Story: Crossing the Chasm

Crossing the Chasm - By David KeenerMy new story, “Crossing the Chasm,” is available for free on this web site. It’s the first in my Myth Conceptions Fables series of humorous, slightly bent fables. My conceit is that all of the stories in the series will use some common business-oriented phrase as a title, and then bend and twist that title to serve their own purposes.

The description of this story is:

A mighty warrior on a treasure-seeking quest encounters an unexpected ordeal in which his physical skills, weapons and magical artifacts are useless. What, then, is a warrior to do?

The story is roughly 1150 words, which translates into about 4 pages if published in a book. It’s slightly longer than flash fiction, which traditionally uses a limit of 1000 words. One thing about these stories in my Myth Conceptions Fables series — I designed them for storytelling, to be delivered to a live audience in about 7 to 9 minutes. With effective storytelling techniques, this fable comes out to about 9 minutes.

I have video of me telling this story to a live audience. I’ll get that video online soon. In the meantime, the story is available in HTML and PDF forms. I’ll be experimenting with more formats later, as well.

Note (May 11, 2013): The video is now online.
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