The WIP Diaries - MONSTROUS: a short story by me
The WIP Diaries is a blog series about my writing, my current projects, and what's to come in my writing life //
WIP stands for Work In Progress, for those of you who don't know
So.....today's blog post is me sharing my writing. I'm scared. Nervous, more like. But I'm doing it because I wanna and because I thought it'd be fun.
A while ago I entered my first ever short story competition where the guidelines said to write a fairytale of no more than 1000 words. That's hard, y'all. Flipping hard. But I entered.
Unsurprisingly, and yeah it was a disappointment all the same, I didn't win. But I really feel like it was good practice for my writing skills and generally just a worthwhile thing to have done. I am glad I did it.
And here we are! I'm gonna share my little fairytale with you. It was very hard to write because 1) I wrote it in third person - for some reason - and I literally never write in third person and 2) because I wrote it centred around a child and told it from her perspective. Which I've never done either, and to be honest writing about kids scares me ;) They literally never feature in my books. Haha.
OK shut up now Amy. Here's my story.
(And a big thank you to Di and Uma for helping me edit!)
*disappears into hole after sharing writing with people*
I hope you enjoyed my story! Do you like writing short stories?