Day 17: Short Story Marathon

Summary Back to staring at the blank page this morning. I’ve done it many, many times now but it’s always intimidating–and I think that’s okay. The trick is to just find something, anything and start, reduce infinity down to something measurable. and go from there. This new story is contemporary with a dollop of fantasy, […]

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Day 16: Short Story Marathon

Summary Back to the scifi story I started last night, this one has a good, solid title: “With Light Years Between Us.” Made some progress early, but something wasn’t right. Realized I was writing too distant and was not including my protagonist’s complicated emotions. This uses a scifi concept to put into relief some very […]

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Day 10: Short Story Marathon

Summary Day 10! Into the double digits here on this marathon of writing. Didn’t know what to write this morning and browsed some exiting starts and saw one I had tried 3 different times that had a simple, poetic idea and ignored the starts an started over. It is tentatively titled, “The Stars in Hoshi’s […]

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Day 8: Short Story Marathon

Summary Got back to “Home in Time” and finished it. It’s ready to read to Aleia, but no time today. It came in at 4,450 words, again longer than planed. Later, grabbed a 875 word fantasy start from my training month, tentatively titled “Wink, Plum, and the Bones that March,” and added 2,00 words to that […]

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