STORY TIME! What you don’t know about this photograph!
Often times I’m fairly selective over what I share about the process of an image I create- Sometimes you get to see a sketch, sometimes a silly outtake, maybe a live video, etc. However it’s not often I share exactly what was happening while a shot is in progress!
For example! My darling Drew’s perfect expression- Those shifty eyes; He’s actually carefully watching a group of kids who came onto the beach! Naturally, one would see a mermaid and get super excited about it!.. but I was very topless! As for the rest of his face, he’s literally carrying the weight of what I like to call a manatee- We practiced this carry in our living room while I was wearing the tail! We didn’t however think to factor in the extra weight the water would add to the tail, or how hard it would be to stay steady while standing on rolling sand, with the water to our backs! Continue reading Saviour | Kit Sora’s Storytime
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the March 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Marianne King with her story, The Perils of the Sea!
Marianne King grew up in beautiful Port-de-Grave, Newfoundland. She currently lives on the west coast of Newfoundland, where the summers are awesome and the winters seem never ending. She loves reading fantasy, dystopia, and science-fiction, all of which influences her writing. Her short story ‘Slumber’ was a runner up in a previous Kit Sora Flash Fiction contest. The Perils of the Sea will be her first published work of fiction. Continue reading Winner: “The Perils of the Sea” by Marianne King | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the February 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: JRH Lawless with his story, Heart of Avalon!
J.R.H. Lawless is a multiple award-winning Canadian SF author who blends comedy with political themes — drawing heavily, in both cases, on his experience as a lawyer and as Secretary General of a Parliamentary group at the French National Assembly. A member of SFWA and Codex Writers, his short fiction has been published in professional venues, and most recently in the Third Flatiron Press Terra! Tara! Terror! anthology, to great reviews, placement as 2018 Recommended Reading, and an award for Best Positive Future Story 2018. He is also a craft article contributor to the SFWA blog, the SFWA Bulletin, and Tor.com. His next story will be released on April 15th in the Third Flatiron Hidden Histories anthology. He would love to hear from you on Twitter, over at @SpaceLawyerSF! Continue reading Winner: “Heart of Avalon” by JRH Lawless | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
The past week has been incredibly busy, leaving no time to plot a prop/concept for this week. When life finally slowed down for Sunday, I was exhausted and overslept and moved at a snail’s pace as the weight of life settled in. I wasn’t quite myself and I’m still not there, but it’s a work in progress. Continue reading Carrying a Torch | Kit Sora’s Storytime
After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the January 31 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Lynne Sargent with her story, Sent by the WiseWoman!
Lynne Sargent was born in St. Catharine’s, Ontario. She has previously published works in venues such as Strange Horizons, Wild Musette, and Truancy. She was a 2018 Rhysling and 2018 Aurora Award Nominee. A complete list of publications can be found at this link: https://scribbledshadows.wordpress.com/ Continue reading Winner: “Sent by the WiseWoman” by Lynne Sargent | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest
Found a magical staff in my travels and decided to use it, but didn’t know what I was aiming for! While digging through my wigs to figure out which one I’d use, I also decided to throw in the antlers I made for my Druid cosplay from Sci-Fi that I hadn’t properly shot yet, and thus this lil darlin’ was born!
Fun fact! My actual bangs are used for this shot! In between pink there’s generally a silver/white stage post lightening roots that looks pretty majestic, and I couldn’t resist passing up a chance to not show my forehead for a 52 🙃
Second fun fact! I sat in an ants nest minutes before these were taken, thinking a fun sitting photo would work-… It did not, and I was coated in ants ; ; Anyone who knows me will find out pretty quick that ants are the number 1 bug/creature/thing that I cannot handle! Shoutout to Drew for lying to me when I asked how many were on my body when I discovered 2 and -freaked- out ❤
LAST (commonly known) FACT! I cannot keep my face straight for a long period of time, and precious moments like these are born!
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Kit Sora: The Artobiography
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After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the December 31 2018 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Ali House with her story, The Price of Beauty!
A native Newfoundlander, House is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (MUN). She currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she works in arts administration and spends more time than a person should in and around theaters. House is an avid traveler and foodie, and uses her adventures for her inspiration when she writes. In addition to her first novel, The Six Elemental, and its upcoming sequel, The Fifth Queen, House is a prolific short story writer, with stories appearing in Bluenose Paradox, Unexpected Stories, Fantasy from the Rock, Chillers from the Rock, Sci-Fi from the Rock, Gathering Storm Magazine and the upcoming Dystopia from the Rock. Continue reading Winner: “The Price of Beauty” by Ali House | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest