Who'da thunk it!
I found a new sub op online, gave it a think, and wrote a the first draft of a new short story yesterday.
It's a bit outside my normal zone. It's sci-fi (normal), but with an optimistic spin (not normal). It ended up being about a seventeen year old boy, told in first person. It ended up being quite a strange voice, at least for me, and it almost feels YA (very not normal). AND I came in low on the word count at about 6k (the max for the sub is 10k - also not normal for me).
We'll see. I need to do some editing and a little fleshing out. I have until July 1 to finish.
Here's the sub op.
And I don't have a title yet, of course.
Still hoping to finish the dark book by the end of June, but I'm enjoying a break for big projects right now.