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By weregoat (Wed Apr 09, 2008 at 05:07:09 PM EST) WFC, post-mortem (all tags)

In which the weregoat collective takes on the fate of the dollar bill or, at least, a dollar bill.

We are the goat. Resistance is futile.

Soon after Writing Fun Challenge Eye Ex was announced, Kellnerin sent out the call for a corresponding Weregoat Fun Challenge. The premise was simple: the unauthorized autobiography of George F26------B. The concept was perhaps not terribly original, but the beauty was that the life of a dollar bill is so fragmented that we could each write more or less self-contained vignettes without losing (much) realism.

The response was swift. Five of us were in -- at around 500 words apiece, it would work out nicely.

Then, as is the way of the goat, we did nothing about it for several weeks.

Finallly, ana broke the ice with the ripped-from-real-life tale of the fisher and the ice cream man.

Then aethucyn followed with George's origin story.

Bridging the gap between the two was the scene in the diner. Kellnerin built it around the line, "It was good, but it wasn't twenty-cents-more good," although her favorite sentence is actually "Alex is one of the older tens: symmetrical, stately, reserved."

The story of what may have been George's last transaction was told by toxicfur.

Hours before the deadline, bo contributed a meditation on being George, the nature of Georgeness.

We surprised ourselves, actually, when we knit the pieces together and the seams didn't show too badly. A bit of collective editing (but not too much) smoothed some transitions and finessed a few inconsistencies.

We wrote, we posted, we hope you enjoyed.

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THAT STORY WAS WICKED COOL by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #1 Wed Apr 09, 2008 at 05:28:25 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Nice work. by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 3) #2 Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 04:27:46 AM EST

Ah by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Apr 17, 2008 at 06:49:25 AM EST
Makes sense in retrospect, I feel like I should have picked it. I didn't see the seams at the time though.

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