Sunday, May 22, 2022

Most of the Genre & Subgenre series is complete

For the past 1 1/2 years, the zines have focused on several genres and subgenres in gaming and fiction. Most of the obvious subgenres have a focused issue. A few scattered subgenres remain; however, they are mostly minor subgenres.

The issues may change the focus for the next little while.

Thanks!

Publisher's category of the SoRoPlay GamTools Zine. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/7993/Ken-Wickham/subcategory/22643_37130/Zine

Monday, August 30, 2021

SoRoPlay GamTools Zine Series Continues...

Haven't blogged in a while.

Mainly because the Genre and Subgenre issues continue for however long...
Publisher's category of the SoRoPlay GamTools Zine.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Appreciation for "Jackalope Wives" from the anthology Nebula Awards Showcase 2016

 For short story appreciation month, I'd like to appreciate short stories.

I just checked out an anthology that I've never tried before. 

I read the award winning short story "Jackalope Wives" by Ursula Vernon from Nebula Awards Showcase 2016. Its an transformational story that begins almost like a YA fantasy romance, yet quickly becomes a more mature story about Grandma Harken with fitting ending.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

May is short story appreciation Month.

 May is short story appreciation Month. 

I just recently finished a short story gameplay involving 22 sessions during the past half-year over a my subreddit—the second solo adventure gameplay using my Coin Solo RPG System.

I'm not sure what to do for this month: write, read, appreciate, review, publish, or revise?

Last year, I posted last year's short story on this day. This year I just refer to check it out on over at my Solo_RPG_Tools subreddit for those 18+ years old.



Friday, April 16, 2021

Working with Lyrical Grammar Fuel: 1980s Harder Rock (Part 4) "Deck of Cards (Game of Chance)" by Ken Wickham

Copyright Notice

This work may not be reproduced or shared in any form, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, software, or otherwise for any other person—without prior written permission of the publisher, except as provided by United States of America copyright law.

These song lyrics are a work of fiction written for poetry purposes. There are no current music attached to the lyrics. The fictional character Lightning Fast Eddie and the entire song Deck of Cards (Game of Chance) is entirely fictional created randomly in exercise #1 and in a freewriting in exercise #2 during Poetry Appreciation Month. Any resemblance to any other work is purely coincidental.


I'm removing a line that I don't like.

You sent me a card each year. 

With the remaining words created in the freewriting exercise. I'll bring everything else together into a long initial rough draft divided into verses, chorus, and bridges. It's long—a 4 verse song— but it's just a rough draft.

Working Title of hard rock song: "Deck of Cards (Game of Chance)"

By Ken Wickham (for fictional character Lightning Fast Eddie™) © 2021 All rights reserved.


Verse 1
What's left to do? I left it all behind. 
It's all left unsaid. Left that town far behind. 
Left you in my dust. 
Left with nothing but the cards that I've been dealt.

Chorus
When I play my cards, I win. 
Shuffling cards is a game of chance.
In my hand a deck of cards for the game. 
My ace card is ready, I'm ready to play.

Verse 2
Despised theft, not a chance, never trustin' a troll.
Blast that one on his ass. Never good, never real.
Outlast the stealer of souls—an outcast.
Blew it all very fast, on the last one to stare.

Chorus
When I play my cards, I win. 
Shuffling cards is a game of chance.
In my hand a deck of cards for the game. 
My ace card is ready, I'm ready to play.

Bridge
The past moments—past times. 
The past good times and rides. 
In a past life, I've flown. 
It's past time for a change.

Verse 3
Never a moment to spare. 
Never low, never there. 
We can never reach the other side of the world. 
We never left our cards from our past life.

Chorus
When I play my cards, I win. 
Shuffling cards is a game of chance.
In my hand a deck of cards for the game. 
My ace card is ready, I'm ready to play.

Bridge
Whoever left a heart once blind, past times unaware.
In one regard, the past is the future, never left answered prayer.
Guard the chance of one moment.

Verse 4
Ever present, never there. 
However, you dare to share. 
Whenever we reach for that moment, 
a moment to care.

Chorus
When I play my cards, I win. 
Shuffling cards is a game of chance.
In my hand a deck of cards for the game. 
My ace card is ready, I'm ready to play.

The silence raises the night from the first to the last.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Working with Lyrical Grammar Fuel: 1980s Harder Rock (Part 3) Lightning Fast Eddie™

 

Fictional Hard Rock Character to trademark some lyrical poetry.

It might be fun to bring another fictional element to this activity. 

To help structure this song's rough draft I'll create a fictional hard-rock character that this song will be linked with that might become a collection of rock lyrics that I might make. 

Hard Rocker Stage Name: Lightning Fast Eddie

So, my brand of rock-lyric poetry is Lightning Fast Eddie

Trademark Notice

Lightning Fast Eddie ™, the respective brand, the logo image are trademark and trade dress, and the characters used in the examples are property of Ken Wickham. The characters are fictional, and any likeness to any living or deceased person or any historical event is coincidental.

Through the first song and possibly additional song lyrics, I might flesh out who the fictional rocker character is.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Working with Lyrical Grammar Fuel: 1980s Harder Rock (Part 2)

 

Freewriting with the random four words for rock poetry.

The goal of this day is just to write whatever first comes to mind for about 10 minutes. Everything will revolve around the random words or words that rhyme.

Freewriting without stopping.

You sent me a card each year. When I play my cards, I win. Shuffling cards is a game of chance. In my hand a deck of cards for the game. My ace card is ready, I'm ready to play.

What's left to do? I left it all behind. It's all left unsaid. Left that town far behind. Left you in my dust. Left with nothing but the cards that I've been delt.

The past moments—past times. The past good times and rides. In a past life I've flied. It's past time for a change.

Never a moment to spare. Never low, never there. We can never reach the other side of the world. We never left our cards from our past life.

Ever present, never there. However, you dare to share. Whenever we reach for that moment, a moment to care.

Whoever left a heart once blind, past times unaware.

In one regard, the past is the future, never left answered prayer.

Guard the chance of one moment.

Despised theft, not a chance, never trustin' a troll.

Blast that one on his ass. Never good never real.

Outlast the stealer of souls—an outcast.

Blew it all very fast, on the last one to stare.

The silence raises the night from the first to the last.




That's enough for this day's exercise. In the next one, I might try look over this exercise and pick out whatever might be interesting.