The Past Versus the Future (plus a draft cover for my next short story!)

As I mentioned during a recent post, I’ve just started a graduate school program working toward a Masters in Military History. I’m about three weeks in, and I’m positive I made



the right choice. I love history, and military history in particular fascinates me. What exactly I wind up doing with it is something I’ll address at another time. But for now, the program is everything I could want it to be. And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have intentions of blending this education with my pleasure writing.

Having said that, it is also true that this program is every bit of a time-hog as you’d expect. My personal writing time has been completely devoured as I attempt to stay on top of school work, and my pleasure reading has been set aside as well. I have mentally marked a couple of blog topics on some writing lessons from Grad School, but those too will have to simmer for a while.

Yet while my education takes center stage, I have not abandoned my speculative writing completely. While it is true that I haven’t penned anything new since February, I have been tweaking some short stories that I will be releasing periodically over the next couple of months. These will likely culminate in an anthology sometime this summer.

The first of these stories is another science fiction tale, and one that I loved writing. It’s titled (WW)2 , and it’s a fast-paced near-future conflict with an enemy that the nations of Earth never imagined fighting. As with a number of my short stories, I hope to expand it into a full length novel at some point (when time is a bit more plentiful). The picture you see is the first time I’ve shared the concept for the cover. I would love to hear your thoughts on it! And keep your eyes open for (WW)2 !

Happy writing!


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3 Responses to The Past Versus the Future (plus a draft cover for my next short story!)

  1. worldsbeforethedoor says:

    Sounds like and amazing and helpful Masters choice! I look forward to how it affects your writng! The cover and title are both awesome!

    • W.E. Linde says:

      Thanks so much Abby! You’re always very encouraging and I really appreciate it. Writing time is going to be quite constrained for a while, but I’ll be ready to go once I get a break from school. Thanks for kind words on the cover!

      • worldsbeforethedoor says:

        I love to encourage others! It’s one of my favorite things! So, I’m glad I could encourage you! I would imagine after you get back your head will be bursting at the seams with story ideas!!

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