So, Brian Farrey (author of the forthcoming With or Without You and an awesome editor at Flux to boot) tweeted about how Stephen King had lost a bet with his son and had to write a short story with a title of his son’s choosing. And he issued a challenge asking if anyone was interested in doing the same with him.
Well, I just couldn’t resist. I actually love writing stuff that way, even though short stories are not what I’m best at (I’ve sold two, but have probably a drawer full of unfinished ones). I wasn’t the only one; Catherine Ryan Hyde, the author of (among lots of other things) the awe-inspiring Pay it Forward, also took him up on it.
She’s taking suggestions over at her blog on what the bet will actually be on (so feel free to chime in). Neither of us are sportsy, so we’re hoping for something other than that
I’m honestly not sure whether I’d rather win or lose this one, but that’s really the only way to gamble anyway, isn’t it?