|This month's theme has been dragons, and as you might have heard elsewhere in this issue, dragons are feisty little creatures. The one's we've tried to rope for rec readings managed to trip us up at every turn. Trauma and burn teams have converged on no less than four people, but all computers and shelves are espected to make a full recovery.
'Dragonbane' by James K. Bowers
"Once proudly borne in battle, this sword did glory gain,
Before men knew its secrets and named it Dragonbane."
'Flights of Dragons' by Shannon 'moondancer' Rowan
"Flights of dragons I've captured here..." Several dragon poems.
'The Dragon Within' by Deborah Soukup
"Though is the dragon evil
Or is the dragon kind?"
'Sallaeah Draco' by Chris Rosenbaum
"If this is what I think it is, I may be looking at the world's only intact draconic blood sample."
''The Knight and the Dragon' by Caitlin Vilcsak
"To slay the dragon he had come.
It was business and it was fun."
'Dragon!' by Michael 'The Roach' Janßen
"With blinding speed, His head shot down, stopping inches in front of her face. She didn't flinch, even though one of His eyes was almost as big as she was. "We have a spirited one here!" He seemed amused..."
'Bedtime Story' by Michael Sawyer
"No! Dragon's aren't evil!"
"OK, this was a wyvern then."
"What's a wyvern?"
"It's like a dragon, but evil."
'An Affectionate Letter' by Foo Sek Han
"I was confronted by a dragon. Yes, dragon, D-R-A-G-O-N, the big, scaly, fire-breathing reptile with nice big wings and nice big snouts who have this certain grudge for virgin flesh."
'Ballard the Brave' by Michael S. LaReaux
So, when rumors surfaced that Maachelion had once again stirred from his lair to menace Grimstone, the King wasted no time summoning his greatest knight to rid the realm of such an ancient and thoroughly evil creature.
Thank you to everyone who recommended stories this month, even those that didn't make the final cut. We thoroughly enjoyed reading them and we just wish we'd had room to include them all.
May's theme is 'fairy tales', which means we're looking for the good old stories retold. Do you have a Cinderella story set in 2040? How about a Sleeping Beauty story with the roles reversed? If you've read or written a classic tale with your own perspective and ideas, we want to know about it!
We have certain guidelines for recommending. Be sure what you recommend not only follows the rules of Elfwood, but that it has also been spell-checked, and the writer shows a basic understanding of grammar. We're looking for the best of the best, so spelling and grammar are important. That said, just fill out the form below, and answer all of the questions. If a field is left blank, we're just as likely to ignore your rec.
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Type: Poem/Stand Alone/Series/Unfinished
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, and please, put 'recommendations' or 'recs' somewhere in the subject. Questions can also be sent to that address, if you put 'recs question' or 'recs questions' somewhere in the subject line.
||Kassandra Siegel is very good at starting things, and not nearly as good at finishing them. A college student in the United States, she's recently decided to attempt a career in writing, and spends most of her time either trying to find her head or pursuing whatever her latest addiction is.
||Lisa Ann (Jae) Andresen lives in Southern California and does not look very much like this picture anymore. She suffers random infestations of Cherry Coke Goblins and is currently listed as "Out for Lunch, be back in 15".