M. Huw Evans
From a recently drafted short story, Window To Our Soul:
There was little to distinguish Demlae from other recent arrivals. Demlae had sight, but that was no longer a novelty among us, and the information that she brought was deemed purely academic by most, as there was little chance that such a diversely-equipped and highly-populated cradle as ours would metamorphose into a deep-dwelling adult. I reached out to Demlae as a matter of convention rather than interest, and only after most of the other iuvenia had already touched and learned what the newcomer had to share. But Demlae had learned from them too—learned that we were a quiet cradle, a cold one, and that most of our iuvenia were content to glaze their gels and introspect, merging only for crisis moots or the periodic consensus probes; learned that existence among us would be lonely. This understanding was exuded back to me in melancholy terms when we touched, and with it a question: Why?
Speculative fiction that could be mistaken for something else (mostly science fiction, some fantasy, a bit of horror… all on the literary end of the respective spectra).
“Nine Instance of Rain”
This year, I’m keeping it simple: I NEED TO REVISE MY NOVEL!!!
So, my goal is to spend at least 3.5 hours per week (an average of 30 minutes per day) on novel revisions.
Oh… and I’ll be helping Neile run the six-week workshop again, so there’s that.
I’ll send weekly progress reports to sponsors.
To raise $1200 for Clarion West.
If you pledge $150 or more, I’ll write you a flash story (or maybe a longer one—those of you who know me know that I have a hard time keeping stories short) based on one (or more) of three prompts that you provide.
If you pledge $100 – 149, I’ll send you a signed, collectible book from my collection (I’ll work with you to find one that you actually want). I’ll pay shipping.
If you pledge less than $50 – 99, I’ll send you an (unsigned) hardcover book from my collection. (I’ll work with you to find one that you actually want). I’ll pay shipping.
If you pledge $25 – 49, I’ll send you an (unsigned) paperback from my collection. (I’ll work with you to find one that you actually want). I’ll pay shipping.
If you pledge $24 or less, I’ll let you read the full draft of the story from which my writing sample was extracted.