There's something lusciously creative about picking a random charm (like the ones in our Charming Oracle) or card (Tarot or oracle)--and then writing an impromptu story or poem based on it.
Arguably even more fun is having people build onto a story with their own randomly chosen charm or card!
So I've decided to start Charming Stories, a running feature on the Writespiration blog that will feature the beginnings of a story--and YOU will add to it! No word limit on your entries, which can be be posted right in the comments below. But, don't write too lengthy. ::wink::
I'll post the beginnings of a story, and YOU pick a random card or charm to suggest where the story will be headed next. The image or charm could provide you with a character name, plot direction, setting or conflict. Next, type your contribution in the Comments section below this post, making sure you take into consideration what has been written BEFORE your contribution.
The key is to BUILD a coherent, interesting story--and to do that, you have to read, and thoughtfully consider, what was written previously.
The beginnings of the first Charming Story is now done--so be on the lookout for it. Can't wait to see what you come up with for our first collaborative fiction effort!