Last year I joined a writing group. We met through a Facebook-for-writers type site and worked together for about 5 months. We were all working on series, so we made our focus really pushing each other to refine the concepts and worlds our stories lived in. Our goal was to delve deeper and push our concepts as far as possible. I found the experience both inspiring and, at times, extremely frustrating. Having one’s blind spots revealed is educational and humbling.
During that time I wrote many things that opened my heart and mind to the far corners of the Void and the characters that live there. Some of these things have appeared in the short stories I’ve been posting and some found their way onto FemaleoftheSpeciesband.com
This piece was written purely as a love letter to the Void; the complicated world that appeared fully-formed in my mind as walked through the American Museum of Natural History in New York. (The museum is one of my favourite places in the world. If you ever get the chance, go! You won’t regret it.)
So here it is.