My life has been taken over by short stories. Flash fiction, longer pieces, snippets that are on hold... and one special piece.
The special piece is a Southern Gothic short story that I hope to finish in time to enter in a contest. The deadline is April 30th, and I have a lot of crazy to pack into those pages before it will be ready to go.
I might have mentioned that my family has certain Southern Gothic attributes that may have contributed to my writing. I definitely feel a need to memorialize the colorful quirkiness that so many try to stomp out of themselves. I prefer to embrace it.
So I am both eager and terrified to actually be weaving together these bits of crazy. I need to write at least 500 words per day for the next 10-14 days, and then spend the rest of the time available on re-writes and panic attacks.
Writers have such a glamorous life. Glamorous and crazy. See--Southern Gothic!
I have always loved Southern Gothic. It just felt...familiar.
What about you? What genres do you gravitate toward?