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#YWPSoS. Summer of Stories!

#YWPSoS. Summer of Stories!

Summer of Stories Challenge: Write for 10 minutes as many days as you can. Just 10 little minutes. Use one of our writing ideas, today's is below or click here for others, or follow your own imagination. Just write something. Storylike. Ten little minutes. Use the S2014 tag. 

We have created prompts for every day of the summer and they are aimed to cover the major elements of good storytelling. They'll help you practice, improve, gain confidence and discover new ideas. Promise. And there's more: PRIZES (Fortune), PUBLICATION (Fame), FEEDBACK (Friendship). What could be better? June's Prize Winners. Start anytime! Really. 


Go to http://youngwritersproject.org/node/94674 A few examples of cool multi-media work by gg and a couple of friends. Aimed to make you imagine, think, try new ways of thinking about how images, sound, graphic design might be incorporated into your stories. As always, remember to tag the post S2014

Full list of YWPSoS prompts: http://youngwritersproject.org/node/94457 Read more »

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Welcome to Dynacaries

Editor's note: We are so excited that another effort is being undertaken to revive and create a shared world writing experience on this site. For this to work, there needs to be consistent posting -- people lose heart if nothing moves forward -- and a core group of leaders. Sepheria and Sherlock Holmes are two who've jumped in. This Welcome gives you a link to some background and sets up the new world. For more, go to the Shared World space. Read more »

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Welcome to Chaos.

Welcome to Chaos.

OMG, where's chat? 

In the new CHAOS SPACE along with 500-character Story Widget and ShoutBox. 

And in each of the Workshops. 

To get to Chaos hover over the WORKSHOPS drop-down menu. Have fun. Chat. Create 6-word stories. Or 500-character pieces. Let us know what you think. -- gg

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Cinnamon Rolls on Broadway

I fell in love with a man on the subway today.
He was sitting on the 1 train from South Ferry to 242nd street.
(116th, 110th, 103rd, 96th, 86th, 79th, 72nd, 66th, 59th, 50th, 42nd, 34th, 28th, 23rd, 14th)
He was leaning on the hard plastic seat and his long fingers danced on his knee. And he pushed up his round plastic glasses on his long nose and didn't look at me once.

I wished on a concrete sidewalk today. Read more »

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Weird Al -- Word Crimes

Only Destruction

     Poor sap.  You have no idea that your gleaming, souped-up, chrome-trimmed, glossy black pickup truck is about to cause a great deal of attention -- and you're going to lose what you thought was your most precious possession.  I think you're forgetting some things -- some ones. Read more »

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The Final Concerto

A beginning almost accidental,
a small squeak, to flower a blossom.
Too soon to review but too long to recall,
Held at bay by forces too great to assume
A final play, our finale.

The strings come in, soft but menacing their tune grows
like the formation of a star from the grave of a now departed ancestor,
gone supernova in its final death throes.
The woodwinds begin to join the swath
lead by flutes, supported by clarinets,
like a shooting comet, to add a spice and flare. Read more »


The Nighthawks of Phillies

The Nighthawks of Phillies

     A shadow falls across the doorway; I glance toward it, turning slightly against Abel's arm pressed into my back, and watch the stranger enter.  He's just the sort of character Abel and I saw in the moving picture thirty minutes ago:  tall, dark, lean, and wholly enigmatic, from the charcoal fedora tipped forward, casting smoky light over his pallid face, down his dark, rumpled suit to his dusty black wingtips. Read more »

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Performance Review

He sits alone eating lunch.

Well, not eating, more of occasionally taking bites of a sandwich.

And not alone, either, more of, alone with himselves.

That is when He decides it is time for a performance review.


How have you helped others recently?

His voice shows no sign of empathy, he already knows the answer.


A shy, quiet voice responds "Well... I try my best to-"

Trying implies failure. Has anyone gained more of a reason to want to live because of you?

"I mean, I try my best to be nice, but" Read more »

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Editor's Note: this piece is being featured on VPR.net! Check it out


Everything in my brain

Connects to you

Everything I say

Reminds me of you

Everything I write

Is about you

Everything I do

Is for you


At first

You were a small part of me

But now

Now, your words have replaced mine Read more »

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