People enjoy competitions, right? Well, here’s one for you. I have decided to open the e-floor to suggestions for my next short story. Whoever gives me the best idea, wins! Here is how it works.
Over the next month or so, I will be taking submissions for a short story you want to have written. The story can be about literally anything, in any category or genre. If you have an idea, simply share it with me by writing a comment on this post. Give me as much information as you can, i.e. Character name, place, time, plot or theme, etc.
My reasons for doing this competition are three-fold. Firstly, and most transparently, i’m feeling lazy, and would like someone else to come up with some ideas for once. Secondly, I would also like to see more comments and feedback on this blog overall. You know, a little proof that people are getting some enjoyment from reading what i’ve written. If I have to give you vultures a prize for it, so be it. Lastly, I want to stretch my writing muscles, by writing about something I wouldn’t necessarily choose to write about on my own, in a style or voice different from my normal prose. That’s what i’ll be getting out of this contest. So what do you get out of it?
A STORY. Specifically, your story, or at least, your idea, immortalized on the internet for all to see and admire. You will receive full credit as the idea contributor, which will surely impress all your friends and loved ones, and probably make your enemies insane with jealousy.
So lets recap. You comment on this post sometime in the next month with a story idea. At the end of that time, I read all the comments, and choose my favorite. I then write the story, and post it in all its glory for you to enjoy. An author who literally gives his readers what they want? What a novel idea. Tee-hee. Novel. See what I did there?
P.S. By the Beard of Odin, please give me suggestions. If I don’t get any i’ll cry myself to sleep even more than normal. I’ll also be stuck writing Cino’s story idea. For those of you who are acquainted with Cino, you know just how horrible that news is.