Sometimes, the best we can offer to the world are momentary distractions to others, and to ourselves. But within the seeds of those distractions are more than merely stories, and far more than a waste of time. No, we offer hope. Beyond hope, we offer a vision of the world, both as it could be and as it should be. We offer possibilities.
And occasionally, challenge. Want to join as a direct trade? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a prompt and you’ll be paired with someone else’s idea in an exchange.
|Cedar Sanderson||The old truck blasted a stream of flames from where its headlights ought to be||Fiona Grey|
|AC Young||When an evil wizard attended the concert he observed a beautiful cellist. The next day he turned her into a swan.||nother Mike|
|nother Mike||The paper bag in the trashcan was full of bills, mostly $10 bills.||AC Young|
|Fiona Grey||The tree reached out and bopped her on the nose with a bright green leaf.||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||After a long journey you come home to find something extraordinary in your back yard.||Becky Jones|
|Becky Jones||As your shuttle set down on the planet’s surface you noticed a group of locals coming toward you. Funny…there was no mention of inhabitants in the briefing info…||Cedar Sanderson|
Prefer less commitment? See one that strikes your fancy? Stuck on your assigned one and feeling rebellious? (We don’t judge.) Grab a spare from below and write away.
|Spare||The church library was not where you expected to find a unicorn…|
|Spare||When you open the door of your hotel room, you do not expect a water balloon to fall on you…|
|Spare||Whoever arranged for your own theme music to play wherever you walked in the hotel did not expect what the teenagers picked out for themselves…|
|Spare||“I used stickers to tell them apart,” she explained.|
|Spare||The broken feather was an ominous sign.|
|Spare||While disassembling the dragon was easy enough, putting it back together again in working order proved to be more difficult.|
They say there’s nothing new in the world. They also say the possibilities are endless. It’s all in your perspective.
Header image by Fiona Grey