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Old 18.01.2014, 15:51
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Who's up for a short story writing challenge?

A few weeks ago I started this thread inviting EFers to challenge me to use five random words in a short story.

It generated some controversy as some people felt I was 'self promoting' and not contributing to the life of the forum.

On the other hand, I got some very... interesting responses... (although none of them came out of the hat so they didn't get used in my final short story, which you can read here).

So in order to both contribute to the EF community and also tap in to your collective imagination, I'd like to invite anyone who wants to to join me on my next short story writing challenge.

I'm asking people to give me up to three opening sentences. I'll select one at random, and write a short story using that sentence.

I thought anyone who is interested could post their opening sentences here, and can then use any of the opening sentences in this thread to write their own short story. If you want, you could then post the finished story on this thread, or on your blog and link to it... and I'll post a link to this thread on my blog.

So here is my suggestion for an opening sentence:

There was ketchup on the bathroom ceiling again.

Anyone else like to join the fun?
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