June 10, 2005

Take Two...

Is off and Running!!

Remember, this is the sketch they were all given to start with:

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.

First up to post/bat is the cool Average Tobacco Chewing Joe at Cadillac Tight. He came in at exactly 1000 words (there should be a prize for that) and tells a very descriptive story with a definite curve ball ending.

Guy S. over at Snugg Harbor has a interesting take on our ball players. He did a fine job of developing the relationship between the characters and sent "Tadpole" on a little journey that left me with goosebumps!

Dash at The Boiling Point told me when I approached him he was not much of a writer and that he has never even attempted to write fiction before. I think he's wrong. He is quite the story teller. His little hero, Jake is another one who packs a lot of courage in a small frame.

I love them all!

That 1 Guy over at Drunken Wisdom has told me he will be posting tonight. He and his "editor" may be having "creative conflicts." I never pictured him to be such a diva! (big smile and I am merely poking fun at him)


Alrighty then, That 1 Guy has his story up and it comes at the starting sketch at a one hundred and eighty degree angle. It's chilling.

One more to go!

I have faith that my suave Greek friend Dystropoppygus will be posting soon and will update as soon as he does.


We are now complete for the week. Konstantin of Dystropoppygus gives us something completely different and totally unexpected. His perspective on a "pickup" game is based on his own experiences in his native Greece. His powers of description are nothing short of remarkable.

These gentlemen have done a fabulous job. I could not be more pleased.

What an excellent beginning to this exciting project.

My heartfelt thanks to each of you!

Please stay tuned, next week brings a new line up and even more adventure.

Posted by Christina at June 10, 2005 06:41 AM


WOW - it is off and running....I love seeing how differently everyone spins it!

BTW - thanks Christina for pulling this all together.

Posted by: Tammi at June 10, 2005 09:11 AM

Thanks for letting us play in your "sandlot", it was fun!

Posted by: Guy S at June 10, 2005 09:48 AM

Lady, you have more skill at putting/pulling stuff together than most CEO's that I can think of! Amazing!

Posted by: Michele at June 10, 2005 09:51 AM

That was a lot of fun, Christina - thanks for inviting me.

I'd expected a lot of variance in the stories to begin with - but wow. So far, the variance is incredible.

Nice project!

Posted by: Average Tobacco Chewing Joe at June 10, 2005 10:23 AM

Next time, let's permit one picture for every thousand words.

That was great Christina! Thanks for the invitation.


Posted by: dystropoppygus at June 10, 2005 09:33 PM

Thanks for letting me play in your playground. I had a lot of fun telling the story. You are the blog fiction master. I can't wait for more stories.

Posted by: Dash at June 10, 2005 10:56 PM

Dash - thanks for popping in for me when I needed a long weekend off....I appreciate it!

Looks like I'll have lots of reading to catch up on;-)

Posted by: sadie at June 11, 2005 01:39 AM

Thanks, Chrissy! It took a bit of work, but it was a blast!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 11, 2005 12:33 PM

Wow. Just wow. Nicely done guys, perfect way to have Sunday morning coffee in rainy old Auckland.

Posted by: tincanman at June 11, 2005 06:15 PM

i'm enchanted. they were all SO good!

Posted by: amelie at June 12, 2005 09:56 AM

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