This one's fun! :D
So a couple of weeks ago, the lovely Sam Eades, Press Officer for Headline, got in touch to tell me about a project she'd been cooking up to celebrate the PB release of Stories, "an anthology for the ages" of all-new short stories from a who's-who of contemporary authors, and edited by none other than Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.
You should really click on through to peruse the full TSS review of Stories if you don't remember reading it. And hey, buying the thing itself has never been a more affordable endeavour. I'd heartily recommend you do. Here's a link to that end and everything.
But what I was saying was, Sam invited me and a handful of other bloggers to participate in a project which hones closely to the underpinning ethic of the collection aforementioned: "And Then What Happenend?"
Me, Amanda of Floor to Ceiling Books, The Book Smugglers, Caroline and Catherine, Wondrous Reads and The Book Zone, a bunch of others... we were each of us tasked to write 100 words. No more and no less. The first 100 words would be sent to the second contributor, who by hook or by crook was to continue the narrative begun by the first blogger, then send their 100 words along to the next blogger in the great chain, and so on until everyone had written a bit, and the story was told in its entirety.
This morning I got word from Sam that the results were in.
They've even been set and formatted all pretty-like. :)
Just as soon as Neil's finished pottering around with whatever he's been pottering around with of late, you'll be able to read the resulting story on Monsieur Gaiman's blog, so I hear. However, I'm totally going to scoop him! This gives me no end of pleasure.
Click on each of the images below to embiggen them, for ease of seeing, and then... well. Let the games begin!
So what do you think? Delete as appropriate from:
Who wants to guess which bit I wrote? Guess correctly and you can have... well, let's see. How about this here spare copy of Songs of the Dying Earth?
Seriously, I had so much fun doing this. My thanks to Sam for the invitation, and to all the other bloggers who helped make "And Then What Happened?" what it is. I don't know that what we came up with necessarily does Stories justice, but hey, it was a good time, and all for a good cause.