I don’t really consider myself a short story writer. The way my brain ticks and my ideas mature into plots seem to suit novel length fiction. However, I’ve been known to write short stories and that’s what I’m doing this week.
Behind it all is a thought that my fiction is sometimes a little too rounded, that my stories are ones with a regular rhythm and beat, to a degree that it almost works as foreshadowing. At the back of my mind is a desire to try and write a story with a missed beat, something that still has structure but in terms of nuts and bolts behind-the-scenes is a little dirtier.
The story is an urban fantasy so I think it’s ideally suited to this little experiment, and 1200 words in, the story already has a bit of soul. I hope it works out.