L'Poni Baldwin is a teenage poetess trying to open up a new avenue in the world of Dragons: Space Dragons!! And she WILL make it "work." Her stories are mostly flash fiction, short stories and (best of all) poetry. She'd love to one day have her own panel at Comic Con where she can do book signings and talk about her book, Dragons & Cicadas. An author can dream a reality!
About The Society On Da Run: Dragons & Cicadas (Adventures with Dragons):
Earth has seen many visitors, from space dragons colonizing the planet in Pre Cambrian times to intelligent insectoids and benevolent owl gods. Follow the adventures of a wide cast of characters as they encounter the dragons of the Draconizica empire, and Ashuton Karrucci, the god of dragons going about his daily life in Italy. From a story about a small town of dragons ravaged by an airborn virus, to a story about a dragon king on a terraformed Mars, to the story of a girl pregnant with a Dragon god, to the story of an owl haunted by death, these flash stories and poems are not bound by the norms of the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres.
I write short stories and poetry because its more fun. I've tried writing novels in the past and failed miserably (The Dragonboys is the only exception). Short stories and poetry are easier, more fun and straight to the point. I also get to add my own bits of Clusterfudge (my made up word for distorted poetry) to my writings.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Rebirth of Heaven (not currently out yet) will mark my return to the publishing world. Its release will mean something grand. I can't say much, yet.
This is the 51st issue of The Society On Da Run series. This issue includes poetry, flash fiction and tiny fiction based on the world built in Dragons and Cicadas. Space Dragons and aliens return to shake up your lives!
(Comes with a preview of the extremely short prologue from He Knows Where the Dragon Lives, a Thor fan story and half of Sci Fi poetry collection 'A Time for the Space Dragons.')
NaNoWriMo 2012 book. Last updated
Son of Tangerines:
William Tangerine was born from an overgrown tangerine. When he meets Jonby Yellowkester, a boy like him, his life becomes the target of Albert, a scheming entity that wants to resurrect an old society.
Take a Chance: I, Chance Karrucci, am a royal dragon prince and my body was sold to men and women alike. I invite you to read my story from beginning to end.
The fifty-th issue and complimentary issue to 10/11/12 of TSODR is here! Historical Peladies is the latest and LAST installment in the bestselling short story magazine series, The Society On Da Run. You read it right! Historical Peladies is the final issue in the TSODR series. It has been a spectacular run!
WonderBoy must never feel fear, for it is the hunger of enemies. WonderBoy must always remain calm, for staying in nervousness leads to failure. But what should he do if he accidentally kills his mother? (Comes with a new bonus story)
Chance Karrucci, a royal prince of the Antonin Empire, becomes separated from his mother during the siege of his home. He finds himself in Crota, a town where torturing dragons is the main event. Take a Chance is a book of flash stories that take a look into the life of the Sweet Dragon. (Comes with a bonus story!)
(This book contains all stories from Dragons & Cicadas released under a new title)
"When a Space Dragon sins, he usually pays the price. When a Dragon God sins, his soul becomes shattered."
This book contains 300+ flash fiction stories and poetry centered around space dragons, aliens, anime, wolves, zombies and other things, but with a twist in every story.
~~THIS BOOK IS FREE FOR LIMITED TIME~
Farmer Dale has a gun pointed at his head. Standing before him is an injured Crotonian. Now, if you've been following this series, you know Crotonians are NOT to be played with. What will Farmer Dale do? Will he offer help to the cripple alien? Issue #46 in The Society On Da Run magazine series, comes with a special bonus story.
Skyline awakens as the newest android to grace Perch Tech’s highly successful product line, but she can see beyond the lies and silver lining. She wishes to be with Macintosh, a timid android on the run from Al Micra, but both of them become tangled in a Dragon’s game of command and conquer. Issue 43 in The Society On Da Run bookazine series.
During an unexpected attack, General Connelly reminisces the days before his daughter died. In story #2, a young man and his dragon venture to the fabled Cicada tree where the bugs gather to sing in a chorus. Issue #41 in the acclaimed Society On Da Run series.
Dragons can be very romantic when they wish, especially when they have nothing left to do during the day besides strolling the piazza.
The Love of an Italian Dragon is a book of flash stories that take a look into the lives of the Karrucci family, Italy’s most important dragons. Issue #40 in the Society On Da Run series. CRUCIAL UPDATE on 4/13/12: more stories and a guide to the beloved dragons
Update 4/24/2014. AnimeMETH, the first ever "truly" anime-themed book to hit the Smashwords site, combines four anime flash stories accompanied by illustrations. COMES WITH A SAMPLE OF War of the Space Dragons.
