Welcome to the world of the wonderful and weird, the crazy ideas that cause us to put forth artistic endeavors, and the courage to share it with other like-minded writers, artists, and generally odd folk.
How’s it work, you ask? Any way you want it. (I hear that’s the way you want it.) But here are a few suggestions if you’re here for the first time or want to shake it up.
Option: Send in a creative prompt idea to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be entered into a direct trade. Great for people building a writing habit, maybe want a little accountability, or are looking for feedback.
Option: Same thing, but put “spare” in the subject line so we know you don’t want a trade. Great for those pressed for time, commitment-phobic, or observers who just want to see what happens (popcorn not included).
Option: Forget all that, grab a prompt, and jump on in! Anything goes: Writing, digital art, photographs, etc. Stories can be posted on your website or in the comments (unfortunately technical limits of this site do not allow for graphics in the comments directly, and not everyone has social media).
Got it? Good. Now go do whatever you want.
For our trader types:
|Cedar Sanderson||He dragged himself up on the muddy bank of the river, lifted his head, and saw…||Leigh Kimmel|
|AC Young||“Someone’s been practicing their spells in the woods again. The bluebells are all red.”||Becky Jones|
|Becky Jones||The gnome poked his head back out of the window. “And, how did you want that? Full or half-sized?”||nother Mike|
|Fiona Grey||“Oh, that’s just Glenda, the theater ghost. Don’t worry. She just wants to make you sneeze.”||AC Young|
|nother Mike||There was a bloody pair of scissors in the backseat of the car, along with the werewolf who got them bloody…||Cedar Sanderson|
|Leigh Kimmel||Something in the air, like the smoke of a distant fire.||Fiona Grey|
And here are our spares, frolicking in the beauty that is emerging in the northern hemisphere, pre-cicada invasion.
|Spare||The elephant liked to gallivant, the antelope liked to slide a slope, the…|
|Spare||The jigsaw puzzle murder was the one case retired DCI Annato had never been able to put behind him.|
|Spare||Misheard: “If wishes were dishes…”|
|Spare||The doctor left a stack of money in the bathroom…|
|Spare||In the waiting room at the vet, your cat’s cell phone starts to ring…|
Now go off and do odd things. And please, do post the results in the comments. Can’t wait to see them!