Fourteen stories

It was interesting to create a series of stories around a common theme, with a sort of Oulipo constraint to the whole enterprise. I’m not sure how it resonated with readers — people tend to not comment so much on fiction posts.

I could continue on with the Demonology series, but it occurs to me that it might be even more interesting to come up with a series of stories that end up interconnecting into a coherent novel. Each story would stand on its own as an individual work, but taken together they would link together to form a single larger narrative arc.

I am aware of similar projects, as in the stories of Zenna Henderson. But those stories were only loosely coupled, via a common theme. It would be interesting to create a more tightly cohesive narrative, a true novel that just happens to consist of self-contained pieces.

3 Responses to “Fourteen stories”

  1. Sharon says:

    I think the key would be to develop some interesting characters that people would care about. A short story (especially a 200 word story) can succeed on the strength of an idea even if the characters aren’t that interesting, but a novel (or novel-like collection of stories) probably wouldn’t.

  2. x says:

    I liked reading the stories!

  3. admin says:

    Thanks! :-)

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