Monotony-free Mondays (week 6)

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

 

Congratulations to Randstein who has won again this week!  If you missed reading about him last week, Randstein writes short fiction in order to send a message about life. He mainly writes for the purpose of becoming a better writer and believes that his readers are a critical link to that process. Randstein plans to publish an anthology of his best works, and he has recently started writing a new series of short stories. I would like to encourage every one of my readers to take a look at his page here.  Randstein caught my attention early on after I joined WordPress, and so I asked him if I could do a short Bio page for him.  If you are interested in reading that post, go here.  He is a wonderful writer and really pours his heart out when he writes.  This is his second winning submission:

I eased up to the crest of the dune and stretched out on my stomach in the warm sand. I lifted my head to peak over the top and saw nothing but more sand and the tree line. I stood and froze as cold chills raced down my spine. Just behind the crest of the dune were multiple trails of footprints that led into the jungle edge.

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

Thank you Tessa for entering again this week.  The journey continues!

Tessa

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:

I eased up to the crest of the dune and stretched out on my stomach in the warm sand. I lifted my head to peak over the top and saw nothing but more sand and the tree line. I stood and froze as cold chills raced down my spine. Just behind the crest of the dune were multiple trails of footprints that led into the jungle edge.

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

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

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

  1. Reblogged this on Tessa Can Do IT! and commented:
    Join our story in progress.

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  2. Thank you Michelle, With the talent of those that participate in the story, I consider myself fortunate to be chosen. I must say, I wonder what will happen next.

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  3. Well you are a great writer and I look forward to more story-lines from you! Have a great day!

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

    Today is the last day to submit your story-lines for this week. Can you please spare a couple of sentences from your creative mind and play along with us! 😉

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  6. Can we play again after we’ve won?

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  7. Yes, and like Randstein did this week, you can win multiple weeks in a row.

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  8. Okay, thanks.

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  9. You’re welcome! 🙂

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