Anyone Want To Write A Short Story?

I like stories. Correction, I love stories. I love novels, short stories, fantasy, western, the whole lot.

I would love to read your stories. So I’ve got an idea. Over the next week, let’s write some stories. Your story can be about anything. Spiritual, secular, sci-fi, whatever. And don’t make it any longer than 1,500 words. This is your chance to have some fun and be creative. Don’t freak out about making it too perfect. This is just for fun.

When your story is done, upload it to scribd.com and post the link on this post. I’ll read as many as I can and post the links to some of my faves. I’ll also write one and upload it.

So what do you think? Are you in?

  • http://sayable.net Lore Ferguson

    I'm IN!

  • http://nearmisc.theclaybox.com/ VGK

    I'll give it a shot!

  • eonavila

    Sounds like fun!

  • http://www.smrvl.com David Somerville

    Here's a story I wrote four days ago. Nice timing! http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/78879512?access_

    • http://www.timtabstudios.com/blog/ timtab

      awesome story David. Loved it!

      • http://www.smrvl.com David Somerville

        Thanks for reading it, Tim — I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    • http://pasceverbo.com/fiction Jonathan Batteas

      nice concept. I enjoyed it.

      • http://www.smrvl.com David Somerville

        Thanks Jonathan!

    • Rachel

      Interesting idea. I enjoyed this!

      • http://www.smrvl.com David Somerville

        Thanks Rachel! I appreciate that!

  • http://justanotherclaypot.blogspot.com Betsy Markman

    Does it have to be a new story?
    I wrote a Western several years ago that is absolutely one of my favorite things I've ever written. It's got about 750 words. Am I allowed to submit that?

    • Stephen Altrogge

      Sure!

  • http://imunderwater.tumblr.com Jeremy Taylor

    Here's one I wrote about a year ago: http://www.scribd.com/jtaylorshine/d/78879761-A-S
    Thanks!

    • http://pasceverbo.com/fiction Jonathan Batteas

      amen

  • http://justanotherclaypot.blogspot.com Betsy Markman

    Here's mine! I hope you enjoy it! http://www.scribd.com/doc/78883847?secret_passwor

    • http://justanotherclaypot.blogspot.com Betsy Markman

      Am I doing something wrong? The copy on ScribD looks awful! But I can't find a way to format it.

      • http://www.smrvl.com David Somerville

        Betsy, I had the same problem at first. Try putting it into a Word document and uploading that. It should look much better!

        • http://justanotherclaypot.blogspot.com Betsy Markman

          Thanks so much! It looks a whole lot better.

    • http://pasceverbo.com/fiction Jonathan Batteas

      Nice. You have a very easy to read style. Don't know if I'm supposed to be reading symbolism in this or not, but I do. Good story,…or should I say "yarn"?

      • http://justanotherclaypot.blogspot.com Betsy Markman

        Thanks! I wrote it entirely for fun, as part of a FaithWriter's weekly writing contest several years ago. The writing prompt we were given was "Patience," and for some reason, that's what came out. I didn't have any symbolism in mind, but I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

  • http://pasceverbo.com/fiction Jonathan Batteas

    are narrative poems allowed? what about uploading somewhere besides scribd? Just wondering

    • StephenAltrogge

      sure thing!

  • Massiel

    I write in spanish, but I might dare to translate one of them and upload it. It would certainly be an adventure!

  • Rachel

    A poem I wrote a few years ago. =] http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/78919357?access_

  • brittney

    If you want to read something life changing……move along

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/78952407/Just-Talking

  • http://fromdeathtolife.com Todd Mogilner

    This is stuff I wrote many years ago before I became a Christian. When I read them now I definitely see Christian influences. I admit some of the writing is depressing but it is from the heart. It is a struggle of a depressed man trying to find reason to live… Back then I didn't know the reason. Now I know the reason but I still struggle with learning how to love and glorify God correctly especially in the midst of depression.

  • http://fromdeathtolife.com Todd Mogilner

    This is stuff I wrote many years ago before I became a Christian. When I read them now I definitely see Christian influences. http://www.scribd.com/doc/78955170/TM-Writing

    • http://fromdeathtolife.com Todd Mogilner

      The stuff I uploaded is stuff from a while ago before I was a Christian. It is written by a man who was longing to find the purpose of life. I have found that purpose in Christ, but I still struggle with the depression. If you want to see where I am today go to my blog.

  • Liag

    can it be a true, short story? or only fictional?

  • http://speakingtothesoul.blogspot.com Nicole McLernon

    Oooh, this sounds wicked fun!! What's the deadline??

    • StephenAltrogge

      about a week

  • http://www.judahupdate.blogspot.com briana

    I just posted my most recent blog post which fits your guidelines at Scribd.com. I think (hope) you can find it here: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/79048483?access_

  • http://www.judahupdate.blogspot.com briana

    I just posted my most recent blog post which fits your guidelines at Scribd.com. I think (hope) you can find it here: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/79048483?access_

  • http://twitter.com/loreferguson @loreferguson

    Here's mine:

    He picks me up from work. I make him flip the mirror up and I change in the backseat. We drive over mountains, the long way; we hit the streets of Birmingham, with its Ginkgo trees. He picks… http://www.scribd.com/doc/79229037/Birmingham

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  • http://speakingtothesoul.blogspot.com Nicole McLernon