Well, it’s Wednesday. Time to revisit our collaborative community “novel” … or at least a short story.
I know there are a number of professional and amateur writers following or at least visiting this blog, so now’s you chance to contribute … and we can use your help! I’m trusting in your imagination and direction. We’ll decide together.
We’ve started you off by introducing Samantha on her way home. When we last left her, she had just pulled into the driveway … the same one she had pulled out of so many years ago. She grabbed her old key and opened the front door. The complete storyline thus far is on my blog, wisdomfromafathe.com, under Wednesday Writing III. Here’s where we left off.
“Hi, Mom,” I said, spotting Mom on the couch. She looked up and nodded, then quickly looked back at her crossword puzzle. I wasn’t quite sure whether it was her grief or her disinterest in my return that spurred her apathy…
I thought I had a normal childhood. Dad was the light of my life, my biggest fan and supporter. And I was his little girl.
Mom was a different relationship. Even as a young girl there was a tension between us. I always sought her approval, but Mom was critical. I could get all A‘s and B‘s and Mom would focus on my lone C …
There you go, readers. We still have to develop Samantha’s story. We have a flashback, but why was she on the road? Why is she returning home? What is her history, relationships, story?
All you have to do is put down your thoughts and get them to me. You can post your ideas as comments on the blog – remember everyone will see them, so the “surprise” factor might get lost – or you can e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each Wednesday I will continue the story on the blog, along with that week’s attribution and periodically update Reveille/Between the Lakes readers. I hope we can have some fun with this.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: When you are in the heat of the battle and need God’s favor, you can’t afford to have naysayers and doubters in your inner circle.