Monotony-free Mondays (week 2)

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Update!  Please go here to see the most recent post for our story.  Thanks!

 

Congratulations to everyone that submitted pieces for our story!  I didn’t receive as many submissions as I would have liked, but the ones that I did receive were excellent!  Our very first winner is D. Wallace Peach, and you can check out her page here.  She is a wonderful writer and author of some great books.  So take a look at her page if you have a chance.  I promise that you won’t be disappointed!  This is her winning submission:

Windblown hair veiled my eyes, and my fingers trembled as I twisted the salty tresses into an untethered braid. In the blue shallows, the drowned hulk of our ship lay on its side, the hull exposed, sails flapping like dead wings from cracked masts. At dawn, the gale that shredded the storm-sails scudded west across waves. I remained behind with an azure sky, the kiss of foam-laced waves on the shore, and the gulls’ shrill, reeling cries. Mine were the only footprints. I believed myself alone.

IMPORTANT!!!  To view the full story in its entirety, go here.

Thank you to all of you who entered!  Your story submissions were wonderful and I really do hope that you will not be discouraged and that you will enter again this week!  🙂

Kristie Worden

Vasantha Vivek

Tessa

Randstein

And now for this weeks continuing story…

For all of you that are reading this for the first time, or have forgotten what this is all about; here is a re-cap:

We are writing a story together.  Anybody that has a blog can participate in this.   Each Monday, and continuing through Friday, midnight – NACDT, you as bloggers will have the chance to add-on to the story.  The additions to the story should be a paragraph or less in length (even one sentence is enough).  Every Sunday night thereafter, I will pick a winner, (winners will be announced on Monday mornings) and their piece of the story will be added to continue the story.  The winner will be given credit for their part in the story and a link to their blog will forever be embedded in the part of the story that they have written.

I am really excited to see what everyone comes up with.  I am not sure how long we will go on one particular story; I guess it will depend on if anyone decides to eventually write an ending for it.  If this happens, then I think we will just start from scratch with a new prompt and begin a new story, leaving the old one to be admired by all who read it.  🙂

Here are the rules for submitting story lines:

  • I will not accept story lines that contain fowl language of any kind.
  • I will not accept story lines over a paragraph long or shorter than one sentence in length.  (5 – 8 sentences is a good length for a paragraph, no more than 160 words).
  • Submissions must contain a link to your blog, so that I can give you credit for your part in the story.
  • Only one submission is allowed per blog site and I will not be accepting changes to the original submission.
  • Only well-edited story lines will be accepted.  So try to edit the best that you can!
  • By submitting a story line, you need to be all right with me making minor changes to your story.  I will only make changes when I feel that they are absolutely necessary.  Examples are; double words, punctuation, wrong use of word, etc.  I am not an editor, so I will do my best to make corrections if needed.  If you feel that something isn’t edited right, after I publish the story, then please feel free to let me know and I will make corrections.  This is a learning process for me, and I value your input!
  • Story lines must be emailed to me and not written in the comments section.
  • Everyone has an equal chance of winning and if your story lines are good enough, you can win two weeks in a row.
  • I will not be sending submission confirmations.
  • If you submit a story line and you don’t win, your name will still be given honorable mention.

I hope that you will all join in the fun!  Please share this with your friends, so that they can participate too!  I think this will be a fun way to share story ideas, create more traffic for one another, break up our crazy weeks, and form close bonds.  I can’t wait to get started!

To enter, please fill in the contact form below:

Please continue the story from our most recent submission:

Windblown hair veiled my eyes, and my fingers trembled as I twisted the salty tresses into an untethered braid. In the blue shallows, the drowned hulk of our ship lay on its side, the hull exposed, sails flapping like dead wings from cracked masts. At dawn, the gale that shredded the storm-sails scudded west across waves. I remained behind with an azure sky, the kiss of foam-laced waves on the shore, and the gulls’ shrill, reeling cries. Mine were the only footprints. I believed myself alone. 

IMPORTANT!!!  To view the full story in its entirety, go here.

Feel free to leave questions in the comments section below!  Thanks!  🙂

6 responses to “Monotony-free Mondays (week 2)

  1. The beginning really set the story up!

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  2. Hey! Thanks Michelle. This is really fun. I can’t wait to see how it develops.

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  3. Yes, it sure did! 🙂

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  4. You’re very welcome! I am excited to see how it progresses as well. We have such a great start now! I think it will be fun to see what everyone comes up with this week! Congratulations on your winning entry! 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on Putting my Feet in the Dirt and commented:

    Guess what? It’s Friday!!! And that means we all have the weekend to look forward to! It also means, that this is the last day for story submissions. Remember, you can write as little as one sentence and a max of 160 words. I hope that you will participate! We need more writers, so please consider! You have until midnight tonight, central time. Have a great day! 😉

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