Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

48 hours to write

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I am turning off the cell phone and shutting down my connection because I got a very attractive call for a science fiction story yesterday, that comes with a slight drawback: the call closes in 48 hours. Can I make it?
Of course I can.
Maybe.

The fun bit is, for one of those strange serendipitous things that happen, the call – that is for a story about the future of sex, of all things – arrived in my mailbox just as i was watching a video on Youtube.
This video, from thew 1969 musical Sweet Charity:

… and it sort of gave me the basic idea on which to start writing.

Say, wouldn’t you like to know what’s goin’ on in my mind?

Well, that got me something going on in my mind, and I’m currently 600 words into the story. I’ll let you know what comes out of it.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

10 thoughts on “48 hours to write

  1. Get to it and Good Luck!

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  2. Ah, great idea for a good bit of solid writing. Sadly I’m not so discliplined πŸ€—

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  3. no doubt you will succeed

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    • I’m still not sure about this thing – I have 2000 words but I’m afraid I don’t have a story.
      I’ll let it sleep, clean it up tomorrow morning, and send it to the editor, and see what happens.

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