NYC Midnight Update: 2019 Short Story Challenge

Woohoo! Oh, wait… WHAT?!?

Well, this has been a great week for me in writing news! I just found out that my story “Cheese-Head” (Genre: Fairy Tale, Theme: Superhuman, Character: A Cheese Maker) placed second over all in the first heat for NYC Midnight’s Short Story Challenge, and I’m moving on to round two! Which means I’ll be glued to my computer for the better part of this weekend.

I have three days to complete my next challenge. The prompt is Genre: Romantic Comedy, Theme: Anxiety, Charcter: A Brewer.

Now, Rom-Com is pretty close to as far from my comfort zone as I can get aside from full on Romance. I’m not super comfortable with Comedy, either, but my comedy flash fiction piece “Pi in the Sky” placed third in its heat last year, and “Cheese-Head” is as much comedy as a fairy tale, so I think that part might go okay. Romance though… ugh.

Wish me luck!

I have to submit this piece by midnight on Sunday. I’ll let you know how it goes! In the mean time, if you head over to the Story Laboratory and read the above-linked comedy piece, you can let me know what works and doesn’t work with my previous attempts at humour. I need all the help I can get!

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “NYC Midnight Update: 2019 Short Story Challenge

    1. Oh! That is another angle I hadn’t considered… I was toying with the idea of a love potion brewer, but I was worried that would be too obvious!

      On a somewhat related note, I am coaching baseball this year! I haven’t played since I was a kid, but my littles are playing this year, so I’m going to be learning with them.

      I like that angle!

    1. Thanks! I have an idea now… I’ve just got to see if I can pull it off!

Hit me with your best shot...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.