Edited May 12th, 2015: Nothing But Seaweed has been removed. You can find it in the collection Nothing But Seaweed & Other Stories coming May 29th, 2015.
Nothing But Seaweed has been published, a fantasy short story of about 3400 words featuring a M/F pair.
This particular story actually sat for a long time with only the WIP title at the top: Seafoam Cavalry. No notes, no characters, not even a first line. I would open the document every once in a while and fumble through a sentence or two. Then I’d usually delete it and move to something else. Then, for another long period of time I had a paragraph sitting there that was supposed to help start the story and only served to stagnate it even more.
The biggest problem was that I was trying to write the story in a more here-and-now style and voice that was losing the majesty of the idea. I didn’t want to get into the gritty details. I didn’t want to explain away everything. I just wanted to evoke a particular set of emotions.
When I realized that, I was finally able to get this story written.
Next Sunday, June 1st: Under the Black Stars (fantasy, short story, m/f) – They spend their deaths reaping the evil in their hearts.