Welcome all, to another Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
The awesome co-hosts for the March 1 posting of the IWSG will be Tamara Narayan, Patsy Collins, M.J. Fifield, and Nicohle Christopherson!
I did recently pull out a not so old story and tried to rework it for a flash fiction contest. In the end, the story didn’t fit the contest all that well, but no worries. My plan is to rework it into a more typical length short story, and eventually start submitting it. Wish me luck on that.
As for a really old story, the oldest one I can think of is the Keepers. It was the first original work I ever wrote, when I was around seventeen. I cringe just thinking about it, because it was pretty hokey. Think cliche plot about a family of witches guarding an ancient artifact of evil, and set upon by minions of the dark lord. Also set in Hawaii, a place I’ve never been but thought would be cool. I also remember devoting several pages to describing the characters looks and personalities in minute detail.
If I ever did go back to that story, I would have to do some serious reworking. But the basic premise still sounds kind of cool to me, so it might be worth a look. Maybe it’s not quite as bad as I remember it.
What old stories would you consider digging out and trying to revive?