Robin de Voh
there's never enough stories

Nanoprep Stories

To prepare for NaNoWriMo, I use October to get into the habit of writing daily. The minimum word count, however, is far lower than during NaNoWriMo: in the hundreds rather than 1667 (50000/30 days).

I do this for a total of 20 days, for a total of 20 stories. As I write these stories, they'll be added to the below list. The goal is to write 20 pieces of fiction, though one or two pieces of non-fiction may slip through (last year I had one of those).

Disclaimer: These are generally written in under an hour, and are posted after 1 or 2 quick read-throughs. Some may contain typos or errors. If so, feel free to let me know on twitter.

Previous years: 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015

2021

40 stories, 2 months. The minimum per story is 700 words.

01: Oct 04 - Halloween Crowd (2.623 words)
02: Oct 05 - The Wall (1.789 words)
03: Oct 06 - On the Trail (867 words)
04: Oct 07 - Convince Me (903 words)
05: Oct 08 - Where the Hell is Hugo Vickers? (3.376 words)
06: Oct 11 - Not Picky Enough (1.266 words)
07: Oct 12 - Great Minds Dream Alike (1.813 words)
08: Oct 13 - Memories III (1.385 words)
09: Oct 14 - The Lyfecycle Algorithm (2.360 words)
10: Oct 15 - ...
11: Oct 18 - Waste of Fucking Time (969 words)
12: Oct 19 - Lucky Find (1.248 words)
13: Oct 20 - Big Blue Button (1.000 words)
14: Oct 21 - You Should be Sleeping, Harold (1.600 words)
15: Oct 22 - Why I Write (1.116 words)
16: Oct 25 - ...
17: Oct 26 - Callan's Hill (1.361 words)
18: Oct 27 - Captain Penn, Trailblazer (1.408 words)
17: Oct 28 - ...
20: Oct 29 - Coffee With an Old Friend (2.203 words)

21: Nov 03 - ...
22: Nov 04 - ...
23: Nov 05 - ...
24: Nov 08 - ...
25: Nov 09 - ...
26: Nov 10 - ...
27: Nov 11 - ...
28: Nov 12 - ...
29: Nov 15 - ...
30: Nov 16 - ...
31: Nov 17 - ...
32: Nov 18 - ...
33: Nov 19 - ...
34: Nov 22 - ...
35: Nov 23 - ...
36: Nov 24 - ...
37: Nov 25 - ...
38: Nov 26 - ...
37: Nov 29 - ...
40: Nov 30 - ...

Story total: 17 (of 40).
Word total: 27.282 (of 28.000) words.

2020

20 stories, 1 month. The minimum per story is 800 words.

01: Oct 05 - Derivative (867 words)
02: Oct 06 - Stasis Pods (1.398 words)
03: Oct 07 - Uber Corona (999 words)
04: Oct 08 - Rain (1.047 words)
05: Oct 09 - ...
06: Oct 08 - Vintage Coat (1.644 words)
07: Oct 13 - ...
08: Oct 14 - The Rift (1.304 words)
09: Oct 15 - The Brightest Roast (2.428 words)
10: Oct 16 - ...
11: Oct 19 - ...
12: Oct 20 - ...
13: Oct 21 - Last Moonrise (2.484 words)
14: Oct 22 - Singular They (1.101 words)
15: Oct 23 - ...
16: Oct 26 - Funeral Procession (1.360 words)
17: Oct 27 - The Baguette Bastard (988 words)
18: Oct 28 - ...
17: Oct 29 - Loud Insomnia (1.094 words)
20: Oct 30 - ...

Story total: 13 (of 20).
Word total: 16.713 (of 16.000) words.

2019

20 stories, 1 month. The minimum per story is 700 words.

01: Oct 04 - Pasta (730 words)
02: Oct 07 - I got this. (1.590 words)
03: Oct 08 - The Sandstone Temple (1.955 words)
04: Oct 09 - Throw Pillows (1.128 words)
05: Oct 10 - Us versus Them (810 words)
06: Oct 11 - Cecilia (1.301 words)
07: Oct 14 - Fluff the Bunny (1.343 words)
08: Oct 15 - Luck of the Dice (875 words)
09: Oct 16 - Brogaine (1.027 words)
10: Oct 17 - Stories (761 words)
11: Oct 18 - You can do it (752 words)
12: Oct 21 - Jabok (1.053 words)
13: Oct 22 - Fire Storms (1.956 words)
14: Oct 23 - Another Few (1.548 words)
15: Oct 24 - The Cuauhtēmallān (1.569 words)
16: Oct 25 - Self Reflection (865 words)
17: Oct 28 - Aptitude Test (1.260 words)
18: Oct 29 - One Free Coffee Voucher (1.456 words)
19: Oct 30 - Whispers (1.734 words)
20: Oct 31 - Loot (2.291 words)

Story total: 20 (of 20).
Word total: 26.004 (of 14.000) words.

