Tag Archives: Short Story

Scary reading

Instead of reading, I’ve listened to E.M. Forster‘s short story The Machine Stops. Once in a while I listen to a book, but I still value highly the reading experience because it’s privates, it’s a moment for myself and listening to a book or watching its movie version doesn’t have the same effect.

Cover of "The Machine Stops

While listening The Machine Stops I couldn’t help thinking that maybe something close to what it describes may still happen to us humans in the future. And it’s scary.

poster for The Matrix

This is a sci-fi story that brought The Mattix trilogy to mind. Who knows, maybe Forster influenced the films’ writers. The influencing part I dig, I wish my writing will influence future writings as I’m influenced by past writers, but the being controlled by a machine part I didn’t like. Lets hope that won’t be our future.

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Casting Characters

Black and white clapper board clip art

What a great idea! It never occurred to me to do that but I think I’m doing it unconsciously anyway.  Recently I stumble upon Beth Brown’s blog Page a Day – 365. Her goal is to complete a novel, writing a page each day.   On day 6 she wrote an entry that I think I will shamelessly copycat for my short story: I’ll cast my characters. You can read all about Brown’s casting in Day 6 – Casting Characters. Meanwhile, I’ll get ready for my very own casting call.

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I know what I’m gonna write!

Finally! I thought I may not be able to write anything at all. All I have done this year has been reading between my house chores (you know, all that cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, and kiddo caring that takes most of my time). Luckily, I’ve always been a fast reader and been reading more than I actually expected. And I’ve enjoyed it too.

I got an idea out a book I’ve read. What I think I’ll do is to post what I’ll write as is. The idea is to receive constructive criticism. I’m aiming to write a short story  It’ll an update of an already known story. Nothing pretentious for starters. I still don’t know how to start writing. But the idea is brewing on my head which I think is better than no idea at all.

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