lørdag den 24. oktober 2009

The Blue Vase


Weekend post.

As my readers seemed to enjoy participating in my September game by offering ideas for a story about these shoes, I will try to do something similar in October. So here you have a blue vase.

Where might that story take place?
When?
Who are the main characters?
What may have happened to the vase and why?

Send me your ideas or personal wishes, whims and idiosyncrasies in a comment, and I shall try to include as many of them as possible in my next story. Flash, short story or novel? – well, that depends on your ideas.

18 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Thanks for giving us another chance to help you create : ). I promise I'll restrain myself this time ; ). The vase was a wedding gift to one of the main characters. Now, years later, after she's died, it's discovered in a trunk full of her things.

There - see? I behaved myself ; ).

Sherrie sagde ...

Hi!
This is a wonderful idea!

Where the story takes place - London, England
When - 1800's
Who are the main characters - Bill and Bobby Lou
What happened to the vase and why - Bill gave the vase to Bobby Lou as an engagement present. While moving to their new home after being married, the vase was broken. Years late is is uncovered and restored to it's beautiful originality. How, know one knows???

Thanks for stopping by my place. I'll be back to see how you write the story of the blue vase. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot: you certainly behaved - but why? I liked your shoe ideas, and I used several of them :O

Dorte H sagde ...

Sherrie: oh, you are really testing my skills! If I have to come up with a convincing historical piece, I may have to make it very short. But let´s see; when ideas are allowed to simmer for a while, you never know what happens.

Søren sagde ...

Could a dog be involved in the story? But please don't let it be the one to find the dead body :-)

Dorte H sagde ...

Søren: don´t worry! In my last dog story, it was one of the victims ;)

R. T. sagde ...

In the bottom of the vase, I detect a disturbing residue. Perhaps lab analysis will prove me wrong. In the meantime, though, the residue suggests we must proceed on a simple but terrifying theory: the killer now has access to and the means to manufacture a very dangerous formula.

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

Oh, I'm in an off-the-wall mood today!

Let's see. Modern day cult members in a compound in middle of nowhere (doesn't matter where.) One of the cult members has a vase which is the only remnant of her former life. Something happens to the vase: the cult's guru destroys it? An accident while the woman was pulling it out to look at it and remember? It makes the woman start cracking up, too. What might she do in this condition? Why...kill, of course!! :)

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

lilly sagde ...

I enjoyed the story about the red shoes and I will be looking forward to what you'll come up with this vase. I however am not a creative type so probably I won't be sending you any ideas just enjoying yours :)

Dorte H sagde ...

R.T. and Elizabeth: Well *scratching my head*, kill is at least something I can do :D

Lilly: you are welcome! Where would writers be without anyone wanting to read them?

Care sagde ...

I bet it got cracked over somebody's skull!! Thx for the readathon cheer! :)

Dorte H sagde ...

Care: oh, I like skulls! There should be some possibilities in that.

And I wish I had had time to cheer more, but it has just been one of those weekends.

Belle sagde ...

This was found half-buried in a dump by two little boys. When they tried to pick it up, they had quite a struggle. They pulled and pulled and finally it came loose, along with the hand that had been holding onto it.

(Sorry. This was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the vase.)

Dorte H sagde ...

Belle: there is certainly no need to excuse a buried hand! Great idea! But I must admit that I think it may be difficult to combine people´s ideas this time. I think I will have to ask my daughter for advise - she gave me the right idea last time.

Julia Smith sagde ...

'Margot: you certainly behaved - but why?'

LOL!

'Søren: don´t worry! In my last dog story, it was one of the victims ;)'

LOL!

Dorte, I thought you were a crime fiction writer...

Okay, now. The jagged edges of the vase will drip with blood at some point.

Dorte H sagde ...

Julia: when I grow tired of people, I write about animals. I love animals and eat them nearly every day ;)

I shall try to incorporate some dripping blood.

....Petty Witter sagde ...

Loved The Red Shoes so am looking forward to this story as well.

Though not allowed in many hospitals anymore, vases of flowers were once a common sight. During the 1st/2nd world war this blue vase is found by an empty bed recently vacated by a very young soldier.

Dorte H sagde ...

Hi Petty.

Oh, I do appreciate all your great ideas, but how to integrate them .... Well, no one told me it would be easy to commit crimes :O