Many thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh, all of the administrators, and our co-hosts this month: Diane Burton, Kim Lajevardi, Sylvia Ney, Sarah Foster, Jennifer Hawes, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!
OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?
I love to write fantasy/SF because I love thinking of new worlds with new customs and people.
Plus, I think it's possible to highlight real world issues within an entertaining new realm within the multiple universes of Story - a place only restricted by our imaginations.
Tyrean's News -
I have a new two-part flash fiction story out with Tellables. Just say "Alexa, Open my Box of Chocolates" to hear it.
My youngest daughter has graduated! She is going to WSU in the fall and I'm super excited for her.
And, if ever wanted to know what a home-school cooperative graduation might look like, it could look something like this:
They are "moving their tassels" in this part.
Each student speaks at graduation for 2-3 minutes about their past, present, and future. Plus, we had a guest speaker, slide shows for each of the students which were 40 seconds in length, an invocation and a benediction, and special music.
My daughter's last slide show picture.
(Photo by Connie Riggio Photography, used with permission)
Each one of the students has completed home-school curriculum and community college classes as part of their education.
The various plans they have include: sustainable textiles, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, real estate, taking a gap year, ministry and missions, and automotive technology. So, not all home-schoolers are alike - in fact, I think the main theme of home-schooling is uniqueness.
And now, that chapter of my life is done and I'm looking ahead to the next adventures with excitement, anticipation, and a little concern - what will I do? It hasn't been settled yet.
One might think I was the one graduating.
Will this change in my life change the way I write or what I write about? Maybe. Slightly. Not sure. I'll find out.
IWSG AND WEP NEWS
The topic of a caged bird has many possible interpretations, both literal and metaphorical. Choose one and write the best flash story you can in 1000 words or less. Or maybe create a photo essay about your favorite canary. Or a non-fiction story about captivity and its psychological impact. Whatever you choose, we want to read it.
BTW - some changes have been made for WEP participation - see HERE for more details.
The next IWSG Twitter Pitch will be January 15, 2020!
Mark your calendars ahead!
Want to write a story for the next IWSG anthology? The genre is Middle Grade Historical Adventure.
There's no time like the present to write about the past!
You can send your story in today!
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