Friday, 4 February 2011

Short Story Challenge - The empty apartment

Just a few days left to create your entry for Yvette's Short Story Challenge!

What can you dream up given the raw materials: an empty Parisian apartment left untouched for over 50 years; a weird and wonderful collection of artifacts; a rare and previously uncatalogued painting.....

Click the link above to read Yvette's blogpost for the 'rules' and here for the real-life background to the story......then get writing YOUR explanation of events!


  1. I have a feeling you and I are the only two who are going to be posting stories, Sue. Oh well, I'll make a badge and we'll both proudly afix it to our blogs. Ha! Can't wait to read what you've written. I'm still fiddling around. I write best under time pressure. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. HA!

  2. I was away from home and without internet access this week so I've cobbled together a story - amazing what you can do when you nleash your mind. Just needs abit of culling and tweaking and we should be there.

    I've tweated this and daughter Rachel knows what's expected of her! If I can prise Mr Barber away from his other committments he may be up for it and I know of at least one other who will probably rise to the challenge!!

    All is not yet lost! ;-)

  3. I'll keep my fingers crossed! :)

  4. Sue, my story all came together relatively quickly today. Go figure. I'd been struggling and struggling and throwing out stuff right and left. Now I only have polishing to do.
    BUT here's the problem. (I wanted to email you but couldn't find your email address. Would you email me? or tweet me? It's on my blog.) Anyway, my main problem: I have twice the amount of words I was supposed to have. Yeah, yeah, I said 1500.

    Didn't realize how few words that really is.
    I'm trying and trying and trying to whittle it down I really am. But...I may have to go with more words. Will you be angry??

    Of course if you need more words, then feel free.