The rules are simple:
Look through the 200-word entries from last week.
Add another 200 words to the story.
(Easiest way forward is to copy the chosen 200 words to your own blog, then add the next 200. Don’t forget to link to your now 400-word story in the comments. Someone may want to continue the tale next week, for part three.)
You do not need to have participated in the first round to participate in this one.
Do not choose your own 200 words, because, c’mon.
Do not finish the story. This is a five-part fiction experiment: we’ll end the year with several 1000-word stories, each built out of 200-word chunks by you guys. This is a collaborative game. It is Whisper Down the Lane. It is Telephone. It should be very interesting by the end. One hopes.
You’ve got one week.
Due by Friday, December 6th, noon EST.
Join the narrative chain.
249 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: 200 Words At A Time, Part Two”
Should people comment on the 200-word starts to let people know it’s already been used, or is this a case where it’s fine if multiple people grab the same 200-word beginning?
This is great! I might be tempted to go on with it, though it’s a little adult for my blog.
Thanks Rebecca—I’ll be interested to see if you use it and make it more age appropriate!
It’s great fun to see what others are doing with Stewart. I rather like him, and hope he makes it all the way through.
He was fun to write! I hope he shows those pesky kids who’s really in charge.
I did it. I see that others also did, so we have at least two branching versions going. Hope someone picks up my continuation.
Knifework, Part 2
I’m picking this one for round 3
What about the winners from the 15-word contest?
Mine continues David Kearney. 201 words:
Thanks very much for picking this up Mark. Great job!
David and Mark, I am intrigued! I would love to add my 200 to this story 🙂
Then I guess we’ll see you or round three.
My continuation of Fatma Alici’s story… http://devereauxcourt.blogspot.ca/2013/11/terrible-minds-flash-fiction-challenge_29.html
Hey, cool I liked it. One thing I love about this round robin type set up you get to see a completely different perspective of the characters and their attitudes.
I’ve attempted part three…still untitled. Enjoy!
I continued the story too! Here’s the link. http://wp.me/p2AyuM-fQ
[…] This week, we chose someone else’s beginning and added our own 200 words. I chose this one, submitted by boydstun215. I picked this one because even though it was one of the first submissions I read, I could not stop thinking about it as I read through many more. I decided to be a bit tame, hopefully building up to something crazy/exciting/insane? Who knows? Hopefully I’ll find out next week if/when someone takes this one up and continues it. Here it is: […]
I continued boydstun215’s. I really hope someone picks this up for next week!
I picked this up and wrote Part Three at http://wp.me/p3tdUw-ys . Thanks for the great setup!
Part Two, a four hundred worder with the first part written by the wonderful Paul Them. Read on for a story that’s out of this world (Sorry, I couldn’t stop myself.)
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I missed Part I but jumping in for Part II. My add-on to Jim Franklin’s -In too Deep- story: http://authorlisabarry.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/terribleminds-flash-fiction-challenge-part-2-of-5/
Very nice. I definitely want to know what happens next.
Oops! I did that one too – I didn’t realize someone else already had, because there wasn’t a reply on his original comment. Oh well, at least we took it in fairly different directions…
Mine’s at http://lynnalandstreet.com/stories/in-too-deep-parts-1-2
Ha ha brilliant. That made me smile, I hope someone picks it up for part 3.
(Somehow this comment ended up at the end of the comments instead of after your comment. Weird!)
Picking this up for part 3. love it.
here’s part three: http://carlthenomad.blogspot.com
My continuation of Wanderer’s words:
than you for the note.
Part two of Terry Lynn Coop’s 200 word start
The Nitroglycerin Midget in the Padded Castle
Here’s mine. I chose Silver Bullet, started by Gabe K.
AWESOME, I love it. 🙂
This will definitely be my third round pick. Werewolves, hunters, attitude, lots to love there!
Here’s mine, which is a continuation of Athena’s start.
I love it, btw.
As promised, I’m reposting mine here today. 😀
Thanks for that. Darkness descends. Somebody has to get Delmer out that wheelchair.
Hey, after you left us with his Mum attacking him, a chunk of his skull neatly being taken out… well, I had to use the knowledge of the brain that I know ( and being Epileptic, you do a lot of research into brains, what they can do and what we can do without inside the skull… and believe me, Delmer can do stuff, he’s jsut gotta start planning, plotting, scheming… 🙂
I chose Josh Loomis’ story to continue.
Thank you. 🙂
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Here’s my 196 word continuation of Rebecca Douglass’ start: A Million Cats.
I’ll be adding to this for round three.
My 216 word follow up to Liz Neering’s start. http://andreaspeed.com/2013/flash-fic-challenge-round-robin-part-2/
[…] Flash Fiction 200 Word Stuff Part 2 November 30, 2013 · by linderan · in General Post. · This is my modified version of Michael D. Woods’s response to Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge thing. […]
I continued Michael D Woods’s zombie gangster story, still untitled because somebody else can do that 😛
Thank you. It never dawned on me to take it that direction. Great job.
I would be honored to continue this one for Part 3!
Tried to read this for followup. Asked for my login. I gave it my WP creds and it said I wasn’t allowed to edit this. Wasn’t really trying to edit, just read it. Wazzup?
I continued momdude’s 200 word opening. I had such a deeper idea for this character. 200 words isn’t nearly enough, but I managed to stay at the limit. Enjoy.
Winter Takes All
I’m going to take this one. It’s an outstanding premise and such a different sort of lead character. Exciting!
