Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sudden Short Story 113

"I need to get back," he said. 
"Get back where?" asked the nurse as she jotted something down on his chart. 
"Maybe," he said, groggily, "maybe I need more sleep." 
"Mm-hmm," replied the nurse, "Well, you came back clean, so we'll have to discharge you.  The best I can do is turn out the lights and close the blinds until I finish your paperwork." 
"Yes, please," he replied, barely keeping his eyes open as his head rolled around. 
She closed the curtains and turned out the lights on her way out.  He knew that he didn't have long.  He rested his eyes for just a bit.  He needed to rest in reality while he could, but he had to get back. 
Luckily, the nurse knocked just before she opened the door, waking him up.  He fell into a shadow just before she flipped on the light switch, though he accidentally took the bed sheet with him. 

Short Story Announcement

So, the other day, I got an idea into my head.  It was an idea for a short story, so, as happens whenever that happens when I'm not driving, I wrote it down, to write the story itself later.  However, as I was considering fleshing it out, I realized that I could extend it to a longer form of short story.  I've decided that I'll flesh it out first, and then post it as a multi-part short story in September and October. 
Can you handle the suspense?  Does anyone actually read my blog?  Find out next month! 

The Great Webcomic Catch-Up: August 2016 Update

I've been re-working my schedule, and I've decided to make Wednesdays focused on my webcomic catch-up.  I wanted to start that today, but I discovered that August was ending and didn't get a chance to blog this morning. 
I'm considering blogging about the webcomics that I read, though I'm not sure whether using that as a way to blog every week counts as cheating.  The main reason that I'm considering that, though, is to prevent myself from skipping a week, so I'll see what happens there. 
I'll also be integrating my process of setting aside webcomics with this catch-up, since I really do need to set some aside if I'm to get anywhere.
That's all for now.  I'll let you know how it goes next month.