Defense of Gawain (II. Camelot)The minute that his horse stepped through the gatesDefense of Gawain (II. Camelot) by williamszm
The people left behind, in great dismay
Began to loudly, ceaselessly, debate:
“Well, I have heard, although I cannot say
From where, that Gawain is so close to death
They had to quickly usher him away.
That’s why he seemed so terribly distressed—
Indeed, his brother looked quite close to tears
And Arthur too was quiet and depressed.”
Another spoke: “No sir, you were not near
The three of them enough to see what’s wrong.
But I was there—a spot not far from here
And I would guess Gawain is plenty strong
Just merely weary from the ceaseless crowd;
For after all, his journey has been long
“And treacherous.” A third spectator frowned,
and said, “I’m sure you’re wrong. The knight I knew
Was nigh unbeatable—and he was proud!
This new Gawain has so untimely proved
A sad, defeated, soul. But who can say?
Perhaps he’s just unusually subdued.”
NaNoWriMo: Death of Prasutagus‘How long has he been ill?’ I cried. ‘Didn’t you know?’NaNoWriMo: Death of Prasutagus by ThornyEnglishRose
‘Be calm, my sweet,’ said Mother. ‘We must wait for the healer. That is all we can do.’
It was Father who spoke. His voice was hoarse, and wracked with pain, but all his tenderness remained. I turned to him. He was reaching out to me. I took his hand and leaned over him. Cold sweat drenched my palm.
‘All will be well,’ he said.
‘Yes,’ I answered, sobbing onto his sweat-soaked chest. ‘The healer will make you well.’
‘All will be well for you, my darling. For all of you. The Romans are our friends. Treat them as I did, and all will be well. I am proud of you, Banna. Tell your sister…’
‘Yes,’ I said, ‘I will tell her you said the same of her.
Roses and CoffeeMasarm takes his coffee blackRoses and Coffee by camelopardalisinblue
like the collar of his favourite shirt
and the shadow of childhood;
Sally tempers the tartness of taste
with salt and sugar-crusted
petals of roses in her cup.
When he's angry, Masarm
burns fiercely, a brooding
that bites only himself, and Sally,
when she's angry, spits
acid and flings plates
that shatter over his head.
Still, somehow it's always Masarm
who sends flowers; Masarm
who swallows down the bitterness.
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Thanks to all the suggesters and CVs that gave me a DD.
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And Here is John
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Interviews & Reviews
Sometimes I talk about history and people record it.
Being Historical with doughboycafeHistory is cool. I could try to explain why, but if you aren't already interested, there's a better way to get on board: read and/or write historical fiction. Only...I can't say anything there, I don't know anything about historical fiction!
Daily Lit Deviant - @doughboycafeDaily Lit Deviant is an article put out on a daily basis throughout the year that is devoted to showing the work and accomplishments of one writer per article and presenting exemplary pieces of their work. It is based off of bowie-loon123's series of articles of the same name.
Writers of the Revolution, July 21Featured WRITER
The Saturday Spotlight for August 25th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
Artist Interview - DoughBoyCafeArtist Interview with Professional Travel Writer http://doughboycafe.deviantart.com/ who has received a number of DD's with a recent DD being awarded for the piece A Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental Illness at link http://doughboycafe.deviantart.com/art/A-Guide-to-Writing-Combat-Related-Mental-Illness-383688095. We have interviewed him below on his art.
The Historical Fiction Workshop
Just what it says on the package.
Historical Fiction Workshop - Pre Workshop PostHi all.
Historical Fiction Workshop - Week 1, Prep WeekWelcome to Week 1 of the Historical Fiction Workshop!
Historical Fiction Workshop - Week 2, SourcesLesson Two: Source Gathering and Sorting
Historical Fiction Workshop - Week 3, WritingAlright Historians, time to actually start writing your story.
Historical Fiction Workshop- Week 4, RedactionOk so we’ve all gotten part way through our stories. And then stopped. Probably because several people hit a brick wall and realized they are either missing critical information or worse yet – they got something wrong.