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Old 06-14-2009, 08:55 AM   #1
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Okay, so I was thinking about a new writing assignment, something akin to Suggested Oddities but something different, and I think I have the nugget of a participatory idea.

Here's what I'm thinking:

The book will be a collection of interlinked stories, each story set in a geographically distinct location (could be your home town, or somewhere you've always wanted to go, anywhere really), then as the stories are written, the journey is taken, we follow it along a Google-Map/mashup (still working this one out). Of course, like earlier, we'll have three distinct objects/things that I must include at each stage of the journey/story.

So here it is. Pick a geographical location (be specific on a Google map please) and three things that must be part of the story. As before you'll get full credit as the inspiration, and as before, we're talking a couple of weeks at least to finish this -- this time you can follow along at the blog

I'm looking for at least 13 suggestions. Any takers?

EDIT: I'll put the places here:

1: Arched Gallery of the Mala Strana, Prague or Cafe Nouveau (a green beetle, a cup of masala chaï, a trumpette) - Zelda_Pinwheel
2: The Pinnacles, Namburg National Park (a cigar with a poison dart through it
a Giant Squid carcass, a very petite and pretty lady called "Bruce") - Montnsmagsa

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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oh, another collaborative fiction experiment !! yay ! here is my suggestion :

place :
arched gallery of the Malá Strana, Prague :
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...h&z=18&iwloc=A

photos :




(actually there's a specific photo i have in mind but i haven't found it yet, i'll keep looking)

OR

Café Nouveau, Prague (Obecní dům, náměstí Republiky 5) :
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.001529&z=19

some photos :
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...md_photos&sa=X







3 things :
a green beetle :


a cup of masala chaï (indian spiced tea)

a trumpette
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The Pinnacles, in Nambung National Park:

Google Maps link
Images link

Three things are:
  • a cigar with a poison dart through it
  • a Giant Squid carcass
  • a very petite and pretty lady called "Bruce"

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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here's a photo i took (one is never better served than by oneself, right ? )

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Old 06-14-2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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Cool, first two locations sorted, now we only need another 11
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:26 AM   #6
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can i change one of my objects ? i think instead of a cup of tea i would like a graffitti (like in those photos i posted).
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:27 AM   #7
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oh, also, there is a caveat : no harm must come to the green beetle.
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oh, also, there is a caveat : no harm must come to the green beetle.
I suppose I can't really apply the same restrictions to my second item, hey?

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probably too late for that, wouldn't you say ?
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probably too late for that, wouldn't you say ?
Maybe she died of old age in her sleep? I couldn't say (that's moejoe's job )

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let's hope that's true.
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Okay I'm going to put this idea on hold for a bit as I've just found out I'll be working a crapload of night-shifts in the upcoming months. So writing has to be put on hold for awhile in favour of earning a living
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aw ! stupid material necessities.

well, i guess it gives us more time to think of suggestions, right ?
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The squid can wait, after all, she's dead. Bruce is tapping her foot, but she's young and the lesson of patience is one she probably needs to learn, or at least experience. The Pinnacles are still waiting, though probably not for you, as they've been waiting in measures of time longer than we naturally conceive.

It's all good.

We should still bump it, just to get the 13. You go do that earning-a-living thing, and everything will still be here when you get back...probably...maybe not Bruce.

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The squid can wait, after all, she's dead. Bruce is tapping her foot, but she's young and the lesson of patience is one she probably needs to learn, or at least experience. The Pinnacles are still waiting, though probably not for you, as they've been waiting in measures of time longer than we naturally conceive.

It's all good.

We should still bump it, just to get the 13. You go do that earning-a-living thing, and everything will still be here when you get back...probably...maybe not Bruce.

Cheers,
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yes, that's exactly what i meant (only more eloquently put).
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