October 14, 2009

It's time for audience participation!

The authors of Here Be Monsters are getting ready to print the first issue of the anthology, but we're not content sitting around waiting for it to get into our claw-like appendages.  We want to challenge ourselves and keep our adoring fans interested, so we're putting out the call for prompts.

This is how it will work:  Anyone can suggest a line of dialogue or a first sentence.  Just put it in a comment on this post.  On Saturday, we'll randomly select two prompts each and write whatever story we can.  Then, we'll post the stories here for the world to judge.  You can then tell us if we saw deep into the hidden folds of your mind or if we got it all wrong.

Here are a couple of examples of what we're looking for:

Dialogue - "You can't bend that with your tongue."

First Sentence - "Somehow, even the day had an undercurrent of rage."

Be silly, be challenging, be cliché!  Put down the first thing that you think of.  We'll take it all and twist it around.  Remember, we'll be writing the stories on the morning of Saturday the 17th, so get your comments in before then.


  1. For all those fans of Snoopy --- "It was a dark and stormy night..."

  2. I knew it was going to be an interesting day when I couldn't find my pants and it wasn't even 11am.