Wednesday Nite Write: Solarpunk

Write a solarpunk story based on this cutie! Solarpunk is defined as “a genre and art movement that envisions how the future might look if humanity succeeded in solving major contemporary challenges with an emphasis on sustainability, climate change and pollution.”  To read the story from Australian Geographic, click here.

Vernard S. Fields Talks Filmmaking

Filmmaker Vernard S. Fields of the Black Cincinnati Cinema Collective recently released his horror short film Jumper Guy, which one “Best Screamplay” at the 2021 Cincinnati Fright Film Competition. Midwest BSFA talked to him about the film, his favorite films and filmmakers, and his path to filmmaking.

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Wednesday Nite Write: Lifeforms

Photograph courtesy of Sarah Lloyd, based in Tasmania.

Write a story based on this photo of myxomycetes, which can move and hunt for prey or look for the best environment for them. They’re born from spores, like mushrooms, and their movements seem to be dependent on microfibrils that remember the fibers of the muscles. These ′′ blobs ′′ crawl (at a speed of 1 cm per hour), consuming phagocusing bacteria, algae, yeasts, protozoa and other organic material; they digest them and expel the remains outside.