Cismigiu Park: Funeral of George and Dana #apocalypse #fanart

May 31, 2011

Funeral at Cismigiu Park

Funeral at Cismigiu Park

A scene from Chapter 1.8 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-b2

Notes

Burial of John and Dana at the Rotunda of Writers (behind the statue of Mihai Eminescu) in Cismigiu Park.

Excerpt

Dana and George – Zach’s only son – were laid together behind the statue of Mihai Eminescu. They were two unfortunate, young lovers without a future.

Zach’s thoughts rolled quietly like tumbleweed across a rocky, cold desert night.

George would never go to college. He would never marry and have children. There would be no wedding party and baptisms. The three barrels of palinka that Zach had buried underground 18 years ago would not be served to George’s guests.

There would be no grandchildren to spoil. No one to teach the ways of landcraft, animal husbandry, and nature – all the things that he had learned from his grandfather. There would be no laughter and squeals of grand children. There would be no finger holes in the pies and cakes set out to cool.

George would not build a house on the land of his grandfathers. George would not even have a proper funeral: no vigil in their home, no candles and no casket.

Zach’s wife would never speak to him – if Zach would see Georgina again.

Georgina would slap his face when she heard the news from him. She’d cry for a month. And she would never speak again with Zach.

Media: Ink and Pencil

Artist: Mihai Stets

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Links:

Mihai Stets
http://smihailangelo.carbonmade.com

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How not to write: unlikely movement of body part NO NOs

May 30, 2011

One (or more) writing no no’s – inspired by Kristin Lamb’s blog post, 5 Common Writing Pitfalls:

John’s hands explored the stars for answers, breaking apart old constellations, tracing new constellations, and throwing the universe into chaos. His hands fell from the sky to rest at his slides. And the universe snapped back to the way it was.

This wasn’t working! John thought to himself.


Cismigiu Park: Stirbei Voda: Bucharest: Riots #fanart #water

May 27, 2011

Cismigiu Park: Stirbei Voda: Bucharest: riots : 2023

Cismigiu Park: Stirbei Voda: Bucharest: Clean Water Riots

A scene from Chapter 1.12 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. READ it here http://wp.me/pbg0R-dL

Notes:

In this pic, we see what John sees as he’s looking back at the Cretulescu Palace entrance to Cismigiu Park.

Media: Photography and Digital Art

Artist: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


Book of Carrot: Chapter 2.3 by Stan Faryna

May 26, 2011

This is a continuation of the posts originally titled, An Untitled Novel About The Long Road of Hope.

[ Chapter 1.1 is here. ]

Chapter 2.3.1

All for one and one for all!

Grace, Max and Lumi reviewed the different footage of the incident as captured by the K-9 units. Eight videos were being projected simultaneously on the wall of the living room of their Sanctuary apartment.

They hadn’t gone down for dinner. In fact, they had missed lunch as well. They just weren’t hungry. They all felt a little dizzy, a little sick to their stomachs, and they had headaches.

“Everything is different now…” Grace said as tears flowed down her cheeks. “We only have each other now – this is what’s left of the world. This is it! Things aren’t going to go back to the way it was…” Read the rest of this entry »


Love this gruesome, apocalyptic scene! #fanart #apocalypse

May 25, 2011

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

A scene from Chapter 1.1 in Book of Carrot, my novel about the end times. http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes:

Love this pic! It was my very first fan art. Maddy has worked on it some more since I last published it. The spider is especially awesome. Because that’s a real spider that Maddy photographed.

Excerpt:

The villages, towns, and cities along the way were dead, burned down or both. The remains of the dead lay exposed to weather, animals and worms. Cats fed upon their worm-ridden, dead former owners. And dogs fed upon fatted cats.

John paused, lit a cigarette, and took a long drag on it.

There were frequent stops. Cars and debris had to be cleared from the road. There were occasional conflicts: Roman, Focsani, and Buzau. But our caravan had the upper hand. Two out of three fights.

Media: Digital Art, Photography and Pixel Art

Artists: Madalina Cristea and Mihai Stets

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com
http://www.facebook.com/Madeline.Cristea

Mihai Stets
http://smihailangelo.carbonmade.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


How not to write: shifting POV No No (and possibly others)

May 25, 2011

One (or more) writing no no’s – inspired by Janice Hardy’s blog post, Stepping Out: A Look at POV Shifts:

Ack! John said to me, then he did a kung fu thing to me that muddled my mind. “My Kung Fu is better than your Kung Fu.” Then his lips mouthed the words with a 10 second delay. The trick was that his mouth didn’t move when I heard him speak.

I had assumed John had said it. So did he. But it could have been someone else entirely! John smiled. At last, I had understood! No, not really. Nor did he.


Book of Carrot: Chapter 2.2 by Stan Faryna

May 24, 2011

This is a continuation of the posts originally titled, An Untitled Novel About The Long Road of Hope.

[ Chapter 1.1 is here. ]

Chapter 2.2.1

Ultra Violence, Black Magic, And A Dirty Old Man?

Lumi awoke just before sunrise. A faint lavender scent lingered on the crisp, clean white sheets. She thought to stay in bed. It was so cozy. But thoughts – of the day they left Bucharest and what today and tomorrow hold – tumbled into her attention.

She’d review messages and find coffee. Read the rest of this entry »