Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November update

It's another grand three-story month for Saturday Story-time. Here's what's coming down the pipeline:

Already available, "The Water Balloon Fight" is a story about two crotchety old men, and the inherent humor therein. Read it right here. It's gilded by a lovely picture by Sydney Writer.

Coming soon, an as-of-yet unnamed story is currently being constructed. It's about space. A lot of space. All the space. It has to do with one of my favorite science-fiction concepts: utter grandeur. Imagine flying through space and finding something so big that it defies numbers; indeed it reaches out in directions with such length that it seems a piece of the landscape of space. It is a structure that anchors the ends of the universe. I'm getting giddy just thinking about it. It will appear, fully formed, on the sixteenth.

And on the thirtieth . . . another story will appear. I'm not sure what it will be. Maybe something in a house? A man might have a gun. There might be a boat. I have so many ideas; only the strongest will survive.

Edit: I figured out the ending to the next story. Yes.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October update

Hello, you readers.

Just today a story has gone up on Saturdaystory-time.blogspot.com, which is titled "Helpers LTD." This story came out of a strange event that happened to me a few weeks ago at the gym.

I was on a weight machine, some leg thing, and just as I was going to get done when a young woman appeared and sat on the machine that I was going to head to. As far as I could tell, she never actually used it, just sat on it for about ten seconds and messed with her phone. Then she exited the machine.

Friday, July 12, 2013

July Update

Tomorrow "A Favor" happens at Saturday Story-Time! And it's about time, too. This story will be accompanied with a picture by Appletumble, Ballerina! Last week it was PascalCampion with the astounding Hot Night Summer in the City, next to "Good Omens". Pascal's work is frequent and fantastic, and with every picture he puts up my respect for his ability grows.

I've already started to work on the story that will appear on July 27th, but I'm not sure if it will be traditional. It could end up being longer than normal, and so I may either:

1) Split the story and release the second part two weeks later, or

2) Not upload a story on the 27th, and instead post the whole darn thing all at once on August 10th. Currently leaning towards option 1.

The story itself excites me, because it has the perfect mix of elements that I love to write with. And, every time I will sit down to write it, I will listen to this song. The idea inside the story I'd had for a while, since reading 1984 though it won't be Dystopian or totalitarian in the slightest, and when I thought of this song, it all fell into place.

'Till next time.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Recent Stuff

It's the off week here at Saturday Story-Time, and it's been a while since I posted to the original blog. There was never a consistent posting schedule for this, but I figured I would write about a few things.

First off: Saturday Story-Time is on its sixth story with another one growing. Since I last spoke, three stories have arrived. First there was The Hungry River, a fantasy story about a Palace Guard subjected to torture that he does not deserve. Second, there was the bit-sized Find the Exit, a story that starts strange and gets stranger, and last week was the debut of A Carnival to Remember, a . . . thriller? Horror? Let's go with horror.

Also starting last week was a current-story link on the right side of the screen, with a picture appropriate to the story's subject matter. The current picture is from the talented Eric Freitas, who makes interesting clock structures and other dabblings in 3D art.

It was difficult to decide which story to write for next Saturday. I started one idea, a fantasy story begun by a poem (which I must admit I feel pride for), but realized it was very similar to a world I had already created. So, I switched and started to write a short story set in that world. I noticed, though, that there wasn't enough backstory to the world.

I wrote a novel, you see, about a group of people called the Guards of the Earth (also the title of the book). These people are picked from birth, and their magical potential culled, eventually taking a familiar and choosing to protect the earth from magic and those that would abuse it, set in present day and our familiar Earth.

So that short story idea was put aside, perhaps to return to in the future, and I started on an idea I got a few days before, of a woman who gets visions of the future, but only those of a specific nature. What normally happens did, and a few days ago the story became clear. I expect it to be 10k words at the most, and will appear on June 29th, bringing to a close the first 3-story month for Saturday Story-Time.

Edit: And you are able to subscribe to Saturday Story-Time via email, which hovers under the current picture on the right, waiting for your gentle click.