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The Fourth Prompt of the Rule of Three..and exciting announcements!!

 Writing in Renaissance has been a pleasure, and reading the stories by other writers has been a wonderful, engaging experience. Next Wednesday and Thursday will see the exciting conclusions of 65 stories set in the town of Renaissance. 
Thank you to everyone who participated as writer or reader, to my amazing co-hosts, Storyteller and author, Stuart Nager,  Flash Fiction Author Lisa Vooght, and  Fighter writer, J.C. Martin and to the authors who donated books as prizes.  
All the best to all of us, hosts and participants alike: the last episodes would rock the world of Renaissance!

Remember: you must use at least one of these prompts.

  1. The misfortune is resolved/accepted.
  2. Relationships mend/ are torn asunder.
  3. The final event becomes another secret for generations to come.
  4. There is a new arrival in town.

Don’t forget:  please include the following –

  • Links to all three previous stories
  • The prompt(s) you are using for this last section
  • Word Count

What Comes Next:

  • In November, Stuart, Li and JC and I will be going over the stories, selecting our favorites, sending them back and forth, and choosing our shortlist entries.This won’t be easy, so bear with us while we deliberate!!
  • A poll of the shortlisted entries will go up on the Wed, November 2 for readers to vote on.
  • On this date, we will also request all participants to sign up on a new linky list for a postmortem/analysis/reflective feedback post. In this post, tell us what the Renaissance experience was like for you, and any suggestions for improvement.
  • The poll voting will close on the 9th of November (Wed). Winners will be declared on Friday, Nov.11.
  • We also have a few other surprises to announce…well, one really big one, which we’ve kept under wraps, and another that has been hinted at. So… stay tuned and look for an email or two before it’s announced on our blogs.

And now, a word from one of my co-hosts: Stuart Nager.

Contest News:

CONTEST: What did Mississippi Lil give to Gid at the end of  Chapter Three of my story (click here)?

Hi Folks: I’m actually very serious here. You can thank Golden Eagle for this idea: she innocently stated, in the comments section of This Weeks Posting, that she was wondering what was the  ” something cold and hard” Mississippi Lil gave Gid, to “use it well”.

So…what was it?

Be inventive, staying within the confines of what I’ve been setting up here,  be  descriptive. in something “normal” in what you think she passed to him. Or be descriptive inventive.  ;)  Just be specific. I don’t need a storyline, just that “thing.”

Post those thoughts in the comments section by 5:00 pm (EST), Sunday October 23rd.

On Sunday night, I will post a poll for  you to vote on. The poll will only be open for  24 hours (from when I post the poll-time tbd): it will close on Monday evening October 24th.  The item that gets the most votes will be it. It could change the story, and that would be fun for me to work around. Yes, I have NOT written Part Four yet. Haven’t even started word one on it. I’ll start the story after the poll closes.

What will you get? Mentions here, links to your website, fame and glory, and I’ll do one of my Writers Interviews with you, that I post on BornStoryteller (my other blog). How is that? Best as I can do. Hope you’ll join in.


Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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