Poll time, short story edition

Okay, Internets. I’m trying to do a short story a month (February’s oversized endeavour being an exception), but I’m having trouble deciding what to commit to for March. I don’t promise to take the poll’s advice, but:

There are other possibilities, but the rest of them are too far away from being ready to go for me to consider them now.

0 Responses to “Poll time, short story edition”

  1. Anonymous

    I ain’t got one ‘o them thar fancy livejournal things so I can’t vote in that thar poll but I says The Three Hackbutters for the win!


  2. akashiver

    I read “Deadwood” instead of “Driftwood” for a moment there, and it broke my brain.

  3. d_aulnoy

    Fairy tale, fairy tale, fairy tale!

    Um. Not that I’m biased. Or anything.

    • Marie Brennan

      I am deeply startled to find those two leading in the poll. I figured people would look at them, say “eh, old hat,” and vote for other things.

  4. neutronjockey

    I think…and this is just me talking about what I think, that you might try and use your short story writing as a means to exercise craft. Meaning: try writing against what you normally write and including other tropes/conventions from different genre and/or literary movements.

    Just a thought…

    • Marie Brennan

      I’m sure you meant well with this comment, but I must say it’s rather ill-advised, since it assumes that a) I haven’t considered that possibility already and b) what you recommend is the best thing for me to be trying right now — which, given all my complaints lately about how short story writing has become too much of a struggle, not enough fun, is a rather poor assumption to make.

  5. radiantfracture

    Immensely wish I had thought of #4.


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