in her confidence. When a half hour had passed without any sign of her, he had started to fidget.

Now he was starting to worry. What could be keeping her? He kept an eye on the sky, remembering that sometimes goddesses used some kind of light beam to arrive and depart the Earthly plane, although no one else ever seemed to … more

FanFiction: Ah! My Goddess –- The Movie (Chapter 3)

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Chapter 3

Keiichi woke slowly and lay still without opening his eyes. The feeling of the dream lingered, the images even sharper as he remembered them.

He could hear the spring birds outside the temple. It was the day after finals and he had nothing to do all day. He thought of Belldandy in the dream and smiled slowly.

“Well now, that looks promising,” came a sultry whisper in his ear.

“Yaah!” he shouted and bolted upright. He scrambled across the room and put his back against the dresser.

Urd floated on … more

FanFiction: Ah! My Goddess — The Movie (Chapter 2)

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Chapter 2

His name and a light touch on the arm interrupted Keiichi’s thoughts as he walked down the street. He turned to find Morgan beside him.

“Oh, hello, Morgan. What’s up?”

“I thought we might have a talk. Can I buy you a drink?”

“I was just thinking I could use a cup of tea,” Keiichi said. “There’s a nice cafe just around the corner.”

“Certainly,” Morgan said. “This way?” She pointed in the direction Keiichi had been walking. She took his left arm and urged him along.

Keiichi felt a … more

FanFiction: Ah! My Goddess — The Movie (Prologue & Chapter 1)

Note: this is a work in progress. Additions will be posted as they are finished, with luck, at least weekly (with great luck, more often). Also, you might want to read the previous post, Anime and Me.


Trouble in Paradise! Belldandy’s mentor, Celestine, was imprisoned for attempting to overthrow the Goddess system, but now he’s back! Using a system virus, Celestine, corrupts the Goddess system and removes all of Belldandy’s memories of Keiichi! Will Belldandy’s love for Keiichi prove to be the key to ruining Celestine’s plans, or will it be the final ingredient necessary to destroy our reality?! … more

Anime and Me

Recently I’ve been watching a lot of anime. There is quite a lot of anime out there, not all of it available in the U.S., so my sample size is quite small. My first exposure to anime was when a friend introduced me to Oh My Goddess. This was a five-episode OVA, originally released in 1993 on VHS tapes using the characters and situations of the AA! Megami-sama (Ah! My Goddess) manga.

It is a sweet, romantic comedy about the Goddess Belldandy who comes to grant a wish to a luckless college student. I love this and I re-watch it on a semi-regular basis. It doesn’t … more

Why do I write?

They say that dreams are the sleeping mind’s way to integrate the events of the day, I wonder if stories are the waking mind’s way to integrate the events of dreams? Even dreams you can’t remember.

Perhaps stories are like waking dreams. Dreams you can direct and control.

So you dream to make sense of the day’s events, and you write to make sense of the dreams. Occasionally the events of the dream, but more likely the feel of the dream.

A vicious cycle. Well, maybe not vicious, but a cycle anyway.

Review: The Incrementalists

Read date: 11 January 2014

The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White

This book is very different in setting than anything else I’ve read of Mr. Brust. Set in modern day Las Vegas, Nevada, it tells the story of Renee, the newest recruit to a world-spanning secret society, and Phil, one of the longest-lived members, who is her sponsor and trainer.

The goal of the Incrementalists is to make the world better, a little bit at a time. They do this by ‘nudging’ people who are at a pivot point in their lives.

Renee is the replacement for Celeste, who recently died, but … more

23 in ’13 final

John Anealio issued a challenge in January of 2013: do 23 creative ‘things’ in 2013. John was very flexible about what ‘counts’ to meet the challenge (read his post for details). This is the announcement of my totals.

Excluding this post, I have created 44 new pieces, comprised of 18 short stories and 27 other blog posts; a combination of reviews and various ramblings. However, 8 of the 45 were partial works. Chuck Wendig (you are reading, his blog, right?) issues a flash fiction challenge every Friday. The latest one was a five-parter.

Chuck’s five-part … more

Fiction: Stewart (part 5 of 5)

Chuck Wendig’s Latest Flash Fiction Challenge. Part five of Meagan Wilson’s story of demon summoning. I think someone titled it “Stewart”, possibly in one of the other threads. I’m kept that here just for the sake of convenience. Total word count: 979

Part 1: Meagan Wilson

“Yes, this penthouse view is quite breathtaking,” I turned to the luscious blonde before me, “but not nearly as lovely as—”

A thunder clap, and then I was standing in a small, glowing circle, surrounded by a gaggle of chanting fools in robes.

“Oh great Sorasel im Palat, lord of fire and … more