I finally have gotten back into writing mode (I think I need the added pressure of being behind schedule. The procrastinator in me remains firmly in charge, it seems.) At any rate, Story #10 came from a wonderful photo, but I am awaiting permission from the artist to post in on my site. However, since the story is complete, I wanted to get the summary up and up my word count so I can move on to Story #11 and possibly get caught up this weekend. If the photographer grants me permission to use his work, I will update this post. Regardless of whether he does or not, I am very pleased that he chose to share it with me.
Title: The House
Story Word Count: 1758
Total Word Count: 18478
Summary: A group of senior citizens are frustrated with living with their adult children and decide to pool their resources to rent a house on their own. The seniors find life in The House to be exhilarating, but their children are worried for them and try to get them to move back with them.
What I Like About This Story: Most of my work is very character driven, but in this story, the characters remain virtually unnamed and it is instead the idea of the magical effect The House has on the seniors that drives the story. Their children kind of function as a Greek Chorus throughout the story. This was a very different kind of story for me, far more experimental than I usually write. And while it certainly will need a fair amount of revision, this is one of the reasons I decided to tackle this project. I was hoping it would drive me to try different kinds of stories.
On to #11!
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