Alright! I've done this once before on another forum that had nothing to do with writing, and it was a huge success and we had lots of fun!
Basically, I write a story in parts. At the end of each part, I give options for everyone to choose from. Whichever option is voted for the most, I will write the next part based off of that!
There is also another way to do this in which I write the story and then anyone can give suggestions. Then whichever one I like best, I will write based off of that person's suggestions. Let me know which way sounds more fun!
I'm going to start off by giving four choices for what KIND of story you want this to be. Remember, this is all off of the top of my head so anything could happen!
1. Murder Mystery
2. Urban Fantasy
3. Romantic Thriller
Mureder Mystery- 2
Urban Fantasy- 0
Romantic Thriller- 0
Keep them votes a comin'!
Ok, nobody else is going to take part then atleat put a little horror in the mix for me.
Romantic Thriller . . . I just like the sound of that!
I can definately add in a little of the others for all of you! Just want to find a main base for now.
I'll start the story tomorrow after there's been a chance for evryone to vote!
Let some others know about this so we can get this thing cookin!
I'm wondering what an Urban Fantasy would be. If no one else votes for that, however, I choose Romantic Thriller.
Urban Fantasy is taking any normal fantasy charachteristics (Elves, Dwarfs, Vampires, Magic, etc..) and adding them to the real world or a futuristic setting.
It's a tight race! keep the votes coming! Participation is a huge part in this!
I love to taste the new one, 1,3 znd 4 i have tasted i will go for 2nd one
Romantic Thriller takes a lead and number 2 finally gets one!
Tonight I will be beginning, so there's still the whole day to get fellow hubbers to vote!
So far a tie! Get your hubber buddies in here to vote to get your favorite!
haha. I can add in a little of each. I just want something to have a base.
Alright everyone! It's that time to start this baby up! Thanks to everyone who voted and anyone who is coming in, please feel free to jump in on the participation!
The winner is Murder Mystery! By half a vote. haha. But no worries, if you voted for another genre. I'll try my best to add a little bit of each into it.
WHoo Hooo! Sorry I wasn't here to vote but very glad I got my wish - always up for a good murder mystery!
I stepped into the night's fresh air... and out of the blood pooled on the floor of this low-grade apartment's kitchen. Taking a deep breath, I walked to the side of a rusted dumpster to wretch my guts out. This was the nastiest crime scene I've ever laid witness to. I couldn't let my young partner see me blowing my chunks all over the alley way. My reputation as Clay Macleroy was even keeled and tough as nails. I'm pretty sure upchucking my dinner qualified as spastic and tough as a powder puff.
"Clay?" Miles Hanley, my partner, called for me.
"What is it Hanley?" I wiped my mouth clean before he came out to speak to me.
"I- I don't know if I can hold it together anymore. It's a nightmare in there." His innocent blue eyes filled with tears. Poor kid.
I punched his arm. "Suck it up, rookie. We got a job to do. After you're done growing a pair, get back to me so I can bounce some thoughts off you. No one seems to know why Senator Brodsky would need to rent an apartment in Anacostia with a back door leading from the kitchen to this shitty ally. He must have had a death wish."
Miles sniffed his nose and looked down, "Sorry, Clay. I'll get cleaned up. But you should know that forensics figured out that all this blood doesn't belong to him. 'least not only him. It's him, his wife, his two kids... even his fuckin' dog."
"Jesus", I said with a hint of blasphemy.
The kid went back inside, hurrying past the gore and straight to the washroom. I decided to stay outside the door to think. What could have brought the senator and the entire Brodsky family to this hellhole in the middle of DC?
Choose Your Own Adventure!
1. Search for clues
2. Interview residents
3. Head back to the station to try and sort this out
4. Go on gut instinct
PS: Let me know how you like it! If you like the voting method, awesome! If you think me picking one of your ideas is better, let me know! Also, if you have any constructive writing criticism, don't be afraid to share it! Let the voting commence!
I use to LOVE reading these type of books. I wanted to wrtie one of my own but yea I doubt I could be that clever lol
I always read the Goosebumps version of these when I was younger. I always thoguht it was awesome to be able to participate in a story. Do you have a preference, crazd?
That's 2 for instinct!
I use to read the Goosebump ones too! lol they were great!
And I say the same as the other two gut instinct.
Search for clues-1
Go back to the station-0
Go on instinct-2
I can tell already this story is going to be fun! All of you are very unpredictable. :p
Another for instinct!
