Another month down and another 1,000 or so words churned out for the faceless masses of the internet to ignore. As ever the end of the year has been a hectic time for me. The jaunt back to the northern homeland always takes a massive chunk of time out of the schedule and as ever travel over any appreciable distance usually leaves me feeling like someone’s stuck a hosepipe into my soul and siphoned my life essence off into a jerry-can. Add to that all the other writing work I’ve gone and committed myself too: two pieces of anthology work, a short screen-play, a guest blog post, the pictonaut challenge, a new blog project, all my weekly blog posts and then a few odds and ends here and there. Needless to say I’ve been getting a little snowed under. For a little while it even looked like I might not get anything written at all as I sank further and further into a pit of my own ennui. But then I pulled my finger out and managed to crank out about 700 words in a night and all was well. So to business, Leviathan.


As I mentioned at the start of the month the picture is the work of Jamie Jones, once again I plundered the dark repositories of concept art for Guild Wars 2, because why not? That stuff is amazing. At the time of writing there’s only 2 wordascopes for your to peruse, but one is certainly something new. My own ran away from me a bit (this keeps happening and I regret nothing) running to just over 1.5k of generic fantasy and magical shenanigans. The real treat is James Clayton’s offering. As opposed to just a normal, straight up 1k he went about it in an epistolary fashion (which the internet informs me means something written as a series of documents and/or letters) and split a narrative of 5 very different parts. It’s quite clever and definitely worthy of a look.

The Rogue Verbumancer – Speak the words

A-Scribe to Describe – A truth revealed

James Clayton’s epistolary experiment:

Part 1 – The Prophecy

Part 2 – The Coded Message

Part 3 – The Tablet

Part 4 – The Playwright

Part 5 – The Vision

Remember to check back tomorrow for the start of January’s Pictonaut challenge, the first of 2013!

About The Rogue Verbumancer

A chemistry graduate consumed by the demons of apathy and disinterest. Likes tea and cheese. Sleeps less than he should. View all posts by The Rogue Verbumancer

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