When “Tell Me a Story” ended, I mentioned an idea to continue writing fiction here on the blog.
The idea was not an original one, but something I learned about while reading Wil Wheaton’s Sunken Treasure. Created by Kevin Lawver and Jason Garber, Ficlets was created in the AOL heyday where creative types would write short fiction, and then other lovely creatives could add on to it. They could write a prequel, a sequel, whatever they like.
A story could go on for forever, as different contributors add to either end of it.
One of the things that really appealed to me with the idea is that it’s a short piece of fiction – no more than 1024 words.
So, here on the blog, I’m running with that concept as a sort of hybrid writing prompt.
This week, you all contribute ideas for the start of the story. It can be as simple as a sentence, a place, or even a song. Whatever you give, I’ll write the “beginning” of the story.
Next week, when I post the resulting story, those of you who wish to participate can then use the story as a jumping off point for your part of the story. You can post yours on your blog and leave a link in the comments. Everyone involved will have a chance to read each others and see the unique turn the story takes.
Are you ready??
Even if you aren’t participating on your blog, feel free to suggestions for prompts or general comments below!