In college I wrote a story that my very literary professor loved. I was thinking about it yesterday, and it makes me laugh. I thought it might be fun to hash out those old stories, and hear the elevator pitch for them.
For example, my most pretentious story is...
A girl contemplates suicide over the death of her cat.
Oh man, even now it makes me laugh that my professor loved that story.
It's probably better to reach for the stars than just rolling around in the mud, but, still...
I remember once writing a story about dragons, fire, and the dragons themselves stealing fire from somebody. Only I didn't just write it as a story...I tried to write it like it was a chapter in a book in some kind of Bible, like it was a holy legend.
This was a long time ago, and I didn't know way enough to handle doing anything that way...I think I submitted it somewhere, to my great embarrassment now, but my records are so disorganized these days I can't look it up...
An editor said I "risked sounding elitist" in a particular flash. The elevator pitch: A writer searching for inspiration finds it in an alien jail. Anyone here who wants to read the flash may email me. I don't need or want a critique; the story was trunked after several rejections and a friend belatedly telling me that the story is awful.
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