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Give idea, get story (now with 20% more Haggis!) - Update: Hardback cover book

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Hi everyone, I know I haven't been here in, like, forever, but I've got something that may be of interest. Basically, you give me an idea (a subject, setting, a few lines), and I write a story for you!

If you want to get an idea of what I mean, you can find two sample stories (ideas courtesy of SilverWolfPet) here: http://bouffonbooks.com/2011/09/28/introducing-bouffon-stories/

Enjoy, and feel free to ask for a story in this thread! :D

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  • Thanks for the coupon, Haggis and thanks for using my prompt in it. :D

  • You're welcome, and feel free to write a review! :)

  • Whew... I finally made a new story. I decided to write Gary's story first, because I skipped his Britt and Ymke idea... it turned out to be rather long: http://bouffonbooks.com/2013/05/04/millerbaker/

    Next up will be hangingwithmonkeys' story, which is also the last one in the queue for now.

  • Wow, that was actually pretty damn beautiful. And actually, that is exactly what Dutch literature is. Dutch literature always hangs in a sort of melancholy, the feeling of wanting to go back to how things were, yet on the other hand, it's all about change, and mostly also about fate, how it's unavoidable. Most Dutch literature also has a bittersweet end to it, never truly a happy one, if there even is one. Most of the times it presents itself as a happy ending, yet if one reads truly, there isn't really one.

  • Thanks, glad you liked it. :) I do actually think that the bittersweetness is more of a universal thing - for this story I was actually partly inspired by Guy de Maupassant (who was of course French), whose stories I'm reading at the moment. I also found the same melancholia in a lot of Russian literature.

  • Sort of reminded me of the global warming debate, actually. :)

  • There ya go! http://bouffonbooks.com/2013/06/20/petra-and-paul/

    This was the last story request in the queue, so if anyone has any new ideas, feel free to throw them at me!

  • Great to see you back at the proverbial typewriter, Jan!

    I've just been to Download Festival 2013 (in the UK), so I have nothing but Metal, boobies and a sad return to the land of the living on the brain. Please take that with a pinch of salt.

    A master of puppets (more interesting than a psychosocial element, something sick, a moment before forgetting or sulphur)
    A fear of the dark (not necessarily lack of sun)
    Hate or persecution of a person or group (this prompt was inspired by Du Hasst by Rammstein)

    Obviously this doesn't have to be a detective story but it would fit rather nicely. #longlivejewelfriedman

  • @tbm1986 said: Great to see you back at the proverbial typewriter, Jan!


    Thanks, it feels good to be back! :)

    A master of puppets (more interesting than a psychosocial element, something sick, a moment before forgetting or sulphur)


    I am somewhat confused by the parenthetical part here... could you elaborate just a bit, or would you rather leave it to my imagination?

    Obviously this doesn't have to be a detective story but it would fit rather nicely. #longlivejewelfriedman


    Awesome, I love Jewel Friedman. :D

  • @Haggis said: I am somewhat confused by the parenthetical part here... could you elaborate just a bit, or would you rather leave it to my imagination?

    Sorry, I was justifying choosing a Metallica song title for the prompt over a Slipknot song, given that Metallica played the Download Festival last year and Slipknot this year. The more popular song titles of Slipknot don't really suit your stories, in my humble opinion.

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