curgoth: (Goth beard)
( Nov. 26th, 2014 04:01 pm)
"Those seeking the truth in matters of wrong-doing have often wished for a method to reliably determine if a witness is lying.

The various fields of modern magic furnish us with several approaches that, while promising, are ultimately imperfect means of attaining this goal.

A strong shaman, with an appropriately bound spirit of mind, can determine whether or not the witness believes his or her statements to be accurate. This is of no help, however, if the witness is misremembering, confused, drugged or not of sound mental state.

A wizard might scry the scene to view, across the veils of time, the actual event. The challenge for the investigator, in this case, is to find a way to catch the interest of one of the world's handful of wizards and survive the encounter.

There is a common misconception that the chosen followers of the Goddess Shonak-i are granted by their Lady of Justice the ability to glean the absolute truth of a witness' statement. The reality is more subtle - those devotees are given to know whether or not the Goddess Shonak-i believes the statement to be accurate. Unfortunately for the dedicated investigator, the Goddess' most common reply is "How should I know? I wasn't watching!"

This is why, when accosted by violent men, it is always advisable to whisper a prayer to
Shonak-i to get Her attention."

from "A Guide to the Investigation of Misdeeds" by Murnau de Farrell
curgoth: (Default)
( Nov. 14th, 2009 03:44 pm)
There will be more in this ficton. I will need a name for it eventually.

No name for this ficton yet )
curgoth: (brass goggles)
( Nov. 10th, 2009 02:15 pm)
As suggested by [ profile] mcroft: The Buggy Future

The Buggy Future )

I always seem to do fine until I hit the first weekend. Ah well.
curgoth: (psychic monkey)
( Nov. 6th, 2009 10:19 am)
As suggested by [ profile] corbet; "From the closet, there came a soft 'ook.'"

ook )
curgoth: (Default)
( Nov. 2nd, 2009 03:51 pm)
Via Seventh Sanctum's Writing Challenge Generator: "The story must have a traveler in it. A character gives birth. A character becomes sad during the story. During the story, a character finds a long-lost friend."

Post-gender pronouns are a bitch.

Transhuman Blues )

I am also accepting short descriptions or phrases for turning into microfic.

If I get really stuck, I may also use Wondermark's Fiction Generator.
curgoth: (Default)
( Nov. 4th, 2008 10:47 am)
Yes, I am going to try for National Micro Fic Writing Month F-shut your mouth! again.

I didn't manage 30 by the end of November, and it may well take a while to get to 30 again this year, but it's still fun.

I really need to decide on a consistent way to decide which made up words to capitalize and which to italicise.

Neren and the Gethlyn: Zehrn, part one
Zehrn, part one )
curgoth: (Default)
( May. 28th, 2008 03:47 pm)
This is the last numbered microfic, at least until I try to run of 30 in a month next November.
The Empathy Bomb )
curgoth: (Ravens)
( May. 10th, 2008 12:01 am)
Not A True Story )
curgoth: (Default)
( Apr. 25th, 2008 01:20 pm)
Warning; this is not a happy scene. May be triggery for some.
Rose )
So, I really failed to be 30 done by end of Nov. So it goes. I'll stop counting when I hit 30.

Trial by sword )


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