Announcing The Great Substack Story Challenge
A round robin story featuring thirteen Substack fiction writers (including me!)
I am excited to announce that I am taking part in The Great Substack Story Challenge.
Substack fiction writers taking part in The Great Substack Story Challenge will be required to write one chapter (1000-1500 words) of the story based on what came before it. Each writer will have one week from the release of the previous chapter to complete their chapter. No other rules.
I have the honor of having my opening paragraph chosen to be the basis of the first chapter. Here is a sneak peek.
Joey Hardcase was a two-bit gumshoe in a two-bit town trying to scrape out a living spying on cheating spouses. As he was debating whether to partake in the rest of a half-eaten donut he found in his desk drawer, a show-stopping beauty walked into his office. From the size of the jewels dripping off the dame, Joey knew she was from the other side of town. She had to be desperate to visit this dump.
“What can I do for you, Doll?” Joey asked.
“I need you to follow my husband.”
What kind of natural-born fool would cheat on this heartbreaker? Joey thought.
“I think he’s from the future.”
With a variety of fiction writers taking part, it should be a fun, wild ride.
Here is a schedule and listing of all the writers taking part and links to their Substacks if you would like to check them out. If you don’t want to miss a chapter you might want to subscribe to all of them. You can always unsubscribe later if you don’t care for their content.
May 26, 2022 - Arjun Agarwal
June 02, 2022 - G. M. Baker
June 09, 2022 - Anthony Lora
June 16, 2022 - Mark Starlin
June 23, 2022 - Joyce Reynolds-Ward
June 30, 2022 - Jackie Dana
July 7, 2022 - Thomas Bubb
July 14, 2022 - Nick Mazmanian
July 21, 2022 - Adrian Conway
July 28, 2022 - Winston Malone
August 04, 2022 - Alex S. Garcia
August 11, 2022 - Meagan Voulo
August 18, 2022 - Geoffrey Golden
I hope you will join me for this fun adventure.