Yesterday was a shock for me. I needed to finish a story for the Secrets anthology from my FB Authors Choice group and I was all worried I would not get it done by today. I should not have been. I finished up not one, not two but THREE! That was a shock to me really. Now I admit that two of the three were only 4 pages a piece but as writers of short stories know that at times writing those super short stories can be hard. Getting them just right is the hard part. I want the words to be just right, to have the images come across the way they need to and I think that yesterday was just a bit of a wave of right.
I finished up the secrets story, And Darkness Claims it all and that one turned out a bit vamperic which was not really the idea in the beginning. Then I moved on to The Pest House, which is a Death Walks Through short that comes from a photo I found on the Nashua, NH FB group. There are a ton of really amazing old photos of things from Nashua’s history on there and the idea of a Pest House or the earliest form of City hospital way back when hit me between the eyes. Told from the point of view of a child I think it has a punch.
Finally another short short this time for my new Mythis of Love series. This one is called Now and Forever and yes it was inspired by listening to a bunch of Richard Marx songs. I put in bits as they hit me. This is another dark tale without the HEA that is expected romance tales. I hope I can pull out some happy endings soon. Between this one and Blackbird I have two not so happy endings.
Now today I hope to work on and maybe finish Singer of the Blood song. I have an idea where i want it to go but the problem is my mind keeps going to another tale i have started, Flame Haired Vixen. A fun little bit that i hope to put in some shape changing foxes. Yup foxes. Yes I love foxes and I love kitsune and other faerie tale foxes. There are times I think I should take down the free tale, A Bargain made with Fur and sell it but no i am going to keep it as a freebie.
Now the other tale i have open on my computer to look at and maybe work on is Down the Rabbit Hole. It is a fun tale but I am not sure where it is going to go. At the moment I have eight pages of what could be a lot longer tale. I can hope it will turn into something good. I plan on it being part of the Worlds Apart series.