The temptation is very big to write something about the new Doctor (especially since I see none of my fellow Whovians on my blogroll has done so yet), but that’ll have to wait for tomorrow as it’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.
This week there’s a twist: After my previous piece, Bumblepuppies remarked that he (or she – it’s never really come up) is going to give me a title with no potential fantasy or sci-fi connections (if you’ve been reading my fictional pieces you would know that’s what I tend to write – not so much by conscious choice, though; it’s simply what comes out). I immediately accepted the challenge. The terms are as follow: I have to write fantasy or SF on anything Bumblepuppies throws at me. If I succeed, I win Bumblepuppies’s eternal respect (until the next one). If I fail, Bumblepuppies gets to laugh at me (which is okay as there’s an entire ocean between us, so I won’t hear it).
But I’m expanding the side-challenge also to you, my other readers: From today, if you suggest a title, you will have the option of also giving me the genre in which the piece must be written. I’m going to limit it to the standard genres (and no cross-over) because there’s only so much one can do in 300 words, but that may very well change in future.
As always, you’re welcome to take part. Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song. Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.
This week’s song is Dirty Laundry by Don Henly and the genre is Fantasy/Science Fiction. Thank you to Bumblepuppies for the challenge.