Short Work

I’m continuing with my revisions upon revisions. I’m really happy with the changes and tightening of language that has formed from the process. Even gave a semi pitch to a friend who is anti-Sci-fi yesterday. She thought the story sounded interesting. For her to listen to a story about something taking place on a deep space station, that’s saying something. It made me smile. To reach my goal for this summer, I can’t wait to get this cleanly into the hands of my Beta readers then hopefully agents and publishers.

But now, I’m thinking of other projects to churn the waters. Getting noticed cold turkey is not impossible, but it is hard. I need stir things up and venture to the world beyond the safety of my inner circle.

So, a short story is cooking. It is a story of Earth far in the future. A time when Earth is tenuously unified but barely making it. Huge structures of alien material have appeared all over the planet, both on land and in the air, just hanging there. What could these structures hold? Who brought them? What is their purpose? Why at these locations?

The story will be from the POV of the commander of a battalion of soldiers stationed outside one of these structures. They have been waiting months, just stationed in this desolate area, waiting for the structure to do something. And then it does…

Hoping to get this one polished as well and shop it for some shorter format publications.

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About Courtney Sloan

A New Orleans native, Courtney Sloan relocated to the hills of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina. There she lives with her husband and fellow author, J.P. Sloan, their son and their crazy German Shepherd pup. Adding to her writing life, Courtney is also a professor at the local college and enjoys learning a world of new ideas from her students as she teaches them about writing and communicating. Courtney’s New Orleans upbringing has left her with a love for the macabre and a flare for the next to normal. She writes speculative fiction with a variety of horror and sass mixed in for flavor. She loves taking the world of politics that haunts us now, and adding the supernatural to create a gumbo of thrills to keep you up at night. A self-proclaimed lover of way too many fandoms, Courtney also loves crafting. From blankets to jams to stories, it’s always better homemade. View all posts by Courtney Sloan

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