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Hi writers! We've had a few serious months of writing, so now it's time to have a little fun. You'll need a partner for this month's writing challenge!
1) Ask a MyEC friend to write an incomplete sentence that could be the start of a story.
2) Start a new blog post. Use your friend's sentence to write the beginning of a short story. Use the title: Writing Challenge: Finish my sentence [Be sure to give credit to your friend for the example sentence.] Write for a few minutes until your mind goes blank. End your story mid-sentence.
3) Share the beginning of your story with another friend. Ask your friend to continue the sentence in the comments area of your blog. This friend can end the story or pass it on to someone else.
4) Share the link to your unfinished story in the comments below. Other friends can continue your story until you think it has ended. When the story comes to an end, edit your blog and copy the text into it to create a full story. Remember to give credit to the other writer(s).
My Unfinished Story
This unfinished sentence was suggested in the MyEC chat room by Ryszard.
Rule #16, never ask a baby what's on her mind. We had been living peacefully as a new family for four days. The baby slept and ate like all good babies do. On the fifth day, she woke up from a nap and looked at me. In that moment, she seemed to know that I was in charge. She let out a wail and looked away.
"What's on your mind?" I asked the baby. She wailed harder. I passed the baby to her dad, but she continued to cry.
"What's wrong with her?" he asked me.
"Don't ask me. Ask her," I told him.
"What's wrong with you?" he asked his daughter. He tried rocking her, walking with her, and even singing her a lullaby. Nothing worked! She continued to cry. He passed her back to me.
We didn't sleep a wink all night. The baby kept crying and we continued to pass her back and forth. Suddenly at 3:00 am...
[I am passing this story on to Noaslpls. I hope she will continue it!]
Here are some other examples the MyEC chatters suggested. If you can't find a friend to write an unfinished sentence, you can choose one of these:
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