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Exilian Chain Writing - Read The Stories!
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:16:17 PM »
Exilian Summer 2018 Chain Writing - Project Complete

Our Chain Writing project is now complete! Including nineteen different writers from across numerous countries and three different continents, we've created three great stories. The project's been running since the middle of summer, and we're very pleased to be able to share the results, which include octopuses, deities, swordfighting, unlimited fish, broken oaths, airships, hummingbird DNA, and a very noisy cat. What more could you ask for?

The rules of the project were that each writer added up to 250 words to the story, building up a collaborative piece together. The writers were not allowed to discuss the story as it was ongoing and indeed didn't know who else was part of their chain - I as editor passed each section onto the next person. It's a major challenge for writers to take on this sort of collaborative project, and I'd like to hugely thank all of our writers - Andreas, Andrew Conway, ArtDodge, Caradilis, Eadgifu the Fair, HanSolo, HenriNatalie, Holly S-E, Jake, La Ciguapa, Lizard, Loren, Phoenixguard, rbuxton, Rory HJ, Samuel Cook (Tar-Palantir), Suzi (Spritelady), Tusky, and myself.

I'm hoping to run another round of chain writing in winter, probably starting mid-December, so please do keep an eye out for that.

Hope you enjoy the stories!

Jubal (Editor)

The Chain Writing Stories

Jurou and her tentacled kindred inhabit New Earth in a high tech future - but it's a future that Jurou, misanthropic to her core, wants to bring to an end. Is there any future for New Earth, and if so, who will it belong to?

Four companions seek shelter on Three Kings' Crag on a stormy night. They are hunted travellers - and caught between flight and fight, between secrecy and survival, one of them will be forced to make choices that could echo far beyond the noise of the storm.

Mediterranean cats are an institution, lazing in the sun, scrounging for fish, and moving for absolutely no-one. Except Zoe, whose arrival in a sleepy Greek fishing town is accompanied by the continued pursuit of a dispute from a very different age...

The duke, the wanderer, the philosopher, the mariner, the warrior, the strategist, the storyteller, the wizard, the wayfarer...