Monday, September 10, 2012

I Hope You'll Join Me in Writing a Story from a Prompt!

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A couple weeks ago I had an idea for a short story and as I wrote the opening lines to the story I fell in love with them.  I don't know if it is the words themselves, or if it is just that there are so many stories that can be born from them.  Either way another idea quickly began to form.

I thought it would be a neat idea to share those opening words with my readers and then invite them to write a short story of their own.  I would love to read the stories you come up with.

The story can be as long or as short as you'd like, though I believe anywhere from 1-5k would work best.  There are no real rules for this, just something I thought would be a fun way to interact with my readers.  Those who would like to share the stories they come up with can email the story to me at kgrian (at) gmail (dot) com

Once I receive all the stories, I would love to feature a few of my favorites on my blog and perhaps if I get enough stories ideally I'd like to put together a free anthology to showcase them and publish it on Amazon.  Perhaps sometime around Halloween.  Of course before either of those take place, I would obtain your permission to do so.  You are free to participate without having to be included in the blog feature or anthology.

Here's the writing prompt:

They say silence is deafening.  I don't know if it is deafening, but I do know it is maddening.  At least it was for me.  By the time I died though, I prayed for that silence...

Let me know what you think about trying something like this, and of course, if you have any questions feel free to either leave a comment or send me an email.  Most of all, I hope you all have a blast with it!


  1. This seems like fun and just like you, I am a newbieto writing . I hope to be complete before 2013, and I would love to follow you on ur journey. The writing prompt seems right up my ally and so do you. Lets be friends.

  2. Nice to meet you Beth! Good luck with your WIP :) So glad you enjoyed the prompt and really hope you'll join in. I'd love to see what you come up with. Feel free to email me anytime or follow me on Twitter (@kgrian).

    Thank you so much for the comment!

  3. Thanks for the prompt. I am stringing it together with other prompts to advance one story. It's a fun exercise.

    1. You are more than welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for popping in and letting me know you are using it :)