wukhet (wukhet) wrote,

NaNoWriMo Novels I Have Written Since 2000

Adventures of Audine - Audine is a native of the planet Venus with a seahorse ranch. When humans arrive on the planet, she and her favorite seahorse have their hands full - 2000

Ballad of Rainey Downes - Her mama fooled around with a distant stranger, and died when she was three years old. Her papa, repelled by her unusual anatomy, had no clue how to raise her, so he drank. A lot. And beat her until one day, his heart burst with the stress of the beating, leaving her totally orphaned. She runs away to join a cattle drive, her true father haunts the drive seeking her, and life suddenly gets strange for a handful of cowboys. 2001

and A Heart of Stone - Miree bought a new gargoyle statue for her formal gardens and stashed it in the entry way of her home. Then, she went out to prep the spot where she'd position it. She'd anticipated the purchase of this gargoyle for over a decade, and he would brood over the entrance to her Poison Garden, a warning to those who would enter. When she returned to shower off the dirt and sweat, a man stood inside her entry, naked, winged, and bewildered. And so her adventures begin to find and rescue other gargoyles and turn her extensive gardens into a sanctuary for these elusive beings. 2001

Tavern of the Wild - I live in the middle of a large city, sprawling and sort of suburban, but too close to the city center to be a true suburb anymore. But the critters that inhabit my backyard don't know that. I also live near a large "wilderness" park and its pond and a field that gets mowed a lot, but it's still a field. Squirrels, blue jays, ducks, geese, gulls, terns, mourning doves, pigeons, cardinals, crows, grackles, mockingbirds, rabbits, a vixen and her cubs, opossums, armadillos, horned toads, toads, coyotes, moles, bats, gophers, mice, woodrats, muskrats, beaver, porcupine, weasel, badger, and skunk. They interact with me and my domestic critters: Dogmatyx, Droolsilla, Keegan, Eris, Itzl, Xoco. This is the story of their backyard lives, dining in my backyard, tavern brawls, and all. 2002


Soap Bubbles - The psychic Amalisa bought a ghost town and turned it into a tourist attraction/artist's colony filled with artisans of every sort - kind of like a permanent renaissance fair, except that as her town grew, districts developed a theme - renaissance, steampunk, colonial, zombie/horror, holidays, pagan, SF, fairy, and more. Some were just a street, and others were an entire district - called Bubbles. Almost everything in a Bubble followed the theme - from the hotels and restaurants to the shops and homes. Permanent residents tended to dress to match their Bubble. Amalisa owned all the land, leasing it and overseeing that everything went according to her visions. She was the final authority, but had a council that helped her with policing, the few laws she allowed to exist, and otherwise administering such a diverse town. 2002

When Trees Take Flight - Gnomes appear on a remote colony world - an the human colonists discover that what they thought was an empty garden world is the homeworld of the gnomes who populated the fairytales they grew up hearing. Will the gnomes banish the humans or will the humans kill off the gnomes to keep this world - or something else? Things on Earth are a political hotbed, and a colony ship of dissidents is orbiting as we speak... 2003


Woe Says I - The Goblins and other low level NPCs set out to petition the GM to allow them to earn EP and to level up. They are tired of their villages being overrun by eager Questers and dying in nameless hordes. They want a place of safety, names, EP, and the ability to sometimes win in defending their homes and families. 2003

Riddle Me Dee - A poet historian finds herself making history as she gets caught up in the events that arise from the epic poem she wrote about a treaty between two species. 2004


Under the Rose - Time travel, true love, ghosts, roses, all intertwine in this story about a grave and a news reporter. 2004

Blood Bond - An orphan discovers a clue to her origins and convinces her captain to follow the riddles as they lead her and the crew beyond the galactic border and to her people, saving them and opening the way for diplomatic relations between the galaxies. 2005


Thrice Betrayed - Judas, thrice betrayed, nonetheless seeks redemption. 2005

Conkin or A Con in Time - It's a new hotel on a shakedown with a science fiction convention - what could go wrong? Not much - until a hairy purple frog appears and causes a dimensional bubble to appear isolating the hotel in a rift in time. Will the geeks, nerds, and citizen scientists find a way back? 2006


