June 08, 2005

Something New

The dog days of summer are approaching, unless you live where I do, then they are already here!

Summer is typically the time most people are out and about, taking vacations, and enjoying themselves away from the computer. Thus, a commitment for writers and readers alike may be too much to expect over the course of several weeks.

With that in mind, I thought the next big serial fiction project (Blog Noir Sequel) could wait until after Labor Day; however, I've become somewhat addicted to fiction on Fridays and have asked a number of wildly creative and talented bloggers to participate in a new experiment.

This one is called Take Two.

The concept is simple. A brief scenario or sketch is presented, then interpreted by each of the writers who, in turn, write a short story based on the sketch that is not to exceed 1,000 words.

At first blush a thousand words might seem a daunting task, but I think most will find it somewhat challenging to tell a story, his or her story, well within that thousand words. A thousand words typically takes up two typed pages.

On Fridays, I will showcase a blurb from each of the writers with links directly to their stories.

I anticipate it will be incredible to read how very different each of the storylines will unfold. I'm very excited about this project and hope you are, too.

Here are the scenarios and line ups for Friday, June 10 and Friday June 17.

Group I - June 10th

Group of kids are playing a pick up game. The ball flies over the fence into the forbidden lands. The smallest child is "elected" to squeeze through a couple of loose boards in the fence. With apprehension, the child goes to retrieve the ball.

1. Konstantin - Dystropoppygus
2. That 1 Guy - Drunken Wisdom
3. Guy S. - Snugg Harbor
4. Joe - Cadillac Tight
5. Dash - The Boiling Point*

Group II - June 17th

A person gets on a subway then nods off only to waken just before the appointed stop. When this person exits the station, the surroundings are completely unrecognizable. Individual then realizes he/she had not seen another human since getting on the train.

6. Silk - Just Breathe
7. Margi - Margi Lowry
8. Amelie - for a breath i tarry
9. Tincanman - The Tincanman
10. Velociman - Velociworld
10A. Sadie -Fistful of Fortnights*

See you on Friday!

If ANYONE would like to paricipate, please let me know!!

*Slight change in schedule to accommodate the writers.

Posted by Christina at June 8, 2005 11:10 AM


I can't wait to read them. You are the fiction queen dear!

Posted by: silk at June 8, 2005 01:55 PM

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