Social StoryCraft

Round 1: March 25 – April 15, 2020

In this new round-robin style writing challenge, storytellers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to submit their best 250 word story beginning inspired by the opening sentence provided below. Email your submission to cliftonculturalarts@gmail.com or send them to us through Facebook by Wednesday. We’ll post all received responses below and on Facebook. On Thursday, we’ll announce one story submission to be the prompt for the continuation of the story for the following week. We’ll continue adding to the story for four weeks before starting a new round with a new story!

Round 1 starting sentence: respond by Sunday, March 29

The rain finally stopped: the city sparkled as the sun came out from behind the clouds. People emerged from homes, store awnings, and bus shelters ready to continue their day, none the wiser to what was coming next.

Story submitted by Chuck D:
The rain finally stopped: the city sparkled as the sun came out from behind the clouds. People emerged from homes, store awnings, and bus shelters ready to continue their day, none the wiser to what was coming next. The amazing Skylininni, world renowned magician (or so he told anyone who would listen) had been regaling the patrons of The Improv, with his stories, however none of them believed him. In fact, some of the customers were so incensed at his blatant exaggerations that they had demanded proof of his magical prowess or they were going to run him out of Cincinnati forever.

As the clouds cleared away and the sun shone down the amazing Skylininni saw his chance. He dashed outside, threw back his cape, extended one hand toward the heavens, and at the top of his voice yelled, “Tah Dah!”

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