I’ve shared on this blog many times before about a short story anthology I want to post on my blog. I even talked about this on last year’s A to Z Challenge. At first, I named the anthology, “Wired.” But after much deliberation and playing around, I changed the name of the series to, “The Cell Games.”
As I shared before, I read short story anthologies from bloggers I follow, and they inspired me to create a series that showcased my talents as a writer. Kind of like having a portfolio.
The series follow Lee Stephens, a new hire at an independent cell phone retailer, Prime Wireless. The stories revolve around his many encounters with customers and associates alike, as well as peek into his personal life.
A lot of these stories, I base around my experience working in retail, selling cell phones. I created a Pinterest board, pasting current phones on the market. For obvious reasons, the names are changed. I also pasted people that are closely relative to my characters. I’m still reaearching those characters as the stories gain more traction.
As it stands right now, I have three drafts down. I would like to have critiques on them before I post them. I guess I’m OCD when it comes to my stories. I want them to be the best they can be. I understand, though, that there are people who are not going to like them, and that’s fine.
Like “Blossom” before, the ” Cell Games” will be my pride and joy. Every story is special in its own right, and this series will be no different.
What about you? Is there a series that you’ve read or written that holds a special place for you?