Friday, April 12, 2013

World's End

I have to post about this because it's pretty cool. 

You may have noticed a new blog recently added to the blogroll called, "A Beginning, an End, and All that Lies Inbetween."  The author of the blog, J. Hewitt, began a series some time ago called "World's End"--or, as known in the twittersphere, #WorldsEnd.  Here's what it's all about.

I was drawn in by this project from the moment I discovered it, for three big reasons: 1) I think it's creative as all get-out, 2) I love reading different spins on one topic--it's fascinating to hear all of the different "voices" and perspectives, and 3) I love dystopian literature.

I also find it amazingly awesome that a writer would use his own personal blog as a platform to display other's work.  He even goes as far as to include an author's bio for each story published.

So of course, I had to get in on it.  From my understanding, J (as I have dubbed him) had already accepted submissions and had enough material to publish a new story every two days for about a month, but I still decided to write a story.  He read it, loved it, and the rest is history.

I'm not sure when mine will be featured, but I imagine it will be some time since I was late getting in the game.  Until then, I am thoroughly enjoying following his series.  Check it out (side-margin)...it's pretty addicting.  So far "Serenity" has been my all-time favorite.  One of the more recent ones, "Last Laugh" contained a few grammatical errors and some repetition of words that left me feeling a little underwhelmed...until I discovered that J. had decided to take a break from the "grown up" stories to feature one written by a talented Jr. High kid in a small group he runs.  Now I'm pretty impressed by the story.  This kid's got insane talent if he's already writing at this level.

I decided to write a sequel to my story just for the fun of it.  Ironically I love the sequel possibly more than the original, but most likely I won't submit it to the #WorldsEnd project.  I don't want to push my luck. 

Now I need to get my head out of the end-of-the-world gutter and get back to working on my Dot manuscript.