I wrote five and one half stories over the last five weeks. Heavy drafting always results in half-formed story ideas on my phone typed out in the middle of the night, and sometimes I really like how they look separated from their stories. So I’m going to share! Here are, without context, some of my favorites.
“Dripping Moon, wobbly soft boiled moon, void moon, sucking light from the stars. Super blood wolf moon with a triple axel, every night a new performance piece…”
“Do fifth dimensional spider women like ice cream?”
“The night sky stuck to his fingers, beautifully dark. He used his handkerchief to wipe it away.”
“Eyeball sale pyramid scheme.”
“I put smiles on faces faster than hot chocolate on a snow day.”
Most of their stories have a long polish before they can be sent to magazines. I hope they’re not too weird to find homes… But if the weird is too great, I can always make trash magic out of a super blood wolf moon and publish it on youtube.
I had two stories published in the past month-ish. Both very short, and both from last year’s stint of writing five stories in five weeks.
We Have Always Lived in the Barbie Dream Castle is podcasted at Toasted Cake (and I love the narration dearly- Tina Connolly did a great comedic read for this one.)
Quilting With The Rejects at Flash Fiction Online (which is a little bit of a love song to my favorite coffee shop in town, as well as to the textile arts.)