Hello there, and welcome to my final Story a Day May “Show My Work” post! This is where I give you a sneak peek into how I’m creating two (very short, and very different) stories, every day this May. Yep, that’s right; less than 24 hours from my first reading of the prompt to a committed story, even if I’m not quite that fast at posting them!
Ready to read?
Well then, what are we waiting for?
Story A Day May 31’s prompt is from StoryADay creator Julie Duffy .
Write A Story About A Writer.
Main Project Premise:
We go back to Day One, to the postcard Ophelia received, and we meet its author.
Fleshing Out the Premise:
Ophelia goes to meet the mysterious author of the postcard she received – even though it means returning to Kifo Island – a place she has tried to avoid for the last ten years. But now she has to know – whether this is a cruel joke, or somehow, some miracle has occurred. What or who awaits her?
My Favorite Bit of Lavender?
She hated being here. Such a beautiful place; so much like home. But so poisoned, to her mind, by everything that had happened here, ten years ago.
But she had to know.
Side Project Premise:
Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.
Three stories (and the fleshing-out; followed by my favorite bits):
Someone has dictated a letter that exonerates Trip. And, when he hears it, he knows her voice right away. It’s her – his Vulcan Surprise Package, coming to his rescue with her words. But how did she know he was in trouble?