Monday, 19 May 2008

A Chill Wind...

Master Sand Sculpting 2002 - Hampton Beach


I've sent off a second story to Shroud's 'Northern Chill' anthology.

For my second attempt I knew that I wanted to write a story set at the beach. I played with a few ideas, trawled the internet for info on beaches in New England until I stumbled upon the Sand Sculpting competition that takes place each June at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. From then on I knew my story would be set around sand sculptures, and when I found the above picture (if you click on the picture it takes you direct to the site and more fabulous temporary art) everything came together.

6 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, awesome pic! Vaguely creepy, certainly fascinating. Good luck with the story!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Cheers :)

J.C. Tabler said...

Look at you, being all productive and such! I think I'll stick with my "one submission" rule right now as I've got some rewrites to get done and another story to pump out this week.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I originally thought I would send in four stories (one for each category) and have instead sent three - all of which probably belong in the same category. DOH!

Natalie L. Sin said...

I set mine at a children's day camp. I grew up in CT, so I had a lot to work with : ) Of course it could still reek.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I think I may have hit lucky with one of my submissions - I got a wee bit carried away and subbed 3 in total - so far :). In the editor's received reply he put that he used to live in the place I set the story in. Go figure! Out of the whole of New England I put the pin in the right part of the map.