Bradbury Challenge Week 3


Half an hour after this storm, the sun was out and it was twenty degrees cooler outside. Inside every cloud there’s a silver lining, when one door closes another opens, blah blah blah…

If you’re tuning in late, here’s the skinny.  A few weeks ago I decided to take up a variant of the Bradbury Challenge (writing a short story every week for 52 weeks).  I’m going to write a story a week until I have 80,000 words, at which point I’m going to publish the collection on Smashwords.

Last week’s story was The Vase of Melampus.‡  I didn’t quite finish.  But I’m not going to call that an epic fail, or even a fail.  Why?

Because the reason I didn’t finish The Vase of Melampus is that I got sidetracked writing about 8,000 words on two upcoming fitness/martial arts books.  My daily writing goal is 1,000 words a day, so even though I didn’t finish the short story, I smashed my daily output goal.

I’m putting this loss in the win column.


‡Check out Melampus.  Trippy, right?

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