Rough Drift

"Small" writing challenges for my small writing talent. Hotel note pads are the only space allowed. Let's see if I can strip it down and tighten it up to learn something. Improving my skill of weird fiction.

1.) The first incident.


Unimaginable white light erupted from the unkempt field, snatching hold of the MD-80’s main landing gear. The engines on song, shrieked as it was dragged into the mist, disappearing as the hole in the earth closed-no evidence any thing had happened, ever. At least that’s how it looked to me, out my hotel window.

(Author’s note) Milwaukee, WI: August 3, 2015. It was a sunny day and a clear dark night. The influence of this story? I don’t know where it came from but I was hungry. What if the airport was hungry? What would it eat? This could be a prompt more than anything, instead of a stand alone story. It’s just a start.

This is the first of the concept.

It isn’t much but it can demonstrate the challenges ahead. I will detail the concept in the about page for this blog but overall it goes like this. Wherever you go, there will be some form of scrap paper or note pad to write on in your hotel room. That’s your limit. One story, on only that one page, and only on those pages you find in your travels, not what you bring with you. Cheating would be taking that legal pad out of your briefcase and throwing down 700 words. Oh no sir!


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This entry was posted on August 7, 2015 by in fiction, sci-fi and tagged , , .
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