Sunday, August 30, 2009

Quick explanation of projects

You might notice some of the labels used for posts and wonder, what’s that mean? Those that don’t make obvious sense are probably those describing various story collections I have completed or am currently working on. Here’s a quick breakdown:

212: 212-word stories, each with a food/beverage related title serving mostly as a launching point for the story (sometimes the title is central to the story, other times not). This collection is complete with 78 stories.

Sashimi: Stories varying in length, with all but one story 1,000 words or less. The original concept was for 750-word stories, so 26 of the 40 stories are that length. Each story also has a sea creature in it, either involved as the central premise or just mentioned in passing. This collection is complete with 40 stories.

Tinfoil: Stories varying in length from 100 to 1,000 words. The story titles are all places and cities both real and imaginary. The original, albeit loose concept was to have spherical objects appearing in each story. This manifested itself as baseballs, marbles, a soccer ball, a cricket ball, an involuntary tattoo, an orb from Atlantis. Some story protagonists included Bobby Fischer, Fred Flintstone and the Great Gazoo, David Koresh, and JFK. This collection currently has 16 stories and is ongoing though I stalled on it a few years ago.

I have some other ideas that aren't yet beyond a small number of works.

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