Monday Madlibs

Monday Madlibs #6

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 | 1 comment

Today’s madlib madness comes from another literature classic. Supplying the words is an up-and-coming Urban Fantasy author. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Margo Lerwill: It was the decomposed of times, it was the perfumed of times, it was the age of gore, it was the age of poodle, it was the epoch of intestine, it was the epoch of glitter, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of rage, it was the winter of joy, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Skid Row, we were all going direct the...

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Monday Madlibs #5

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 | 0 comments

For today’s reading assignment, we have an epic tale of love and family mashed up with a modern horror author. What could be better than that?  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and James Everington: Happy monsters are all alike; every unhappy monster is unhappy in its own way. Everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys’ house. The wife had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a French girl, who had been a Lego architect in their family, and she had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in the same chess-set with him. This position of...

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Monday Madlibs #4

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 | 4 comments

This week’s madlib comes from an old nemesis of mine. Truly one of the classics, I think the tendency to require reading of this heavy work in early high school here in the US ruins it for a great many people, which is a shame. Moby Dick by Herman Melville and Shéa MacLeod: Call me Adam Rodriguez. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my cantaloupe, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would bash about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the zombie....

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Monday Madlibs #3

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 | 0 comments

This week’s madlib comes from the pages of an influential 19th century author that needs little introduction. His deft hand with both the mysterious and the terrible constantly astounds me. I picked this piece out before I had an author to fill in the blanks, because it’s one of my favorites of his. In a strange twist of fate, both the original author and the modern author who provided the words are from Massachusetts. “The Telltale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe and Riven Owler TRUE! — nervous — very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you...

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Monday Madlibs #2

Posted by on Aug 8, 2011 | 0 comments

This week, for your giggling pleasure, I’ve ventured into the land of Nursery Rhymes. Our special guest today is Jennifer Rainey. She’s an author in the paranormal genre, like myself, although she tends toward a bit more humor than my stories. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Jane Taylor and Jennifer Rainey Twinkle, twinkle, little pipe wrench, How I sniffle what you are. Up above the ostrich so high, Like a diamond in the sky.   When the spongy blueberry muffin is gone, When he nothing guffaws upon, Then you show your unsettlingly furry light, Twinkle, twinkle, all the night....

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Monday Madlibs #1

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 | 0 comments

Here’s a new feature I’m going to try out for a few weeks to see how it goes. It’s a new twist on one of my favorite childhood games where you replace random words in short passages. I’m going to use famous literary works, because I think it will give us a laugh (and many of them are in the public domain). Hopefully, this will give authors a chance to have a little fun and show off their favorite words at the same time. At the bottom, you’ll find author details and a link to where you can find his or her work. For my first guest, please welcome one of my...

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