Story Scrap

21 Dec

Eye ShadowAhh, back to that long, over-ambitious, unfinish-able story that partly launched this challenge. Not long after getting my MFA, I started on a linked collection of stories set here in Maine (I’m a transplant from NC). I poured my heart into it and I have written, oh, 60 or 70 pages of material for the “launch” story and other characters and situations I want to develop. But almost three years later I still hadn’t completed that first story and couldn’t find my way out of it. Nor could I finish any other story-in-progress, which is mostly why I committed to writing a story every day in May, yada yada. The day’s shorty is a re-worked excerpt from that unfinished story. I have no idea why, in the middle of working on a lackluster something-else, I remembered this chunk and was inspired to make a shorty of it, but there you go.


Working Title: Watching Her
1st Sentence: She waits.
Favorite Sentence: Yes, of course she points, of course she will not speak unless you look directly into her frosted eyes, a girl like that.
Word Length: 314


Photo credit.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: