Short Story Society | Kick-off week 1

Hey hey guess what? IT’S DECEMBER! You know what that means? Short Story Society kicks off today šŸ˜€

For all of you who still have no clue what I’m talking about, check this post here.

I don’t what to say anymore, the rules are known but there is one thing you’ve probably been dying to know: The themes! I’ll only tell you the theme for week 1 so here goesā€¦

*drumroll*

Beginnings!

How fitting, haha

beginning

[bih-gin-ing]

noun

1.Ā anĀ actĀ orĀ circumstanceĀ ofĀ enteringĀ uponĀ anĀ actionĀ orĀ state:

theĀ beginningĀ ofĀ hostilities.

2.Ā theĀ pointĀ ofĀ timeĀ orĀ spaceĀ atĀ whichĀ anything begins:

theĀ beginningĀ ofĀ theĀ ChristianĀ era;Ā theĀ beginningĀ ofĀ theĀ route.

3.Ā theĀ firstĀ part:

theĀ beginningĀ ofĀ theĀ book;Ā theĀ beginningĀ ofĀ theĀ month.

4.Ā Often,Ā beginnings.Ā theĀ initialĀ stageĀ orĀ partĀ ofĀ anything:

theĀ beginningsĀ ofĀ science.

5.Ā origin;Ā source;Ā firstĀ cause:

AĀ misunderstandingĀ aboutĀ theĀ rentĀ wasĀ theĀ beginningĀ ofĀ theirĀ quarrel.

From www.dictionary.com

This is the beginning of not only December but also of this wonderful project, so that’s the theme of this week. Here are some ideas for how to incorporate the theme in your story.

  • What did the beginning of the universe look like? Or the earth? Write a story of how everything started.
  • How does one fall in love? Write the beginning of a love story.
  • Where does the journey start?
  • Looking back at how something started, what changed?
  • A new phase, has something major happened in the (fictional) world? It’s the start of a brand new world.
  • Endings can be beginnings too, how did the end of something result in a new beginning?
  • Once upon a timeā€¦ rewrite your fairy tale or write your own fairy tale!
  • Road trip! Where did it all begin?

So that was what I could come up with, if you have any other great story ideas, please let me know! Also, if you have a great idea for future prompts, I am always open to suggestions.

Remember: the theme does not have to be a major part of your story, it is only as a source of inspiration!

I hope to see you all on Friday at the brainstorm session! I’ll prepare some questions, but it’s a brainstorm session so everybody should input their ideas and inspiration. It’s on Friday at 6pm UTC on twitter #shortstorysociety, see you there!

Oh and if you’ve written your story, please send it to me via twitter, mail, comment or anything. Then I can read it and share it in an overview post of all stories šŸ™‚

10 thoughts on “Short Story Society | Kick-off week 1

    1. That would be great! We’re currently on week 2, this week’s theme is retellings, the deadline for this story is Thursday night. I look forward to reading your story!

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