crimsonprose was created in answer to a certain one of my kids who bent my ear till it more resembled a cosh than a conch. Get it out there, get it out there. So here it is. Out.
Ultimately, my intention was to produce a blogged book. I had written it – first, second, third, fourth, fifth draft. I thought another ten years, it ought to be polished and gleaming, fit for revealing. In the meantime, like a driver finding his way around brakes, gears and the clutch, I would learn to use and navigate WordPress. From such small intents . . .
Yet Another Update
(3 months into 4th year)
Book Three, Dead Fathers, (the blogged book on a sibling blog Feast Fables) is now edging towards the final climax. But the end of the trilogy doesn’t mean the end of Feast Fables. I shall continue to post from that site on what I call ‘speculative mythology’. Some of this has already been aired, some aspects featuring in Feast Feast – The Book. But most will be new to the blog-sphere.
As for this blog, crimsonprose, since its inception I have posted three full-length stories and am now posting the fourth. In the Asaric series: Neve (a contemporary-medieval time-split fantasy); Priory Project (a contemporary-neolithic time-split sci-fi/fantasy); and currently posting Alsalda (a neolithic-set fantasy). There is yet one more in the Asaric series awaiting its chance to make entrance. Cut between these has been the ‘off-planet’ Shakespearean-type comedy, Roots of Rookeri . (There has also been supplementary material for most of these—see the menus.)
It’s said a writer writes best in his/her most read genre. Guess what mine is. I cut my teeth on Michael Moorcock before moving on to the sci-fi giants, in which genre I encountered the sci-fi/fantasy writer Orson Scott Card, under whose spell I totally fell. Look deeply, you’ll see which of these have influenced me most.
Additional to this, there’s has been folk-tales by Toli Tall Tales, a fictional medieval contributor; historical dissertations by my guest-writer Iris Ireby, aka Iris Einstein, my alto-ego; and various odd posts, mostly dreamt up while washing up—along with the many silly rhymes (courtesy of my father’s influence, I think).
I thank all those readers who’ve stopped by, some momentarily, others to stay. And say to you, if you’ve only now found me, to enjoy my blog, and happy reading. And who knows what the future might bring.
A Note on Copyright
As if it needs saying, all prose, poems and comedic quips on this and my sibling blogs are the intellectual property of Crispina Kemp aka Crimson.
Finally . . .
My many thanks to Judy.
Nominated by Judy of Janthina Images
19th December 2013