I have a friend (you should check out her homepage, it's much better than mine) from whom I stole this idea. The concept is to get me working on projects by tackling small, one-sitting tasks and getting them done just to get the thrill of completeness. Of course, she does it with pictures. I do it with stories. Each of these stories will be written and conceived entirely in one sitting. They will likely be very short, and not necessarily any good. To keep myself from pondering ideas beforehand, I ask for a title of the story from a friend right before I sit down to write it. After a few minutes of planning, I start writing. I might do a little back-editting to make sure the story holds together, but everything (with the possible exception of spell-checking) must be done in one sitting. Feedback is always appreciated (hc(at)qrivy(dot)net is a good place to send it). I'm mostly doing this to build motivation for bigger projects, so if nobody peeps, it might not work.
The first quick and dirty little story. Title by my good friend and roommate, Michael. Very well received by friends and family.
This is QnD number two. The title was given to me by my sister. I'm not as happy with this one as with the first. Frankly, I think it sucks.
Another one of my roommates game me the particularly nasty title to QnD number 3. There's some experimentation with the narrative voice here. It seems to be well received by the sorts of people it's about, and not so much so by everyone else. I'm not sure what that means.