Let’s Write A Story!
RGV Writers’ Connection
I was watching symphonies from around the world serenade us on YouTube. The screen filled with musicians playing their hearts out from their homes. Looking casual in home attire, their melodious music still took us to heights unknown. My heart was filled with joy and love and so much gratitude for what they were giving us. I knew I would never see them in person but now, during this horrendous pandemic, I had the gift of seeing them, floating along with them on their rivers of harmony. I felt humbled.
What could I, a mostly unknown writer, do to help and entertain? The idea hit to have writers of the Rio Grande Valley join together to write a continuous story. I thought people would enjoy the story, watch how different writer’s write, learn about different genres and maybe take their minds off their worries for a little part of the day. At least it sounded good to me. I sent out the word to the RGV Writers’ Connection, my Meetup group, Valley Byliners and other writers of the Valley groups.
18 writers signed up, some I knew and many I didn’t. I got excited.
The rules were set:
First story prompt: It was March 12th and the Corona virus was spreading. That was all the first person had to start.
They had 500-1000 words to tell their story in their favorite genre.
No porn and it must be family readable.
Has to keep the continuous flow of the story from one writer to the next.
Here are the results. Read on! We will be adding videos of each writer reading their stories. Keep a watch for those. Should be a unique way to enjoy these talented writers. Just click on a link before to start reading.
Table of Contents
#1 The Day After Yesterday
#2 All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go
#3 An Ominous Message
#4 The Next Adventure
#5 Meanwhile, Back in China
#7 A Fate Too Cruel
#8 The Golden Sassafras
#9 The World’s a Smaller Place
#10 Long Arm of Golden Sassafras
#11 Face Masks? Where We’re Going,
We Don’t Need Face Masks
#12 The Plan
#13 Slow Down and Breathe
#14 A Respite from Being Locked Down
#15 The Chaotic Addition
#16 De Ja Vu
#17 Time to Reflect
#2 All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, by Carina A. Brunson. Genre: Literary Fiction
#3 An Ominous Message, by Frank Cortazo. Genre: Fiction.
#4 The Next Adventure?, by Barbara Ertl. Genre: Christian Fiction.
#5 Meanwhile, Back in China, by Virginia Haynie Gause. Genre: Biography.
#6 Panic, by Scott W. Kimak. Genre: Horror.
#7 A Fate Too Cruel, by Dora Gonzalez. Genre: Thriller.
#8 The Golden Sassafras, by Cheri de Lis. Genre: Mystery/Suspense.
#9 The World’s a Smaller Place, by Roda Hilenski Grubb. Genre: Fantasy. To watch, click here.
#10 Long Arm of Golden Sassafras, by Brenda Lee Huerta. Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Fantasy.
#11 Face Masks! Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Face Masks!, by Oskar Lam. Genre: Science Fiction.
#12 The Plan, by J.T. Lozano. Genre: Thriller.
#13 Slow Down and Breathe, by Jeana Martin. Genre: Contemplative Spirituality.
#14 Far from the Maddening Lockdown, by Meliton Moya. Genre: Magical Realism.
#15 The Chaotic Addition, by Sara Neal. Genre: Fantasy.
#16 De Ja Vu, by Madhavi Reddy. Genre: Historical Fiction.
#17 Time to Reflect, by Shirley Rickett. Genre: Fiction
#18 Help with the Puzzle, by Lynn Chamberlain. Genre: Literary Finction/Fantasy.
#19An Unexpected Love Returns, by Virginia Haynie-Gause. Genre: Literary Fiction/Romance.
#20 Surprise! Surprise!, by Roda Hilenski Grubb. Genre: Spy Fiction
#21 Friendships Gone Awry, by Brenda Lee Huerta. Genre: Action
#22 The Mystery Continues, by Dora Gonzalez. Genre: Mystery
#23 Pandemic, Old and New, by Barbara Ertl. Genre: Fiction
#24 Time to Catch Up, by Madhavi Reddy. Genre: Fiction.
#25 The Rise of Apophis, by Cheri de Lis. Genre: Mystery/Suspense.
#26 Snake Eyes Pretty Lies and the True Reprise, by Oskar Lam. Genre: Fantasy/Action.