Sunday, February 20, 2011


The original post from two weeks ago:

On Saturday night, we passed a young woman on the street who was talking to her male companion and said, "I really don't mind the scars." A good start-up line for a little challenge perhaps.

So how about a 800 or so word story that contains that line in it with an end date of February 28th?

If you don't have a blog to post it on, I'll post it here with mine. Just give me a few days' notice.

Now: Here's the names I have for stories to be posted on February 28, 2010.

Still not too late to join in.

If I am not familiar with where your story will be posted, please advise by February 26th so we don't have a mess on our (my) hands.

? indicates a possibility.

I know I am posting stories for Glenn Gray, Grant Jerkins, Michel Williams, , Jimmy Callaway, Stephen D. Rogers and myself on my blog. I feel like I am missing someone. Anyone else?

The List:
Evan Lewis, Loren Eaton, Fleur Bradley, Eric Beetner, Chad Eagleton, Dana King, Keith Rawson, Charles Gramlich (?), Eric Peterson, Kieran Shea, M.C. Funk, Toastmaster General, Dan Fleming, John Kenyon, David Barber, K.A. Laity (?), D.B. deClerq, Christopher Grant, Brian Lindenmuth (?), Cormac Brown, Dani Amore, Katherine Tomlinson, Rob Kitchin, Grant Jerkins, Alan Griffiths, R.L. Kelstrom, Dana Kabel, Matt McBride, Sandra Scoppettone (?), Kathleen Ryan, Fiona Glass, Absolutely Kate, Salvatore Buttaci, Al Tucher, Cameron Ashley, R2, Gerald So, Heath Lowrance, Paul D. Brazill, Al Leverone, Chris Deal, Jack Bates, Julia Madeleine, Richard Robinson, Gary Stevens, Liam Sweeney, Michel Williams, Jimmy Callaway, Wellesfan, Anthony Policastro, Glenn Gray, Jo Neace Krause, Kevin Barker, Rosemarie Keenan, Ron Earl Phillips, Chad Rohrbacher, Anita Page, John Weagly, Patricia Abbott.

I may have omitted some people because they came through multiple sources. And don't worry if you are on here and don't get to it--just let me know. Wow, some serious reading on the 28th.


Anonymous said...

Patti - Thanks for putting this together! I look forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Patti - fun, fun, I'm looking forward to reading all the stories! Thanks for posting, and for the great prompt.

Kevin Barker said...

Hi Patti - I would like to add to this if I may.
I liked the prompt, but I also found the setup to the prompt interesting.
It can be found here:

Dorte H said...

Great team you have there.

Good luck to everybody who´s in this fine little challenge.

Anonymous said...

they can all start with mine, it won't take long to read. Really. :-)

Rosemarie Keenan said...

Hi Patti,

I'll be posting a story at:

Thanks for the great idea!


Anonymous said...

Since you got me started writing, I'll down for putting my best foot forward for this challenge.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks. guys. Don't let me forget your URLs.

Anita Page said...

Patti, I'll be posting my story on February 28th at
This was fun, and I'm looking forward to reading everyone's stories.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great, Anita. Looking forward to it.

John Weagly said...

I'm in.

You come up with the best ideas!!!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Been wondering where you were, John.

Stephen D. Rogers said...

Hey Patti,

I thought you were posting my story as well.


pattinase (abbott) said...

I am, of course. I knew I was missing someone from that list.

M. C. Funk said...

Got scars.

Thanks for the provocative prompt, Patti.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Got it, Matt. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Hi Patti -

Thank you for the wonderful idea!

I almost think the bigger challenge for me was the word length... I finally got it pared down to 810 words... mine is at -

Thank you,

Cormac Brown said...
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Cormac Brown said...

After struggling with the various knots so to speak, it was really fun once the boat finally left the dock. Thank you very much, for such a wonderful prompt.


chad rohrbacher said...

Hi Patti,

What a great prompt. Thanks for getting the creative juices going.

J F Norris said...

Patti -

I'll be working on this tonight & tomorrow. Story will be posted on my blog (Pretty Sinister Books) with a FLASH FICTION tag.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Abbott:

My entry, HARDASS, is posted on my blog at
Thanks for the opportunity.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

If I get my story together in time ~ and I hope I do ~ it will be posted at my blog From Cop to Mom and the Words in Between, the general URL being:

As you know, my blogmate, Anita Page will post hers at Women of Mystery.

I'll check in with you again to confirm.

Katherine Tomlinson said...

Hi Patti--once again, a GREAT Challenge. My story is on my blog here:

Thanks for putting it all together.

Todd Mason said...

Mine is up.

wv: baboo (perhaps I've found my title)