No vampires rule this land, no wolves take claim to the Dragon's throne. In this collection of stories, these dragons are unbound by standard cliches. These dragons live among us, taking our forms, eating our food...nobody knew their families dwelled in the stars, awaiting for a time to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. UPDATE 6 IS HERE!
A lady's email diary of her adventures in the country town Carver Dan is explored. The full extent of the zombie-dragon Misery is exposed, and Carver Dan's true purpose is showed.
Follow-up to Carver Dan April 1st Disaster
Richard, Dean and Kalley investigate a mysterious dust plume outside the Mars Metropolis and they encounter an angered dragon and a deadly virus. From the Queen of Space Dragons comes this new Sci Fi short story set on the unforgiving lands of Mars.
A young man double crosses the people he loves: a scientist he met at Navy Pier and a teenage Nymph he met at Panera Bread. The outcome is unexpected as all three lives are weaved into the hellish dungeon of decisions and morality. Story #30 in the acclaimed Society On Da Run series.
WARNING: there be fire-breathing ice dragons in this story.
December 21 2013 massive update! 20,000+ words added!
PLOT: Aaron Karrucci is the soon-to-be Emperor of Antonin, a front for Draconizica. This story tells how he met Seraphina and how she became the love of his life. It's great for fans of Interracial Romance. (This is a remake of the original)
Rowan, a Gold dragon from the forest, lives in Little Delaney, a decaying town where the citizens are treated like trash. He has a wish to leave, but he is torn between protecting his citizens and saving his sanity.
UPDATE 3/25/12: Narcissus and her dragonson Rasognir are on the run from a village chieftan in this short story. After giving birth to yet another dragonchild, Narcissus is deemed a witch by the villagers of the town she's taken refuge in. It's time to flee and run...fast, and make sure they don't harm her and her dragon. This is short story #26 in The Society On Da Run.
The space dragons are coming! And this time they are coming with their Empire form the depths of Space itself. They mean business and they aren't going to take the torture from us any-longer! This is story #25 in the acclaimed dragon series, "The Society On Da Run," but if you're just starting out, this is where you should start (or you could read War of the Space Dragons)
Narcissus, the girlfriend of the Dragon God Ashuton, is taken hostage by a scientist and she is pregnant with...a Dragon! This is story #16 in the TSODR chapbook-magazine series. This may be borderline Paranormal Romance mixed with strange Science Fiction. It now comes with three bonus stories: The Tumbling Dragon and The Wandering Fool (and its sequel). Update your copies to this new version.
What was their reason? What has become of Rome after the invasion? Through the eyes of a young man and his family of survivors, experience the descent int the harrowing darkness of survival. Issue #15 in the TSODR chapbook-magazine.
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated
A mysterious dragon crash lands in an African village, and a young girl nurses it back to health only to find out he is half human and can switch between the two forms. This dragon is experienced in the art of Technology and requests help from the village to free his Mother. (It also comes with extras that serve as a peek into the world of TSODR.)
Update 3/26/12 with newer content, character guide and liner notes.
This chapbook explores the day Ashuton (the space dragon prince) met Narcissus Fae--a newbie student at a ballerina school in Milan. This story is perfect for fans of interracial dating and love with a Dragon. 12,720 words.
The Society On Da Run kicks off it's 11/11/11 release with this facebook conversation. The friends of Kitty, a drug-addicted teenager, try to help her in the best way they can, but it only leads up to a facebook war.
This book was updated on 6/10/13
Note: this is a short story/chapbook series. This little e-chapbook is the first issue in a series of many. The Society On Da Run (portmanteau of working titles The Society and On Da Run) is about the first stages of the Dragon War. The dragons have become tired of how humans treat them and have called their Empire from space to go to war with humanity. Ad Astra
Notice: this is an anthology. In this e-chapbook are twelve poem-stories that serve as an introduction to the space dragon epic 'The Society On Da Run'. These twelve (and more) poems and stories are diverse and offer up something new to the world of Dragons.
I thought this would be some kind of terrible erotica, but surprisingly it was a military survival story. It was the cover that made me reluctant to read the story, but I'll read anything about a dragon. The eroticaesque cover does not do the story any justice. I suggest the author change the cover. This was a strange story and reminded me of military games like Halo and the survival game Left 4 Dead. I don't really see the creatures as dragons (nor is there any utterance of the name), but all in all this was a good read, albeit a bit slow.
This is why I love short stories. It's short, sweet, and a little bit sensual. I kinda wish it were 3k words longer, but it's perfect at it's current length. This is my favorite story! And I am wondering why you removed me from your favorite authors list (I'm just wondering. Feel free to reply in a review).