Short Story Monday Begins! I’ll try, for the sake of organization, to keep these Monday posts at least similar in appearance.
Story Title: Space Bones
Word Count: 4158
Plot Summary: While being escorted to her Court Martial, a Captain and her escort encounter something wondrous in hyperspace.
Time to write first draft: About 4.5 hours.
Other Comments: This story is actually in two parts because I got to what felt like one ending and wanted to continue from there just to see how it worked. So the first part is 3332 words and the second is 826 or there abouts. When I sat down to write in the wee hours, I had nothing but the title. I liked the title, however. I started and got about a paragraph into one story and realized it wasn’t the Space Bones story. So I cut and saved it to a note file for later and started over again. After working so much on my novel, which is third person omniscient, I really wanted to write something in first person. I find first person much easier to sustain than third, so it’s sort of like taking a big old brain break.
I used The Rough Guide to the Universe by John Scalzi to generate some places and names and ran with it from there. The story is a rough sketch, sort of like the bones referenced. I like that about it. We’ll see what my unfortunate readers think. Because, oh yes, I’ve created a nice little list and I’m going to mail these Monday stories to my dear friends. Don’t pity them too much. They can opt out, I won’t hate them for more than a year or six. Truly.
Now, back to breaking my brains on Casimir Hypogean.