July 4, 2011 by musehick
so, today i am sitting here with 60 notepads open working on the concluding chapters or stories of the ortoematic flash fiction collection and the chapters or short stories i need to complete the ‘zeitgest squelch’ book i have been working on since moebius kickstarted my grey matter churning in a certain direction. ortoematic already has some planned spin-off series that feature his siblings and i have four novel ideas in the work that will use the flash fictions as a jumping off point. some or maybe just one of the ortoematic spin-offs is going to provide me with a tie-in possibility to a different story arc which i had not initially foreseen. i always liked that scene in ‘sin city’ where each of the stories intersected in a bar and i like stephen king’s dark tower construction, and so i wanted something of my own that ties a lot of my fictions to a singular universe and while i was thinking about this an old story that i started a long time ago popped up in my mind as the perfect vehicle for this idea.
zeigeist squelch will eventually comprise three volumes of flash fiction that i envisage being released over a three year period once a week every week – so 52 stories in each book and 52 illustrations to go with each of those stories. they will be written fairly soon i believe – the whole moebius philosophy or art has unleashed something in me. and once i have a set of stories rolling out on this solid basis then i am going to turn to some of the other flash fiction sagas that i have started and i am going to get them moving along towards their end. this represents a lot of fiction and a lot of work but it is going to be damned enjoyable seeing it all out there and seeing what people’s reactions are.