Thursday, April 3, 2008

Timed

A man gives himself twenty minutes to find a girlfriend, learn a new language, reconcile with his parents, and write the novel of a lifetime.

How does he do it?

The Wild Robe

A woman wakes up to find her robe has inexplicably disappeared, sending her to her wit's end as to its cause.

where did the robe go? what does the robe want? is her mind playing tricks on her?

The Journal

Laura whizzes time away writing in her journal, blatant lies mostly, to make her life appear more interesting to her imagined offspring, until each of the scenarios she pens start to unfold in life.

what are Laura's concoctions? how does she get out of the quagmire on the page?

Friday, March 28, 2008

A Vat of Butter

A mean-spirited old woman falls into a vat of butter on her way home, taking her on a journey into beauty she has long forgotten.

what does she see? who does she meet? how does she emerge from the vat?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

faust.com

A man from Timbuktu places an online ad offering his soul in exchange for a trifling amount; soon after he gets a taker, offering much more.

What happens? How does Timbuktu figure in the arrangement?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Story Development Challenge:

Those interested in developing a short story from a limiline for possible inclusion in Greenbeards Magazine, write it and send it to greenbeards@gmail.com before the 15th of February.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Booking Delight

Having researched the best prison systems in the world, a man seeks to get arrested for life in hopes of securing a nice, clean space to live. The only problem is finding the perfect crime.

What does he do? Is he able to get arrested - how?