Been unusually busy of late, and haven't gotten a story out (yet), but I need to do so- and won't be able to for a week, as I'll be out of town to San Diego with my mum, who is going to yet another California State Retirees meeting... I need to write more to reach my goal of 12 stories (or more!) in 12 months, so I better get crackin' soon! :P
(Yes, there is a Writing Challenge, here, but first- We interrupt this program for a special bulletin...)
On the night before All Hallow's Eve, much of America and Canada is gripped with fear of a deadly invasion, one so massive, it could only come from another planet--
Or so had one man, Mr. Orson Welles, would have the entire continent believe.
Orson Wells would pass away on the same day I turned 20-- October 10, 1985. H.G. Wells passed away in 1946.
Because of this pivotal event, October 30 (which is today, when I write this) is one of several days proposed for a UNESCO "World Radio Day".
(And now, we return you to our regularly- HAH!- scheduled Writing Challenge!)
So this Writing Challenge marks Halloween, and the famous War of the Worlds broadcast from 73 years ago-- I thought I'd do two things at once, this time. :)
As some of you know, I'm a radio fanatic, and a fan of "Old Time Radio", so you might've noticed many of my ideas, including some of my stories, revolve around the use of radio. So, this was only inevitable. :)
As with most of my Writing Challenges, I use three keywords, instead of a phrase, for a suggestion, and theme it around a calendar event (although not usually required to do so).
Usually, one of the keywords is a species. Not this time. You may choose your own species. :) I was going to use SQUIRREL (again), since the first living creature the survivor in the above radio drama encounters after the cataclysm is a red squirrel, but.... Nah. I'll let you, the writer, decide this time. :)
Instead, here are the keywords for this Challenge: RADIO PANIC ALIENS (may be applied to alien furries- Green bunnies with antennae, for example. Or mutant Martian green squirrels... ;) )
Rules? There are few, if you can call them that! Just write whatever you want that uses the three suggested keywords-- I don't care if it's small enough to fit on a mosquito's wing or big enough to cover all of the Moon (both sides), nor do I care what genre it's in, or whether it's G-rated clean or so XXX that it would make jaded porn stars blush-- All I ask is that you HAVE FUN writing it. :) It's not there to please me (except the birthday one, to be honest), but to spur creativity in Inkbunny's nascent writing community.. Stories need not be limited to just Inkbunny, though, but this is this project's home. There is no expiration date on my Challenges, so you'll never have to be late, and you can always go back to an earlier Challenge, if your muse wills it. :) Oh, yes- I don't expect the obvious-- The sole caveat I offer. Surprise me! :D (I would like to know if you've got something ahead of time, but no need to tell me what it is- Let that be a surprise. :) )
Note, though- There are NO PRIZES other than the feeling of accomplishment, particularly when someone has read and commented positively/constructively on a submitted story. :) I don't even rank 'em!
Below is a list of past and current Challenges, with links to all submissions for each.