Once again it’s time for the digital snow to fall all over scottdavidbrown.com! I was so excited for it to start that I have been checking my blog every other day, waiting for it to start. I’m happy to see it was an automated feature, no need to activate it! Nice! Sadly, my visual theme for the blog wasn’t ideal for the effect, so I made a slight change. 😉
The solution? Change the theme! So for now my blog will look like this until at least the end of the snowfall feature, which I think is January 4th. I’m not sure if I will be returning to my old theme or trying something new. I’ll have to cross that bridge when I come to it.
On another note, the holiday season has made me feel like writing again. I’ve gotten back into editing Like Human, my story about a robot who wants to be human. It’s wonderful to be getting back into the project. I feel bad for neglecting it for so long. I usually take breaks from my stories once I feel I need one. This particular absence has been too long, sadly.
The story is about a man named Charles who has lost his family and now only has his childhood robot left to remind him of his past. 6-40c, the robot, helps keep Charles grounded. 6-40c provides a sense of normalcy for Charles, but also it makes him feel connect to the family he lost. Once the robot changes and begins to behave bizarrely, Charles finds it difficult to cope. The robot’s change into a “human like” being threaten’s Charle’s sanity. This is why Charles is so hostile to the change his robot seeks to create, to become human. Charles fears his deep loneliness and fears losing what is left of his childhood, thus he takes out his fear on 6-40c.
Like Human is a very different kind of story than what I usually write. It’s going deeper into emotional topics and psychological issues than I normally do. This once feels like it has more heart, more emotion. It’s fun and I like challenging myself. When finished, it will be a short story, and I’ll try to shop it around to different sci-fi mags. That reminds me, I have another short story that I wrote and I’m thinking of publishing it on my blog. Might be fun 🙂