Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I Won!

After a long hiatus, I've started participating in contests at again.  My previous story there had been in 2004.  I sent in a story for the June-July Flash contest and one for the February-March Flash contest.
Flash is a story of 1000 words or less.  Anotherealm is a website of Science Fiction (SF), Fantasy and Horror.

Anotherealm is the first place I ever posted a story on-line and the first place I ever wrote a flash piece for.  It was also the first place I ever actually SOLD a story to.  It was a Lovecraftian horror story called, "Alone."

The June-July contest was to write a flash story with Tourists as the prompt.  My story for the contest was called, "So Many Shades of Black" and it was a fantasy piece.

The February-March contest had the prompt of Microbial Small.  My story, "A Little Dominance" is a SF story set in Howlina, the island nation I created here on Illini6.  The story was very heavily influenced by Blue Oyster Cult's "Dominance and Submission."

Go read it and please comment, here, there and everywhere.


Patrick said...

its pretty good i really liked the ending!

Anonymous said...

I can see why you won, Bill. I really liked it. I wanted to continue reading to see what came next. Are you going to continue? I'm curious to know what happens now. Love you, A. Char xoxoxoxoxo ;-p

Inner Prop said...

Thank you, thank you.

This isn't meant to be the beginning of a story, but it is a snapshot of the overall story I have in mind for Howlina.

I really don't have time now to do the full Howlina story justice. It really needs to be a book and I don't work well with dragging a book along over months and months. The only sort of long form success I've had is when I can focus very tightly for a burst. I just don't have time for that right now.

Also, my muse is calling me elsewhere. My muse is VERY fickle and blows me around like a windsock in Soldier Field.

Three days ago she wanted me to do Superhero stories; today she wants me to do a Cozy.