August 2022 Writing Exercises

The third month I’ve done this — technically fourth; May 2022 was daily Encyclopedia Realmgardica articles rather than stories. Those, along with all the other entries so far, can be read here:

And you can check out my August 2022 exercises below.

Day 1:

Enter, Dude Manguy

A man in a trench coat.
Photo by cottonbro on

Day 2:

Dunstana Learns Cards

Several piles of poker chips.
Photo by Pixabay on

Day 3:

Defined As: ‘a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.’

A red potion in a flask.
Photo by RODNAE Productions on

Day 4:


A picture of flames altered to appear blue.
Original photo by Adonyi Gábor from Pexels.

Day 5:

Ain’t No Party Like a Slumber Party

Several pillows.
Photo by Designecologist on

Day 6:

Gesta Sandovechii

A woman holding a sandwich.
Photo by Alex Green on

Day 7:

Man, a Lot of These Ended Up Being About Food…

A quiche.
Photo by Rozemarijn van Kampen on

Day 8:

Captain Goblinbeard

The ocean.
Photo by Kellie Churchman on

Day 9:

The Hall of The Mountain Toad
… though it’s less of a “Hall”, and really more of a “Mountain”

A toad.
Photo by Victor Pace on

Day 10:

Weasel, Girl, and Weasel-Girl

A weasel.
Photo by Brixiv on

Day 11:

Goblinbeard’s Daughter

Ropes tied to the end of a dock.
Photo by Peter Fazekas on

Day 12:

P(ie)arty People

A steak pie. Image by Goddards Pies Ltd, via Wikimedia Commons. Used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) License.
Image by Goddards Pies Ltd, via Wikimedia Commons. Used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) License.

Day 13:

To Be Fair, They ARE Very Similar Languages…

A sheepfold.
Photo by Pixabay on

Day 14:

The Alchemist of Middlesbrooke Meets the Gal-Chemist of Middlesbrooke
(actually, she’s from Chevaliers)

A letter with a wax seal on a table.
Photo by John-Mark Smith on

Day 15:

The Yurt Locker

A yurt in the middle of an open plain.
Photo by ArtHouse Studio on

Day 16:

Amara vs. Coat of Plates

Several  polyhedral dice for tabletop gaming.
Photo by Armando Are on

Day 17:

Amara Valda, Closet Nerd

Viking arms and armour.
Photo by Pixabay on

Day 18:

Amara vs. Gender-Based Double Standards

Various tabletop gaming dice and miniatures.
Photo by Will Wright on

Day 19:

But Aren’t Gingham and Plaid Just the Same Thing?

An arm holding some bags.
Photo by Ron Lach on

Day 20:

The Bandits of Goldharbour Turn Face

Facing images of Kat Darkstone and the Bandits of Goldharbour.

Day 21:

Mo Th, Mo Problems

A moth on a leaf.
Photo by Egor Kamelev on

Day 22:

Captain Goblinbeard & Associates

A ledger.
Photo by Strange Happenings on

Day 23:

Wake Me Up Before You Indi Go-go

A large swatch of indigo colouring.
Photo by Teona Swift on

Day 24:

Sally Lyte vs. International Variations of Chess

A shogi board and pieces.
Image by Oliver Orschiedt, via Wikimedia Commons.
Used under Creative Commons Licenses: Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

Day 25:

Kat Tries on Samurai Armour

A woodcut depicting female samurai Tomoe Gozen in battle.
Woodblock print by Yōshū Chikanobu. Via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.

Day 26:

Sally Roasts the Lyte Brigade.

A hunk of meat roasting on a spit.
Photo by Desativado on

Day 27:

Kat vs. Amara, Tancred, and Arts & Culture

A suit of armour.
Photo by Mike B on

Day 28:
Petra Practices Painting
(also, author alliterates adequately)

A paintbrush being used on a palette.
Photo by Daian Gan on

Day 29:

It’s Pronounced “Neev”

The moon on a cloudy night.
Photo by Joonas ku00e4u00e4riu00e4inen on

Day 30:

Kat Darkstone, She of the Unchoppable Brain

Somebody karate chopping through a board.
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels.
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels.

Day 31:

Amara Valda, Closet Nerd Redux

Piles of books.
Photo by Min An on

As a reminder, I post a new chapter of one of my full-length stories every Friday and regularly post art, reviews, and other stuff throughout the rest of the week.

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