I do have some new stories I want to write. I have a story idea about a little girl who takes on a demon in order to steal back a box of memories (a memento box full of photographs of family vacation, school photos, baby shoes, teeth for the tooth fairy, etc) because the demon stole the box and through it, possesses her parent's memories of her, which has caused them to forget her. I don't have a good title for it yet. I've been tentatively calling it "The Memento Mori Box" and maybe I'll stick with that, unless a better title comes along.
Lastly, if I have time this month, I'd like to continue working on "Let Joy." It was a story I started writing for the Queer Sci Fi Flash Contest for their Migration anthology. It went over the 300 word count limit by several hundred words, and I decided to make a longer tale out of it. I'd also like to work some on another story I started awhile back. Here's the plot: A little girl suffers from pareidolia. She can see images of things in the grain or marble patterns in walls, and in the sky. With one weird addition: she has the ability to bring the images she sees out of the patterns, and bring them to life! This will be called “Pareidolia.” It's another horror tale.
I do have some plot ideas for new stories, but I am really determined to focus on getting some of these back burner stories finished. My big overwhelming problem from the time I first took up a pen (or laptop) to write is that I leave some great stories unfinished. I'd like to change that about my writing style.
And that's the great thing about ShoStoWriMo. This is what my dream and idea for ShoSto is, shorties! You are free to write new stories or work on older, unfinished stuff. I'm here in my office singing: "It's my ShoSto and I'll write what I want to... You can write too, whatever you want to do!"