Not yet! Another for clues. I'll give 2 days for voting in between parts. I may change that later, but i'll let everyone know if I do.
Side note: my goodness Crazd, you sure got old fast
Another instinct! if anyone wants another choice, better get to voting!
It is possible and I'm planning on adding a little of each genre, but the base is Murder Mystery. That part of the voting is already done, though. Read the first part of the story and let me know what your next vote is!
Gut Instinct has it!
I couldn't stand being in this dump anymore. After thinking about my next move, I decided I had bigger and better dumps to move on to. I had a feeling about this case. I held my breath and tried not to look around as I stepped back into the apartment kitchen. I ignored the fact that I accidentally stepped on a chuck of Brodsky and went down the small hallway leading to the right. Hanley stood outside of the bathroom, drying his hands.
"Did you pull yourself together?", I said while looking him up and down.
He nodded his head, "Yeah. So I was thinkin'... the only person I can think of to do this to the guy is-"
"Enoch", I finished for him.
The rookie looked bewildered, "How'd you know I was gonna say that?"
The kid should know by now.
"C'mon", I said with a half-cocked smile, "We've gotta get moving."
We headed towards the front door, but soon were intercepted by my best friend, The Captain. Best. Day. Ever.
"Mac!", he yelled out his beautiful belligerent voice before stepping in front of us, "You're tracking blood around the crime scene! What the fuck do you think you're doing?"
"Well, Captain, I'm tracking blood around the crime scene", I replied politely. He was so pleased with my manners, he almost burst a vein.
"You looking for a pink slip, Macleroy?"
I smiled, "No sir, I'm looking for a murderer." With that, I grabbed Miles by the back of his neck and shoved him towards the door while i followed. The Captain and I always play like that.
Finally stepping through the front door, I spied my car car a block down the road. "Why the hell is my car over there?" I asked, eying the kid.
"Forensics asked if they could park in front of the house, so I moved it for them", Miles said while nervously rubbing his hands.
"You... you drove my car?" I seethed. I've had my car since I was his age. What he did was like taking a baby from its crib and moving it to a new crib two houses down.
"They- they said if i didn't they'd tell The Cap-"
"I don't give a shit who told you what!" I shot a hole through him with my eyes, "That car is never to be touched by you again, or you're life is forfeit, got it?"
Still wringing his hands, he nodded enthusiastically.
"Good. You'll be washing her for the next month."
"But you said not to touch it!"
"Shut up", I said while walking to my car. Miles ran after me, but kept his distance.
Fifteen minutes later, we arrived at a run down warehouse marked "Canned Goods". Nice cover.
We got out of the car, and walked towards the door. An armed thug stood next to the entrance.
I waved at him. "Canned goods must be in high demand if they need guards with guns."
He stared down at me from under his neanderthal brow.
"Got a permit for that thing?" I asked, gesturing towards his AK-47.
"The fuck you want?" he grunted at me.
With my usual charm, I replied, "I need to see your boss, you ass wipe."
He gave me the grumpy face, before raising the end of his gun, to butt me with it.
"Settle down, you gorilla in the mist. Diane Fossey wouldn't approve."
Oh, Enoch. I always did admire his sense of humor.
"Come in, Clay. We can speak in my office."
"Why thank you." I gratefully bowed and mock tipped my hat to the thug, "Keep our friend company, Hanley." He started to protest, but I shut the door before he could say anything.
Once inside, I followed Enoch into his office.
He offered me a seat, which I sat down in. "So", he began, "what can I help you with?"
"You killed Senator Brodsky", I coyly answered.
He nodded slowly as if running newly found information through his mind. "Why would I kill him?", he questioned.
"That was going to be my next question", I stated, "Was it because he help fund that huge dug bust last April? Or was it the fact that he called you out on national television?"
Enoch considered the questions, "All good reasons", he nodded again, "But unfortunately it was not me."
"Are you really going to play hardball, Enoch?"
"I'm not playing anything, Clay. Now, if you're done accusing me of random murders, I have canned goods to get back to. You can show yourself out, right?"
Either Enoch had developed a great poker face, or he was telling the truth. How was I going to get information?
Choose Your Own Adventure!
1. Beat the crap out of Enoch
2. Give up on him
3. Stake him out
4. Keep him on the list of suspects and head back to the crime scene.
PS: Let's get lot's of votes everyone! And feel free to chat about the story! I love interaction!
Hope to see everyone's votes come flooding in! We've got 2 days!
Stake him out.
You only went there to shake something loose. No one confesses under "gentle" questioning!
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