The other night, your Most Humble Viceroy, Mr. Tecosky, received an envelope in the mail. The contents of said envelope:
A call to arms.
-A letter of introduction, an invitation to play. A clue:
“a site to see (haiku clue)
robotic cranes dance
in singapore. in taiwan
-A ten dollar bill.
-A separate slip of paper. Possibly another clue, possibly a prompt. We’ll return to this momentarily.
A bit of internet sleuthing produced more mystery: These letters are all over the place. They have been found in bookstores, bars, and parks. They have been sent to authors, reporters, interested parties. We are pleased and honored to be among their ranks.
We’ll not spoil the fun of discovering how far down the rabbit hole goes; that’s what Google is for. Go out, and seek this story. Seek others in the know. We’ve already had excellent conversations with friendly strangers about this. It’s just fun. If you find anything, let us know.
And now, the prompt, printed on a small slip of paper. Your Magnificent Consigliere Mr. Johns discovered its origin: It’s from Karin Slaughter’s Fallen. Go and buy it.
“64. She wanted to open the refrigerator and see food that she didn’t have to buy. She wanted to turn on the air conditioner in the summer without worrying about having to pay the bill. She wanted to sleep until noon, then watch TV all day.”
Take this. Using it, write us a story. Or a character sketch. Or a comic strip. Or a poem. A memory of horses. Length is no object.
Send it to email@example.com, or through our “Participate” bar. We’ll read it. The winner will receive a ten dollar bill (pictured above) and will be published right here on writeclubatlanta.com.
CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 11.
Go ahead. Follow your narrative urge, Writeclubbers.