Thursday, March 25, 2010


Today is officially the day Mirrorshards accumulates enough 100-word stories to count as a novel (minimum 50,000 words). As a special not-really-a-contest, I offer this Super-Duper Not to Be Repeated Offer:

Post a comment with a two to five word premise that you think would be awesome when viewed through my cracked little lens. I will then write you your VERY OWN flitterfic in which I attempt to foster the growth and general welfare of awesome within my usual 100-word confines.

In other words, post a concept and get a story.  

Try to mention what name you want to be credited for inspiration; otherwise I'll just use whatever your blogger name is.  FWIW, I will also link to your blog when I post 'your' story if you like.  Default is not to link, so mention it if you want the awesome power of my 15 daily readers at your beck and call.

This offer is open to everyone who reads this here post right here on Thursday, March 25, 2010. You need not be a regular commenter here.  Even anonymous commenters will be welcome. Spread the link to all your friends! It's a crazy story bonanza!


1) Nathan reserves the right to maybe take longer than just the one day to actually finish all the stories, especially as he's working all day Thursday.

2) Stories will be written in strict chronological order. First come, first serve.

3) As a correlary of sorts, if you snooze, you lose. Submissions to the Mirrorshards Storygasm Bonanza must be posted by midnight on Thursday.

4) In the event of an unexpected rate of return (more than six, say) stories will be posted to the "front page" of Mirrorshards over several days in order not to blast people's RSS feeds with Nathan's crap.

5) Nathan also reserves the write to discard a given prompt in the event of an obvious troll.

6) Nathan requests that you leave him some space to elaborate and not try to be all clever and stuff. "Hippopotamus eating Rice Krispies treats" only gives so much room to work with, whereas "Laser cufflinks" opens up worlds of possibility.

7) Nathan will now cease referring to himself in the third person, as he keeps forgetting he's doing that and writing in first person and having to revise.


Donna Hole said...

Voracious chipmonks in a line.


Kalak_of_Tyr said...

(good) Flying snail and (angry) tentacle - monster(s)


Jim Murdoch said...

Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Jim Murdoch

Lanse said...

A meeting of Aardvarks Anonymous

Loren Eaton said...

Stalked by the avenger of blood.

Deb Markanton said...

Love this, Nathan! Here's mine:

bloodshot eyes sporting purple stitches

AidanF said...

Zombie paratroopers
(Aidan Fritz /

a. said...

Three blue shoes.

Scattercat said...

Man, eight responses. Well, I got six of 'em done today. I hope ya'll enjoy 'em. The last two will be done hopefully by midday Friday.