Storyfeather Year One, Copyright © 2014 Sanjay Patel.
This week’s story will be posted by midnight Sunday, November 9.
In today’s post, I want to thank everyone who read even one of the fifty-two stories I have posted thus far on Storyfeather. Thank you for your time and your interest. Thank you for supporting my dream. Thank you for being part of Storyfeather, Year One!
A story a week for a year. That was the challenge I set for myself when I launched Storyfeather in November 2013. I actually did it! And I will keep going. The fun, the frustration, the sleep-deprivation, the awkwardness of explaining to others what that deadline is that I have every week, the last-minute scramble to revise and edit and to conjure an image, the victorious nod and dopey smile when I post yet another story…it is all worth it. I hope to add a few more elements to the site in the second year, such as a store. Some of that is in progress. In the meantime, I’ll stare at the above image and pat myself on the back for just a while longer.
The above image is a picture I took of artwork created by Sanjay Patel to commemorate Storyfeather’s one-year anniversary. Each image block represents one of the stories from the first year in the order it was posted. A lot happened in the year one stories. Magic beans, a portal in a boy’s stomach, a journey to the afterworld, aliens, furies, telekinesis…
Here’s to seeing what year two brings.
Long Live Stories!