October 2021 Writing Exercises

Inspired partly by the idea of Inktober, but using a different medium, I spent October 2021 writing a short scene every day.

Click the links below to check them out!


October 1:Kat and the Middle-Aged Moms’ Book Club

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October 2: Why Do Younger Siblings Happen to Good People?

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October 3: K/Cat Café

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October 4:”It’s like a Wintermorn festival in my mouth!”

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October 5: The Royal Aurorean Opera Company vs. the Sisters Darkstone

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October 6: Dunstana May or May Not Be the Avatar of the Goddess of Luck…

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October 7: The Lyte Brigade’s Training Exercise

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October 8: “Treasure of Oake Island” Epilogue

A boat on the beach.
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(Incidentally, check out the rest of The Treasure of Oake Island here)


October 9: A Tail as Old as Time

A fox standing in front of a fallen tree.
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October 10: The Young Ladies of Porthaven Build a Pillow Fort

Several pillows laid out on a bed.
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October 11: Celebrating the Harvest Festival
(also, Canadian Thanksgiving)

A pie.
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October 12: Of Swords, Names, and Names of Swords that Sound Like Kinds of Cheese

A close-up of the hilt, crossguard, and part of the blade of an old sword.
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October 13: Professor Styrbjorn Holds Office Hours

The facade of an old building on a university campus.
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October 14: Dunstana and Her New Friend Sally

A chessboard laid out for the start of a game.
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October 15: ‘So, a Wilderling, a Half-Troll Amazon, and an Aurorean sorceress walk into a coffeehouse.’

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October 16: October 15, Part 2

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October 17: Falcata Kicks Butt, also Legs Out of Legs

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October 18: The Tower of Brorvonius

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October 19: Nineteenth Verse, Same as Second

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October 20: Pela at the Museum

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October 21:

1) “to adjust or make conform”
2) “an onset, spell, or period of emotion, feeling, inclination, activity, etc.”

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October 22: Sally and Annie, together at last

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October 23: A Princess of Elves?

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October 24: Vampires don’t say ‘bleh!’

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October 25: Mostly an excuse to use the word ‘amuse-bouche’

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October 26: The Lyte Brigade’s
Heroes’ Eve party

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October 27: Heroes’ Eve night

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October 28: The ballad of
the Baleful Saucier

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October 29: For Heroes’ Eve,
Amara is Kat

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October 30: Heroes’ Eve in Middlesbrooke

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October 31: Winding down after
Heroes’ Eve

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