WILD HORSE (a novelette) by Kyle Richardson
EBOOK RELEASE DATE: 7/30/19 | GENRE: Dystopian, Superhero, YA, Novelette
SUMMARY: Grady has found a crack in the wall—a crack to the outside world. But all he knows about life outside the compound comes from books, magazines, and a photograph of a creature that no longer exists. Things change when he meets a girl with raspberry-yellow hair, and a secret that could lead them to a world beyond the walls. A world where their abilities could change everything … or lead them both to ruin.
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GUEST POST: The Grand, Mysterious Void
Sometimes it’s strange being a writer, someone who scribbles words on a page (or types them on a device), with the goal of creating an experience for a reader—a reader that the writer rarely sees.
First, there’s the matter of trying to get the words “right”—a subjective target that seems to constantly be moving. What’s beautiful and charming to the author might very well look like the opposite to someone else. Then there’s difficulties of day-to-day life, which always seems so intent on intruding whenever the creative process gets rolling. (For example: try wrestling with an emotional scene while a toddler clambers all over you, demanding your undivided
If the writer makes it past those first two hurdles, then they’re faced with the most amorphous challenge of all: the grand, mysterious void—a chasm with no apparent bottom into which the author is expected to hurl their hard-toiled words, with the hope that, somewhere in that vast emptiness, a reader will stumble across the pages, glance at them for a moment, and feel
Some time ago, I wrote Wild Horse. I tried to get the words right. Life did its best to get in the way. And now I’ve let the pages flutter away, deep into that mysterious void, like a nervous parent wringing their hands over their child’s first day at school.
What happens next is, from my perspective, a mystery. Sure, sometimes a message crosses the ether—an email from a stranger here, a comment from a reviewer there—but for the most part, the void remains ink-dark and gaping, like the mouth of an insatiable, word-hungry giant, one that demands to be fed more words.
Like I said … sometimes it’s strange being a writer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kyle lives in the suburban wilds of Canada with his adorable wife, their rambunctious son, and their adventurous daughter. He writes about shapeshifters, superheroes, and the occasional clockwork beast, moonlights as an editor at Meerkat Press, and has a terrible habit of saying the wrong thing at the most inopportune moments. His short fiction has appeared in places such as Love Hurts: A Speculative Fiction Anthology and Daily Science Fiction.
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