Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Continuing the Story Chain...

This week, I'm participating in Deana Barnhart's "Gearing Up to Get an Agent Blogfest" and we're having fun creating a story chain. My job is to:  Let us know what the MC's flaw is (the thing she tries to work through throughout the story), using these words: justify, bookcase, nostril.

To see the part that came before mine go to Fiction and Film.

Was she crazy? Dio shook her head, as if that would make the noise go away. Then she kicked the computer. The whine subsided. Stupid junk! Why couldn’t her parents spring for a newer model? As she started to type her password, it came to her. She’d make up a new name and a new personality. She could be someone else online, anyway. Someone with a better name, who’d have lots of friends. Someone who wasn’t such a freak.
To be totally convincing, she’d need help.

Racing down to her father’s study, she strode over to the bookcase. Where was it? It could be the solution to all her problems. It wasn’t really stealing if she just borrowed it for a while. There! The one with the purple cover. As she pulled it out, a rotten egg smell filled the air, making her nostrils burn.
“Ow, make it stop!” she cried, rubbing her nose.

The book fell open to a blank page. Giant words danced across the whiteness. They said:

Don’t think you can justify your existence by claiming to be popular. I know what you’re really after.
To see the next part of the story, go to Meghan Kirkland.

Happy reading! I can hardly wait to see how this turns out!

16 comments:

  1. The introduction of intriguing story questions. Yay!

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  2. Love the introduction of central conflict.

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  4. Sorry, I accidentally deleted mine. I love the fantasy element!

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  5. I'm so glad the books in my library don't smell like rotten eggs. :P Great!

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  6. A story chain - what fun! Your entry is great!

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  7. Love the "book"!! And the element of intrigue and bit of magic coming through.

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  8. Oh my...interesting twist. Love the idea of a mysterious book ^_^

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  9. So curious about this rotten egg smell. Wonderful direction you've taken this. Very mysterious!

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  10. So here starts the turning of the pages :)

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  11. a book that smells ... interesting :)

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