Yes, history does repeat itself. I feel like I’m in one of those Sixties b-grade scifi movies where the main character gets caught in a time loop. Or possibly even Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.
I wrote a short story a week or so ago (The Comfort of Beanbags) that was quite a challenge (I blogged that point during the process), and I now realize that part of the difficulty of this particular piece was to instill the intended theme and moods in a short work. The jury is still out on that matter, but I have come believe now that the path I should have taken was to write a longer work, a short novel, or novella.
Ironically, going through the process of writing the short story may have been a necessary ingredient to come to this realization…
So… I have another project in scope. I can’t let it go now. I am sure this story will turn into something a lot better in longer form.
Why does history repeat? Because that’s exactly what happened with Guardian of the Sky Realms. A short story turned into a novel.