GWJ Writer's Throwdown: January 2013 - To Boldly Go -
A new year of writing stretches before us. The pages; white, empty, anticipating your words. The vistas; blank and awaiting your brush. The words; tumbling to the front of your brain, eager to escape into the world. It is a new dawn, a new day, some might even say...a new frontier.
This month's challenge; to boldly go. Tell us a story about going somewhere new, or doing something new. What is it that your character has secretly always wanted, and has now resolved To Do? Where is your frontier? Is it space, is it the depths of the unexplored seas, is it the top of the world, or the top of the corporate food chain? Is it leading a rebellion? Is it the first day at a new school? Is it finding the courage to be alone...or with someone else? Is it a new pet, or a new car, or standing up to your mother about her fruitcake? Does your character have a secret desire to become a stand-up comedian, or give up their career to fly kites with their true love on the beaches of a secret island? Only you can show us your frontier.
Rules: We don't need no stinking rules. People on their way to a new frontier are very rarely rule-followers. I wouldn't expect anything less from y'all.
(Ok, one rule; post your story on your own hosting site, and link it in this thread.)