January 6, 2013
If you enjoy writing regardless if you do it regularly or just dream of doing it, this writing challenge will be a spot of fun.
Just for fun, really. But I will send the author of the submission I like the most a wee handmade something-or-other. (Hopefully a little incentive means I won’t be the only poster!)
Your submission is due to me by midnight January 19th, via the comments on this post (either directly or post a link to wherever you’ve published yourself).
Your challenge if you choose to accept it, is to write between 200 and 300 words of fiction describing what you think happened in the 11 days that Agatha Christie went missing in 1926.
For background to get your creative juices flowing, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:
In late 1926, Christie’s husband Archie revealed that he was in love with Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce. On 3 December 1926 the couple quarrelled, and Archie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, to spend the weekend with his mistress. That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter saying that she was going to Yorkshire. Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels. Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for 11 days.
On 14 December 1926 Agatha Christie was identified as a guest at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel (now the Old Swan Hotel) in Harrogate, Yorkshire, where she was registered as ‘Mrs Teresa Neele’ from Cape Town.
Christie never accounted for her disappearance.
* For the Whovians out there, I’m imagining saying ‘Write with me’ in the same kinda voice as Dr. Who when he said ‘Burn with me’ in episode ’42’ from the third Dr. Who series.
December 5, 2012
I had an idea for a creative writing group challenge collective fun-times type thing. I could use some help/advice on putting it together… who wants to help?
Wouldn’t it be fun if those of us who enjoy putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards) all wrote a short piece of fiction on the topic of what might have happened in the 11 days that Agatha Christie went missing in 1926?
I’m thinking a maximum of about 300 – 500 words and a deadline which is relatively soon forcing us to pick an idea and make it happen. How about midnight, December 21st, two weeks from Friday?
We can post them all here. Send them to me and I’ll put them up, or if you have your own bloggy thingy, put it up there and I will link.
If I get five people interested either commenting/liking here or on facebook, I’ll put out a call with a description of the challenge and the rules.
Hopefully it will stimulate those of us who like writing to do more of it!