Exquisite Corpse II by yellowb +12
Responses: 2
Categories: None
Characters: None
Summary:

*This challenge is now underway, and closed to new authors.*  (But I totally encourage other collaborative challenges and ECs, and would happily provide tips about how the mechanics worked for us.)

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There's been interest in a second Exquisite Corpse... and OffYourBird has volunteered to go first!  I'm especially excited, because a) the first one was awesome, and b) that means I'll get a writing prompt this time.  Title suggestions welcome!

An "exquisite corpse" is a series of prompts used to create a surreal, collaborative artwork.  For a written corpse, each person writes their part based on very thin knowledge of what came before.  The history of the form is here, very briefly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse.  You can read the first Elysian Fields exquisite corpse here.

Here's how it will work:  

1.     If you're interested in writing a chapter, PM me before or on January 20, or when we hit an unwieldy number of people.  I'll put you on the list. 

2.    The first person, OffYourBird, writes Chapter 1 -- and sends me only the last paragraph.  I'll have 7 days to write Chapter 2.

3.    I send the last paragraph of Chapter 2 to the third writer. 

4.    The third writer has 7 days to send me Chapter 3.

5.    I send the last paragraph of Chapter 3 to the fourth writer, who has 7 days to send me Chapter 4.

6.    Etc.  

7.    This will publish on consecutive days after it's finished, since the fun is all in the transitions.

8.    This year, some of the order of the authors has been more or less outed ahead of time in the shoutbox, so the 8th rule of EC is going to be that you don't discuss the EC til it's done -- no revealing what's going on in your chapter to fellow authors!

 

Rules:  

  • NC-17 or less
  • Your chapter must start with the paragraph you were given.
  • No word count constraints -- you wanna write haiku?  You write haiku.  But generally, I was thinking 500 to 4000.  
  • It should be sent to me within 7 days if at all possible, since other people will be waiting for their prompts.  But if you need to be moved down the list because the timing won't work, let me know and we will see if someone can swap places with you.


Summary: Does your life make too much sense?  Gentle reader, we're here to help.
 
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Fluffy/Comedy, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Challenges: Exquisite Corpse II
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,652 Hit Count: 7,309 ePub Downloads: 129
Published: April 24, 2018 Updated: April 30, 2018
Summary: Does your life make too much sense?  Gentle reader, we're here to help.
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Time Travel, Historical
Characters: None
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Fluffy/Comedy, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy
Challenges: Exquisite Corpse II
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 30,345 Hit Count: 4,196 ePub Downloads: 108
Published: May 01, 2018 Updated: May 06, 2018