Herding writers is an impossible task, I’m told, by wiser minds than mine. But steering is possible, with prompts and suggestions. Though I’m quite certain everyone answering the same prompt would result in wildly different stories…which I’d love to read! That, however, is a different prompt group.
|AC Young||The warships of [Space Power] had the Black Ensign painted proudly on their flanks. When a warship was docked the flag was displayed outside the docking tube. It had the flag of [Space Power] in its top-left corner, with the rest of the field coloured the black of space.||Fiona Grey|
|Leigh Kimmel||An ancient ship, a relict from before the beginning of time||AC Young|
|Cedar Sanderson||It was only an inch of oil||nother Mike|
|nother Mike||He lifted his hand, showing the bloody eye in his palm. Which blinked at us…||Cedar Sanderson|
|Fiona Grey||It was the strangest pizza s/he had ever seen, and that didn’t include the pineapple abomination.||Becky Jones|
|Becky Jones||Maple Avenue was always weird. Today it was raining in ten foot increments. Dry for ten feet, rain for ten feet.||Leigh Kimmel|
Not into commitment? Into the independent, loner lifestyle, wolf-style? Be free with the spares.
|Spare||The new school exchange program is looking for volunteers to spend a year in prison…|
|Spare||The Christmas Eve bedtime story was fun, especially when we realized it was told by a real live elf…|
|Spare||The tentacle was turquoise and curious, but not menacing.|
|Spare||Ink splashed into patterns that moved entirely on their own…|
|Spare||The woman was pushing a baby carriage down the sidewalk, with a tentacle waving over the side…|
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit (put “spare” in the subject line if you won’t want to trade). See you in the comments!
Header image by Fiona Grey