EXISTENCE: Tales of The Last Immortal_Realms Faire Event WINNERS!

Realms FaireThanks to everyone who made Realms Faire a huge success! Special thanks to the brilliant indie science fiction and fantasy author M. Pax for creating this annual event, it was a blast!

 

 

 

 

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▶ To read the complete audiomachine-inspired story, “Tales of the Last Immortal”, created by myself and author Amy Willoughby-Burle click HERE!

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to everyone who participated!

WINNERS — Please send me your mailing address via the Contact Sam page!

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WINNERS of Signed EXISTENCE Albums

JIN CHAE
FlyingMouse
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celebhen
Filipe — for naming “Puff the Magic Dragon” as the classic children’s tale that inspired our collaborative tale!

WINNERS of EXISTENCE Albums

Helder Dantas
E.R.
Gwen Gardner 
Social Media Winner — Rosa Fernández Muñoz

 

EXISTENCE: Realms Faire Collective Performance_Final Chapter

Realms FaireRealms Faire is an annual event hosted by the brilliant indie science fiction and fantasy author M. Pax. Starting November 11th, you can enter to win some amazing prizes, including books, ebooks, jewelry, albums, giftcards, and a Kindle. There are several fun events where playing is the name of the game! Visit the links below and help spread the word. Hashtag #grogz

Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Masquerade ParadeCastle Jumble ~ Dragon Hunt

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Welcome to the world of EXISTENCE

Each day, author Amy Willoughby-Burle and I, will unveil tales of “The Last Immortal”, inspired by audiomachine’s EXISTENCE. This is a collective performance, a collaboration between words and music! Choose the correct track that inspired each tale, and you’ll be entered to WIN SIGNED EXISTENCE albums by composer Kevin Rix! You’ll have 5 chances to enter, starting Nov. 11th through the 15th. The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Sunday Nov. 17th, midnight EST!! For more details, click HERE!

Bonus Challenge: Tell us the name of the classic children’s tale that inspired our collaborative storythe first person with the correct answer WINS a signed EXISTENCE album!

FINAL CHAPTER

by Samantha Redstreake Geary

“I have lived a thousand lives,” the king whispers, his sword hovering in the space between life and death. “I would trade every last one of them for peace.”

 

“More bloodshed will not bring you peace,” I offer, my instincts screaming to survive while my mind surrenders to a fate I rightfully deserve.

 

“It is not your blood I seek. There’s been enough souls ripped from this realm by my hand,” the king concedes, pain and regret waging a silent battle in his eyes. “I’ve grown weary of war…”  ▶ Read the rest of the Final Chapter and wager a guess in the comments section of the main page HERE!

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EXISTENCE: Realms Faire Collective Performance_Chapter 5

Realms FaireRealms Faire is an annual event hosted by the brilliant indie science fiction and fantasy author M. Pax. Starting November 11th, you can enter to win some amazing prizes, including books, ebooks, jewelry, albums, giftcards, and a Kindle. There are several fun events where playing is the name of the game! Visit the links below and help spread the word. Hashtag #grogz

Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Masquerade ParadeCastle Jumble ~ Dragon Hunt

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Welcome to the world of EXISTENCE

Each day, author Amy Willoughby-Burle and I, will unveil tales of “The Last Immortal”, inspired by audiomachine’s EXISTENCE. This is a collective performance, a collaboration between words and music! Choose the correct track that inspired each tale, and you’ll be entered to WIN SIGNED EXISTENCE albums by composer Kevin Rix! You’ll have 5 chances to enter, starting Nov. 11th through the 15th. The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Sunday Nov. 17th, midnight EST!! For more details, click HERE!

CHAPTER 5

by Amy Willoughby-Burle

With that question spoken into the air, the boy before me begins to change. He grows taller, broader, older—more familiar. I am dumbstruck.

“I am surprised you did not recognize me,” he says.

I am surprised as well.

“I am King Jacques of Honalee,” he says. “I have searched through endless lives for you. Waiting for this moment. Praying to whatever god would hear me—thinking none had.”    ▶ Read the rest of Chapter 5 and wager a guess in the comments section of the main page HERE!

