I’ve been wanting for a long time to write more ‘creature features’ and generally improve my short story writing. Over 2021, I started writing more short stories, or editing and releasing some old ones.
My partner got me a Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual for my birthday a while back which I’d wanted for inspiration although I’m not a D&D player myself. I just love browsing through it looking at the artwork and reading through the terrific lore, but it seemed like so many great stories, so little time. So I came up with the idea of writing and releasing a story or scene every week throughout 2022 based on a different creature from the Monster Manual.
Given what I’ve been working on so far, however, I’d say don’t think you know what you’re walking into. Some of the stories will go a traditional fantasy route, but others will be focused more in horror or science fiction, or parody. I’ve got a few settings I want to give a run and we’ll see how it all works out.
The first story – A Job for a Giant, will be coming out Friday, January 7th, so watch this space!