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, wisdomfromafather.wordpress.com. Visit Wednesday Writing III. Here’s where we left off.
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. I could get all dressed up and she would tell me my dress was wrinkled. She didn’t like my friends or my music and always dismissed my opinions …
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: If you keep answering the door and your dreams never leap, you’re answering the door for the wrong people.