MysticWren

Forgotten Tales, Revised Edition

The Forgotten Tales are a series of very rough short stories that I would ideally do on a weekly basis. The goal was for them to range from 1000 to 2000 words in length and for me to come up with, write, and post them in one day. While not exactly flash fiction, the concept was very similar.

I was thinking of this to be sort of like a writer’s “sketchbook”. A place where others could see one writer’s raw thoughts and process.

In retrospect I feel that this was the wrong approach. The roughness and incompleteness of the stories I feel do not convey the type of outcome I was aiming for. Reading a short story of any length takes time and cognitive ability to parse through; whereas an artist’s sketchbook can easily, and quickly, be flipped through.

After a lot of thinking, I’ve decided that I’m going to upgrade the Forgotten Tales into a more polished and formal set of short stories.

Over time I will be rewriting and editing all of the stories I have posted into a more final, finished work. Each story will be expanded and become more complete.

If you go to the index, you will notice that all of the stories are labeled as “draft”. I have also removed the original versions of “Flute” and “The Guardian” since they no longer are useful for this purpose.

As I update each story, the version that is currently posted will be removed and replaced with the final version. I will also include a minor blurb about each story on the index for easier browsing.

I’m not sure how long this will take. Since this is a secondary project for me, I’m guessing that it will take at least a few years to complete all of them.

Over time when I write new tales those will go here as well. Most of my effort on these for the time being will be to rewrite the existing stories, but I might get sidetracked by an awesome tale that I want to pursue.

After I complete all of the tales, I will then move onto writing a couple new tales each year.