Many of you know that I’m a newbie writer. As I was pondering the many possibilities of this week’s challenge, I asked myself, “Why did I start writing creatively?” Heck, I had never done creative writing, for I was far too busy trying to make a living and run my business. Yet, in the back of my mind there was a seed, waiting to grow and wanting to write a story about my family.
I told my hubby, “Hubby, I want to write a book that involves you and the kids. But, I want it to be a fantasy.”
He must have known I was bored with the business life tedium and latched onto my idea like a fish would if it had really wiggly bait. “I want to be a time traveler.” That was the beginning of my creative writing.
My grandson said, “I want to be a teleporting ninja carrot with a red cape, silver button and ninja scarf.”
His mother said, “I’ll be a pink platypus.”
So I asked myself, what can I do with these characters and make a story? Determination, a magic pen, a great deal of not having a clue and a certain amount to what was happening in politics, made it happen.
Was it a great piece? Absolutely not. Was it fun? Absolutely! Plus it brought me here to Gather where I’m beginning to learn how to write.
What's the challenge? Tell your family or friends that you want to write a short story about them. Tell them they should have super powers and they don't need to be human. Tell them they can be anything that comes to their minds. Then write a story involving their characters.
Keep in mind, this is a monitored group and there are only a couple of rules, which are:
Make sure you put this (WWE, 1/30/13, Family & Friend Fiction) in your title.
Be sure to tag it with WWE, Gather Writing Essentials, Family & Friend Fiction.Post to Gather Writing Essential.
I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Tuesday afternoon.
There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do and won’t think you’re crazy.
Tell your family or friends that you want to write a short story about them. Tell them they should have super powers and they don't need to be human. Tell them they can be anything that comes to their minds. Then write a story involving their characters.
BELOW ARE RESPONSES TO PRIOR CHALLENGES - CHECK THEM OUT. Please let me know if I missed anyone's post and I'll get it linked for next week.
Good inventions lead to bad intentions, by Angela A.
BY INVITATION ONLY, by David W.
THE PLANNED SCATTERING, by Peter Rogerson
Trojan Andreas One Mission, by John Beck
You may have noticed I'm posting this on Tuesday. The reason is because Wednesday morning I have the office to worry about and somewhere in the world it must be Wednesday.