Filip Wiltgren’s story “One Divided by Eternity” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 23 June 2017.
There’s a small theater company in the town where I live, specializing in plays for kids and teens. I attended one of their openings, a fantasy play about a group of teenagers and their daydreams. Before the play, cast members walked around asking people “what would your best ending be?”
Just like that, I heard Chilli’s voice in my head, complaining about wanting Offie to move in. I had no idea who Chilli or Offie were, nor why they’d wanted to move in together. But that’s quite common for me – I’m a pantser. I’m in the “write it now, fix it later” category. Yeah, it leads to quite a lot of trunked stories, or stories that don’t pan out. But sometimes it leads to a story that I really, really like. And it’s a fun way to write.
I have to thank my writing group, the Robots, for all the great input that took Chilli and Offie from incomprehensible drivel to an actual story. Also, a great big thanks to all badly coded software I’ve been forced to work with through the ages. I’d never have written this story without the Blue Screen of Death.
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