Fortnightly update 23: 12.10.2020 to 25.10.2020
In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Flash fiction and short stories
I’m currently submitting flash fiction and short stories to online magazines and such for publication. This fortnight, I submitted my first short story (as opposed to flash fiction), around 5,000 words, to Black Hare Press, a Melbourne-based indie publication. I’m not sure how it will go, but I’m honestly just glad to have wrapped that story up after months of editing. Also, I submitted four other, shorter pieces to various publications this fortnight, my busiest yet. Lastly, I added another flash fiction piece to my website; you can check it out here:
– Brat Stew (finished 11.09.2020)
I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front. Three videos for which I wrote the scripts were uploaded this fortnight. Old mate might like the first one.
Fish fins danced silver on the surface of the lake. Mosquito clouds whispered in moonbeams. Frogs rattled in the reeds. I slid naked into the water and down into the embrace of muddy roots and tendrils, where gills flowered on my neck and I found myself most at home.
I cloned my heart just to watch it beat in a Fanta-filled lab tank. What I didn’t expect is that it would beat faster when my own heart did, nor that I would feel the orange fluid fizzing in my own heart’s chambers. I should have cloned my cat instead.
I think the biggest news this fortnight is that 5,000-word submission. I really didn’t make it easy for myself, but I got there in the end. Other than that, I did a bit of work for HealthJob, though it’s not up on their website yet; they’ll add it soon. The general plan is to keep smashing out flash fiction (I’ll avoid short stories for a while, I think) until I get a bite. I’m becoming a better writer with every one, and it’s just a matter of time until something of mine gets published.
Thanks for reading <3