A still from the song “Tokyo Girl” from Perfume… below the fold, an excerpt from a short story I wrote about it.
I love prologues that are also spoilers. It then is incumbent upon the writer to make the reader forget it until the last few pages. Every new novel of mine must have a personal challenge I’ve never tried before, and this is it.
I’m continuing to get good prototypes in via 99designs.com for the cover of ‘Friend and Ally,’ the first book about Nichole. Entries will be open until Friday. I’ll also have to think of a sub-title for this second book. Reflecting the first, it’ll be “something and something,” but I’ve no idea. I’ve time enough; and worlds.
Below the fold is how the story ends. As David Byrne once asked, “Well? How did I get here?!”
So much for my attempt at a less than 1k micro-story. Blew through that by over 700 words.
Screw it: tomorrow y’all get an haiku!
If there’s a two, there’s going to be a three.
I’m in complete control; I can quit anytime I want…!
I swear, I really do, that I wanted to do a series of pico-stories: less than 1k words each day for a few days…. And that lasted as long as a politician’s promise.
This takes place just before the curtain rises of my next commercial novel. It’s still free, there in the sidebar or in the pulldown menu, as “Defiant.” Should have taken it down months ago. Old and lazy. Whatever the Empress has to say, she’d going to say it in the next installment, and then I’m moving onto something else!
I swear! Hey…. hey! Why doesn’t anyone believe – !