Thursday, April 19, 2012
I've been working off a list, sorting story ideas from conceits, and I've worked a few of the conceits recently into flashes. This evening I finished up "Crab Apples", which like "The Return of Alfred Bester" and "The Relic" is exactly 995 words. It got into this 990 word kick after writing "Double Exposure", which has been bought by Daily Science Fiction. It came in at 991 words, and honestly, I think it's the best thing I've ever written, certainly my personal favorite. By writing a few flashes, I get the list of story ideas trimmed and have a better idea of what I really have in terms of potential stories.
At the Amazing Stories web site, there is a guest editorial by one Chris M. Barkley engaging in more useless navel gazing over the Sad Puppi...