This is the second call for story elements in a series I’m calling Open Prompts (I’m not entirely sure I like that name though, so if you have a better suggestion, let me know). The result of the first Open Prompts was my story “Klutz” and originolS’s story “$0.99 Only”.
If you have a suggestion for a story element, post it in the comments. It’s pretty open, but here are some examples:
– the title
– the genre (fantasy, mystery, horror, etc.)
– the tone (dark, humorous , serious, absurd, etc.)
– a character’s name or other details about them (just one character at a time, though)
– plot elements (e.g. a silver dagger, a rainstorm, identical twins, etc.)
– the length (something between 50 and 1500 words)
– anything else you feel like.
I’m going to use six story elements, suggesting the first one myself to get the ball rolling. I know everyone has their own blogging/writing schedule, but if you’d like to join me, I’d be thrilled to read your story based on the same story elements.
- The title is: “Saturday, 4am”
Have fun! Be creative! I’ll post the story this Friday.
September 18th, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Thats neat that you ask for others input! I love that. I’m fairly open myself. Lets keep it around 700 words ish. 🙂
September 18th, 2012 at 3:25 pm
Okay, the length will be about 700 words. That’s a good amount.
September 18th, 2012 at 4:53 pm
Ok, how about Vinyl records as an item?
September 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm
Sounds good. It’s on the list 🙂
September 18th, 2012 at 11:19 pm
Character name: Edward “The Squid” Morrison
September 18th, 2012 at 11:22 pm
Sweet. You always have the best character names, Chris.
September 19th, 2012 at 12:34 am
September 19th, 2012 at 12:12 am
OK, I have a genre for you – I vote for post-apocalypse sci-fi. Think John Wyndham, or The Death of Grass maybe? I love a story where I recognise the setting, but in a slightly off key way. Good luck!
September 19th, 2012 at 12:18 am
That’s a great genre for it. I love that sort of thing. 🙂
September 19th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
An android sidekick
September 19th, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Okay, so the elements for this story:
1. Title” “Saturday, 4am”
2. Length: about 700 words
3. vinyl records
4. A character named Edward “the Squid” Morrison
5. Genre: post-apocalyptic sci-fi
6. An android sidekick
I’ll post this story on Friday, September 21. If you want a challenge, write a story based on these as well.
September 20th, 2012 at 12:59 am
Friday is a lil tight..but I’ll try..!!
September 20th, 2012 at 9:11 am
Well, you’re not on a schedule, that’s just when I’m going to post mine. You can do it whenever you want 🙂
September 22nd, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Can’t wait to read what you come up with :).
September 24th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
you are very, very talented.