The Bradbury Challenge

Ray Bradbury was one of the most respected and prolific writers of the 20th Century. He passed in 2012, but his advice to author’s still exists. During an Evening with Ray Bradbury, he offered a really great piece of advice for new writers.

If you can write one short story a week—it doesn’t matter what the quality is to start—but at least you’re practicing and at the end of the year you have 52 short stories and I defy you to write 52 bad ones. It can’t be done.

Well, Mr. Bradbury, I can’t argue with you, so I’m taking your advice.


Week 1 – The Orchid (4/07/2016)

Week 2 – A Copper Coast Distraction (4/14/2016)

Week 3 – The Botched Job (4/21/2016)

Week 4 – The Truth (4/28/2016)

Week 5 – Friday Afternoon (5/5/2016)

Week 6 – For a Few Chips (5/12/2016)

Week 7 – Stormy Dreams (5/19/2016)

Week 8 – 3% (5/26/2016)

Week 9 – Fireworks (6/2/2016)

Week 10 – There Is A House (6/9/2016)

Week 11 – Questions and Trees (6/16/2016)

Week 12 – Subject #62186 (6/30/2016)

Week 13 – Crafty (7/7/2016)

Week 14 – Business As Usual at Olicratic Galactic Convention: A Chase MacTarvish Report (7/14/2016)

Week 15 – Natalie! (7/21/2016)

Week 16 – The Train Job (7/28/2016)

Week 17 – The Star Warehouse (8/4/2016)

Week 18 – Let Rest the Wind (8/11/2016)

Week 19 – The Man Who Ate Too Many Tacos (8/18/2016)

Week 20 – Best Friends Forever (8/25/2016)

Week 21 – A Meeting in the Park (9/01/2016)

Week 22 – Coffee Date (9/8/2016)