Back Story as Short Stories

I love harps. Someday, I will have a harp to go with my halo.

In my current project there is a character that plays the harp. As I listened to Mozart’s “Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K.299,” inspiration struck: “Flurfy and the Harp,” the story of how Flurfy found her harp.

With “traditional” publishing, selling a story such as this is not possible — publishers are not interested in short stories. The power of independent publishing and e-publishing makes these stories sell-able.

For my current project, I created a great deal of back story on which to build my actual story — the back story guides the behaviors of the characters. While small amounts of the back story are divulged, only I know all of it. I want to share the information. An encyclopedia is one possibility, but then the idea dawned on me to write short stories that explore the back story.

So much potential, so many stories, so little time.

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