Story 183 is out to seek its fortune. It's called "Clayground." It's a humorous (I hope) flash piece about a city that tries to save money by building a playground out of clay.
My Name: Matthew Sanborn Smith. My NEW challenge: Write 1000 stories before I die. Current story count: 183. The One-Thousand is made up of stories that are aimed at publication in professional venues. I've been published at Tor.com, Apex, and Nature, among others. Listen to my podcast, Beware the Hairy Mango. Shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com