CSI: Alma - Alma is the geographic center of the US, and thus holds extreme paranormal powers. Crimes in Alma tend to be - different, and thus the crime investigators must be different, too. A connected collection of stories about those strange crimes and the investigators. 2006

Asteroid Pizza Service - His parents die in a space accident, leaving Jack and his little sister alone in an asteroid merchant ship carrying groceries to the paranoid asteroid miners. He fights pirates, deals with school field trips, and establishes himself as a Name for making and delivering fresh pizza to the asteroid miners - all while saving the world, solar system, and galaxy to discover new pizza toppings and True Love. 2007


Better than Unicorns - The Republicans have destroyed the US government, and it's every state for itself. Some states are faring better than others, some states no longer exist, having been devoured by war leaders. It's the post apocalypse with modern technology. A group of pagans and geeks have taken over a place with defensible borders and worked to increase their technological superiority. Into this, a Victorian inventor is accidentally catapulted during a Midsummer celebration.

Bone Mama - Paleontology on alien worlds leads to interesting collections of bones - and the Bone Mama presides over the most comprehensive bone museum in the Galaxy. Sometimes, she fends off thieves, and sometimes she teaches children, and sometimes, she goes into the field herself to find the truth behind the bones that find their way to her. 2008


Broken Wings - A Criminal Minds fan fic. 2008

Mereta Markley: Teen Colonist - It's not easy, being a teen on a long voyage colony ship. It's less easy when your captain father is killed by the hazards of space travel and your aunt assumes command. 2009


Star Bounty - Wealth has its privileges, and Onna used that privilege ruthlessly to become a bounty hunter in space. Her ship is the best money can buy. But she's not the hotshot bounty hunter she thought she was. Poppy, in her leaky, held together with wishes space ship, has the highest capture rate. Onna does her best to attract Poppy's attention, studies everything that is public information (and a few things her wealth gave her access to) and still can't figure out Poppy's success. They both are hunting the same prey when circumstances make them reluctant partners. 2009

A Thousand Days to Freedom - Interspecies relations have caused the Terukan, Varg, to take on a bride. This act will free a planet from genetic oppression. 2010


Sounds of Silence - For the first time in her life, Tanis is living alone. She's lived alone for 5 years, and has decided she kind of liked having someone there to talk to in the evenings, to help with the household chores, and to cook for. She had friends; it wasn't enough. Her mother had died 4 years earlier, and those boxes of things filled a couple of rooms, it was time to clear that stuff out and find a housemate to fill those rooms instead. Among the boxes were teapots, vases, and jars of all kinds. While cleaning them for resale, one of them releases a geni. 2010

Two Sisters - Two retired sisters have been employed to review theme parks. The current park is providing plenty of thrills, chills, and mysteries - bonus: there's a special formula hidden throughout the book that spells out the answer to the mystery in the first letter of certain sections. 2011


The Starry Fields - The child of a migrant worker grows up to become an astronaut. 2011

Parfait - Airships, explosions, re-animated corpses, deadly viruses, hot air balloons, pirates, drunken robots, solidified rainbows, political uprisings, and more block poor Horatia Grantham's every effort to create the best soda ever tasted in her newly renovated lab. 2012


Under the Gargoyle's Roost - In a moderate sized Midwestern town, gargoyles gather for their Millennial Madness Celebration. Most of the humans remain oblivious tot he carousing high above their heads, but pigeon breeder Dalynda and remote control enthusiast Anniya find themselves involved with the Stone People. 2012

The Least of Us - Jalinda the Just never wanted to rule the entire universe. She only wanted to do the right thing, to step up when no one else did, to get things done. And her punishment for that was to be the evil overlord no one loved.

It was a price she'd willingly paid, to get things done right.

Now, she wondered if she'd been right. How could she stop being the evil overlord and just go back to being little Jalinda Moreau, aspiring astronomer and champion chef? 2013

Khemet - Set in ancient Egypt, this is the story of the people of the Sepat of Tentyra ruled by Neferkhamun - his wife, children, staff, servants, and the people living in his villages and on his farms and vineyards.

It is Downton Abbey, Egyptian style. 2014
Tags: fiction, khemet, nanowrimo, story, storytelling
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