Saturday, April 10, 2010

Six Birds: The Stories

Spring is in full swell, pushing its way out of winter's slumber, quilting the earth in green and scoring the sky with birdsong. But not all of morning's minions are full of the deep down freshness of things. Come, let us tell you a story ...
"Corbie" by Donna Hole at Donna Hole
"True Colors" by Lady Glamis at The Innocent Flower
"Bird Watching" by B. Nagel at B. Nagel
"Eagle Eye Pigeon: Secret Agent" by Phil Wade at Brandywine Books
"Bird Sacrifice" by Aidan Fritz at Aidan Writes
"The Weak Own a Might" by Loren Eaton at I Saw Lightning Fall
"All At Once" by Nathaniel Lee at Mirrorshards
"Savior" by Davin Malasarn at The Literary Lab
"Library Science" by Aerin Bender-Stone on In Search of Giants
"Berlin" by Scott G.F.Bailey at scottgfbailey

12 comments:

Lady Glamis said...

Again, thanks for doing this you guys!

Loren Eaton said...

Thanks for participating! Your story was great, and it's always fun to read what people come up with.

AidanF said...

I liked the wide variety of stories you got with this prompt. Thanks!

Loren Eaton said...

We're glad you contributed, Aidan! I always enjoy seeing how many types of narratives people come up with from the same starting point.

scott g.f.bailey said...

I am late to the party, and I apologize! But I finally typed up my story and put it online. Thanks for the cool prompt, guys! Now I can read everyone else's stories.

Loren Eaton said...

Latecomers are welcome, Scott! You're all linked up, and your story was certainly worth the wait.

Eric said...

I dropped by to read the stories after perusing Scott's entry. Interesting stuff here.

Loren Eaton said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Eric! These storytelling sessions are always a lot of fun for me. I really enjoy all the different sorts of stories.

scott g.f.bailey said...

All of these were great fun to read, and it's fascinating to see where we all went with the simple idea of six birds. I had forgotten that there was a limit of 1,000 words, so I have failed by coming in at over 1,600. I'm wordy, you know. Ask anyone.

Loren Eaton said...

No worries, Scott. The eldritch and squamous beasties that enforce word limits generally require a sacrifice when the boundary is broached, but they liked your entry. I'll just throw them a tourist if they hungry.

Scattercat said...

It is fun to see multiple takes on the same prompt. Reminds me of "Parallel Lines," a bit.

Oh, and Loren: your request came through without any need for haXXoring. I spent an hour last night doing this.

Loren Eaton said...

Darn, that looks like a great series of films. I'm going to have to save it for future watching.

Ooh, you added audio to "All At Once"! No waiting for this one; I'm listening now.