Ray Bradbury 52-Week Writing Challenge – Week 11

Challenge Overview

The eleventh of fifty-two short stories completed! 

This was a fun piece of flash fiction to write. It was born from thinking about lessons I’ve learned as a professional software engineer and how I could incorporate them as emotional stories in fiction. This is one such lesson in one such story. I look forward to returning to this 1,326-word flash fiction and revising it.

Onto the next story!

Ray Bradbury 52-Week Writing Challenge – Week 9

Challenge Overview

The ninth of fifty-two short stories completed! 

I took a bit of a break this week, writing a single piece of flash fiction for my story. Going back to work after a two-week vacation and having a few other commitments to handle, left me with less time and energy than usual to dedicate to writing. Also, the last three stories were 4,500+ words, so I was starting to feel the creeping claws of burnout. This week’s science fiction piece was a quick but enjoyable write, coming in at 841 words.

Onto the next story!

Ray Bradbury 52-Week Writing Challenge – Week 8

Challenge Overview

The eighth of fifty-two short stories completed! 

This week I continue exploring the episodic sci-fi book I’d like to put together by writing what could possibly be the last “episode” in the book. In this episode, I explore the conclusion of one of the primary protagonist’s character arc for the “season”. It turned out better than expected and does actually feel like a decent conclusion for an arc. The short story came out to 5,524 words.

Onto the next story!

Ray Bradbury 52-Week Writing Challenge – Week 7

Challenge Overview

The seventh of fifty-two short stories completed! 

This week I wrote what will possibly be the first “episode” in an episodic-ish science fiction series I’d like to write. I intend to use this challenge as a way to explore this series more, and I look forward to writing more in this sci-fi setting I’m slowly constructing. Episode one came out to 5,167 words.

Onto the next story!