Ray Bradbury famously said that you should write one short story a week since you can’t possibly write 52 bad short stories in a row. I’m here to prove him wrong. Or right. You know, going into this with an open mind. The aim, as you might’ve guessed, is to write one short story a week for the entirety of a year. That’s…ambitious. So let’s say one short story a week until I give up and revert to inane ramblings interspersed with long stretches of no blog activity. I might reach this point by the end of the month, to be honest. But hope is the thing with feathers.
Anyway, the science posts might be the unwitting casualties of this little experiment. I do aim at posting semi-regularly on the TTK blog and I’ll link to those posts here whenever they go out.
In any case, the Ray Bradbury Project will officially begin on Monday, April 2nd, 2018. In the stupidly-optimistic, most-utopian, fairytale-future case, it’ll end on Monday, April 1st, 2019. In the more likely scenario, it’ll encounter a premature demise sometime in early July, in which case, you’re all invited to the funeral. Cake would be appreciated. So, to recap:
- Four short stories a month.
- No science posts (and expectations).
Also, I might cheat and post flash-fiction (<500 words) and/or stories told in the form of a poem of dubious quality.
If you’d like to join in, leave a comment below! I’m always up for reading more. If you have writing prompt suggestions, I’m all ears. If you want to place bets on how long this experiment will last, we can do that as well.
Until next time.