Welcome to Rusty and Rascal's Den!
A couple of new stories. I have these posted on my DA account. I'm posting them so I at least have something to update the site with.
The first story is Lake Graceful. It's a story about a couple of brothers that have an unpleasant encounter with a fairy. I did it as a request.
The second is a quickie dragon TF I did called A Dragon's Tale.
You're probably wondering why I so seldom update the site now. There various reasons. These might seem like I'm making excuses but here goes.
The first reason is that although the site is Rusty and Rascal's Den, we don't really speak anymore and haven't in some time. Changing the name to Rusty's Den however would seem mean so I don't want to do that.
The second reason is four-fold. It's easier for me to post stories to fanfiction.net or Deviantart.
Here, I need to convert the files. With DA and FF.net, it's automatic. Converting the files is not really hard, but it can get annoying.
Those sites also make it easier for people to give me feedback on each story.
I can also post longer stories chapter by chapter on those sites. Since I've always posted stories here as complete stories, posting chapter by chapter wouldn't feel right.
I am also able to post stuff other then stories to DA. Granted, I could do that here. But again, it's just easier to post material to DA.
Traffic here is also down. Now, I can understand this given my lack of updates here. It is however a sort of chicken and the egg issue. I'm sure more updates would bring more traffic and might even encourage people to post to the Message board.
I honestly also haven't been writing as much lately for various reasons. I admit that also contributes to the lack of updates simply because I don't have as much I can update with.
Let's face it as well. Keeping stuff to one site makes it easier to keep track of.
I don't want to give this site up. At worst, I'll keep it up as long as I can so my older stories will stay online.
So, all in all, that is why I don't update as much lately.
Been a while since my last update. I've uploaded a new story that's part of the Star Trek series I started what feels
like long ago. Anyway, this new story is by a guest author, VT.
In this story, the Ambrosa is recalled for service, and a new ship is placed to guard the Test Planet. It couldn't have happened at a worst time.
You can read the first chapter here.
I've uploaded a story that I had on DeviantArt but not here; The Spring of Rejuvenation.
It's a short story, fluff really but hopefully an enjoyable read.
One new re-write
I've uploaded a re-write of my older story "The Coon Shower" under the new name "A Clean Getaway"
A Clean Getaway A story about two brothers separated by the elder brother heading off to college. The elder brother is not having a good time and both wish for simpler times. They get their wish but it comes a cost.
Three new story edits
I've uploaded edited versions of three of my older stories.
Coonier A story about a young man who's experiment to rejuvenate cells goes awry.
The Shoes A story about a student that steals a pair of shoes to preform better in Track and Field. They work but the side effects are not what he was prepared to deal with.
Otter Lake A story about a man taking a vacation and meeting a woman that will change his life forever.
A couple of stories
The first story is a new one (that I posted to my DA account. I'm posting it here for completeness), Mellowing out with Mushrooms
It's a short about a family that accidently ends up with some magical mushrooms on their pizza and the effect it has on them.
This is a story about a little girl who wants to spend more time with her overworked father. In the end, she gets her wish.
I am consider writing a prequel to The Sale (The Expanded one). Remember Jim, the lad who'd spent three years as a raccoon? I am considering telling his tale of how he came about the statue and how being a raccoon changed his life along with his form. However, I am not sure if there is a demand for such a story. Is this something people would be interested in?