I've started working on a short story recently. Perhaps once I feel it is ready for public review I'll post it here. I had an idea that I wanted to run with and I decided that I should write this work of fan fiction to get back into the swing of things.
It seems odd to do any serious writing since I've been away from it for the better part of a decade. When I was a much younger man I really enjoyed exploring concepts and ideas through prose but these days I don't seem to have the spark for it that I once did. All of my professional writing comes in the form of technical documents and, of course, source code.
Don't get me wrong, writing programs is a creative exercise in itself, no matter how hard the companies you work for attempt to convince you that the source code should be almost automatic. Never-the-less it certainly doesn't tell a story, doesn't capture the mind, doesn't fire the spirit the way a good story can.
I wrote a half page this evening. That adds on to the two pages already completed. I also jotted down a half dozen ideas for other stories. Perhaps they'll come to something once I'm done with my current effort.
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