Exquisite Field Corpse
On Monday, Nightjar Press published a short horror story of mine as a chapbook. The story is called ‘Field’.
The stunning cover image was made by the artist Beth Ward, and, as with all Nightjar chapbooks, the cover was brilliantly designed by John Oakey. There are only two hundred copies, all signed and numbered, and it won’t be reprinted.
I’ve got three signed-and-subtly-doodled-upon copies to give away, though, so I’m going to run a small ‘exquisite corpse’ competition here on this blog. I’ll leave the first few lines of ‘Field’ as a comment, below – and in order to enter the competition, all you have to do is leave a comment that progresses the story. The idea is to write a new story, communally. (It might be weird, disparate, ridiculous, funny, amazing, any or all of the above – we’ll see).
1. Comments which do not form part of the emerging story don’t count.
2. Only contributions made before 12 noon on Thursday 24th March count.
3. Your contributions may be as long or as short as you like.
4. You may make as many contributions as you like.
5. In keeping with the title of this blog, whoever ‘ends’ the story – i.e. whoever leaves the last contribution – will automatically win a copy.
So – whoever leaves the last comment will win a copy. The other two winners will be drawn at random from all of the other contributors. If you’re reading this, I urge you to join in – even if you’ve already got the chapbook (or just don’t want one) it might be fun. (I hope it’ll be fun). Good luck!
EDIT: I’m really pleased at how many people have contributed so far – thanks all. There have been a couple of instances of people commenting simultaneously – I suggest that everyone tries to finish their contribution with a complete sentence, and that way there’s more chance of one comment flowing on to the next in a way that makes sense (even if they’ve been written at the same time).
Also, I’ve been thinking that once the story is done I’ll give it an edit to ensure continuity and then post it as a new blog post. (If anybody has any objections to that, let me know). If you want to know when that’s up, and when I’m announcing the winners, then you can subscribe to the blog, follow me on Twitter (@fellhouse), or find me on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/TomFletcherWriter.