|"There Are Other Worlds Than These"|
I'd like to officially unveil the theme for this year's challenge.
The 2015 theme has a scifi-fantasy feel but be assured, there's no conspiracy going on here. It's not a plot to twist anyone's arm and force their pens on genre(s) totally out of their league.
The phrase “There Are Other Worlds Than These,” (which is a quote made by Stephen King in magnum opus, The Dark Tower) should turn our minds to one of the most basic axis on which fiction rotates and that is 'our Earth is only one of a million Earths existing in a parallel line.
As you set yourself up to pen 30 stories in the month of June, look at every one of those stories as a foray into parallel universes; into places different yet similar in queer ways, to ‘our’ own Earth. And while you're at it, do try to make the settings, characters and plot believable.
Because you really do believe, “There Are Other Worlds Than These.”
Keep your pens bleeding.