Lockdown Stories

 

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As restrictions start to ease up around the world, my project called Lockdown Stories, where I wrote a story a day and then posted it on my webpage, has officially come to an end.

Although I’m a fast writer when it comes to the first draft, I take a long time to revise, sometimes years. In Kafka in a Skirt the story called “Fuck Shakespeare” took me almost thirty years to get right.

Some stories I get right on the first draft, and I just need to tweak and edit. I don’t choose which story needs more time; the story tells me.

For now, I’m going to remove the Lockdown Stories so I can let them sit for a while, before I return to them for revisions, maybe during the summer.

I could have the new collection ready to send out in the Fall.

All but one have yet to be published, “Not An Apocalypse Love Story.”

Here are the titles to the Lockdown Stories (Although even the titles are subject to change):

COLITA DE RANA Wednesday, April 29, 2020

THE LADY WITH THE SUNGLASSES Tuesday, April 28, 2020

EAT SHIT Monday, April 27, 2020

WHY YOU’RE GOING TO HELL Friday, April 24, 2020

WATER PREACHER Thursday, April 23, 2020

INTUITION Wednesday, April 22, 2020

SEX WITH THE EX Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

FORBIDDEN BOOKS Monday, April 20, 2020

THORN IN THE SIDE Friday, April 17, 2020

LET’S BEAT THIS! (Revision of “Go Into the Rock”) Thursday, April 16, 2020

GRASSES SOUNDS LIKE GRACIAS (Revision of THIS IS) Wednesday April 15, 2020

THIS IS Tuesday, April 14, 2020

VARIATIONS ON A THEME: A COW COMES TO THE DOOR  Monday, April 13, 2020

OLD TOWN Friday, April 10, 2020

THE LAST MCDONALDS IN TEXAS Thursday, April 9, 2020

LET THE ANGELS TALK Wednesday, April 8, 2020

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION Tuesday, April 7, 2020

GO INTO THE ROCK  Monday, April 6, 2020

YOU HEAR THAT, ELIZABETH?  Friday, April 3, 2020

WILD APPLE TREES  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020

THE OMEGA Wednesday April 1, 2020

NOT AN APOCALYPSE LOVE STORY Tuesday, March 31, 2020