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An alternative post this week to my usual ones. After talking to friends recently, saying they’re bored and there’s nothing to do at the moment; it got me thinking.

It would be interesting to start a series of posts with two or more versions of a story.

How will this work?

I’m enlisting your help in writing a story, poem or description,

in no more than 150 words in total.

I will publish each one in a themed post on my site over the next few weeks. (Subject to work being suitable for publication, is not offensive, abusive and does not contravene any laws in any way.)

I will also write something for each theme and hopefully there will be a number of writing styles to compare.
Please send in work by the date listed with a written note giving me permission to publish your item on my site. I look forward to reading your work and letting others share your amazing stories.

So here are my writing prompts for a short story, poem or description. 

Week 1

To be published on 4th June, please send in by 2nd June

A deserted house sits at the corner of the street. It’s been vacant for years, no one goes in, no one comes out. What’s the story? 

Week 2

To be published on 11th June, please send in by 9th June

Think back to your childhood days and recall a memory of something that made a firm impression on you.

Week 3

To be published on 18th June, please send in by 16th June

Opening up a box of chocolates and selecting a favourite one. Describe why you selected it.

Week 4

To be published on 25th June, please send in by 23rd June

Shut your eyes and imagine your drifting along in a boat. Where are you going to? What places have you seen on your journey?