Free Writing Short

A short I worked on for a while. It has no value at all so I'm just releasing it for free. It deals about time, a woman, and a man.

It's a sad story (if you're into that sort of thing) and it might not even be sad.

Shut up and go read it here:

Also if it sucks then you can say it sucks. I know.



Q: What inspired you to write this?

I was bored. Also, I had a similar experience with my family, although not as terminal. So I guess I got lucky.

Q: That business account refund part sounds ridiculous. Why did you put it in?

I thought about that for a long time, whether to include it or not. I decided to keep it because I think it added a little to the story. If you have a sad background and add hilarious or ridiculous elements to the plot, the story sounds even more sad and depressing because it's working against the tune of the plot. It's extremely effective if you're trying to nail a certain mood.

Q: Do the places you mention in the short exist?

Hell no. What kind of station is named Narco?

Q: And why are the characters nameless?

Because names provide meaning. I wanted to strip the characters of meaning, and see how much readers got attached to them, even without the friendliness of a name.

Q: I want to buy this idea and turn it into a novel. How much do I have to pay you?

Did you even read the title? It's free. You don't have to pay me anything, although 20% of your profits as a mailed check would certainly be nice. (It would help me buy gear so I could continue writing stuff and making things I like.)

Also if you like this weird plot then I guess you're really into sad things. Either that or you're a skilled writer. In which case no judging.