Friday, March 17, 2017

Short story: Shine a Light

Hey, I finished a short story for the current NeoGAF Writing Challenge! It's more sci-fi than fantasy, and I'm actually pretty happy with it overall.

I started with the basic idea of a small team of space marines and a reluctant telepath working together to find out what's going on in a mysterious cave. From there, I tried to focus on motion, dialogue, and personality development. The climactic reveal was something that just popped into my head today while I was walking home from work, and I think it's serviceable, if not terribly original. I would have added more details if the writing challenge didn't have a word count limit, but as I said, I'm still quite pleased with this one overall.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Shine a Light (1,793 words)

The best part is that I'm way ahead of the submission deadline for the challenge and will be able to refocus on the book for the next seven days. Bring it on!

Also, Moana. Go watch it.

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