June 2nd, 2014

Fiction: Unfinished story "The Queen's Courtesan"

Some time around the end of 2005, I started idly toying around with some ideas for a short story. I didn't really know where I was going with it, but it ended up running more than 40 chapters and 22,000 words before I finally had to abandon work on it.

What happened? Well, G and Bunny, basically. The stress and drama of dealing with G, and the daily needs of parenting Bunny - not to mention the move to San Francisco, the logistics of moving from one place to another to another, and trying to maintain some kind of relationship with TNG, who by now was in his teen years - all of this left me very little time to even hear myself think, let alone indulge in something as frivolous as writing a story. (And I'll be the first to admit, it's a pretty silly story.)

Now that I'm back in Portland and beginning to find the time and quiet to introspect, I'm looking forward to getting back to writing. Not at all sure I will attempt to revisit this story again, but anything's possible. In any case, here's the link to the first 40 chapters:


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