Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sweet Snippets

I was re-reading the contributions to The Dove from the other readers, and decided to highlight little snippets that I really enjoyed. I will try to make this a regular feature of the blog (and I'll do my best to update this more regularly).

The first one is from C'nor (Outermost_Toe) and his unfinished God in the machine. It's only two lines long, but I really like the wording:

Devotees of Techno-Faith.
Turned their goddess to a wraith.

I like the thought of the space ship seen as a wraith; a ghastly creature sucked out of all its life force, but how do you drain a mechanical device of something it never had? Or did it...? C'nor runs a blog called Lunching on Lamias.

The second snippet is from Andreas and his The Planet of Hope:

I wonder
if I wave
can they see

I wonder
if they wonder
if it’s me

I like the sweetness of these lines. It's a bouncing thought that goes in both directions, regardless of origin. Even a horror story needs a light pace from time to time! Andreas writes several blogs, two of which focuses on roleplaying: Seventh and Creation of the game.

Do you have your own take on The Dove? Are you holding the missing piece to the story? Or did you visualise the words into a picture, or into a song? Tell us in the comments section below, and I'll update the Resources page here with a link to your work!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

A song out of space

It's been quiet here, I know, but the silence has been productive! Let me present to you Lily, a song about everybody's favourite intergalactic spambot. Turn up the volume, turn to page six in The Dove, and sing along!

Lily by Pushing Cows

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Blast off

Welcome to The Dove, a free sci-fi-story written in verse. To read more about this project, head over to the About page (link on your right). Or start reading right away either by downloading the PDF directly, or by viewing it on-line (both links over to right as well).

At this moment, The Dove is just a book, but I would like to expand that little universe with the help of others. If you read the book you'll notice that there are several things left unexplained; what is techno-faith? What does Earth look like? Why do they travel to another planet? What does the Dove look like? What does father Roberts chanting sound like? And what is the deal with "Northern Europia"?

The license encourages others to fill in these gaps. If you do, please contact me (either by mail or by writing in the comments section below) so that I can put it up here! Head over to the Resources page for more stuff to work with (I'll update it accordingly).

If you have any questions or (preferably) opinions about this book, feel free to comment!