Last week, I posted a story for feedback, End of Harvest, and asked for suggestions on how to end it. First of all, thank you to anyone who offered an ending. I got quite a few great suggestions from you all (even those of you that chose to call or email me, rather than comment on my page 😉 ).
I decided that I’m going to write three different endings, two of which are inspired by your suggestions, and another that I have tucked away in a dark place. I will post these endings there, soon.
Once I finish and post these endings, I’ll ask all of you to choose which one you like the best, and the one with the most votes will become the official ending to the story. Yes, the fate of Manny and his family is in your hands, dear readers.
In Other News….
Yesterday, Neil Gaiman posted an interview he did with Stephen King. The article was quite interesting, focusing on the success of King’s career, how he started, his daily writing habits, and where he plans to go from here. Of particular interest is the bit where he describes the idea behind Dr. Sleep, the upcoming sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining.
Check out Neil Gaiman’s post here.
Cheers to Fears,
M. R. C.
I was laying in bed the other night reading The Writer, and I noticed seven pages worth of fiction and poetry contests with deadlines ranging from now until the end of the summer. This is both good and bad; I have many options when considering where to submit my work, but I could end up spending a lot of money in the process. 😉
But, in the spirit of the contest season, I have prepared a short, short story called “End of Harvest”. Originally set in the post apocalyptic world of The Fall of Galen (the first book in a dark fantasy series written with my co-author BJ Sendelbaugh), it is a story about two teenage brothers tasked with destroying the farm’s zombie slaves. I changed a few details that took it out of that world, but my intention is to eventually rework it to fit right back in.
I’m sharing this with the caveat that this is not a final draft, but merely the early workings of a story. I haven’t even shared this one with my critique group yet (sorry gals). When it is complete, though, you may just find it right back here. By the way, I welcome and encourage all comments and suggestions. I’m not quite sure how to end it yet, so I’m looking to you all to help me.
Read End of Harvest by clicking here.
Cheers to fears,
M. R. C.