Choose One?

June already! What happened to Spring?

Today is the IWSG Blog Hop day. I’ve missed the last two months. No tragic reason, just fantastically busy. But another month cannot go by without a visit to my IWSG friends.

Every month, the IWSG poses a question. This month’s goes like this:

Which is your favorite genre to write?

My answer:

I see the 2019 IWSG Anthology Contest is now opened for submission. For those of you who have a Middle Grade Historical, you have until September 4th to enter. Have a look at the anthologies from past years, including 2018’s Masquerade: Oddly Suited.

Be sure to pay a visit to this month’s co-hosts, Diane Burton, Kim Lajevardi, Sylvia Ney, Sarah Foster, Jennifer Hawes, and Madeline Mora-Summonte! And founder Alex J. Cavanaugh too.

And finally … a bit of unabashed self-promotion:

Overnight, users of the popular social networking site, Know-Me, acquire a duplicate, but dissimilar, identity. Though he claims to be shocked by the doubles’ debut, Know-Me’s CEO, Jason Vrabek, has impressed even himself with this latest testament to his genius. He swears his company has not launched a massive social experiment, something Know-Me has been accused of in the past. While experts investigate the phenomenon, the doubles engage with their counterparts, and Vrabek collects the data.

Alice Merkanowsky, an ordinary office worker, is enthralled with her duplicate self, the glamorous wife of a celebrity chef. Her thrill soon turns into an obsession which strains her marriage, and threatens her grip on reality.

Alice isn’t the only Know-Me casualty. Hoax, or not, the phenomenon triggers consequences that are frighteningly real, even for Vrabek who soon finds himself outmatched by his own genius double.

A science fiction short story. Buy KNOW ME here.

Thanks for reading to the end!

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9 thoughts on “Choose One?

  1. Glad you’re back. I feel almost the same way as you do about the genres. So many choices. Like donuts, I pick one of those and one of that kind… Have a great month.

    1. Those donuts are killing me, Diane. I got so hungry making that graphic…. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love different genres, too, especially for reading. But once I get into a genre with writing, I tend to stick with it for a while. But who knows what story ideas will come in the future?

    1. Sarah, I tend to be more flexible in my short story genres, but I’ve hopped around for novels — but a longer hop, it is.

    1. I saw that eaten comment, Juneta — how’s that kind of thing happen? WordPress mystery. Thanks for stopping by!

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