A cold sun came up on the first day of the new year. The lights blinked as the bank of equipment increased its draw. A flash. An oily yellow eye looked up at me. It blinked. I blinked. It’s.., it’s…, “It’s alive!”
So the short story, “First Day Out”, came into existence on 1/1/14.
Several of my off-line followers (friends and family) raved about this story. I quickly adopted it as the piece of fiction that best represents the blog, as any reader of my “About” page can attest.
I decided to continue the story and put up three more episodes of what I started to call the “A New Life” series. The last one, the fourth in the series, was a Valentine’s Day special. These were “The Garden”, “On the Internet Nobody Knows You’re a Monster” and “The Dinner Guest”.
The problem is, nobody came out to watch. The third one got some attention, and still gets Search Engine traffic, but that’s mostly because of the title.
So I dropped the series.
I’ve had a lot of second thoughts. I think the stories are cute and they’re fun to write. On the other hand, if nobody likes them I shouldn’t punish myself by continuing to post them.
So, I’m going to trust you, my gentle readers, to tell me what you think.
I will appreciate any and all feedback.