After my math exam tonight, I found an old short story I had started on my computer. I finished it up and now I’m not sure what magazine to send it to. It’s not science fiction, it’s sort of contemporary fantasy… much like the movie Stranger Than Fiction, but better because that movie was sort of dumb.
I really want to try my hand at writing a fantasy short story, all my ideas for science fiction end up having been taken… I have two science fiction short stories that I started, but they’re incomplete. One of them I will scrap completely, and I’m not quite sure about the other one. On the one hand, I think it would be interesting to finish, but on the other, the ideas in it are probably already taken. Oh well.
Oh, I also have a flash-fiction piece that I could try submitting somewhere. It’s only about 300 or 400 words.
I wish I had more time to dedicate to my wonderful creativity instead of devoting it to useless test-taking and homework and lecture-hearing. (How arrogant!) I believe high school and college, as they are now, should be completely abolished. After middle school, teenagers should begin part-time work, and making real money, while getting a useful education that links with their work. (In other words, writing an essay on Shakespeare or Huckleberry would never be done again because it is utterly and completely useless.) This useful education should be focused on actual education and not an attempt to have the students prove how well they know something (no grades)… what they know and don’t know will emerge in the work habits which will determine their salary, so they’ll be a greater incentive to learn (and they won’t be wasting time being taught useless crap that they’ll never use). This sort of system would work much better, and teenagers would be much less moody and depressed, which is most likely caused by the older people (teachers) wasting their time.
What a fun rant! You agree with me, don’t you?