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EXISTENCE: Realms Faire Collective Performance_Chapter 4

Realms FaireRealms Faire is an annual event hosted by the brilliant indie science fiction and fantasy author M. Pax. Starting November 11th, you can enter to win some amazing prizes, including books, ebooks, jewelry, albums, giftcards, and a Kindle. There are several fun events where playing is the name of the game! Visit the links below and help spread the word. Hashtag #grogz

Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Masquerade ParadeCastle Jumble ~ Dragon Hunt

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audiomachine_EXISTENCEiTunes
Spotify
CD Baby
Amazon

Welcome to the world of EXISTENCE

Each day, author Amy Willoughby-Burle and I, will unveil tales of “The Last Immortal”, inspired by audiomachine’s EXISTENCE. This is a collective performance, a collaboration between words and music! Choose the correct track that inspired each tale, and you’ll be entered to WIN SIGNED EXISTENCE albums by composer Kevin Rix! You’ll have 5 chances to enter, starting Nov. 11th through the 15th. The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Sunday Nov. 17th, midnight EST!! For more details, click HERE!

CHAPTER 4

by Amy Willoughby-Burle

I know right away that something is gravely wrong.

“What do you know of magic, boy?” I ask, carefully. “Have you seen it before?”

“I have indeed,” the boy says.

My heart begins to race, my skin tingling with trepidation. I am not usually fearful, but fear grips tight to my throat.

“Let me be the one to show you this time,” the boy says and waves his hand through the mist.  ▶ Read the rest of Chapter 4 and wager a guess in the comments section of the main page HERE!

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EXISTENCE: Realms Faire Collective Performance_Chapter 3

Realms FaireRealms Faire is an annual event hosted by the brilliant indie science fiction and fantasy author M. Pax. Starting November 11th, you can enter to win some amazing prizes, including books, ebooks, jewelry, albums, giftcards, and a Kindle. There are several fun events where playing is the name of the game! Visit the links below and help spread the word. Hashtag #grogz

Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Masquerade ParadeCastle Jumble ~ Dragon Hunt

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Spotify
CD Baby
Amazon

Welcome to the world of EXISTENCE

Each day, author Amy Willoughby-Burle and I, will unveil tales of “The Last Immortal”, inspired by audiomachine’s EXISTENCE. This is a collective performance, a collaboration between words and music! Choose the correct track that inspired each tale, and you’ll be entered to WIN SIGNED EXISTENCE albums by composer Kevin Rix! You’ll have 5 chances to enter, starting Nov. 11th through the 15th. The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Sunday Nov. 17th, midnight EST!! For more details, click HERE!

CHAPTER 3

by Samantha Redstreake Geary

The boy’s challenge hints at something more. The sharp fingers of warning run along the edge of my spine.

“Tell me, what battle lies before us?” the boy asks, voice dripping with surprising vehemence.

“It is the final savage struggle for survival,” I reply, words heavy with remorse. “The grisly end to a war waged over 100 years.”

I bear the scars of this carnage still, the claws of guilt ripping away at my soul. “The sky rained with their blood. Their spirits soaked the land. The hungry mouth of time fed on their bones until there was nothing left but dust and the devil.”  ▶ Read the rest of Chapter 3 and wager a guess in the comments section of the main page HERE!

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EXISTENCE: Realms Faire Collective Performance_Chapter 2

Realms FaireRealms Faire is an annual event hosted by the brilliant indie science fiction and fantasy author M. Pax. Starting November 11th, you can enter to win some amazing prizes, including books, ebooks, jewelry, albums, giftcards, and a Kindle. There are several fun events where playing is the name of the game! Visit the links below and help spread the word. Hashtag #grogz

Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Masquerade ParadeCastle Jumble ~ Dragon Hunt

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audiomachine_EXISTENCEiTunes
Spotify
CD Baby
Amazon

Welcome to the world of EXISTENCE

Each day, author Amy Willoughby-Burle and I, will unveil tales of “The Last Immortal”, inspired by audiomachine’s EXISTENCE. This is a collective performance, a collaboration between words and music! Choose the correct track that inspired each tale, and you’ll be entered to WIN SIGNED EXISTENCE albums by composer Kevin Rix! You’ll have 5 chances to enter, starting Nov. 11th through the 15th. The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Sunday Nov. 17th, midnight EST! For more details, click HERE!

CHAPTER 2

by Amy Willoughby-Burle

“Real magic?” the boy asks, his voice a sliver of sound, so bound up as it is in wonder.

