September IWSG: Phoning It In

Today is the last day to submit!
Guidelines and rules:

Word count: 4500-6000

Genre: Science Fiction

Theme: Dark Matter

Submissions accepted: May 6 - September 2, 2020

How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no footers or headers), previously unpublished story to admin @ before the deadline passes. Please include your full contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group. 


This post is coming to you from the editing cave. They're taking me longer than I thought they would take to finish. The motivations are erratic and the end is too fast and too long. That makes me wonder if there are too many subplots, too many loose ends? Maybe the fun and games in the middle needs an ax? I don't know. But I do know my brain isn't focused on blog posts, but on plot renovations. 

If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, 
who would it be and why?
Even with my addled edit brain, it only took me about two seconds to come up with my answer:
John Steinbeck
His writing is genius. It's gritty and beautiful. He is the master of  exposing humanity with stories filled with eccentric characters,  vivid imagery, and stories that feel real. He also enjoyed a good party and was quite the handsome devil...though that would have NO bearing on my choice, me being a happily married woman and all. 

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