Today’s short story was inspired by this news report of a mummified body discovered in a yacht adrift near the Philippines. I tried to think about what sort of events would lead up to such a discovery and wrote from there.
So this one is super dark. I had a good idea how it was going to end when I started writing.
A lot of my stories lately have been involved with meditations on immortality and the Faustian bargain that is likely to be part of anything that would allow someone to live an extraordinarily long life.
As with all of my writing, I tend to structure them in much the same way I would structure a script. In this case, I can really see this story turning into a radio play. The next step is probably to do that.
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