This thread is a follow up to:
- The Colorless Short Story Anthology: Vol.6: Download and Feedback Thread
- The Colorless Short Story Anthology: Vol.5: Download and Feedback Thread
- The Colorless Short Story Anthology: Vol.4: Download and Feedback Thread
- The Colorless Short Story Anthology: Vol.3: Download and Feedback Thread
- The Colorless Short Story Anthology: Vol.2: Download and Feedback Thread
- The Colorless Short Story Anthology: Vol.1: Download and Feedback Thread
For the full project details, please refer to those threads.
Alright, you got me. I'm giving in. I'm making another one of these, and @--Jack-- seems to be fine with it. I talked to a few people about it on chat the past couple of days and figure interest is there, at least.
At least I'll get something out of it myself too, meaning more experience with editing and organizing and refreshing skillsets, and having some constraints and deadlines for my own writing ideas. The only cost will be having to stick around and get somewhat invested, which will be a nice distraction for April-May on my end.
Anyway, this is the discussion thread for the writing project. If you've got no idea how these things usually go here, check the previous 6 projects. Five were organized by me, one by @--Jack-- (and well done at that), and they cover the basics. I'd also invite you to read the previous story collections (though I'll need to update the download links due to changes at dropbox; if they're down, let me know).
A timeframe isn't set yet, though I'd like to get it going by mid April if possible, as I'm moving into a temp apartment around April 5th and will be bored out of my mind at home. We'll see how it goes.
I do want to propose a topic, however. Unlike the previous times, I figure leading with one will speed things up and make them less tricky to handle. So here goes my proposal:
"The End of All You Know"
That phrase sprung to mind when brainstorming ideas on my own, and I ended up finding it quite enticing and open.
In my eyes, this could offer a range from personal, even internal conflicts of characters, or even go as big as the end of the world or universe, with everything in between that puts an ending of some sort into focus. It could be about an old man suffering from Alzheimers, dark gods wiping out humankind, or something as small as moving to a new town or graduating school. You can go many places with it, and draw upon a lot of personal experience I believe, so it is appealing tome.
It also allows you to pour your own ideas and thoughts into it, your own moral standings or outlooks. Do you think a particular end is soulcrushing, or merely a new beginning? Is the end inevitable or laced with regret? Or maybe it is even something to aspire to and rise above? Honestly, you can shape your stories to your own mindframe, or try breaking out of your preconceived notions. Either way, it looks exciting to me.
But does it look exciting to you as well? That's what I'd like you to discuss here.
The theme is not set in stone yet. Suggestions can be made, I'd like to hear them. However, give the proposed theme a good thinking 'bout.
Of course, everybody is welcome to discuss and participate. Even if you don't expect to submit a story of your own, it is interesting to hear what you'd like to read!
So there you have it. Discuss.