Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What are you up to?

Taking a break this week from posting new writing, I have too many projects in the works but nothing complete. The picture book flowed fast and furious early this week. The second round for Scifi Smackdown was flowing earlier tonight. Yesterday, I slept.

But looking back over the last several months, I haven't been reading. Don't get me wrong. I love to write but well . . . I miss reading, escaping into a world already made (written) just waiting to be discovered. Sometimes, I wish I could be a first time reader of my stories. It doesn't work like that. Stories take time and work to make them good.

I picked up the second in a series that I am reading. Hope to get it read.


Kim Izzy

Saturday, October 12, 2013

One Night at A Little Soul (Scifi Smackdown 7.0 at Wattpad)

One Night at A Little Soul

They let me in. I rushed to get Fallen written then I didn't get it submitted in time. Since is was before Round 1 they let me in. (Thanks, guys!)

Round 1 - One night at _______ (an astrobar)
                  2500 to 6000 words
                  Must use the song "The House Rules" by Christian Kane

After submitting the stories, six contestants dropped out, so no eliminations this round.


Mom's dead and dad's in jail. Sixteen year old, Palmer Mangrum has been shipped as an indentured servant to the backwater planet, Nero. On this gel-like water planet, they farm a type of squid for it's unique minerals.  

He made a friend on the trip from Earth, Brandt, ex-military cadet. Now, he is also an indentured servant with shuttle flying experience. They gravitated to the oxygen bar, A Little Soul. It reminded Palmer of home.

Hometown bar rivalry explodes. The planet catches fire. What will happen to them? To his siblings, Kenley and Denae?

Here's the link to One night at A Little Soul :  One Night at A Little Soul 

Hope you enjoy!

Kim Izzy

PS- Be careful reading the other stories in this round. Most were created for an "adult" audience and I do not know if they were label as such. 

© 2013 Kim Izzy

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

~Picture it & Write! - Dark Alley

~picture it & Write

The recent rain clung to my clothes as I ducked into a dark alley.  Hungry, wet and tired made my job all the more miserable. Two weeks ago after school, my brother went missing. Mom says it's not my fault, but I must find him.

Short and sweet, this week-

Kim Izzy