Justin C. Key

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My Progress

Day 1: 1000 words. Nice start!

Day 2: 1000 words met

Day 3: 1000 words

Day 4: Woke up late, 500 words on phone.

Day 5: 1500 words to bring it to 5000 words total. “Today was a good day.”


Day 26: I have 18.6k words, so about 8k words below goal. But feeling good!

About Me

Writing Sample

The Tear Collector spent the next several days scouring the written histories in preparation. He could predict the criticism: he should just go for the jugular straight out of the gate. The time he’d save would make for an impressive presentation. But Mosaic’s upbringing, rise to power, and eventual exile presented a unique opportunity to harvest an unprecedented level of raw emotion. Besides, if he knew his subject as he purported, he’d only get one chance. A single slip up and the Rage Collector would be receiving his tears in a jar.
The thought pulled him from a passage detailing how Mosaic’s own father gave him fifty public lashes for stealing a coin from his purse. The Tear Collector wondered how much his own tears would be worth. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d shed any.


“Two Sides To Every Story.” KYSO Flash

“The Tear Collector.” Crossed Genres

“The Conversation.” Plasma Frequency Magazine


Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

1) A 1,000 words a day, starting Monday, June 27.

2) Finish first draft of novella for interested editor

Fundraising Goals