2022 500-Words Short Story Project

Help me build a short-story library!  

For 2022 I’m scaling back a bit and will still produce a completed short story each month…with your help.

In the first three weeks, I’ll write new starts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with the voting happening Saturday – Monday. On Tuesdays I’ll add 1000 words to the winning start (while also crafting the new starts for the week). In the fourth week, once I have three 1000-word starts, I’ll work on crafting the winning 1500 word story into a finished project.

Vote for the story you want to see go further by commenting with “tell me more” or something to that effect (and yes, you can vote for more than one story per round).  🙂 Everyone who votes (via comment) and registers for our Read Team will have access to the finished stories at the end of each round.


Round 1: March, 2022

Week 4: 3/21 – 3/25 (voting through 3/28)

Middle Feed, Continued
In the Dark, Continued
The Day, Continued

Week 3: 3/12 – 3/18 (voting open through 3/21/22)

Majestic Beings
The Day, Winner: The Day, Continued

Week 2: 3/5 – 3/11 (voting open through 3/14/22)

Cradles Rock
In the Dark, Winner: In the Dark, Continued
Route to Peace

Week 1: 2/28 – 3/4 (voting open through 3/7/22)

Grumbling and Grousing
Middle Feet – Winner: Middle Feed, Continued