How I Answered the Challenge…by Julianne Snow

Julianne SnowWhat would one do when having the elements of their fate delivered to them by the Norns? Well, they’d write themselves a story…

Recently I took part in the Wicked Women Writers Challenge after having been dealt what I feel was a fairly rough
hand by the clever yet cheeky Norns:

  • My Apocalyptic Disaster – Super Volcano
  • My Location – A Commuter Train
  • My ‘Helpful’ Item – A Bottle of Jack Daniels
  • My Disadvantage – Being Naked

The challenge was to take the four elements and weave a story around them, all while answering the penultimate question: How Will You Survive? Trust me, it wasn’t easy…

I sat at my computer and wrote somewhere in the neighbourhood of three potential stories combining the elements in different ways before deciding upon a completely different angle to attack the challenge from. And from that point forward, there was no turning back.

To give you a quick synopsis:
“After a failed and disastrous sexual interlude on her commute home, our heroine is shocked to discover the train she’s riding upon is rushing headlong into the path of an erupting volcano. Completely naked, how will she survive when panic sets in?”
Gripping huh? That’s what I thought! It’s filled not only with elements of horror, but I’ve mixed in a good dose of comedy as well. How could I not? Facing down a super volcano while being naked bespeaks to a certain amount of needed comedic flare.

So in the end, Not All Jacks Are Created Equal is a dark comedic tale that certainly answers the questions the Norns asked. You’ll just have to read or listen to find out how our heroine survives.

Julianne Snow’s Bio:

Julianne Snow is the author of the Days with the Undead series. She writes within the realms of speculative fiction and has roots that go deep into horror. Julianne has pieces of short fiction in publications from Sirens Call Publications, Open Casket Press, James Ward Kirk Publishing and Hazardous Press as well as the forthcoming shorts in anthologies from 7DS Books, Phrenic Press, and the Coffin Hop charity anthology Death by Drive-In. Look for parts in a number of collaborative projects to be announced shortly.

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @CdnZmbiRytr
Facebook: Julianne Snow
FB Fan Page: Julianne Snow, Author
Amazon Author Page: Julianne Snow
Blogs: Days with the Undead & The FlipSide of Julianne


About Karsun

I’m a freelance writer, website designer and overall Jill of all trades that lives in sunny and stormy Florida. Shauna Klein is my pen name and I’m married with children that have fins, feathers and fur. I have a short story in the Cemetery Dance book In Laymon’s Terms and a blurb in the book The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child. I also have short stories on Amazon that can be found by searching for Shauna Klein.

Posted on September 17, 2013, in contests, Wicked Women Writers. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is going to be wicked fun to read! Good luck. Sounds like you’re on your way.

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