Guess who won Steven Brust’s One-Sentence Worldbuilding Contest?
For those of you too lazy to follow the link: I was one of the 5 winners1, with the sentence: “The legionnaires drove the sandgrouse from the oasis, and the spirits from their shrines, but they could not quiet the ghosts on the salt-flat wind.”
It’s the first sentence for a story I never wrote for a deadline in March 2014, so it’s been bouncing around in my head for a while now. I even wrote two different ending scenes for a challenge on the Other Worlds writing group. But that’s as far as the story ever got, beyond a couple-sentence outline in the back of my head. I suppose I should get around to writing the Tragic Salt Mummy story one of these days!
- Including such fine company as Jo Walton(!)