Hello there! If your new over here, Write a Story with me is a little idea I came up with for my Blogiversary. It’s a story I started in mid July, and a different author ever week adds an additional 250-ish words to the story. When they are done, the next person gets tagged and they are on their way!
It’s great fun because it’s a super flash-fiction challenge, because you NEVER KNOW what you’re going to get hit with. You can’t plan, because you don’t know what kind of curve-ball the person in front of you will throw.
Sound like fun? It is!
If you’d like to catch up, a list of the previous segments is below.
Today, we have Richard Leonard up at bat. Take it away, Richard!
14 (Richard Leonard)
Yoran fought the urge to crush the evil little monster hovering just beyond arm’s reach. He guessed Janosc spoke in a falsetto voice to put him off guard, which it certainly did. Staring fiercely at the disgusting wasp-like creature buzzing before him, he knew what was to eventuate and could see no way to avoid it.
“What do you want? Speak quickly, we have little time.”
“Isn’t it obvious?”, said Jonasc in his normal gruff voice. “You’ve seen this before, Yoran. You know it’s terminal. I can help heal your daughter… but only if you help protect my world.”
“Well… it involves taking her to through the Portal. However, I’m not sure if I’m prepared to do so. It’s a big risk for us.”
The color of Yoran’s face deepened as the veins in his neck swelled. How dare this vile bug hold his precious little Marci to ransom. Her life traded for the promise of allowing the beetle fairies and their world to thrive in his beloved county? For any other father the decision would be easy. But Yoran can never be seen to have made such a choice. Marci’s sacrifice would be expected of him.
SO… does he save Marci or not? Hop on over to Richard’s site to read the rest of his section. Have fun! http://richardleonard.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/write-a-story-with-jennifer-m-eaton-part-14
If you’d like to sign up, come on over. There’s always room for more!
Part One – Jennifer M. Eaton
Part Two – J. Keller Ford
Part Three – Susan Roebuck
Part Four – Elin Gregory
Part Five – Eileen Snyder
Part Six – Mikaela Wire
Part Seven — Vanessa Chapman
Part Eight — Ravena Guron
Part Nine – Vikki Thompson
Part Ten — Susan Rocan mywithershins
Part Eleven — Kate Johnston AKA 4AMWriter
Part Twelve — Julie Catherine
Part Thirteen — Kai Damian
Part Fourteen — Richard Leonard
Don’t forget to stop by next week to see what happens next.
Sharon Manship —- TAG! You are “It”
- Writing a Story with Jennifer Eaton & Others (juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com)
- Lucky 13 – Where Enemies Become… (kaidamian.wordpress.com)
Very strong writing!
Richard did a marvelous job of propelling us along and making us wonder. WIll Marci’s Dad betray the fairies? Will Bethany betray her father? Who knows what the next few writers will come up with? This is so exciting, Jennifer. So glad you got this ball rolling! 🙂
Thanks! It’s definitely going in directions I never expected.
Thanks Jennifer for this opportunity. It really was fun coming up with that. But the number of times I was tempted to change my mind…
I hope I left Sharon and Shannon with something challenging to work with. Good luck, ladies! Have fun. 🙂
Thanks so much Richard!
I’m liking it! Good luck for next week Sharon! 🙂
Reblogged this on Mermaids Singing and commented:
I’ve joined this ride with Jennifer Eaton and crew. It’s terrific fun – kind of like a game of virtual hot potato. Jennifer has kindly included me in this run, despite my inexcusable. So, my bit will be included in mid-October….
In the meantime, check out our evolving story, and, better yet, Jennifer’s blog which is full of humor, good advice, and real life living with writing.