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PART 4 of the Collaborative Story

Almost two months ago I wrote the beginning of a story and invited anyone to continue it by typing in a box at the bottom. When I published Part 3 there were some technical difficulties. Not many people ended up seeing it, so I’m writing the next part to try to pick things up again.


If you’re reading this post in the WordPress Reader — it looks better on my website. I recommend you read it there.

First of all, let’s go over what’s happened so far. Click the links below to read the very short parts 1, 2, and 3.

Part 1 (by ikwords) ~ it’s the second prompt in the list of three
Part 2 (by ddinomorphball)
Part 3 (by PatBunny)

Here’s the fourth part, by me.


I push back my million questions and slow my shaky breathing. The low, raspy voice tells me to stay where I am. Its footsteps leave me sitting helplessly, unable to see my hand in front of my face.

Then my common sense comes back. Why aren’t I getting away? I stand up, flailing my arms around. I don’t feel any walls, so I walk in a random direction. Two voices mumble nearby.

“Why are you here? I found him first,” says my raspy captor.

A new voice, probably female, scoffs. “If you’re that interested in fairness, you know that I should have it.”

“We can help him, make him better at what he does. I want him to join us.” He speaks slowly, reminding me of a snake.

“Well, I want my guitar back!”

“One way or another, we’ll settle this. And you know I’m bigger than you. Unless you have a better idea?”

“I do.” A flashlight flickers on and points toward me. “We’ll let him decide.”


Anyone who wants to can continue this, even if you’ve already submitted a previous part or have never written anything for fun before. If you’re new or forgot, here are the rules:

  1. Please only submit a following part to the story. There is a space for comments below and no spam please.
  2. Submit using the box at the end of each post in this series. It makes things easier. Also, if you are submitting, say, a part 3, enter it in the box on the part 2 post, not the part 1 post.
  3. Keep it PG. No harsh language or PG-13+ scenes.
  4. NO racism, homophobia, sexism, etc.
  5. Length: A part can be as short as one sentence and as long as 800 words, but I’m not strict — 801 words is fine.
  6. Genre/style: Feel free to write in whatever style you want. You could even continue in a poem.
  7. Deadline: There is no set deadline, but if no one writes something within a week or two, I will write a part or ask someone I know to.

You can also now read the rules on the Collaborative Story page.

You might also like: The Untitled Book, Chapter 1


A teenager obsessed with words of all kinds. When I’m not reading or writing, I like drawing, musical theatre, and D&D.

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