I have a typewriter. Well, two of them. Most of you know this. Most of you also know that I love my typewriters. Unfortunately, typewriters are rather loud by their very nature. Steel stamps slamming into a hard rubber platen (cylindrical roller) make a lot of noise, especially when you’re typing good and fast.
All of this means that when I want to write late at night, anyone else in the house will be woken up by the clickety-clack of typewriter keys. Not a recipe for prolonged survival on my part, which might explain why I never do it. So, I have to write on the PC. This causes problems when I work on the same story on both PC and typewriter. Basically, the two copies get all confused.
So, I’m starting a new ‘Hunter’ short story to work on when I can’t use my typewriter. (Now for the exciting part!) The name of the short story is “Hunter – Rock the Boat”. Basic plot; Hunter gets hired to go a’Hunting aboard an abandoned super-freighter in the middle of the ocean.
And it’s a contest! To enter the contest, think up a beastie for Hunter to stalk (or be stalked by) aboard the ocean-going vessel and send it to me. I’ll choose the one I like best and use it in the story (with any necessary modifications to make the beastie fit the story).
The winner gets three things: 1. Your beastie used in the story (obviously). 2. To read the story before it becomes officially available on the blog. 3. A copy of the manuscript, signed by me, along with a print of the cover-art, signed by the artist.
Come on and enter your beastie! Send it to me via a comment, Twitter, or email (michaelaGunter3@hotmail-dot-com)