The Blog to End all Blogs?? -or- Killing the World, One Day at a Time…
Starting today, as one of my more ambitious New Year’s resolutions, I’m beginning a new blog that I’d initially envisioned as a short story: flash fiction pieces that might have appeared on a hypothetical page-a-day desk calendar. You know–those mini-calendars you might buy on the cheap during after-holiday sales. But instead of Possessed Cat Pictures or Peanuts cartoons, my imaginary calendar would present holiday-themed apocalypse scenarios. I would pick the “usual suspect” holidays, and write a doom-filled flash entry for each, and the story would be titled “Excerpts from The Apocalypse-a-Day Desk Calendar.”
But as I got going, researching which days to try and drafting a few entries, I decided to take the challenge further. Why not actually attempt the entire desk calendar? 365 entries…
And if I posted the entries on my website, at a dedicated page, it would be even cheaper than the 75% discount for a Literary Quotations calendar I bought last year…
I’m probably out of my mind for trying this. 365 stories is a lot. I’ll probably repeat myself. Life, and other writing projects, will get in the way. I could have technical difficulties with my website. It’s going to be really tough to keep up.
But *all* New Year’s resolutions are ridiculous and ambitious. That’s not going to stop me from trying.
And, just to cover my bases, I’m keeping the original title: “EXCERPTS from The Apocalypse-a-Day Desk Calendar.” Whatever happens, I’ll still be sharing a lot of free fiction! 🙂
Check out the first entry here (appropriately titled January 1: New Year’s Day), and please keep coming back for daily updates: http://normanprentiss.com/category/apocalypse-a-day/
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(Oh dear, I hope it’s not a leap year…)