Happy International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day!


Today marks the 7th annual International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day!

Founded in 2007 by author Jo Walton (aka papersky), IPSTD’s purpose is “to encourage writers to post ‘professional quality’ works for free on the internet.” The reasons for this are made clear in the Wiki article.

A casual perusing of the net shows me that people are continuing to mark the date. So with that in mind, I’m contributing to the fun and posting links to some stuff of mine that you can read for free, which were written since last year’s IPSTD observance. “Professional quality,” of course, is in the eyes of the beholder, but that certainly was my intention when writing these stories:

  • One Day,” a story I wrote last year as a tribute to astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot upon the Moon on July 20th, 1969, who passed away on August 25th, 2012.
  • Private Party,” the 2012 edition of my annual Halloween story. Trick or treat, yo.

And from the archives:

  • Enemy Unknown!” A story Kevin and I wrote for a role-playing game that remains in limbo, and which was supposed to be included in the game’s core rule book. We had a lot of fun with this, and I’m actually considering incorporating certain (non-game specific) aspects of our story into a future adventure for “Space Marshal Dylan McCade.”

If you happen across other links to stuff people are making available today, post it in the comments. Power to the Technopeasants!

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About Dayton Ward

Freelance word pusher. Husband. Dad. Trekkie. Rush fan (the band). Tampa Bay Bucs fan. Observer/derider of human behavior. I know where my towel is.
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