OK, so, in the interest of biting the bullet and taking the whole “challenge” concept from my last post way too seriously, I have decided to go ahead and post my “Horror Story” for the Short Story Challenge in the competition critique forum. It seems like a very participatory group, which is different from any contest I’ve entered before, and I was all Big Talker Betty Crocker about having nothing to fear from feedback on this story, which is a lot easier to say when you keep the story secret and don’t give anybody the chance. So here goes.
- My Assigned Genre: Horror
- My Assigned Subject: A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)
- My Assigned Character: A Prisoner
- Max word count: 2,500
They’re looking for “interesting and inventive” stories, and I’m gunning for big points in creative interpretation of genre and theme. With that in mind, please enjoy “More Meat, More Quickly.” And if reading it horrifies you, by all means say so — this is probably the only time I’ll take that as a compliment. Continue reading