StoryDam Chat Q’s: The Moon in June

Full moon in June! (photo by Tui Snider)
Full moon in June! (photo by Tui Snider)

#StoryDam is a Weekly Twitter Chat for Writers

Each Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, writers from all over the globe meet up on Twitter by using the #StoryDam hashtag. We then chat for an hour (sometimes more!) about our various writing projects.

#StoryDam Twitter chat topics vary from week to week, but we cover everything from writing, blogging, indie publishing, creativity, reading, marketing and more. People are encouraged to bring up any aspect of writing that they need help with. It’s also a lot of fun to socialize with other writers!

Full moon in June! (photo by Tui Snider)
Full moon in June! (photo by Tui Snider)

 

Q’s & Blog Comments:

Shameless promo encouraged! 
As of last week, I reinstated the ancient #StoryDam chat tradition of a Weekly Linky. It’s nothing fancy. All this means is that everyone is welcome to leave a link to blog posts they’ve written, places they’ve been published, helpful articles they’ve found, etc…

Share away. Shameless promo is encouraged! As we say in Texas: “It ain’t bragging if it’s true!”

Here’s the list of questions we will be discussing tonight:

Q1 Weekly #StoryDam check-in: What’s up, writers? Any news? Any challenges you need the group’s help with? [NOTE: Q1 is pretty much the same each week! This gives everyone a chance to talk about anything they want and tell us how their writing is going and to share any exciting news they may have.]

Q2 Who remembered to check out the links on last week’s #StoryDam Link Up post & to share their writing goals with us?

Q3 Tomorrow’s the full moon! Any werewolves here? Do you have a favorite werewolf story? Or story/quote/poem/thoughts/idea/folklore etc about the moon? #StoryDam

Q4 #StoryDam prompt! Write about a wolf who turns human at full moons. Leave your #flashfiction as a comment on this blog post.

Share your links with #StoryDam chat!

Did you write a blog post recently? Were you published? Did you find an amazingly helpful article that might help out other writers? Great! Please share your links in a comment on this post so we can all check it out after #StoryDam chat. 😀

Thank you for joining us and being part of the Story Dam writing community. 🙂 Remember: Use the #StoryDam tag 24/7 on Twitter to share writing related tweets – you never know who might be online with you! 

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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website: TuiSnider.com.

16 Comments

  1. Hey everyone! I have some exciting news. The inaugural issue of the Toronto Prose Mill literary journal containing my short story Redemption’s Beacon is being released this Saturday, June 10th!! I’d be eternally grateful if you clicked the link and checked it out. There’s lot of great Canadian talent featured.
    https://torontoprosemill.wordpress.com/

  2. In response to chat question 4 I am posting my short take on the story of a wolf that turns human every full moon…

    ~*~*~
    Cursed, as I am, throughout all time to live as a wolf… until the full moon permits me one night. One chance to be what I once was; a man innocent of any wrong besides that of spurning a dark, vindictive woman with astounding, mystical powers.

    Over and over again I am born, I live, I die as a wolf in captivity. Resident of a state park’s wolf refuge, my life is safe and predictable and boring, or at least it was until I met Lila.

    Lila is a ranger at the park, and as a wolf I knew her well. She was kind and gentle. I wished I could romance her, let her see what I really was beneath.

    Then one blessed night our stars aligned, and I was human when she arrived for her late night shift, caring for a pup that had been abandoned by its young mother.

    Realizing that modesty and dignity demanded I clothe myself, I was forced to break into a locker in the employee break room and borrow a pair of khakis, a shirt. Work boots were liberated from the shelf below and this costume allowed me the ability to play a role for the night.

    I was sent, I decided, from another park to assist in the pup’s care.

    As I watched Lila tend to the pup something in me stirred. Her dark hair and blue eyes drew me in; her full lips beckoned me with the power of centuries’ old desire.

    Had we met before in another life? Would that I could remember. I only knew one thing: watching her, I wished very much that somehow I could break the curse, and stay in this form, and in her world, for all time.

    I mistakenly startled her and she spun, drawing a knife from a sheath at her waist and holding it on me.

    “Who the hell are you?”

    She asked the question and I knew I could only answer with the truth.

    “William,” I said slowly, raising hands that felt foreign to me. “My name is William.”

    ~*~*~

  3. I haven’t shared anything in a while. Most of the sharing I do on Twitter. But I’m happy to share my latest post, a flash fiction piece I wrote last week. I haven’t posted anything as far as stories go in a long time.

    • Wow! Love your story although I feel so sorry for that wereman! But that’s what’s great. Your flash fiction piece really made me feel. 😀

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