Well, some progress is being made.
I have had both a poem and a short story accepted on a new local writers website – to be published later this year.
I also completed my first short story entry tonight. Edited and double checked it. Went to submit it and double checked the terms and conditions – only to find I had misread or missed completely the word count. I am 700 words short.
I still have a week.
But now I am having second thoughts. Another point is that the winners and shortlisted authors may be required to take part in media events. Considering its based on the other side of the world that may present an issue.
Then again, if I can make up the shortfall maybe I should throw concerns to the wind and go for it.
By Scott Bailey © 2016
Intent on life’s path
We do not see the meadow’s
Beauty all around
In response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #92 Life&Path
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Humanity reduced to a bottom line.
Trapped. In a world where everything is measured and control pervades every area of life, four people begin to break down. Instead, they break through the walls of deceit and propaganda and into a world of revolution.
Each, in their way, vow to overthrow the established order. They embark on a journey against the forces arraigned against them, forces of state and self-doubt.
Ultimately their paths converge on a dangerous road and the discovery of an ancient secret.
One one level this is a story about how different people react the ever growing and relentless pressure of everyday oppression. It explores their journeys as they are broken and rebuilt and investigates their modes and motivations for rebelling.
At another level it is a critique on the darker side of capitalism and free markets and how that has driven us further and further away from the evolutionary advantage that gave us supremacy in the first place. It questions whether the human race has doomed itself or whether we still have the capacity to wrench ourselves from the track we have so tightly committed our society upon.
Read an excerpt here.
Scott Bailey is a freelance writer, author and blogger. His works include the dystopian novel “Mankind Limited” and “A Spring of Dreams” collection of poetry. His blogging ranges across family articles, poetry and short stories and even the odd book or movie review.