Monday, March 1, 2010

some serialized fiction


Monk Eastman created a pretty cool burst culture site when he came up with 50 Years From Now. He wrote, and asked for contributions, that would populate our world fifty years into the future. His guidelines were that it be plausible - no lasers, rocket ships, etc. - and that each piece be 1000 words or less. My first contribution came full-fledged while I was picking blueberries with my wife. (cute story, but the tale I conceived included cannibalism, so make of that what you will).

Next, using some of the other offerings as a jumping off point, I came up with the first chapter of a serial, which I titled "In Search Of..." At the time, I wasn't sure where I was going with it. The characters came to me before the actual spine of the story. but as I slowly wrote about these people, a greater tapestry started coming into focus. And with my latest chapter, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know how it all ends, I just don't know exactly how I'm getting there. But I know it won't be too long.

Sadly, however, Monk has let go of the site. It hasn't been updated in months, and I'm unsure what contributing factors may have brought this about. So, I will need to continue with "In Search Of..." here, for the time being. Which means I should start from the beginning.

So, with this new month, I will begin serialization of "In Search Of..." And we'll see where it takes us.


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