Many years ago I entered one of the quarterly “24 Hour Short Story” contests at Writers-Weekly.com. Essentially, the idea was to write a story based off of a single first line, no longer than the given word limit (1,000 words in the case of that particular contest), within 24 hours. Now I am by no means a fast writer. It may or may not have taken me forty-five minutes just to write the last three sentences. But it sounded like fun, and 1,000 words was surely doable.
Are you going to be in Seattle on Friday, October 24th and looking for something awesome to do? Head to the Fred Wildlife Refuge (note – not an actual wildlife refuge) in the heart of Capitol Hill for the first Intergalactic Halloween Ball!
Brought to you by the excellent geek-folk at ScifiCommons.com and Seattle-based musician Aradia (whose geek credentials I can personally confirm), this will be an incredible Halloween party for everyone who loves sci-fi, fantasy, comics, steampunk, and just about anything else of a geek nature you can name! (I suggested they call it “Halloween Geek Bash 2014,” but admittedly I only thought of that suggestion after they’d picked a name. I also suggested the name “Irving,” but that would’ve just been ludicrous.)
In addition to the music, costumes, secret unannounced stuff, and general fun, a certain author you might know will also be there signing books for a small portion of the night. But mostly I’ll just be wandering around dressed like a zombified Tony Stark. Or, at least, that’s the plan…