Hey, 3.5 readers.
Long time, no see. Are there still 3.5 of you?
So, I’m getting into the short story game.
Why, you didn’t ask?
I’m working on an anthology series. Short stories with twisted endings, like an homage to the Twilight Zone, but with BQB’s sense of humor.
In the first one, a superhero quits. That’s right. One day, he just decides he doesn’t want to save the city anymore. It’s a thankless job and there are more productive things he can be doing, so he decides to move to California to work on becoming a pop star.
Here is the Righteous Champion, singing on his Karaoke Machine in the living room of his condo instead of saving Horrendous City from the Precursor, a vile, alien altered being who has constructed a ray gun that can erase anything.
Once they learn that the city’s savior is flying to greener pastures, Mayor Lazarus Latherton and Police Chief Isaac Hammer are faced with a terrible fate. They will have to do…their jobs!
Dun dun dun…
Ultimately, I’ve been trying to make a go of self-publishing for awhile now and time, money, etc. are all tough factors. My thought here is this:
Say you want to get into the lemonade business.
Would you a) make one pitcher of lemonade and start a stand in your yard and if that becomes profitable, you might, say, start a couple more stands, eventually working your way up to starting a lemonade store, followed by a lemonade chain or…
b) Start a lemonade chain first?
I was trying to do b all along and now I’m realizing a will, I think be better.
Honestly, it could be better to just say screw it all and eat cookies and watch TV.
But alas, that old writing bug is still biting me, so let’s see how this goes.
Any thoughts on the cover? Let me know.