Happy April Fools Day

11 years ago | Lucy Weaver (Member)

Happy April Fools' Day!

Lyn Thorne-Alder and I had an idea, a few months back, to experiment with writing each others' stories. What better opportunity than April Fool's Day? We really can't take any credit, however, as we were as hands-off as it is possible to be while still running an event. The hilarity, cleverness and general fantastic ability of people who participated speaks for itself, so without further ado, the master list:

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  1. Lucy Weaver (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    That all said, I just about died reading some of these. He's dead, Jim!

  2. Derek Jacobs (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    This was great fun. Glad I could participate!

  3. M.E.Traylor (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    It was a very fun project. Thanks to Wysteria and Lyn for organizing!

    Guts and Sass: An Anti-Epic - All your favorite fantasy tropes... not quite the way you've learned to expect them.
  4. allantmichaels (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I had a great time participating and I thank Gavin for his contribution to my story!

  5. Robert Rodgers (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    It was fun; I have a particular fondness for playing around in other people's worlds. Thanks to all those who helped make it possible!

  6. G.S. Williams (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I had a blast trying to mimic Allan's story (which I love reading too) and then make it funny, I hope I succeeded. I really enjoyed Jim Zoetewey's handling of my story as well, I laughed out loud reading it. Hope everyone else had as much fun as I did, this was great.

  7. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Indeed, i loved torturing characters other than my own, can't wait for next year!

  8. cassandrastryffe (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I've only gotten through half of them so far! Some of them are so funny that I've manages to scare the cat into the other room for hours at a time laughing! Incidentally, one of you might very well owe me a new keyboard for making me spit tea all over it...lol (j/k)

  9. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Whether or not I was funny, I think I managed the highest body count of all the participants. Don't know that that's a good thing, but it amuses me slightly.

    Incidentally, Gavin wrote an April Fools post. Around the same time, Robert wrote part of an April Fools post that's become story sized. Assuming he wants to finish it, I'll post it all.

  10. G.S. Williams (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I just had so much fun seeing Jim's take on my characters I thought he might like to see someone else play with his toys too. I actually look forward to Robert's, given that it's a whole storyline - mine was just supposed to be a gag like the others. Whether it's actually funny, however, is a totally separate question.

  11. wordcereal (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Hello All -

    Fun Fact #1: Amber is my wife's name as well as an excellent opposing color/stone to Emerald.

    Fun Fact #2: I've been reading a whole bunch of JA Konrath's blog lately, so of course Frank's drink of choice was a whiskey sour.

    Fun Fact #3: In my editing, I missed this: "...she’s practically apart of the family." I believe I may have, inadvertently, had Mildred the maid rip the McKinelle family to shreds instead of making her like a member of it :)

  12. Murazrai (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Too bad I have a misunderstanding about the concept of guest post and ended up rejected last minute. This serves me a good lesson if I am to write a guest post next time.

    Chaos Fighters...the fantasy of the scientific magic.
  13. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Jim, that may be, but I killed the last living human, dooming the human race.

  14. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 7 years ago

    THREADCHROMANCY! man, good times. GOOD TIMES>

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