So I got feedback for 2 out of 5 short stories to be written this term in my Fiction Fundamentals. Feeling pretty good about both of these stories, but I probably won’t post them here because I’d like to make them a little longer (our stories have to be 1200 words or less) and try to submit them to a few markets. Hopefully I’ll be sharing news of their being accepted somewhere.
I think I’ll devote some of the time I’ll have this summer to editing and submitting work.
This is definitely the type of story I plan on lengthening–perhaps to twice or three times its current word count. The story takes place during a hurricane, and through their preparations and survival of the storm, the tension between a young couple is explored. I won’t say more than that for now! Stay tuned. :) The story’s working title is Peanut Butter & Jelly.
I decided to get some extra homework done tonight so I pulled out the shortest web resource I have to read for American Literature tonight (it’s been a long day so I decided to go with something short). Of course, this meant reading about lynch mobs in the South right before going to bed.
I think I’ll watch an episode of the Simpsons or something humorous before I close my eyes.
Check out The 13th Floor to see my poem, Past the Hemlocks. Thanks to Rebekah Dodson for the call for entries and for accepting my poem.
Happy poetry month!
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Take a scene in one of your stories or a story you enjoyed reading. Rewrite the scene from the antagonist’s point of view.
What did you learn about your antagonist? Feel free to post a link to your writing prompt entry in the comments section.