[…] task is to write a 2nd 200 words, moving the story forward. See Chuck’s site, http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/11/29/flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-two/ to get this week’s […]
I decided to continue J.F. Juzwik’s Reunion. Mine came in at 199 words.
John, Your continuation is positively superb. The darkness continues to build, and your ending? It brought a nice icy cold chill, and fear of what more may come. Thanks for the incredible job you did with my beginning.
My continuation of Samantha Dunaway Bryant’s story 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/notes/mildred-achoch/alina-and-the-boy/10151812806941527
Wow! Excellent work, Mildred. It’s so neat to see where someone else’s mind goes with your story! I like the way you went.
I’m glad you like it.:-) It was not very difficult to continue the story because you provided so much wonderful information/ammunition in the first 200 words 🙂
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This is my continuation of Dangerdeans story, Blackout.
That’s hella fun!
I chose Linderan’s story, ‘A Gifted Wizard’ to continue. Here’s our combined 400 word story. I hope someone chooses it to add to next week! i’m curious where it will go 🙂
I can’t see your website 🙁
So, I have to assume that you did awesome things with my story. Thanks!
oh no! really?! i wonder why! i can see it fine..hmmm…. i’ll see if i can fix it. sorry!
http://arrawyn.wix.com/caitlinmccoll#!blog/ckky/200-words-at-a-time-part-2 this is a working link to the blog post
I also decided to continue Dangerdean’s story, Blackout. Look, it’s got rats, I can’t help myself. Also I wrote in Monday.
Cool! Now I want to know what happens!
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Here are some more words, and stuff. Continuing Meagan Wilson’s story.
Good job! I really want to continue this one …
And I did: http://andreaspeed.com/2013/flash-fic-challenge-200-words-part-3/
[…] This time, it’s a “whisper down the line,” a.k.a. Game of Fiction Telephone at http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/11/29/flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-two/. Others posted a 200-word beginning to a story and the assignment was to pick one and add 200 more […]
Continuing the story from Strange Corners…wolves and knives and a bit of milky blood…
Whoops, sorry! Linked just to my blog, not to the story. Here’s a better link: http://mckkenzie.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/whisper-down-the-line-200-words/
Super late to the game on this one, but I’m using it for a belated part III post 🙂
I continued Millions of Cats started by Rebecca Douglas – http://hanafrank.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/terrible minds-second-part-of-200-words.html
Tried to see your page but I got an error message that it doesn’t exist.
Thanks for your message Connie – have left another link – Liked your part for this round http://hanafrank.blogspot.com.au
Hey, this is cool– the story is growing in two directions so far, and both are good!
http://hanafrank.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/terribleminds-second-part-of-200-words.html thats a working link
I picked up the story started by Whit Richardson here http://whitrichardson.tumblr.com/post/68453642503/wendigs-exquisite-corpse-esque-flash-fiction-challenge , and continued it here: http://carljshirley.blogspot.com/2013/12/flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at.html
Thanks for your message Connie – and I liked your part 2 ! Hope this link works – http://hanafrank.blogspot.com.au
My contribution to Josee De Angelis’ intro:
Love it. I’ll pick up part three
Great! Can’t wait to read it! I was hoping to see where this would go, soooo not where I thought it would go. Liz took it to another dimension entirely. 🙂
I continued J. D. Fitch’s contribution:
I hope I did it justice.
I decided to go with https://www.facebook.com/notes/mildred-achoch/worth-a-thousand/10151797717606527 I liked the Lovedraftian/Poe like vibe I got from it. My addition is here http://pilcrowsandcedillas.wordpress.com/
I love it, love it, love it! 🙂 I made my 200 ambiguous and mysterious so that the writer who decided to continue the story would have a lot of wiggle room to take the story anywhere. You’ve done a great job Dean plus you have maintained the air of mystery and ambiguity! 🙂
Glad you liked it, and if the muse strikes you, take it to the next level, it’s all good.
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I took up Courtney Cantrell’s “House of Memory”. Here’s my addition: http://reneeelizabeths.blogspot.com/2013/12/flash-fiction-200-words-at-time-part-two.html
And it’s excellent! Thanks for picking mine, Renee, and for giving it a lovely second part!
[…] on from the story started by rccross over yonder, as part of the Terribleminds Flash Fiction challenge. I’m including his first 200 words for the sake of coherence. […]
Continuing the untitled tale started by rccross:
I picked up on Ken Crump’s story about a “real live corpse.” Here’s a link to my Part 2 contribution: http://writeontheworld.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/the-second-200-words-a-real-live-corpse/
And if anyone is still looking for a part 1 to add to, I don’t think anyone has picked up on my part 1 yet: http://writeontheworld.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/whos-up-for-a-200-word-piggy-back-ride/
I think it might be a thriller. I’m calling it “Making Merry,” but you may feel free to change the title as the story evolves. Happy writing everyone!
I’ve done part 2 of another story but I’m compelled to add the next 200 words to yours as well. I’ll post as soon as it’s completed.
Great, thanks! Can’t wait to see where you take it!
Question: Does anyone else think it would be awesome to see all of the finished 1000-word stories compiled in a book?
That would be fun.
Picked the box from ‘j’: http://feralbulb.wordpress.com/blurb-2/
Here’s Kirsten Bruce’s beginning and my continuation.
When I tried to read yours, it asked for my wordpress login then told me I didn’t have editing rights. Is the URL correct?
Maybe not…. Try this:
It’s my last blog entry anyway… I think I copied the link from my dashboard… Sorry!