The guidelines are as follows… I may change, add or remove as things progress, and as needed:
-Contributors can introduce new characters whose stories can fit into the plot.
-Keep chapters consistent with previous entries along the chosen story line.
-No abrupt changes unless the chapter explains the reason for it.
-This blog is not restricted so while love scenes are allowed, no graphic descriptions please.
-For each chapter ending, there is a minimum of two and maximum of five lead offs.
-Chapter submissions should be between 750 and 1000 words.
-I will try to keep changes to submitted chapters to a minimum, but reserve the right to edit as necessary.
-There will be two chapters a week; two days for voting and same for a contributor to get a story ready.
-Contributors will be acknowledged on their chapter and linked to their blog.
-Send in expressions of interest to contribute in the comments or to my email from my profile page. I already have Fabulola and Omotee! Thanks girls.
-Please vote and let’s have fun, cheers.
Thank you all.
The Story Begins...
She got back from work that day sweating heavily and knew she was going to be very late for her date. It had been a hot and humid day and she had been caught in the rush hour traffic returning home from the office. She now rushed about her apartment like a headless chicken putting her stuff together for the date when her phone rang.
"Hello?" She panted struggling into a deep purple skirt.
"Hello, my daughter is that you?" It was her mum's voice.
"Yes mum, it's me." she replied with a bitten off, "who else could be answering my phone?" under her breath.
"I just heard from your sister. Her son is in crisis again and they are at the hospital."
Her heart sank and the wind was knocked out of her sails. She had thought this was one of those her mum's infrequent marriage badgering calls. The sister her mum mentioned was her elder sister who had a 6 years old asthmatic son. He had often got this sort of crises during this period but it had seemed to subside in the past year. However, this was the second within the same month this year.
"Mum, I have to go out this evening and I’m already running late. I'll call her when I get back and give you feedback later OK?”
"That's fine, talk to you later dear. Take care of yourself and be careful"
Yes mum," she replied as she pressed the end button.
She wanted to continue getting ready but the “be careful” from her mum got her thinking of the stormy events at the office today.
To start with, we have three separate polls so readers can choose the name of our heroine, the setting and the next storyline. Vote and get involved.
Romance or mystery, thriller or action, you determine what goes on!