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.