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Monday, June 25, 2012

Red Sunday: Open Mic Readings, Community Roundtable & Tukso Okey Concert

Sunday's open mic poetry at Four Bridges/SpeakEasy was awesome (it usually is)! Last Sunday is usually packed with activities because we have our monthly roundtables at 10am slt for members to come together and share announcements about whatever they're working on. Plus, I went to Carl's drumming at 8am slt at the Feed a Smile sim for some Also, SL9B festivities were in full swing all weekend. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful turn out with new faces and our regulars for the sharing of the written word. Synapse opened the hour with three great pieces. Lemonodo read a few selections and then the ball got rolling with Queen, Don, Squiddy, Carl and many other writers who were present. Matty, a new member, passed one poem to Carl to read for her. We often encourage participants who may not feel comfortable to read or a little shy, to ask the host or anyone of their choice, to read on their behalf. Queen's piece about girls gave me a nudge to read "I am an emotional creature" by Eve Ensler. I wished Anamaria was there, so she could  read it instead. I've been enjoying her version and style of reading the monologue a great deal.
For many residents of SL, crashing is part of the experience. Well, let me tell SL decided to have a little fun with me while I was hosting. I crashed 3 times if not more. Thank goodness Synapse came to the rescue and hold down the fort for me by reading and introducing others. Sadly, Brokali, my funny cohost was under the weather and couldn't join us. I'm hoping he'll be in good health by next weekend to participate fully.
After the poetry hour, I took a mini break to recuperate from the relentless crashes and came back to get a notice from Synapse about Alex's open mic at 1pm slt on book island. I popped over for a bit to hear some of the writers and entered to win a guitar as the door prize. Of course, I did not win:( Barbara, the Book Island correspondent was the lucky winner. Congrats! I enjoyed Synapse's except from the book she's reading. Before I knew it, I crashed right after Singh's stories. I thought this was a sign another break was in order. After a few hours offline, I realized I haven't had a dose of Tukso Okey in days, if not weeks. So, I relogged one more time and was greeted with a notice from Padula Bing about a concert at Wild Girls. After clearing my inventory and a quick change, I tped over to the venue for the concert. The moment I heard his guitar riff at the landing, I knew Ive been away for too long. Wow! And then the voice, "Are you having a good time?", Tusko asked. Fans can't help but screamed, YES! I sure did lol. Needless to say, I ended my SL night on a high and still grooving to Tukso's vibe. Amazing!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lola's beautiful thing 100 word story by RedGoddess

This week's 100 word story took a fun turn for Lola, the main character. The words given are: beautiful thing. I've decided to continue with the Lola series by writing one new story a week for crap's challenges. Lola seems to be developing a little fan base and I'm exploring where the character is taking me and the readers. Check out the latest story written for the challenge. Beautiful thing is narrated by bonchance longfall. Take a listen and let me know what you think.
I read some of these stories in second life. This weekend Brokali read a few of them at his shop on Book Island. I was pleasantly surprised:) I think Lola is starting to let loose and many are anxiously waiting for her next adventure. If you're on Second life, check out the links below for the venues where I host/co-host readings and listen to other writers share their work.

Four Bridges Project/SpeakEasy
Brokali's ShopHelio's HouseAsylum Reef

Sunday, June 17, 2012

100 word challenge "27%" by RedGoddess

At 6:00pm, Lola hears the harmonious chorus of church bells. She arrived home from her hotel job with sore feet and aching back. She plopped down in front of a small tv. Her grandmother is out for bingo night at the community center. Her siblings are also MIA. She turns the tv on and immediately hears the newsanchor reports, "unemployment is still in the double digit and the President has not provided his new job recovery plan." I'm lucky to have a job in this economy, Lola thought. Looking at her paycheck, she realizes her wages have been reduced by 27%.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Brokali launches Microfiction Hour on Book Island

I am excited to announce that Brokali has started a series of reading at his shop on Book Island. Brokali Resident is known for his short stories, which are often funny, thought-provoking and just reflect day to day nuances of human interactions. Although, he's been reading all over the grid in second life, including SpeakEasy at Four Bridges Project and Tremolo Coffee & Galleries, some Saturdays will be reserved for his shop to share latest stories and improv. I've learned about microfiction through Brokali after hearing his work in 2011. I often describe his stories as a grappling short film or a condensed montage of a suspensful movie because he sets the most vivid scenes and dialogues. It's amazing that so much can be conveyed in 420 words or less.
I will be posting all upcoming readings on this blog. The next reading is scheduled for June 23rd at 9am slt. This is an open invitation to all readers:)