Welcome to NaNoWriMo! I hope that you've kicked off your first day right. I'll be updating my blog with my word count each day to keep myself motivated and so you can follow along if you want. I'm writing 10 short stories in 30 days.
Day 1 is a story about a city of ghosts sunk in a lake.
Here's an excerpt from today's writing:
In the water, a city began to wake. Lights blinked on, murky in the silt. Little people went out onto balconies to smoke. Cars began to move on the sunken roads, their headlights pinpricks wavering through the city. A Ferris wheel came alive and began to turn, reeds clinging to its carts. Bubbles rose from bakeries and cafes getting ready to roll up their shutters for the day ahead.
I wish I were down there, Jenny thought.
Join the Circle of Weird
I offer a monthly circular filled with the following goodies: 1. A list of cool places to submit your weird work 2. Outlandish writing-related news from the web 3. Fun updates from me, your corporeal host. To sign up, click the button below:
Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor and author of poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath
Like this post? Leave a tip or subscribe at Curious Fictions:
I run a monthly e-newsletter with writing prompts, editing tips, writing music, and more. Click below to sign up!
Holly Walrath's books on Goodreads
ratings: 19 (avg rating 4.21)
Our Space: Shorts & Poetry from the Houston Community
ratings: 4 (avg rating 4.25)
In Medias Res: Stories from the In-Between
ratings: 2 (avg rating 4.50)
The 2017 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Poetry of 2016 Selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association
ratings: 16 (avg rating 4.31)
ratings: 9 (avg rating 4.67)