HCC: High Concept Challenge 34, A Working Class Hero Is Something To Be

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 23:32:24 PST 2012

On Sun, 9 Dec 2012 22:42:14 +0000 (UTC), Tom Russell wrote:

> Hey everybody. It's been a while.
> As some of you know, I've had some financial trouble for the last few 
> years, and things were looking pretty desperate. I ain't out of the woods 
> yet, not by a long-shot, but this year I did at last find full-time 
> employment with a default management company about an hour's commute away. 
> So I'm making something closer to almost-enough money (things are still 
> very touch-and-go) and getting used to weird, arcane things like "paid time 
> off" and "Christmas bonuses".
> One drawback is that I'm finding it difficult to budget my free time; I 
> wake at 7AM, come home between 6-7PM, and have to be in bed by 10:30 or so. 
> That's a very small window of time-- a window that was much larger when I 
> was making much less money, a window that afforded ample time for 
> board-game design, movie-watching (and -making), and of course RACC.

Wow, that is quite a bit like my current situation. @.@ 
> So! Your challenge!
> Write a story about a protagonist who has some sort of genre-specific 
> very-important but very-unpaid calling-- superhero, sorcerer, paranormal 
> investigator, what-have-you-- as well as a "normal", forty-plus hours a 
> week job, and the difficulty (or ease) with which they balance their two 
> vocations, their personal lives, and the physical demands of the human 
> body.

Hmmmmmmm... Now I'm considering one of the advantages of being an LNH
member: the guaranteed stipend, which seems to be consistent between
universes. And wondering what it's like for a solo net.hero...

> I'll set the deadline for December 31.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, hmmmmmmm...

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