It’s no secret that I’m a fan of gifs. So when Natalie Parker and Julie Murphy approached me about The Hanging Garden, a project in which 2014 debut YA authors write fiction inspired by gifs, my reaction was something along the lines of:
Our first challenge: write a short story inspired by one of two gifs. Every Monday, a different author shares their work. When I read the stories posted so far:
Then I realized I’d have to follow up these amazing writers:
My writing process:
But eventually I put together my very first gif-inspired short story and now it’s live on the Hanging Garden. Woohoo!
In grad school I mostly wrote short stories, but since then I’ve mostly worked on longer projects. It’s been really fun to dive back into a shorter form and write down ideas that can exist in their own little world. Looking forward to lots more gif-fiction challenges with the Hanging Garden team!
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What a fun idea! I enjoyed your story–that was an interesting take on the GIF (and I do love Crowley!).
Thanks so much! I actually haven’t seen Supernatural at all; I think this means I need to start binge-watching immediately. 😉
Oh, trust me, you do. I hadn’t watched it before this year and I’m caught up to the new season. It’s very enjoyable–lots of great fodder if you’re interested in anything supernatural, too.
Cool concept! And right up your alley! Have fun with it!
Thanks, Jennifer! 🙂