I am collaborating on an ongoing series of posts that tell a story. I am doing these posts with my friend, Sage Doyle from over at; https://wallgrimm.wordpress.com/
The story… which might well grow into a novel… is called; The Heirloom. It is about a ring made by a craftsman in ancient Rome. The story follows this ring through history. I wanted to call the story; The Ring, but that name is already taken by those stupid horror movies.
What makes this story interesting for you… and a challenge for us to write… is that we are doing it in a weird way. I created the first character, the jeweler who made the ring, then did a little story about him, and at the end, I created the next character who inherits the ring. Then Sage has to take over, using my character, fleshing him out and giving him depth, all while leading to the next part by coming up with a new character, their name and a very short introduction, and how they end up in possession of the ring. Then I take over once more and repeat the whole process.
Now you know I do a lot of writing with other people around here. I do poems with Hastywords, for example. And I am constantly trying to come up with ways to include all of you… like my little games where I have you finish the last line of a poem, or the end of a fairy tale. Then I did those things where we all took turns adding a paragraph to a story to move it along. I tried science fiction and horror, and they got a little out of control… because you people are weird… and then I tried to get us all to collaborate on the very first comedy/action/adventure/western/drama/period piece/historical/documentary/porno movie script… and that one really got out of hand.
But this one should be interesting. We are actually challenging ourselves to include elements of horror and fantasy and action and adventure and historical epic and humor and romance and maybe even working our way forward to western and even science fiction if we decide to extend it into the future.
However it turns out, I hope you join us for the ride.