• Ocho Minutos, my apocalyptic tale, gets published!

    From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to All on Monday, November 23, 2020 05:31:59
    Hello, BBSers!

    I managed to get Ocho Minutos, an apocalyptic science-fiction story, published under commission for Metal Obscura, a Metal Magazine.

    Long story short: the editor contacted me and asked me if I had something that fit their subject matter. They want flash fiction about what happens when the Sun goes off.

    I think the end result is quite cool. This story makes for a great addition to The Worth of Immortality.

    The official announcement is here: http://www.richardfalken.com/2020/11/Eight-Minutes-Gets-Published.html

    The story is published here (in Spanish): https://metalobscura.com/relato-apocaliptico-ocho-minutos-de-richard-falken/

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  • From Vlk-451@VERT/INREALM to Arelor on Sunday, November 29, 2020 01:29:09
    Re: Ocho Minutos, my apocalyptic tale, gets published!
    By: Arelor to All on Mon Nov 23 2020 05:31 am

    I managed to get Ocho Minutos, an apocalyptic science-fiction story, published under commission for Metal Obscura, a Metal Magazine.
    Congrats. I'll give it a read sometime soon.
    Crystal Palace, Orbitsville ------------------------------------------------
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  • From anthk@VERT to Arelor on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 12:06:11
    On 2020-11-23, Arelor <arelor@PALANT> wrote:

    Hello, BBSers!

    I managed to get Ocho Minutos, an apocalyptic science-fiction story, published
    under commission for Metal Obscura, a Metal Magazine.

    Long story short: the editor contacted me and asked me if I had something that
    fit their subject matter. They want flash fiction about what happens when the Sun goes off.

    I think the end result is quite cool. This story makes for a great addition to
    The Worth of Immortality.

    The official announcement is here: http://www.richardfalken.com/2020/11/Eight-Minutes-Gets-Published.html

    The story is published here (in Spanish): https://metalobscura.com/relato-apocaliptico-ocho-minutos-de-richard-falken/

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    Did you write it in eight minutes?

    JK, good luck with the writtings.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to anthk on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 16:49:24
    Re: Re: Ocho Minutos, my apocalyptic tale, gets published!
    By: anthk to Arelor on Wed Dec 09 2020 12:06 pm

    Did you write it in eight minutes?

    JK, good luck with the writtings.

    No, it took many days.

    A lot of people gets surprised by the time it takes to write a story 600 words long, but fact is it is very hard to encapsulate something meaningful in such a small wordcount. The proces involves creating many pieces and then discarding them, and when you come up with something you like, you give it to profreaders, who will pour all their hate on your baby until you shred the draft and start working in another one.

    "I didn't have time to write a short story, so I wrote a long one instead."
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