Hello everyone! Kindred Collective is back in session. The cycle starts up again next week, but for this week we have a special guest host.
Going back to my very first theme here, Foundations, I have to say that Francesca Lia Block is sort of the foundation for this group. I met about 90% of the Kindreds through her–most of us have taken one of her online writing classes. She is the author of several books, including the Dangerous Angels series ( my personal favorite of hers is Echo or maybe her new one The Elementals). Anyway, I emailed her earlier this week and asked if she’d like to provide the next theme. I just asked her to pick a word and give a quick explanation as to why she choose it. Not only did she say yes, she gave me a few different choices. At first I just picked one at random (or, rather, I had one of the Kindreds pick a number) but in the last few days I’ve changed my mind and I decided to go with the one that really intrigued me.
So, this week’s theme is: Taxidermy. Francesca told me she choose it because she had just been writing a story where one of the characters looked mounted and stuffed and it’s just so creepy. I agree. Taxidermy really freaks me out, so let’s do this. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates.