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Short Stories by Soob

Short Stories by Soob

by Soob
A collection of unconnected short stories, featuring:
The Shadow Men;
The High King of Europe;
A Dragon called Pride;
and more...
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Short Stories by Soob

A collection of unconnected short stories, featuring:
The Shadow Men;
The High King of Europe;
A Dragon called Pride;
and more...

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You can't change people, but people can and do change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAVGUuVYdg0
Readers of 'A Dragon called Pride' may also enjoy:
- 'Nimona', by Noelle Stevenson
- 'P+B: St George's Day', by me
- 'The Sandman: The Kindly Ones', by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Marc Hempel, Richard Case, D'Israeli, Teddy Kristiansen, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ormston, Kevin Nowlan, Danny Vozzo
- 'A Wizard of Earthsea', by Ursula Le Guin
- the collages of Henri Matisse
- Herakles and the hydra (the Greek myth)
Quite by coincidence, this page fits almost perfectly with 4 out of 5 verses of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oztdvDsvg8
(if you overlook some genus/species distinctions).

The Lady Mary's heart
It is the blue sky
We are enfolded
By the wide blue sky.

The Lady Mary's heart
It is an oak tree
We are protected
By that mighty oak.

The Lady Mary's heart
It is the nightingale
We sing with
The woodland nightingale.

The Lady Mary's heart
It is a mountain-lily
We too desire
That white mountain lily.

The Lady Mary's heart
It is a sapphire
We are adorned by
That shining sapphire.
Fun fact: I got to this page and realised I could use Matlab to typeset my special font. It took about half an hour to prep the image files of all the letters, and another half hour to write the code. And now I can typeset sentences in an instant. All the hours I'd wasted up to this point, painstakingly lining up all the stupid letters by hand, ARGH!
OK, that's it for gore. No more gore from here 'til the end, promise.

(The observant may have noticed a connection.)
I should've said on the page, some parts of this story may feel especially raw if you've lost a beloved pet.
Just fyi, High King Fredrik is a devout catholic. He's not there to tell any churchmen who to marry, he just wants gay couples to have all the same benefits and legal protections as straights. Also, he's not Michael Gove. Gove stole his environmental-services-farm-subsidies idea from Fredrik. Don't believe me? Check the date on the tweet.
You can see St Mary's lighthouse there. You've got to imagine them all speaking with Geordie accents.
Originally submitted to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation's "Re-Animate Europe" competition. Didn't get through to the next round, but the judges tweeted a photo of all the entries laid out, and mine was there, and that was rather exciting.

(History nerds spotted the crown, sword and orb of Charlemagne, right?)
Soob
February 12th, 2018
The end.
Soob
February 12th, 2018
Just imagine this with no reflections. Hahahahaha, stupid young Soob.
Soob
February 12th, 2018
It's a really lightweight boat. You wouldn't believe the carpentry skills and the trees that grow on the island of Ja-fake-a.
Soob
February 12th, 2018
So. ****ed. Up.

If you take it literally rather than allegorically.
Soob
February 12th, 2018
Reference photos are fantastic. You think you know what something looks like, then you look closer and no.

Like when the sea gets darker at the horizon. Why does that happen? Someone who can physics, please tell me.
Soob
February 12th, 2018
More art fails - originally none of the pages showed reflections in water. HOW THICK WAS YOUNG SOOB?! Looking at those pages again was creepy af. Here, have a poor attempt at fixing it.
Soob
February 12th, 2018
I rather like this page. Can you guess what each of the shadow men represents? No one gets it until I tell them.
Soob
February 12th, 2018
Told you the sexually explicit content wasn't that thrilling.