The Story of Chaos – An insane challenge


Rebekah, the wizard behind the curtain at this blog, has started a new blog, The Story of Chaos. The Story of Chaos is an interactive fiction writing challenge, where Rebekah will post an ongoing story, while encouraging her readers to post in the comments what happens next.

Here’s more info:

The Story of Chaos is a challenge, where you help write the story. Part choose your own adventure, part tale, you will have your chance at the end to decide what happens next. The challenge will be mine, to try and make the story as serious as possible, while encouraging you to post the most ridiculous choices you can think of. Have the character attacked by alien or discover his long lost twin in the form of a talking flea.

Just make sure that you only post what happens immediately next.

 

Example:

Good:

Suddenly Billy found that his arm had turned into a rope.

Bad:

Suddenly Billy found that his arm had turned into a rope that spoke to him about how much danger he was in from the clown warriors that were about to invade and steal his soul in an empty jar of seltzer.

 

And make sure the action is something the character can react to and not a decision.

 

Example:

Good:

Billy found himself attacked by the purple dog.

Bad:

Billy bopped the purple dog on the head and called it a Momma’s Boy.

 

That’s it. Have fun, go wild and laugh at my struggle to make it serious. (Well, there will be some humor, but only because you can’t have a serious story without it. Actually you can, but it would be pretty dull.)

 

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