Last week, I did something new and atypical that turned out to be all kinds of gratifying fun.
When a couple of fellow Bloggers made some complimentary comments and requested a sequel to a piece of flash fiction I posted, titled “Sick Day“, instead of choosing to write a sequel myself, I challenged them to write their own, in 200 words or less, and offered to feature them on my blog.
My friend Em at Earthly Brain posted the first sequel, which I’ve already reblogged, here. Then, my friend Viola Bleu at Ideas Become Words posted her sequel. It begins like this:
I saw the knife and saw it move, catching a small amount of light on the blade as the hand of my boss lifted it high above his head.
And you can read the rest here. If you haven’t already read parts 1 & 2, I recommend you do so by clicking the links above, but whether you do or not, please do see Viola Bleu’s great work at Ideas Become Words.
I’m still waiting for one more friend to post her sequel and will reblog it as soon as she does so.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this collaboration and will definitely try it again down the road if y’all have enjoyed it as much as I have. I’m also open to being challenged myself, so if any of you out there get a hankerin’ to do the same thing, feel free to ask me to participate.
Please do let me know what you think.
Take care, be well, and happy Blogging!