Vacancy on Fiction365

Today the featured story on Fiction365 is a sordid tale spun by yours truly.

Vacancy is a story about a man who wakes up in a cheap hotel and discovers that he’s the only person who wasn’t murdered during the night in the entire building. His second lease on life forces him to evaluate his existence and question whether or not his life was worth sparing. It’s a story about Fate and whether or not there is any semblance of justice in the world. Do the wicked truly get what they deserve or is God simply rolling the dice, making all this shit up as He goes?

It’s not the best story I’ve ever written, but it’s an interesting tale of determinism vs. free will and the writing is solid. Personally my favorite part of the story is the very beginning when Donovan wakes up in the hotel room. There are some nice moments there when it’s just him experiencing the “familiar feeling of waking up in an unfamiliar place.” I enjoy writing those solitary moments where it’s just me and my character and I can zoom in on the world before any other characters show up and ruin our moment.

Anyways, definitely check out the story. If you don’t catch it today, you can always read it on the site’s archives. It’s the story for October 7, 2011.

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~ by themoderntranscendentalist on October 7, 2011.

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