#Wipfire For My Anthology

Thanks for the great blogging ideas on Monday. Just feeling your support has helped me come up with stuff to write about.

Currently I’m focusing on just two of my writing projects–Fade Into Me (YA Fantasy) and Stellar Cloud (Science Fiction Anthology). They are the two that are closest to being finished so it’s a logical place to start, don’t you think?

Monday I went through two crit partners comments for Stellar Cloud and made a few tweaks. Then I went in search of an editor and cover artist. My goal is to get this done and self published by the end of October. I got so excited that I tweeted a wipfire for each of the six stories. Today I’m going to share them with you.

But first, did you know that 5/6 of these ideas started as something I wrote for a blogfest? True! They’ve changed a bit over the last year or so, but I just love the ideas in them. A couple of them have me asking, “How did they get here?” or “What might happen next?” But I have to say NO! Finish what I’ve got going and if I’m still thinking about these questions in a year or so I can pull them back out.

Here is a short blurb for each story followed by the #wipfire tweet.

The Rising
A soldier struggles with the emptiness left behind by amnesia until he learns he is more than the world would have him remember.

#wipfire If the vocalizers on the fallen ship still worked, the whole earth would feel his pain.

The Sleeper
The earth is desolate, and only one lonely ship of humans remains. They circle the solar system sending down one chosen man every twenty-five years to see if the planet is habitable.

#wipfire The other students chatted as they left, but Gareth stayed and wished for a real sky over his head.

A woman must choose between a slow death from old age or submitting herself to the Continuation process. But does she really have a choice?

#wipfire Who knew that years of protesting Continuation would earn us the right to have our electrical impulses added to the human super computer?

Earth 4
A husband and wife may keep secrets, but this one could put an end to all of their dreams or be the beginning they longed for.

#wipfire Thank you for traveling on the Galaxy Gala. It’s been our pleasure to serve you and we hope you enjoy your new life.

An assassin plays god, dealing out justice and mercy as he sees fit. When he’s put through the same process will he think it was merciful?

#wipfire I’d killed many men. Too many perhaps. This would be one of my saves.

A mother’s instinct may be the only thing that can keep her alive on a deadly new planet.

#wipfire His last words echoed in my head, “Avalon is perfectly safe, I promise.”


About charitybradford

Science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. My first novel is now available--The Magic Wakes (WiDo Publishing, 2013)

Posted on August 28, 2013, in short story, Stellar Cloud, wipfire. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Something tells me Avalon might not be so safe. Anyway, this is an excellent idea. Now I have an idea of what each story is about and I think it's great that you're so focused Charity.

  2. Thanks Sheena-kay! And you're right. Avalon is definitely not safe. Poor Colonel.

  3. Those sound good!So do you think writing an anthology is easier or harder than a novel.And glad you got some good ideas for posts.

  4. Thanks Alex! I think it was easier AND harder. 🙂 Easier in the fact that I could finish quicker, but harder in that my brain doesn't work well with the shorter timeline. I always want to know more, and people always say they read like the first chapter of a novel. I had to work really hard to try and make each story "feel" finished.

  5. The Sleeper is absolutely amazing. It haunts me still.

  6. 🙂 Thanks! It's funny how the story I think turned out the best is the one I hope my hubby never reads. LOL.

  7. I've never heard of a blogfest, but if you got that much inspiration from one, I'm going to have to figure out what it is, and find one myself!

  8. You can find blogfests all over the bloggerverse. There is usually a day picked where everyone posts writing on a specific topic or writing prompt. Then you sign up on a linky of everyone who joined so you can visit each other and comment.I think it's time I started thinking about hosting another one. It's been at least a year. I like to post fun pictures and then you pick one that inspires a story in you.

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