LBT created the lovely banner art for my blog. LBT is also a very talented writer, and started Xenothon to give folks a chance to prompt and/or sponsor writings on the theme of The Other. I was way too slow to suggest a prompt, but I am very please to announce that I was able to sponsor two short stories prompted by others. (Sponsorships are still available!)
LBT took chordatesrock’s ‘The Other living among everyone else, pretending nothing is at all odd’ prompt and wrote ‘The Tree That Wasn’t,’ a story of an entity trying very hard to pretend it’s a tree, and what happens when it’s eventually found out by a woman living nearby.
meepalicious suggested “Never eat the food in fairyland.” + “Eating the Other“, and LBT wrote wrote, ‘Queen Mab’s Castle,’ where an impoverished fae people turns to cultural tourism, making Tir na Nog into a resort. Maeve is a long-suffering tour guide for Queen Mab’s Castle, spending her days with pushy tourists, until one forgets the nature of the fae and pushes her a little too far.
Manboobzer The Kittehs’ Unpaid Help also sponsored a wonderful story about an Earth-Spirit romance from a cat’s point of view, which you can find here.
LBT’s blog, Loony Brain is also wonderful, and a great way to learn about multiplicity. Please read it, and please consider sponsoring one of LBT’s stories — or commissioning some other form of art!
Update: You can find much more of Rogan’s artistry over at deviantART.
I do like to have graphics in my posts, so here’s a snowboarding opossum.