Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Watching Creation

It's Week 2 of "Gearin' Up to Get an Agent Blogfest" hosted by Deana Barnhart. And today, some will have a chance to watch creation as it happens, while others will be able to participate in it.

I get to help be a creator.

Today, there's going to be a blogfest story chain. Participants have been given a specific time to post, along with a topic and three key words we have to include in our portion of the creation.

So I can't even think ahead to figure out what I'm supposed to write as I haven't even met the characters yet or know their circumstances.

My time is 2 p.m. EDT, and I get the middle of the story. Where I help the mc "gain all the knowledge she needs to take her through the rest of the story." My words are: get, safe, muddle

Now I have stress! *shudders*

You can find the scene before mine at Amy Kennedy's blog.

Dio took a deep breath and gasped at the smell. She covered her mouth, staggering back from the cave's entrance. The thought entered her mind again, stronger. "If you had the book, you could right the wrongs...maybe even your father's death." She sensed the emphasis on the word death, almost like a mental nudge, and Dio knew what she had to do. 

Get the book. 

She groaned. That nasty, stinky, purple book. 

Comfort flowed through her entire body, almost as though her father stood behind her, his hands resting lightly on her shoulders. Dio smiled. She could be safe. She could fix this muddle. She would find her parents and stop these psycho people. 

But how ...  Dio grinned. A gleefully wicked grin. She turned toward the cave and did a little curtsey. "Thanks, your Larva ... greatness."

Spinning, she faced the lights in the distance. The city lights where she lived. Where the book was. Squeezing her eyes tightly and tapping her sandled ankles together three times, she imagined her father's study, visualized that dratted book. That wonderful, answer-giving book.

Her body shook, jerking like she'd been struck by lightning. Her breath ripped from her lungs as her body launched into the sky. Toward the lights. Toward home. Toward help.

She was flying!

You can see the next installment at Lindy Legends ....


  1. This sounds exciting! Can't wait to see what happens next. ;)

  2. Yes I agree with the above comment, very exciting.

    Have a lovely day.

  3. Yikes. Don't know if I'll have time to follow it all but what a great idea!

  4. Hi Donna, I'm right before you on the story chain. Here's to you making some kind of fantastic leap from my words to yours.

    Have fun!

  5. What a fun idea. But, yeah, kind of stressful. I'll tune in later.

  6. You will come up with something, and I'm confident you will do well!

  7. How exciting! I loved doing that in school. By the end the story is terrific and a product of so many different brains. Good luck with that. I'm sure you'll do great. Believe in your ability to weave a tale. :)

  8. I'm biting my nails in anticipation Donna:)

  9. Interesting twist that the Larva's role was more about thoughts than action. And now she is flying to save her father!

  10. Holy smokes she can fly too! This girl rocks:)

  11. This is awesome! Thanks for making it so easy to continue the story--you were very creative & really got my mind churning!

  12. I like how brave you have made Dio. She can do this on her own. Excellent re-direction.

  13. Love your writing here and the way you've given Dio some new powers!

  14. So awesome. I like how you advanced the story. Great forward movement ^_^

  15. Great snippet, sounds like a great idea.
    Good luck

  16. I've always wanted to be able to fly. Glad Dio got what she needed to make it through.

  17. Oh Poop, I wanted to find out about the Larva...and the cave...LOL! DO love the whole flying thing though, makes for an interesting addition to her abilities.

  18. What a fun idea. Love your part of the story.

  19. I love that she can dig down and pull out these powers and energy. She can fly!

  20. This is cool, Donna!

    (Psst! If you haven't already, you need to check out From the Mixed Up Files site today!)


  21. Great new powers for Dio. The flying definitely helped when I wrote my scene :-)

  22. Will we get to read the whole thing all put together? I'm having a hard time jumping around.

    Great addition, Donna!

  23. "Toward the lights. Toward home. Toward help."

    Wow. That's an incredible way to wrap up your installment. I'll bet you were one helluva relay racer in school, right? Best darn baton pass I've ever seen!

    What a fabulous idea for a fest! And a real challenge....Kudos.


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