Thursday, September 28, 2006

A new story


I finished a first draft of my pound story. Whoo-hoo! And the best part is that I actually like it. Yes, it needs work, but I'm happy for the moment.

Last night while I was knitting, a new character "spoke" to me. He/she said:

"I’m dying. I guess you could say everyone is. The mortality rate of this disease called living is 100%. It’s just that I’m dying sooner than most. And the worst part is that no one will believe me."

I'd like to create a short, short story out of this beginning. Not sure AT ALL where it's going, who this person is, what he/she is dying from, etc. But I wanted to get it out there so the universe can work its magic. (Could I get any more new-agey?)

Time for a much deserved relaxing bath with bubbles and a book. Best Blogger Tips

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Deep...

TI said...

Hi Bug. Congrats on finishing your story AND liking your draft!

If you're going short, short with your new idea, Grain Magazine has a short fiction context every fall. Details not yet posted, but check here:

http://www.grainmagazine.ca/contest.htm

Grain is also expanding their repetoire to include non-fiction. It is a very good quality literary journal.

FatCharlatan said...

Congrats, Bug!!! That's awesome. And congrats on the new idea, too.

Bug said...

Thanks all! TI, I'll have to look into Grain. Thanks for the tip!

Kim G. said...

Good for you on finishing the draft! And that character - sounds fascinating! Let us know how it works out . . .

Anil P said...

If you knew where your story is going, it would not be much of a story :)

Repeater said...

Have to say I'm a little jealous, bug (note my post thursday on trouble with my story)-happy for you though. I wouldn't let myself blog yesterday 'til I fixed the story (I didn't I moved on to a different one)

Bug said...

Thanks King!

LOL, anil. I like that attitude!

Repeater, hang in there. It'll come together. And thanks for your kind offer to read my story. I'll send it your way later.

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