I have a new writing rule. This is a just-for-me kind of rule. I’m not advocating that other people should do this; but in my own writing life, I’ve learned that if I’m working on a story and I’m not loving it, I probably need to add more Sci-Fi.
A while back, I had a story idea. It started with a writing prompt from Fiction Can Be Fun. It’s a very old writing prompt, apparently. When I went looking for that prompt so I could link to it (I did eventually find it: click here), I discovered it was from November of 2017. This story has been gestating in my brain for almost a full year!
Anyway, in the original story concept I had a brother and sister go out on an aurora chasing tour. They get into an argument. The brother sort of makes a fool of himself, and the sister has a dramatic and poignant revelation about the beauty of nature.
But you know what? I wasn’t loving that story. I never got very far with it. So I followed my new writing rule and added more Sci-Fi.
Today I’m pleased to share with you part one of what I intend to be a three part series called “Dialogue with a Cyborg.” Click here to start reading!
P.S.: A special thank you to David and Andrea for helping me with the final edits.