Before I saw "Emma" one of the movies that prompted me to start reading Jane Austen, I discovered Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie "Sliding Doors". A surreal contemplation on parallel universes, entirely too dark for the "romantic comedy" tag many critics gave it.
There are pivotal moments in our life. We may not know it at the time, but our entire life changed because of a single decision we made or failed to make.
What would happen if your main character had made a different choice? Would their life be better or worse? Or would it simply be different? Is the door figurative or literal?
According to the old saw, "Hindsight is 20/20." What would we do differently if we could see the multiverse of possibilities before us?
Author of techno-thriller novels Project Utopia and Paradox, IT
operative, overweight runner and martial artist, proud papa, and all
around cool guy.
I'll be releasing my latest finished novel, Terminal Restraint, in the
next few weeks as an eBook. In Terminal Restraint, life was going
well for Cole Pierce. He had a decent IT job, a great group of
friends, and was about to propose to his beautiful girlfriend. But
after a series of unfortunate events puts him at jeopardy of losing
his job, and then a black magic spell cast on him by one of his
friends goes awry, his whole world is turned upside down. And it only
gets worse from there as he’s brutally attacked in his own home by an
unarmed intruder—taking him to the brink of death…or beyond. Follow
the action as Cole tries to understand what has happened to him and
put his life back together in this supernatural thriller.
- The story must start from the prompt. This means the prompt must be the
first words in the story.
- No more than 500 words (not including the prompt). No less than 100 words.
- Any genre (in fact an unexpected genre will get you more points.)
- Entries must be submitted by Tuesday Noon EST
- The winner of each week's competition will be invited to judge the following week and post the winner's badge similar to the one on the right.
- Have fun!