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Ship Poster by teddyteddyteddy

A supposedly fun thing you'll never do again.

Ship Poster is an ongoing web serial about a renowned violinist who is hired to perform for an oddly-themed luxury cruise to nowhere. Having boarded with her attendant, Hallie Nordhoff hopes for the journey to proceed as smoothly as possible. Dying is not a crime. Dying anywhere other than with your lovely friends aboard any Final Voyages cruise ship, . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Original Music Makes by Veronica Purcell

Like a Shounen Ai/Shoujo Light Novel. Cue Japanese teen drama & fun.

Original Music Makes is a web fiction series centered on Duran Kita who is a Japanese private high school student. He struggles against a stringent school system to run a music club. His first day at school starts off with a science experiment gone wrong that affects the entire student body. Enter the funniest mishap written in any language, . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Future Cults by re/search/er

There is a girl overcome by other people’s thoughts and a high speed chase in progress. There is a surveillance team watching someone for seemingly no reason and a man with a long history of plane accidents. A series of lonely, isolated people trying to connect, to hide, to navigate a world changed by the internet. Each chapter of . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes fortnightly.
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Lost Pieces by Scott Laroux

A girl who can play any song, and a boy who can't write a single word.

Lost Pieces is an ongoing serialized drama tracing the lives of three teenage artists. The lingering demons and upcoming challenges of our characters are investigated as the story flips back and forth between two perspectives. Can Eli, Simon, and Shiina conquer the past to seize what’s in front of them? . . .

A serialized novel.
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Stencils from the Pantheon by Rick Ivy

The idea behind Stencils from the Pantheon is to create a piece of short fiction each month that is inspired by a piece of music. Having written a short novel based on a concept album composed by Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, it is probably not a huge surprise that the song selections chosen are taken from the extensive list of . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated monthly.

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Flag on my Backpack by Tim Holtorf

A symbol of a nation, heroism, and rock 'n roll

The story of a young woman who takes it upon herself to become the symbol of a nation. She was not the first, as her father was an example for her of what one person could do to instill pride in people. The story of Canadiens, through the eyes of a father and a daughter. Flag on my Backpack . . .

A complete pdf novel.
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Timely Persuasion by Jacob LaCivita

A Rock & Roll Time Travel Adventure

Timely Persuasion follows an anonymous music critic on a quest to save his sister from the relationship that ended her life. After a chance encounter at a bowling alley leaves him with the ability to travel in time, our hero uses his musical knowledge to “blink” through the years attempting to keep the couple apart by any means necessary. But . . .

A complete novel.
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Blueprints of Winnie by Nia

Sneak a peek into the music business through brand new eyes.

“And I’ll just keep singing because that’s what I do. That’s what I am. I’m a singer. Not a producer, not a writer, not a human. I’m a singer. But, I’ll get to the top if it’s the last thing I do.” – Prologue (Soundtrack 2 My Life) . . .

An abandoned blogfic.
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Unfortunately, I don’t need more persuasion…

By G.S. Williams, editor, author of No Man An Island

Oct 1, 2008: There is a too-often cited "writing tip" and that is "show, don’t tell." The idea is, you write a scene to "show" readers what you mean, instead of "telling" them.

So, in simplistic terms, you don’t tell them "he was a nice guy," you show a nice guy:

"He stood up on the bus to let the little old lady take his place, and then he carried her groceries."

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Intensely satisfying serialised fiction and exquisite original music

By soleils, member

Feb 25, 2017: Future Cults is currently my favourite corner of the internet. It combines the most exquisite music I’ve heard in years with serialised fiction written with startling inventiveness, incredible care, thrilling fearlessness and irresistible humour.

re/search/er writes beautifully idiosyncratic stories about women and men who have some baggage, complicated pasts or presents (and no doubt futures) and, in some cases, mysterious powers; stories about women and men who are a little lonely or unsure of their place in this brave new world, [more . . .]

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