Make it absurd
A twist story is only halfway there if you guess the twist. I enjoy the surreal, unexpected, humorous and maybe even frighting.
Sphere of Weird
book series, short stories for advanced middle school readers, seeking representation
Midge and Marcus Mysteries
book series, humor, middle grade, seeking publication
A fantasy humor novel for middle school readers, I actually loved this book regardless of the disaster it became. Published in 2002, I was naive and foolishly joined with a quasi-sketchy vanity style publisher. The experience was painful but I learned much, and enough time has elapsed that it’s fine. It’s all fine.
The concept was that our Big Thoughts are grown and nurtured in thought farms in the alternate world of Eurekala, populated by fantastical creatures. In this world of pure thought, each denizen has a role to play in caring for our deepest thoughts. When Rumold Jinx, the Lord of Chaos, decides he no longer wants to work for the outside world, things become dicey.
The rights to this one reverted to me, so I could revisit this again some day.