Volume 25: January, 2008Hello everyone!
Welcome to the third year of The Edge of Propinquity! As the Editor and Chief Cat Herder of this project, I could not be more pleased. This year, we have our returning 2007 authors - Rick Silva, Ivan Ewert, James M. Sullivan and myself, Jennifer Brozek. Each of us is returning with another season arc in our respective universes and with the 2008 theme of "Retribution" this year's story arcs promise to be exciting.
For 2008, we have the addition of a new story page called Sojourns, the stories in this section will be written by returning TEoP author Ryan Macklin, author of the Hidden City stories from 2006. With him, Ryan brings a few friends. He will be writing in specific independent RPG worlds in three episode mini-arcs. For each mini-arc, a full story will be told and all the information to learn more about the RPG worlds will be included. I am very interested in where Ryan will be taking TEoP over the year.
As always, we still have our Guest Quarters section of the webzine. These monthly stories by old and new authors are sure to delight. The submission guidelines are posted on the website (http://www.edgeofpropinquity.net/library.asp?id=61) and open all year round. As the Edge of Propinquity is a semi-pro webzine, this is a paying website at $50 per accepted guest author story.
January is a time of beginnings and that has never been more true here at the Edge of Propinquity. This month, we have the beginning of the end of some, the beginning of a new life for others, the beginning of trouble to come and the journey of new paths taken. Come join us on our journey. We are glad to have you.
Kendrick - Shades of Grey by Jennifer Brozek AKA gaaneden
As the new year begins in Kendrick, all is not well. In fact, far from it for some of the denizens of this fair and unusual city. The Master of the City has noticed. So have others. All are taking steps to investigate and combat the growing darkness.
Luminations - Entry by Rick Silva AKA shaharazad
Katy McCormick is enjoying life as a college freshman. She's got new friends, new opportunities, and now a new set of mysteries to investigate. When someone hacks Katy's blog and nearly causes a panic with a dangerous hoax, Katy wonders if it could be a case of old enemies catching up with her. She turns to a new friend to help her find the answers, only to discover that her friend is dealing with a mystery too. And Katy isn’t the only one with enemies on campus.
Santa Maria - Surprises by James M. Sullivan AKA sylvan
Bree awakes from her coma to learn she is pregnant, a fact that truly perplexes her. Rod tries to deal with the guilt he feels for all that has happened and Mac resurfaces, meeting with Diasuke. Meanwhile, a new danger unfolds.
Vorare - Missives by Ivan Ewert AKA ivan23
Having lost contact with the men it sent to collect or kill Gordon Velander, the Farm makes contact with its southern counterparts in the Chainfields. The families agree to a meeting, and to post observers over the now-peaceful Velander household...
Sojourns - Love Lost, Part One by Ryan Macklin AKA macklinr (NEW)
Our first sojourn takes place in a city of living nightmares and hyper-talented insomniacs. One of these Awake, Carolyn Thompson, is desperately looking for her lost love. Tragedy strikes, as she snaps and commits terrible acts that she doesn't even remember.
Guest Author - Cats and Dogs and Maybe a Pig by Kevin Shamel AKA shameless_ismor
Vance is in lust with his father's girlfriend, Liz. This has been a fact since he's being in high school. One odd thing... Liz and Vance's dad don't have sex. That is just the way it was. However, this weekend, his father is out of town and Liz is over looking like she wants something his father never gets and Vance is determined to get it.
Have you ever looked over the edge and seen something looking back at you?
Chief Cat Herder
The Edge of Propinquity