I’ve had this idea in my head for a while and I want to try it out:
1 picture + 4 lines from a song = a collection of short stories.
The picture and the lyrics form the inspiration for your and my short story of max. 2,000 words. After you’ve written your version, I collect all the stories and I publish them on my blog. Then, when we like them enough and we’ve done some editing for each other, we offer the compilation to one of our Indie publishers or self-pub them. I had in mind 10 to 12 short stories but, of course, there is no limit.
Sounds like fun?
I really like the quality of many of my friends’ stuff and I simply love your imagination, so I can’t wait to see what you would come up with. I really believe this cooperation could be both fun and successful. Any money we’d make, could go to a charity of our choice??
Deadline: 30 June 2012. Please send your story to: email@example.com or drop me a line in the comment section below.
So… here’s your picture. It’s by the artist Gregory Crewdson.
And here are the lyrics:
No matter who you are
No matter where you go in your life
At some point you’re gonna need somebody
To stand by you.
(Stand by me, version Roger Ridley)