So two writing-related bits of good news:
First off, I’m tallying up all of the Critters.org critiques (or “crits” as they are affectionately known) that I recieved for my latest science fiction short story manuscript. For those who haven’t been subjected to my story, essentially it’s about “time travel without time travel” and it’s called “The Lost Month.” This may be a working title, though, as one of the critiques pointed out that it doesn’t have a TON of substance on its own. Anyway, entering all the suggestions into Word comments is taking quite a while (I received over 20 crits), so this next bit of news has given the next little jolt to keep things going!
As many of you know, I listen to a huge number of podcasts, many of them audio fiction podcasts. One of them, The Drabblecast, purveyor of weird speculative fiction, has a weekly contest for best 100 character story (exactly 100, not counting spaces). They call it a Twabble because it’s a Twitter-sized Drabble (a 100 WORD story, which they also feature weekly).
Anyway, I put one up on the forum and BAM, a couple weeks later, I got onto episode 232! Just click the link and then download to hear it read (timecode 20:00 if you don’t want to listen to the first two fiction pieces and their weird commentary). OR just look below, I’ve copied it for your amusement:
“As I leaned in to kiss her moist, pink lips, I received a small electric shock! It must have been static from my PC monitor. ”
Yeah, it’s a little weird, but then, so is The Drabblecast. I wanted to lead the reader one way and then whip him or her into a different perspective. Either way, I’m just glad I got picked…maybe I’ll post more on the forum and on here in the coming months.
[Drabblecast Cover by Jerel Dye]