Over at http://crossedgenres.com/haiti/, writers are posting links to stories that they’ve put up on their blogs or webpages in hopes that readers will donate to help relieve the suffering and chaos that the earthquake brought to Haiti. They’re not posting the stories at that site–and they’re not relinquishing any rights, as far as I can tell. Do you have a story to donate? Do you want to read some of the stories? Go to the site for details.
I’m trying to write a story that would be decent enough to post over on the site, but I don’t hold out much hope. I’ve been scolded recently by several other bloggers who say that those of us who get rejected regularly are deluding ourselves insofar as thinking that our work simply didn’t appeal to that particular agent/editor, and that we’re just writing crap, and that if we’d only FIX the crap, birds would sing and the sun would rise in a glorious orange burst. I think what they’re talking about is more like an atomic blast behind the mountains, but oh well. At any rate, I wanted to pass along the link in case any of you had stories to donate.
If you’d like to make a try at writing one, here’s a couple of prompts for you. First line:
“My teacher can kill with her voice.”
Or this one:
“Until I find the red Frito Bandito eraser, I might as well consider myself done for.”
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“There’s always a non-Voodoo explanation for everything.”– the TV character Monk
“Ha!!! This is what we want you to believe, of course.”–Marie Laveau, Queen of Voodoo