Filed under: short fiction
I just realized this morning why the (former) cliché (challenge) story is moving so slowly: that universe is underdeveloped. The SO mentioned Eric Flint and his 1632 anthologies, and somehow that made me realize that no one could write a story in the (former) cliché story universe, because there’s just not enough to it yet. My lead characters have been dropping hints about how things work now, and used to work before, but it’s still too vague.
It’s a story about aliens. That probably makes things harder. Hmmm.