Short Story #05: Out of Character Take 47

The Keyboard Prisoner

52 short stories in 52 weeks out of character

Short Story Writer’s Journal (May contains spoilers)

This is another tale that sprung from a story start from last year. However, just like story 04, it got bogged down in my zeal to create (i.e. edit).

I was floundering with a weak time travel story until this morning (Sun 11 Nov.) when a present tense first person protagonist seemed to be instructing me in my many inadequacies as a writer.

And so that’s what I ran with. I knew this would be a very short story but it was still fun to write it into the dark and get lost in the shadows for a few days.

This story appears as ‘The Keyboard Prisoner’ in my Brain Read short story collection.

A summary listing of all short stories in this challenge can be found by clicking 52-in-52.)