Let’s Write A Story!

RGV Writers’ Connection
McAllen, Texas

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, by Grace Gonzales

Grace Gonzales

Grace Gonzales

 

 

#2 All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, by Carina A. Brunson. Genre: Literary Fiction

Carina Brunson

Carina Brunson

 

 

#3 An Ominous Message, by Frank Cortazo. Genre: Fiction.

Frank Cortazo

Frank Cortazo

 

 

#4  The Next Adventure?, by Barbara Ertl. Genre: Christian Fiction.

Barb Ertl

Barbara Ertl

 

 

#5  Meanwhile, Back in China, by Virginia Haynie Gause. Genre: Biography.

Virginia Haynie Gause

Virginia Haynie Gause

 

 

#6  Panic, by Scott W. Kimak. Genre: Horror.

Scott Kimak

Scott W Kimak

 

 

#7  A Fate Too Cruel,  by Dora Gonzalez. Genre: Thriller.

Dora Gonzalez

Dora Gonzalez

 

 

#8 The Golden Sassafras, by Cheri de Lis. Genre: Mystery/Suspense.

Cheri de Lis

Cheri de Lis

 

 

#9 The World’s a Smaller Place, by Roda Hilenski Grubb. Genre: Fantasy. To watch, click here.

Roda Hilenski Grubb

Roda Hilenski Grubb

 

 

#10 Long Arm of Golden Sassafras, by Brenda Lee Huerta. Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Fantasy.

Brenda Lee Huerta

Brenda Lee Huerta

 

 

#11 Face Masks! Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Face Masks!, by Oskar Lam. Genre: Science Fiction.

Oskar Lam

 

 

#12 The Plan, by J.T. Lozano. Genre: Thriller.

J.T. Lozano

J. T. Lozano

 

 

#13 Slow Down and Breathe, by Jeana Martin. Genre: Contemplative Spirituality.

13 Jeana Martin

Jeana Martin

 

 

#14 Far from the Maddening Lockdown, by Meliton Moya. Genre: Magical Realism.

Meliton Moya

 

 

#15 The Chaotic Addition, by Sara Neal. Genre: Fantasy.

Sara Neal

Sara Neal

 

 

#16 De Ja Vu, by Madhavi Reddy. Genre: Historical Fiction.

Madhavi Reddy

Madhavi Reddy

 

 

#17 Time to Reflect, by Shirley Rickett. Genre: Fiction

Shirley Rickett

Shirley Rickett

 

 

#18 Help with the Puzzle, by Lynn Chamberlain. Genre: Literary Finction/Fantasy.

Lynn Chamberlain

Lynn Chamberlain

 

 

#19An Unexpected Love Returns, by Virginia Haynie-Gause. Genre: Literary Fiction/Romance.

Virginia Haynie Gause

Virginia Haynie-Gause

 

 

#20 Surprise! Surprise!, by Roda Hilenski Grubb. Genre: Spy Fiction

Roda Hilenski Grubb

Roda Hilenski Grubb

 

 

#21 Friendships Gone Awry, by Brenda Lee Huerta. Genre: Action

Friendships Gone Awry

Brenda Lee Huerta

 

 

#22 The Mystery Continues, by Dora Gonzalez. Genre: Mystery

Dora Gonzalez

Dora Gonzalez

 

 

#23 Pandemic, Old and New, by Barbara Ertl. Genre: Fiction

Barb Ertl

Barbara Ertl

 

 

#24 Time to Catch Up, by Madhavi Reddy. Genre: Fiction.

Madhavi Reddy

Madhavi Reddy

 

 

#25 The Rise of Apophis, by Cheri de Lis. Genre: Mystery/Suspense.

Cheri de Lis

 

 

#26 Snake Eyes Pretty Lies and the True Reprise, by Oskar Lam. Genre: Fantasy/Action.

Oskar Lam

 

 

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