I lower my face to his, the heat of my breath bringing a flush to his cheeks. So small he is, yet so brave. I fear more that he will leave than it seems he fears to stay. “Oh yes, child,” I reply. “Real magic and I shall tell you of it. But I warn you this—magic is not the stuff of fireflies and twinkling stars. It can be dark, my boy. It can be frightening. It is not a thing to trifle with, although many have made that mistake.”  ▶ Read the rest of Chapter 2 and wager a guess in the comments section of the main page HERE!

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EXISTENCE: Realms Faire Collective Performance_Chapter 1

Realms FaireRealms Faire is an annual event hosted by the brilliant indie science fiction and fantasy author M. Pax. Starting November 11th, you can enter to win some amazing prizes, including books, ebooks, jewelry, albums, giftcards, and a Kindle. There are several fun events where playing is the name of the game! Visit the links below and help spread the word. Hashtag #grogz

Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Masquerade ParadeCastle Jumble ~ Dragon Hunt

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audiomachine_EXISTENCEWelcome to the world of EXISTENCE

Each day, author Amy Willoughby-Burle and I, will unveil tales of “The Last Immortal”, inspired by audiomachine’s EXISTENCE. This is a collective performance, a collaboration between words and music! Choose the correct track that inspired each tale, and you’ll be entered to WIN SIGNED EXISTENCE albums by composer Kevin Rix! You’ll have 5 chances to enter, starting Nov. 11th through the 15th. The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Sunday Nov. 17th, midnight EST! For more details, click HERE!

CHAPTER 1

by Samantha Redstreake Geary

The skittering of rocks echoes off the slick walls, jolting me from my slumber. The boy has returned. He smells of the salty sea, his sweat heavy with honeyed anticipation.

“I’ve…I’ve come back…hope that’s alright. I…I brought you some of my Mum’s fish pie,” the boy offers, holding out a small package wrapped in worn cloth, tied loosely with weathered string.

I search the boy’s damp face for signs of fear. I find only daring. He is spirited, more so than even the bravest of men. I, above all others, have haunted the imagination of mortals.  ▶ Read the rest of Chapter 1 and wager a guess in the comments section of the main page HERE

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More Deadlines than Lifelines

InsecureWritersSupportGroupIWSG meets the first Wednesday of every month. A community of brilliant writers led by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Visit the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website and database! You’ll find everything from writing to marketing, along with encouragement and support!

I think every writer, on any given day, wishes they had a clone. I’m entertaining the idea of renovating our master closet into a lab, where I’m free to practice my illegal cloning skills–take that, government drones! There’s rarely enough time to *fill in the blank* and write. With multiple exciting projects vying for attention, I’m struggling with striking a balance between the creative process and my domestic duties.

Laundry is piled high enough to conceal family members. No one’s allowed to run through the kitchen, for fear of toppling the tower of dirty dishes. Our border collie is constantly kicking up dust bunnies the size of small children–the ones normally concealed under the deepest recesses of the furniture. And, I’m pretty sure there’s a few trick-or-treaters lost in the high grass that is our front yard. I’m clearly NOT as passionate about housecleaning as I am about writerly things.

Need I mention the succubus that is social media. I’ve just recently succumbed to Twitter. There’s an amusing story behind my Twitter initiation, one involving mistaken identity and a possible clone in CA, but that’s a tale best told over wine. I understand its usefulness, but there’s a learning curve in the land of tweets, not unlike a visit to a village filled with severe ADD sufferers speaking Pig Latin.

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Guess which bird I am.

So, should any lovely writerly folks have a few golden nuggets of time-management knowledge and/ or helpful tweety-bird advice, feel free to deposit them here:)

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Realms FaireIn the meantime, stay tuned for REALMS FAIRE, kicking off November 11th through the 15th! Led by the brilliant, Mary Pax! There will be 9 fun events with chances to WIN awesome prizes, everyday! I’ll be hosting a music-inspired event with bff and critique partner, Amy Willoughby-Burle and audiomachine, for their newest public release, EXISTENCE! I wrote the commercial blurb for this amazing album by composer Kevin Rix, and we’re ridiculously excited to share it next week! There will be multiple contests/ writing challenges on FB, Twitter and our blogs, with several signed EXISTENCE albums up for grabs:)

 

A taste of things to come…