Photo from ClipArt.com — If I tried something like this it would be all dark.
Story #3’s electrons are merrily winging their way on submission, finished a few days earlier than I expected. The story started with a theme of “strangers.” I wondered what the heck I was going to do with that, because strangers implies, in a way, horror. I don’t do horror. An hour or so later, the story hit me, almost fully formed, and also inspired by the colors of sunset and by a lecture on Wicca I got in my writing group the previous week. The story took about 30 minutes to write. No soldiers this time — it’s a fantasy set in a village with a healer who makes a really big mistake. It turned into a strange and powerful story.
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