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alarajrogers


Okay, I admit it, I'm probably not your mom. But odds are I'm old enough to be. Now with Patreon account (under alarajrogers) and short stories on Amazon (under Alara Rogers).

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  • 5 weeks
    52 Project is still going

    And going, and going... I'm up to story 20 now.

    Since my last update, I've done:

    • "Norris and the Plague Doctors", a novella about a kid in a zombie apocalypse which is thematically more hopeful than most zombie stories (and also has people dressed as plague doctors who are trying to find a cure)

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  • 11 weeks
    Wrote, like, three words in June

    I'm exaggerating. It was actually 18K, which sounds respectable until you realize it was a third of the recent chapter of No Escape From Yourself, and one other story, and that's it. Work has been brutal this month.

    I expect things to be more relaxed in July, so I hopefully will get more written.

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  • 17 weeks
    I frankly cannot believe this.

    Given the overlap between fans of She-Ra and fans of My Little Pony, how is it there are no stories yet where Swift Wind comes to Equestria and ponies try to get him and Celestia to date? That would be hilarious.

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  • 17 weeks
    More 52 Project stories, but sadly no fanfic

    I've been struggling so hard to write anything. Output this month is abysmal. I've had to put all the writing energy into the 52 Project stories, so I haven't gotten any farther on my fanfics than I did when I last posted.

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    3 comments · 218 views
  • 22 weeks
    I am not dead

    I feel like, in this day and age, this is something I should be telling y'all fairly regularly.

    Anyway, I have been writing frantically for my 52 Project and haven't had a chance to swing around to any fanfic yet. But I believe I am going to do the next chapter of No Escape From Yourself, very soon.

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May
22nd
2020

More 52 Project stories, but sadly no fanfic · 9:52pm May 22nd

I've been struggling so hard to write anything. Output this month is abysmal. I've had to put all the writing energy into the 52 Project stories, so I haven't gotten any farther on my fanfics than I did when I last posted.

But I've stayed on track with the project! A new story every week since April 3, released every Friday, at 5 pm (last week I was late and it was like 5:30 or so). I have 8 of them now!

Stories so far include:
The Chicken Story: Magical realism, comedy. Very very very loosely based on my real life -- see if you can guess what parts really happened!
Changeling: I call these "altered tales" - stories based on fairy tales, folklore and myth, that don't quite go the way the stories do. This one is a story-in-a-story.
Graduation Day: Originally the prologue to an unfinished novel called "Hands of the Bright", but it functions on its own as a short story. Cyberpunk with superpowers. Originally written in the 90's, and it's very 90's zeitgeist style.
Rand Mart: Political satire. I am not fond of the idea that you can get a religious exemption from doing your job. Can you tell?
Rosetta Stone: Science fiction. I wrote this in the 90's in my last burst of "write all the short stories" but I feel it holds up pretty well.
Birds: Designed to be the kind of story that makes you go "what the fuck did I just read?" Magical realism I guess, or more closely, what they were calling "The New Weird" back in the 00's. The kind of thing China Mieville might write. Rigorous worldbuilding applied to a completely absurd premise that is never explained. Actually it's kind of based on me misunderstanding the backstory of the game "Hatoful Boyfriend".
Lord of the Kethrie: Another one from the 90's. Like every other redblooded teenage girl in the 80's, I had a thing for David Bowie as Jareth from Labyrinth; can you tell?
Crab People: Today's entry. I've planned it for like 10 years but didn't get around to writing it until this year. Science fiction, comedy. Set in Baltimore, which is actually important to the plot.

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Comments ( 3 )

Hey, more Alara stories are always a good thing regardless of their pony content.

Good luck!

I'm loving the 52 stories.

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