Last week I wrote an allegorical tale called Iron Paul. Paul has been working a lathe in a baseball bat factory in Toledo, OH since the 1960s, and he’s not about to change his ways. But is he right for being hardheaded, or terribly off-base?
The week before that I wrote a very strange Twilight-Zone-esque story with a creepy twist called Pressed Flowers.
After 17 weeks, 10 stories (some stories took 2 or 3 weeks to finish), and 28,000 words, I’m wrapping up this challenge. Bradbury’s actual challenge was to write a short story a week for a year. My modified version was to write a short story a week until either the re-write of my novel was done or until I reached 80,000 words. Well, the re-write of The 14th Mansion is done, so it’s time to tuck this thing in.
Can’t let the Bradbury Challenge get in the way of my production schedule! Technically the challenge couldn’t possibly get in the way of the schedule because its on the schedule. Release date for the book of short stories is set for 8/1/14.