The University of Bristol is seeking out stories about "secret" data... with a maximum of 4000 words (not including the title). "This secret life of data – the traces, bits, and fragments of personal information that we leave behind us online – is the focus of this short story competition." So, a secretive theme and / or subtext would serve you well in this competition, I imagine... Here are more clues: "...what does our data looks like, what does it do or feel as it moves
My two loves joined in a perfect union. Books + (edible) Plants! Northern Onondaga Public Library's Cicero Branch is planting seeds, Planting seeds that grow into actual plants to feed actual readers of books. And also anybody who is hungry! I envision library gardens popping up wherever food is scarce or food prices are high. A future in which you learn to grow what you eat, then you eat what you've learned to grow, all at a library... the books (and now plants) will all be
So there's a woman who doesn't know why she is cursed with bleeding walls... The good news is that in her case, this "bleeding walls" phenomena appears to be confined to the bathroom of her own house. She should be so lucky. Most instances of wall bleeding occur outside the bathroom. But dear writers, please help this woman understand why her walls are bleeding. Wall demons? A poltergeist? Or something even more sinister? And dear god, please smite TikTok for sharing this abo
Start writing now, because a potentially dangerous, blue-whale-sized asteroid named 2015 FF is on a trajectory towards our atmosphere. Specifically, this beast will zoom past Earth at 20,512 mph (that's 33,012 km/h for you civilized folks). Sounds like the set-up for one of those goofy "Thing From Space" horror movies, doesn't it? Well, kinda, but not really. Because it's real. Again, this Friday. So start writing! Yes, about the asteroid! 10...9...8...
Is the sound of your characters chattering in your head driving you crazy? Is the hum of your computer and the clacking of your keyboard driving you to distraction? Do you feel the need to listen to something while you type, but podcasts and music are too distracting? Or maybe you just want to relax and take a break from music, but still give your ears something to focus on. Tune into Earth.fm and take a listen to your (future) favorite relaxation and inspiration nature sound