For those of you who write some of everything as I do (call me a Jacqueline of all trades), I guess you could say that short story writing just naturally fits into the repertoire. So when the call went out for live streaming science fiction I submitted a story.
“Shroud” is the story I offered with particular hopes for acceptance. It’s a unique story based on actual science and what plausibly may happen in the future. It’s also a suspense thriller. And yes, I really read science magazines, health journals—you name it! I get a lot of my inspiration for fiction from reading nonfiction.
I wasn’t certain what “live streaming” actually meant. The Collidor website presents one “positive science fiction short story” each week. They’re doing this for ten weeks. Lynda Williams is the editor and publisher behind this project. It’s an admitted experiment. If readers buy into it, Collidor will continue purchasing and publishing short fiction online, and yes, this is a paying market for authors, although a small one.
If you’re a writer and a reader like me, check out Collidor. My short story is now the story of the week. A portion of the story is a free read. There is also an interview with yours truly. Comments very much appreciated (of course). Check it all out here:
Let me know what you think. Believe it or not, most writers don’t get much feedback.