How to play:
Step 1. Peeps choose different elements to be included in a story.
Step 2. After counting the votes, I let you know the results and…
Step 3. Hand it over to Mia, who has agreed to write the short story incorporating your choices in about 4 weeks time.
The story prompts:
1. the setting
a) locked in a church bell tower
b) a zoo after hours
c) the observation deck of the Starship Enterprise
d) a building earmarked for demolition
2. some background to one of the main protags
a) one is sucked in to doing a favour for a friend
b) one likes to hang out with his mother, much to her consternation
c) one has been organising the church social for the last 5 years
d) one is a twinky-sized bear (not the animal kind… well, I guess they could be defined has as ‘animals’… hell, I give up…)
3. another character/s
a) a philosophising, high-rise window washer
b) a lavender-haired matron in a twin set and pearls, who is constantly pinching butts
c) a ghost – and not the Caspar kind
d) a monkey who keeps stealing things
4. a conflict
a) one has a panic attack whenever he sees red M&Ms
b) one, who can’t do math, keeps on getting interrupted when counting the money in the donation box
c) they are arguing about the possibility of one of them getting skin implants
d) they find a man dead in a vat of ice cream
5. an object/phrase to be mentioned in the story somewhere
b) a split trouser seam revealling a pink, lace g-string
c) “Number One, you have the helm.”
d) a fly swatter
Leave a comment with your choices or email me at krisngoodbooksATgmail.com. You have until midnight Sunday 28 March (Perth, Western Australia time).
Count down to being as mean to Mia as you want in… 3…. 2…. 1…
Go, go, GO!