Happy Birthday to Write a Story with Me!

Can you believe it? It was a year ago when I celebrated my blogiversary and asked everyone to write a story with me as a blogiversary present.  I never really thought it would catch on like it has.  And for it to have lasted for an entire year blows my mind!  Thanks so much to everyone who contributes and reads every week.  What fun this has been!

Write a Story with Me is a group endeavor just for the fun of it.  A different writer adds a new 250 words each week.  It is the ultimate Flash Fiction Challenge!

If you’d like to sign up, come on over.  There’s always room for more!

Here’s this week’s excerpt.  We hope you enjoy!

This week we welcome Shayla Kwiatkowski for a first time installement!


Natalia raised her eyes.

“I know quite well what is and what shall be… When I found my family gone, I despaired and threw myself off the Southern Ridge. As I fell, a cellular memory opened the Portal, and I know full well who I am.  The Prophecy of the Seer Desdinova is fulfilled: We will share the child, and he will know the stations of his birth. Blood of Mother and Child must be spilled on the roots of the Sacred Gleaming Tree so it will bloom in multicolor and heal the Necrotic Zone. The Palace of Fae will rise again in the world of Man, and both races will be reunited as they once were.”

Queen Morath embraced her longlost kinswoman, Natalia.

“It is done, child. I have buried the afterbirth amongst the roots. Let there be Peace.”

Yoran struggled uselessly against his bonds.

“I throw myself upon your mercy! I did not know! Natalia, you are my only Guiding Star! I choose my family!”

Sian looked at Yoran in disbelief.

“Father!” she cried.

“Oh Sian, my beloved,” he sobbed. “Please forgive me, I didn’t know!”

Queen Morath smiled.

“All is as it should be. Release them and we will make merry until Evensong.”

Their bonds dissolved and the family reunited. All of a sudden, Yoran shouted.

“Wait! I must confess the real reason the Establishment wants the Fae eradicated!”

All eyes turned toward him expectantly.

Ashamed, he hung his head.

“It is simply a matter of real estate.”

Click here to Tweet: One full year of Write a Story with Me! This week with Shayla Kwiatkowski via @jennifermeaton

Want to read more?  See below for past excerpts.

If you’d like to sign up, come on over.  There’s always room for more!

Parts One – Fifty Click Here

Part Fifty-One – Joe Owens

Part Fifty-Two – Shayla Kwiatkowski

Don’t forget to stop by next week to see what happens next.

  Jennifer Eaton — TAG!  You are “It”

Write a Story With Me Contributors

shayla kwiatkowski gryphonboy Jennifer M. Eaton Vanessa Chapman
Siv Maria Sharon Manship shanjeniah Vikki (The View Outside)
Danielle Ackley-McPhail Richard Leonard susanroebuck Jenny Keller Ford
aparnauteur kaidamian Eileen Snyder Elin Gregory
Joe Owens anelephantcant mysocalledDutchlife Nicky Wells
norahdeayjansen Julie Catherine Ravena Guron
jiltaroo 4amWriter mywithershins

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11 responses to “Happy Birthday to Write a Story with Me!

  1. Thanks everyone! I have enjoyed the roller coaster ride through the story.

  2. happy birthday ! continue writers submitting great stories ! finger foods Sydney will be sure a blast to celebrate this ..

  3. Thanks Vanessa! I am glad to join you fine people…

  4. A year already? Wow! Congratulations on another blogiversary, and it looks like the story is reaching its peak!

  5. I can’t believe a year has zipped by already. Happy Blogiversary. The story keeps getting better and better. Two thumbs up!

  6. How quickly the year passes when you’re having fun! Congrats on establishing such a super way to celebrate your blogversary, last year. I’ve enjoyed reading all the creative twists and turns that have popped up along the way as the story progresses – and thinking up a few of my own! 🙂

  7. Fantastic installment. I can’t believe it’s been a year. Where did the time go?

  8. Wow, there seems to be a lot of resolution here. Happy Blogiversary Jennifer.

  9. Yay, happy birthday to our story! And great installment Shayla 🙂

  10. Happy blogiversary, Jennifer!