In May, I was inspired by all the MerMay pictures artists posted to come up with a mermaid story. I came up with one, put it in my idea dump file, and forgot about it.
Fast forward to this month. I’m changing meds again, which threw me off my writing groove. It could also be an excuse for not wanting to get towards writing the hard climax of Drones of a Fal’Cie, but I digress. I was also realizing that I probably wasn’t going to get DOAF done in time to submit to Writers of the Future for this quarter, and then I remembered this mermaid idea, and figured I could polish up a flash fiction in time.
And so The Mermaid’s Voice v0 was written on Monday, and v1 was written on Tuesday. I’m surprised with how short it is, but feel like it still tells a full story. I’m going to send it off to critters, and then get it ready for submission.
- Started August 20, 3:47 pm
- Finished August 20, 4:21 pm
- 306 words (173% v0)