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F is for ?

Sunday, 12 April 2015

So once again I'm contributing to Rhonda Parrish's alphabetic anthology series this year. My story E is for Earth Station Six appeared in the first volume (A is for Apocalypse) and my tale J is for Junker Joe will be appearing soon in B is for Broken.

So, the next volume in the series going to be ... C is for Chimera. Here's the launch post. The word has some interesting meanings and ideas to play with:

Definition of CHIMERA (From Merriam-Webster)
1: a capitalized:  a fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail
b:  an imaginary monster compounded of incongruous parts
2: an illusion or fabrication of the mind; especially :  an unrealizable dream
3: an individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution
fantasy, conceit, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment, hallucination, illusion, nonentity, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, vision
My assigned letter this time is F. So I need to write a chimera story called F is for Something. Any suggestions? The one that's going round in my head is a chimera superhero yarn called something like Fishmonkeyman Saves the World. But then, it's hard to get away from perhaps the most famous chimera in literature: Frankenstein's monster. Perhaps I could do an F is for Frankenstein tale?

Not sure. If you have any suggestions for F-words I'd love to hear them...


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