Friday, March 13, 2020

CAST A VOTE FOR MY SHORT STORY PROJECT // i'm going to write short stories based off songs!


Happy Monday! I hope all of you are happy and healthy, wherever you are and whatever you've been up to. I have, once again, a fairly short announcement to share with you today. As I said not too long ago, I HAS PLANS. Many bloggy plans. They're all coming to light and I couldn't be more excited.

Today I am especially excited because I want to tell you about a short story project I'm going to do right here on this blog - and give you the opportunity to be involved!

Basically, what I want to do is pick a music album and write a series of short stories based off it, i.e. each story will be inspired by a song in the album. The stories will (likely) be completely separate from one another. I don't expect to have any serial stories in this project. All stand-alones. But I will be going in order of the songs in the album. XD And, of course, I will post my short stories here throughout the coming weeks and months, as I get them written.

Here's the thing, though. I don't know which music album to use for this project. I came up with three I thought would prove to be fun challenges, but I can't deciiiiide. So this is where you come in! I NEED YOUR VOTE.

Here are the candidates:


Ocean Eyes ~ Owl City

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I would probably use the deluxe version of this album, though I'm not 100% on that yet. But AAAAHHH the songs on this album are super beautiful and I'd have a lovely time writing romances and soft fantasy with it. <3 Including soft magic, I imagine. And just lots of softness (mixed with some danger and intensity, I'm sure).



The Search ~ NF

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This would probably be the most challenging one to use, considering a lot of the songs are specific to the artist's musical career. But never underestimate my ability to pull fantasy/sci-fi ideas (I envision gritty dystopian settings and dark/sassy protags here??) from song lyrics, no matter how specific. I'd enjoy stretching my creative muscles with this one. XD


Blurryface ~ Twenty One Pilots

Image result for twenty one pilots blurryface album cover
This one would just be SO much fun. There are endless possibilities for quirky speculative fiction within the lyrics of these songs. I could come up with some seriously intense content. XD This band knows to how to weave its own bizarre story with its music, but I'd have an epic time coming up with my own fictional ideas based off their songs.


Without further ado, let the voting begin!! If the embedded form below isn't showing up, follow THIS LINK or, if all else fails, cast your vote in the comments. I look forward to seeing and sharing the results, and then getting started on those stories. *rubs hands together*


As a final note, most of the short stories will proooobably be flash fiction. In other words, many of them will be 1000 words or less. Quick reads. That's another reason I'm excited for this self-imposed challenge - dipping my toes back into flash fic!


The Lord's Truly,
Did you vote?? (Please do, I need your HAAAALP. XD) What do you think of this project? Comment below!

18 comments:

  1. THIS IS SUCH A COOL IDEA!! I haven't listened to any of these albums (oops) but I voted for my favorite story vibe you described for them. xD I've actually thought about writing more short stories based on songs, because I had a BLAST doing it for Havok and I was super sad when that season ended.

    And ooh, doing a serial to an album would actually be so much fun! It would be a challenge, weaving all the different songs together into a storyline, but ooh. :o #intrigued

    I can't wait to read what you come up with!!

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    1. YAY!!! Thanks for the vote! I had such a great time writing for Havok's music season too - probably part of the inspiration behind this project, not gonna lie. XD

      Ooooh yessss that WOULD be a fun challenge!

      THANK YOU! I can't wait to share my stories!

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  2. AHHHHHHHH LILA this is going to be so cool!!!! I'm sure you already guessed what my vote was, haha, but...I VOTED and I can't wait to see what you come up with, no matter which album wins! <3

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    1. I'M SO GLAD YOU THINK SOOOOO. :D

      I think I can guess? XD And yayyy I can't wait to get writing!!

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  3. Ohhhhhhh this sounds so cool!!!! Can't wait to see what stories this produces! :)

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    1. Thank you, Julian!!! I'm excited tooooo! :D

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  4. i’m SOOOOOOOO excited for this, Lila!!! i voted and can’t wait to see which album you end up choosing. ;) your stories are going to be beautiful no matter what and I cannot wait! <3333

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    1. YAYAYAY ME TOO!!! Thanks so much for the vote! And awwww you are TOO sweet. <333

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  5. I"M SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!! i honestly want you to do all three!!! but i picked just one :p Can't wait!!!

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    1. ME TOO!!! To be honest I want to do all of them too. XD Thank you for the vote! EEK

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  6. I've recently gotten kind of obsessed with one of these artists, and one of the songs is MY VIBE. So, yeah, I hope you choose that one. ;) This is an amazing idea!!!

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    1. Oooooh NICE!! I is curious. XD Can't wait to share the results!!!

      Thank youuuuu. <3

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  7. This is an AMAZING idea and I can't wait to see what you come up with, Lila! (I was actually listening to Owl City when I clicked on your post... guess what I voted. xD)

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    1. THANK YOU JEM!!! I can't wait to write these stories! (oooooh NICE, I love Owl City so much <333)

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