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MYSTERY micro-fiction

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Swap Coordinator:Bucket (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:22
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:May 5, 2010
Date items must be sent by:May 14, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap, you will write a piece of micro-fiction (aim for 250-300 words) and send it to one partner in any postal mail form of your choosing (postcard, letter, note card, typed, ...).

What will your micro-fiction piece be about? That's where the MYSTERY comes in!

I have three lists of nine words. The first list is objects (like book or shoe). The second list is people (like police officer or grandma). The third list is locations (like tropical island or grocery store). If you sign up for this swap, you must post in the swap comments a three digit number (using digits 1-9, no zeros). So, for example, if you pick 783 then the 7 corresponds to the 7th item on the object list, the 8 corresponds to the 8th item on the people list, and the 3 corresponds to the 3rd object on the location list.

On the day I assign partners for this swap, I will email or PM you the three mystery words your micro-fiction piece needs to be about! I will also PM you the three mystery words your partner's piece needs to be about to make sure no one switches out a word. :)

To make it a mystery for me too, I will use a random number generator to see which words I get!

FOR A FIVE RATING: Send one 250-300 word fiction piece based on your assigned three mystery words to one partner.

THE DETAILS: All swappers are welcome. 4.95 rating please, PM me if you have a compelling reason to be below that level. If you have been rated on fewer than 10 swaps, you must have a filled out profile.


savannahjan 04/29/2010 #

I absolutely love this!!! Sign me up!!!


SusanLS 04/29/2010 #

3 5 7

1peeta 04/29/2010 #

what is a micro-fiction?

50DaysOfSummer 04/29/2010 #

bucket, I love your swaps! Great idea. :) For now I put it on my watchlist until I am done with my other swaps. :) But I a pretty sure Ill join!

StuntMum 04/29/2010 #

I'm so excited about this one! My numbers: 823

gemini5757 04/29/2010 #

7 2 3 are my numbers...

janeengland 04/29/2010 #

love the idea i would of joined up if we had longer to send as i go away on the 8th for a week

Bucket 04/29/2010 #

@1peeta - micro-fiction is very very VERY short stories! It's also often called flash fiction. CLICK HERE for a link and HERE for another!

@janeengland - sorry you'll be out of town for this one! If it's popular, I'll probably do it again.

lheureuxart 04/29/2010 #

Absolutely LOVE this! I'm in. My numbers are 2-5-8.

Moominbrooke 04/29/2010 #

5-5-2 :0)

starrycat 04/29/2010 #

sounds fun!

246 are my numbers

wackywallflower 04/30/2010 #

OMG this is totally awesome. I've only got 7 ratings so far, but feel free to PM me if you wanna ask me any questions!

Quick question; does the flash fiction itself need to be a mystery? Or does that just refer to what we will get as our words?



Bucket 04/30/2010 #

The mystery is just what you will get as your words! But your fiction could be a mystery as well, if you wanted it to be!

craftycol 05/ 1/2010 #

This is very short notice but i think I can make it. and love idea. my numbers are my 3 fav. 378 as 3 was day born well 7 just a lucky number for me as well 8 is a chiness lucky number so with 2 lucky numbers I can't go wrong can I.

50DaysOfSummer 05/ 1/2010 #

129, I'll make it my birthday numbers, maybe it brings luck :D

user2637 05/ 2/2010 #

Very cool idea! I hope for a series. :) I guess I'll go with my birthday too: 213.

Newfie 05/ 3/2010 #

My numbers are 2, 4, 8

blackcloudsky 05/ 3/2010 #

i am gonna have to say 6 - 1 - 5.

Hairsprayqueen 05/ 3/2010 #

Um! 3, 5, 8

andr3aTHEarrrtist 05/ 3/2010 #

1-7-2 I love writing and sharing stories!! :DD

andr3aTHEarrrtist 05/ 3/2010 #

When do you choose partners??? :D

sixsunshines 05/ 3/2010 #

246! ;D i'm excited!

Bucket 05/ 3/2010 #

Last day to sign-up is Wednesday, so I'll assign partners on Thursday.

ncfriend 05/ 4/2010 #

823 please and thank you!

snowqueen1426 05/ 4/2010 #

7 9 1

andr3aTHEarrrtist 05/ 4/2010 #

Thanks! :)

druideye 05/ 5/2010 #


mountaingirl101 05/ 5/2010 #

I'll go with my birthday numbers too, for luck! 1-2-5

hushprelude 05/ 5/2010 #


bluehairedmary 05/ 5/2010 #

Glad I caught this before the sign-up deadline. 456

prattlingpetunia 05/ 6/2010 #


Newfie 05/12/2010 #

Mailed mine today!

andr3aTHEarrrtist 05/12/2010 #

Am I allowed to go over 300 words? I wrote 315...

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