Monday, 1 November 2010

Hey Ho, Let's Go...

The challenge was to write a story under 750 words, with some sort of crime in, taking inspiration from a Ramones song title. And what did you lovely, lovely people give me? Some truly brilliant stuff. The variety is amazing - funny, chilling, dark, light, warped, silly (that one's you, Dad). Some of you are sick people (and I love you for it). Some people even very cleverly referenced the Ramones in the stories (way above and beyond the call of duty, people).

I want to thank you all so much for playing - it's been brilliant fun reading them all, and I have discovered some new writers I'm definitely going to keep an eye on.

I'll update this post as new stories are added (I know there are a few more to come), so please check back.

First of all, the stories over at peoples' blogs:

Douglas Lindsay - PINHEAD
Nigel Bird - MERRY CHRISTMAS (I DON'T WANT TO FIGHT TONIGHT)
M J Nicholls - BEAT ON THE BRAT
Rosemarie Keenan - I WANNA BE YOUR BOYFRIEND
Jeff Chon - PET SEMATARY
Rob Kitchin - DEATH OF ME
Paul Brazill - THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY
Sean Patrick Reardon - DANNY SAYS
Julie Lewthwaite - TEENAGE LOBOTOMY
Dorte Jakobsen - PSYCHO THERAPY
Helen Caldwell - KNOW BETTER NOW
John Weagly - CRETIN HOP
Neliza Drew - MAKING MONSTERS FOR MY FRIENDS

And, for those without blogs of their own, I said I would post them here. To make it easier to find them, I've set up a separate mini blog for all the stories, and each of them has their own post. So here they are:

Bobbie Rudd - EAT THAT RAT
Ewan McGhee - MAMA'S BOY
Patrick Moore (aka my Dad) - SOMEBODY PUT SOMETHING IN MY DRINK
Donna Moore - ZERO ZERO UFO
Donna Moore - EVERYTIME I EAT VEGETABLES IT MAKES ME THINK OF YOU
Donna Moore - WEASEL FACE
Jimmy Callaway - THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY

Apologies if I've left any out - (blame the pneumonia), just send me an e-mail and I'll put the link up.

Thanks again everyone. Next post will be back to normal Scottish crime fiction posts.

10 comments:

  1. Donna - Thanks so much for summing up these great posts!!

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  2. Echoing Margot (not for the first time), but my favourite is "Weasel Face."

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  3. Thanks again, Donna! This was more fun than a barrel of pinheads.

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  4. Gah. What a great idea. How did I miss this?

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  5. Margot - you're welcome.

    Dorte - aw thanks. They're all brilliant.

    Jimmy and Jools - thank YOU - I had great fun reading them.

    Kieran - it's not too late, you know!

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  6. Thanks a million Donna. Glad you are on the mend!

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  7. What a good idea. So much mayhem to choose from. And so many cool takes on the theme.
    I only wish I'd stumbled across this earlier.

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  8. Sean - you're most welcome. Thank YOU.

    Neliza - all their songs lend themselves so well to mayhem, don't they? :o) And I'm very glad you stumbled across it - I loved your story - thank you!

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  9. Yes, they do. Thank you, Donna.

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