Pure Slush invited me to be their featured author this January. What does that mean, exactly? Well, I needed to provide four shorts (500 max) to be published in the Pure Slush e-mag, one per week, for their copycat theme.
Whoa. Copycat? Copycat?
The stories could be related, could be stand-alone, could be on anything I wanted... As long as they touched, somehow, on copycat.
Whoa. Yeah, again.
I planned something, started writing back in September--and then, mid-NaNo, one of those characters showed up. You know the kind: they stalk you, they whisper beautiful lines when you're driving or otherwise unable to jot them down, they become more real than the walls around you, the chair you're sitting on.
Randall, he said his name was. And he was most definitely a copycat.
The first installment of Randall's story is available online as of today; come meet him here, and let me know what you think. Also, if you're a writer, Pure Slush's monthly theme for February is the office; check it out and get your creative juices flowing!