Monday, August 15, 2011

Unspoken Stories

A collection of five short stories to entertain and stimulate the mind. These stories were almost never told, but they were saved from being unspoken.

The collection includes the following science fiction stories (Click the titles to read a 50% excerpt of the story):

Copy Bird: Bill is trapped and lonely. He breaks free of his prison and finds something he doesn't expect.

Going Home: Promises are important to keep, and Commander Patrick Murphy never wants to forget that.

Josie Dorri And The Coffee Ban: What if the government banned coffee? See what happens to Josie Dorri when they do.

The Present: Miles Gray has a good life, but doesn't realize it. Often, a trip through time is all that is needed to open up a person's eyes to how good they have it. 

Running To Keep Her: Neil is obsessed with exercise and eating right, but it's not for his health that he does it. He does it to keep her.

Read, enjoy, and open up your mind...

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Introduction From Unspoken Stories

© 2011 B.C. Young

When I think back to the first story I wrote, Miscorrection: Sunrise, the Miscorrection series was all that mattered to me. I thought I had a grand idea to tell a story in a television “episode” type format. My plan, as it still is, was to write self-contained stories that, when combined, tell a much larger story. At that time, I never imagined I would branch off and begin writing other stories.

Then, in March 2011, that all changed. I wrote a blog post on The Time Capsule called “Quality Over Quantity”. In that post, I said that I write slow because I want to make sure I put out quality work. But if you check out the post, and the first comment left by writer Jeff Ambrose, you’ll see another line of thinking; namely to write frequently and let the reader decide if the story is quality or not.

I decided to take up Jeff’s challenge to write more, and I started with a short story called Copy Bird. It took me about 5-6 hours to write, proof, create cover art, and upload for publication. I remember thinking, “That was easy!” So I wrote another short story, Going Home, about two weeks later in about the same amount of time.

That’s when I realized I just needed to keep writing, and the stories would come. Keep writing and I will improve. Keep writing and I’ll have a lot more fun.

This is the meaning behind the title of this collection, Unspoken Stories. Had I never been challenged to write more, and frequently, I have to wonder if these stories would ever have been told. My guess is they probably wouldn’t have. There wouldn’t be any The Present, Josie Dorri And The Coffee Ban, or Running To Keep Her—all stories I enjoyed writing a lot.

I’m glad that you have the opportunity to read these stories and judge for yourself if they are of good quality. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them!

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