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12 June 2009 @ 10:35 pm
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight  

She was too young, even for a man with no age, but she caught his eye. Slim, dark-haired, with long fingers caught in the skirt of a shapeless dress, she was clearly not a child of wealth. She no doubt belonged to the riverboat upon which she stood, a shabby thing that had seen better days. Even so, in the fire’s light they both bent toward beauty.

It was her gaze, fixed on the sky, which arrested him. Others watched the fire, drawn in by its glow and movement, but she looked upward as though she could see what soared above the smoke. That was quite impossible: even knowing who danced there, Daisani could barely see them himself, but the girl watched as if she knew. Such seeing eyes were enough that he might have gone to her then, despite her youth, but tonight; tonight Chicago was burning.

Want more? This short story is up for commission through fundable.com. Fundable is a site which takes pledges for financing a project. If the project reaches its financing goal–in this case a base of $750 with paypal fees included, so a total of $826–then fundable accepts the pledges and the project goes forward. If the goal isn’t reached within 25 days of the first donation, then the project is canceled and no one pays anything. There’s a $10 minimum donation fee, which is fundable.com’s idea, not mine; I’d have probably set it at $5. Sorry about that.

“Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight” will be a 7500 word Janx and Daisani story. Contributors will have exclusive access to the story for at least three months before it’s produced anywhere else.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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Lady Doomlithera on June 12th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
*ponders*

I wonder how fast these pledges go through from PayPal. I would like to see that bar move.
Bryantbryant on June 12th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Immediately, or really close to it. It's gratifying to send the pledge and come back and see your contribution go through. I was contributing to some roleplaying material last year and got to be the final contributor, which was awesome fun.

I'd encourage people to spread the word -- the bar'll move faster!
Lady Doomlithera on June 12th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
It took a few minutes for mine to go through but it moved!
Bryantbryant on June 12th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
*cheer*!