One writer's experiment to tackle any subject his friends come up with.

So here’s the project in a nutshell:

I asked several dozen facebook friends (and a few of their friends and relatives) to submit to me a “story starter”.  These could literally be anything, from a single letter to the complete works of Shakespeare, from a burp to an opera, from a youtube video to a boot to the head – you get the picture.  I promised those friends that submitted within a week that I would write them a short story, at a rate of one per week.  I ended up with forty-six (!), then took on a few latecomers for an even fifty (!!), and am still entertaining adding a couple more for that full year/full deck of insanity and indentured service.  I’m having a blast, and at the time I write this, I’m two weeks in.  The stories on the main index page are shown in the order they were finally decided, so each of those post thumbnail boxes represents a story starter that will become a short story once its week is reached.  I’m currently trying to figure out how to put the deadline dates on each post thumbnail, but on top of writing like mad I’m trying to learn css from the ground up, so it may take a minute.

Now that you’ve read this, you can go to the “Contest rules.  It totally does” page for a more vivid description, or the “Why would a writer do this?” page for a clue into the madness.  The “When do I get my story?” page is where you can find those all-important deadlines, or you can just start reading the posts and hopefully leave me some ego-deflating comments!

Cole Bennett,

writer (!)