Progress Report: Week 2, August 2015

In the last week, I tried something new. It almost worked, but reality is a hard master. So, since I’ve decided I’ll be finishing my degree, it has to have some priority and this interferes with my writing, but I try, each day, to fit in as much writing around it. It’s sort of working, as you can see from the words below. As you can also see, though, the university words are taking a lot of time. I completed and submitted two 1,000-word assignments as well as doing a bit of class prep… and I still have three classes to prep for. In spite of that, some of the goals were progressed and I’m almost on track.


  • New words produced: 10,424
  • Old words revised: 0
  • Works completed: 39 (for inclusion in two different, longer works)
  • Works revised: 0
  • Covers created: 0
  • Works published: 0
  • Works submitted: 0
  • Competitions Entered: 0
  • Bloggery: 3,503
  • University Prep and Assignments: 8,433

Back-on-Track Challenge:

Design covers for, edit, format, and upload the following:

  • ShortStory474—Hammer and the Trolls: was edited and the base format completed.


  • Annual27—366 Days of Poetry: was progressed; the first 120 days have been finalised.
  • Annual28—366 Days of Flash Fiction: was progressed; the first 34 days have been finalised.
  • Annual26A—C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2015: was progressed. The short stories Ducky, Basofi’s Choosing, and Hammer and the Trolls have been added.

New Writing

  • Chapbook5E—Rocky and the Spacefarer’s Christmas: was started and reached 3,320 words. Its outline was completed.

Publishing Tasks

New Arrivals

The following pieces arrived last week and were completed:

  • Poem594—When the Sun Comes: an experimental poem about trolls;
  • Poem595—Behind Me, Before Me: an experimental series of verses set on a battlefield;
  • Poem596—The Royal Welcome: a series of reverse cinquains about fairies;
  • Poem597—The Early Morning Bus: a poem about the early morning bus;
  • Poem598—The Sky Child: a poem about a child born among the stars;
  • Poem599—In the Quiet, In the Dawn: a poem about fantasy folk preparing for the day;
  • Poem600—To the Writers of the Mandatory Readings: a poem inspired by writers of the theory readings inflicted on university students everywhere;
  • Poem601—Bright Red: a poem about the meaning of red, now and possibly in times to come;
  • Poem602—Silver to the Sky: a series of haiku about the departure of starships;
  • Poem603—Holding off the Troll Charge: a series of verses about a battle with trolls;
  • Poem604—After Walking the Edge: two verses about the wisdom of resting;
  • Poem605—Calicola Lover: a poem about love and its longevity;
  • Poem606—Starship Dreaming: a poem about future dreaming;
  • Poem607—Coffee Craving: a poem about the attraction of coffee;
  • Poem608—Autumnal: a poem inspired by autumn;
  • Poem609—Fairy Fear: a cinq cinquain about fairies.
  • Poem610—The Black Captain: a series of verses inspired by the colour black;
  • Poem611—Staring at the Sky: a poem about the dangers of staring at the sky;
  • Poem612—What’s in the Box: a poem about the possible contents of a box;
  • Poem613—Him in the Dark: a poem about hunting things in the dark;
  • Poem614—Demons in the Dark: a poem about dealing with our fears;
  • ShortStory514—Feline Negotiation: a piece of flash science fiction set on a world where cats hold sway;
  • ShortStory515—Hatching Trouble: a piece of flash speculative fiction about unexpected trouble and redemption;
  • ShortStory516—The Dragon’s River: a piece of flash fiction fantasy about a dragon and a river;
  • ShortStory517—Halliday’s Arrival: a piece of flash science fiction about a psi;
  • ShortStory518—Narrow Escape: a piece of flash science fiction about a narrow escape;
  • ShortStory519—Interdimensional Incursion: a piece of flash urban fantasy fiction about interdimensional monsters;
  • ShortStory520—Warehouse 37 and the Unicorns: a piece of flash urban fantasy fiction set in the pixie dust world;
  • ShortStory521—Clearing the Museum: a piece of flash urban fiction about hunting interdimensional monsters;
  • ShortStory522—A Fairy for the POS: a piece of flash urban fantasy fiction set in the pixie dust world;
  • ShortStory523—Monster Hunters: a piece of flash urban fantasy fiction set in the museum with its interdimensional incursions;
  • Short Story524—Dragon Rescue: a piece of flash post-apocalyptic fantasy horror fiction set on an known university campus;
  • ShortStory525—The Golden Curse: a piece of flash science fiction exploring another possible danger of a new world;
  • ShortStory526—Trolls’ Demise: a piece of flash speculative fiction about trolls;
  • ShortStory527—The Handover: a piece of flash science fiction about bodyguards;
  • ShortStory528—The Monster in the Closet: a piece of flash speculative fiction about an assassin;
  • ShortStory529—The Duellists’ Dance: a piece of flash speculative fiction about a duel;
  • ShortStory530—Passing Through: a piece of flash speculative fiction about the origins of monster tales;
  • ShortStory531—From the Land of Dreaming: a piece of flash speculative fiction about the land of dreams and nightmares.


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