My latest Bradbury Challenge story is ripped from today’s headlines. An expedition of Flat Earthers takes a cruise to see the “Antarctic ice wall barrier” to “prove” the world is flat. My story is from the point of view of a rather skeptical teenage daughter of a couple of the Flat Earthers.
I wrote a story called “Robot Girlfriend” for week three of the 52 week Bradbury Challenge. This Whiteboard Wednesday depicts the characters Jill and Alice, arguing over whether Jill is a robot or a human.
“The Garden” is my second story in the Bradbury Challenge, in which I write a story (or chapter) each week for a year. This one came from inspiration in my tabletop RPG group’s chat. It’s a story I had to sit down and write immediately.
Photo by Alan Light
“Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.”
– Ray Bradbury
So, my author friend Katina French is doing the “Ray Bradbury Challenge”, that is, to write a story a week, for a year. I am a shameless fangirl of her writing, so naturally I very much approve of this plan.
As for me, I have needed some motivation to get back in a regular writing habit, so I think I’ll give it a try myself. However, since I’ve started working on the third in my Trans-Continental series, I am going to count a chapter as a short story for this purpose. So far I have written just one story, but I have another in mind, and of course, Trans-Continental: Chimera is waiting impatiently for me to get rolling as well.
This post is sort of a declaration of intent, to help hold me to the project. Wish me luck!
This week’s White Wednesday is based on my latest short story, which isn’t available to the public at this time. I’ll just leave this as a teaser for now.
This week’s Whiteboard Wednesday is based on as yet unreleased flash fiction by Katina French (being a beta reader has perks!). What do you suppose is going on in this scene? Comment with your guesses!