2018

20 stories, 1 month. The minimum per story is 600 words.

01: Oct 01 - 180° Celsius (1.468 words)
02: Oct 02 - Wishing on a Coconut (1.342 words)
03: Oct 03 - Amsterdam by Night (1.134 words)
04: Oct 04 - Everything is Great! (881 words)
05: Oct 05 - The Other Way (975 words)
06: Oct 06 - Another First One (1.515 words)
07: Oct 07 - Alex (3.008 words)
08: Oct 08 - The Intelligence Test (943 words)
09: Oct 09 - The Fool's Student (733 words)
10: Oct 10 - There Can Be Only One (1.396 words)
11: Oct 11 - Bringer of Light (1.228 words)
12: Oct 12 - Jackie Wants a Cracker (1.011 words)
13: Oct 13 - The Zoo (788 words)
14: Oct 14 - Abraxas, the Lost Colony (971 words)
15: Oct 15 - Body-jacked (1.194 words)
16: Oct 16 - Loss. (837 words)
17: Oct 17 - Medicated (1.120 words)
18: Oct 18 - Corporate Coffee (1.677 words)
19: Oct 19 - Time to Go (776 words)
20: Oct 20 - Project Eden (part 1) (2.758 words)

Story total: 20 (of 20).
Word total: 25.755 (of 12.000) words.

2017

20 stories, 1 month. The minimum per story is 400 words.

01: Oct 11 - One for the History Books (613 words)
02: Oct 12 - Photographs (666 words)
03: Oct 13 - Memories, a sequel of sorts (1.829 words)
04: Oct 14 - The Dog and the Wardrobe (983 words)
05: Oct 15 - Abandoned (648 words)
06: Oct 16 - 5 Dollars Worth (568 words)
07: Oct 17 - Unwelcome (831 words)
08: Oct 18 - Bruegel's Finest Work (580 words)
09: Oct 19 - Pay Day (945 words)
10: Oct 20 - Dust & Beans (979 words)
11: Oct 21 - Coffee Snobs Unanimous (1.936 words)
12: Oct 22 - Rejected (624 words)
13: Oct 23 - Magic Larry (771 words)
14: Oct 24 - Isolated Future (1.697 words)
15: Oct 25 - So very, very awkward (564 words)
16: Oct 26 - A Story. (832 words)
17: Oct 27 - Swipe right (874 words)
18: Oct 28 - The Cargo (1.820 words)
19: Oct 29 - Monster Mash (639 words)
20: Oct 30 - To the Moon! (788 words)

Story total: 20 (of 20).
Word total: 19.187 (of 8.000) words.

2016

20 stories, 1 month. The minimum per story is 200 words.

01: Oct 11 - Patience (460 words)
02: Oct 12 - This One. (851 words)
03: Oct 13 - Great Walk (716 words)
04: Oct 14 - The Shelter (1.439 words)
05: Oct 15 - Bok, bok. (450 words)
06: Oct 16 - The Coworker (1.510 words)
07: Oct 17 - Guy Talk (449 words)
08: Oct 18 - Stories (520 words)
09: Oct 19 - Crashlanded (1.296 words)
10: Oct 20 - Sparkle (1.090 words)
11: Oct 21 - The Ring (781 words)
12: Oct 22 - The Fog (902 words)
13: Oct 23 - Blink (1.008 words)
14: Oct 24 - Pilgrim (776 words)
15: Oct 25 - Negative Feedback (1.435 words)
16: Oct 26 - Metal as All Hell (626 words)
17: Oct 27 - Yarn (614 words)
18: Oct 28 - There he goes again (1.459 words)
19: Oct 29 - The Hotline (621 words)
20: Oct 30 - Past Experiences (1.028 words)

Story total: 20 (of 20).
Word total: 18.031 (of 4.000) words.

2015

20 stories, 1 month. The minimum per story is 100 words.

01: Oct 11 - War Stars (178 words)
02: Oct 12 - Great Night (415 words)
03: Oct 13 - The Colony (692 words)
04: Oct 14 - Goodbye. (743 words)
05: Oct 15 - The Box (600 words)
06: Oct 16 - Lock and Key (541 words)
07: Oct 17 - Fire! (485 words)
08: Oct 18 - Something about Coffee (1.081 words)
09: Oct 19 - 1-800-ENERGIXX (653 words)
10: Oct 20 - The tribe (454 words)
11: Oct 21 - On the Sidelines (539 words)
12: Oct 22 - Rats (747 words)
13: Oct 23 - Creative Writing (490 words)
14: Oct 24 - Keep looking (631 words)
15: Oct 25 - The Roof (618 words)
16: Oct 26 - So very Boring (719 words)
17: Oct 27 - Verification (2.355 words)
18: Oct 28 - Get Scared (498 words)
19: Oct 29 - Punch him in the Temple (830 words)
20: Oct 30 - One door closes... (658 words)

Story total: 20 (of 20).
Word total: 13.927 (of 2.000) words.