Today I'm starting an experiment, or rather resuming an old one. I'm trying to see if I can write a short story a week for a year. I'd started at New Year's 2018, but only made it through February. Now I've started again, though I'll need to catch up with what I've already written. I originally wrote the following story in January, and involved a ton of research—at least, whatever I could do from my desk at work—which still exists as comments in my Google Document.
The stories in this series will, by and large, be published with minimal editing—mostly for clarity—and without beta readers. I used http://www.can-i-get-a.com/, which is primarily for improv comedians, to generate a prompt. This time, the prompt was:
- Location: WWI Trench
- Relationship: Pitcher/Catcher
- Thing: the Titanic