Chain Story Comments.

    • 315 posts
    April 30, 2008 4:05 PM BST

    Hi Girls (and Boys),

    This thread is for anyone who has comments or suggestions to make about the "Chain Story" that's running in the "parallel" thread.

    Post your ideas, etc. here, rather than in the story thread, so that the story "reads" without break.

    Hope you enjoy, and take part in it !!!

    Angela. xxx
    • 315 posts
    May 1, 2008 9:16 AM BST

    Hi Danique,

    Thanks for your encouragement re: starting the Story thread.

    I totally understand why you say you'll "sit this one out".
    No worries !!!

    Hopefully though, some of the girls and boys will feel "creative", and give it a go !!

    As for having a go at a story myself ......................... Who's to say I haven't already, in the past ?
    ( we ALL have "little secrets" that we hide away under our "other" personna !

    Anyway ................ thanks for your support ...............

    Lets see some of you letting the "creative juices" flow !! .....................

    Angela. xx.
    • 315 posts
    May 1, 2008 1:38 PM BST


    Porscha's got things started ................... (thanks Hun !! ), ....................... so, if you fancy it, have a go.

    It's all a bit of fun, so give it a try ..................... you never know, we might even find a budding writer amongst you !!!

    Angela. xx.
    • 315 posts
    May 7, 2008 6:27 AM BST

    Hi Girls,

    Well, it's been a week now, that the Chain Story thread has been up and running, and, apart from Porscha, no-one else seems to be feeling creative !!

    So, please, if any of you have a chance, have a go !!
    We're not looking at getting a Booker Prize winner out of it, just a chance for you all to show a bit of "Literary Genius" !! lol.

    Come on, give it a go ............................. nothing ventured, nothing gained !!

    Angela. xx.
    • 315 posts
    May 8, 2008 9:19 AM BST

    Hi all ..............................

    First of all, thanks Rae and Porscha for keeping the story going.

    Rae, I understand you're comment about restricting yourself to a couple of paragraphs, but I put that "rule" in to try and prevent someone "hi-jacking" the story, and writing what could be thought of as chapters, taking the story away from the premise of being a combined effort!
    But, as things are going a little slowly at present, within reason, I'm prepared to "relax" this, so, if you feel that a "little" longer posting is better, Do it !!!
    But, if things develop, and we get more people taking part, or someone "abuses" this relaxation, I'll think about re-instating the 2 paragraphs "rule".

    Also, until we have more people taking part, hopefully, the 4 postings rule can be relaxed as well.

    So, come-on everybody ........................... get those creative juices flowing, and give it a go !!

    Angela. xx.
    • 315 posts
    May 24, 2008 11:40 AM BST

    Hi Girls,

    As you know the "Chain Story" is suffering from a little bit of a slow birth, but, I just wanted to thank Sue (Hevy) for joining our ranks of contributors.

    Good on ya, Sue!! The more the merrier!

    It's only a bit of fun, so, anyone who fancies a go, please do !!
    We're not after a Booker or Orange prize-winner !
    So don't think you can't.
    You never know 'til you try!

    Angela. xx.
    • 9 posts
    May 24, 2008 2:36 PM BST
    Hi Angela, Thanks for the welcome and the encouragement. I thought it was a very well written story and the people who contributed so far seem to really be able to write well. I just sorta hack away at it but do love to write stories. Hope I helped the cause.

    • 315 posts
    May 24, 2008 6:12 PM BST


    Don't "put yourself down" !!

    ALL contributions to the story are very welcome!
    As I've said before, this isn't about getting some piece of high-class "literature", it's about us having some fun, and allowing our (creative) juices flowing !! lol.

    Also, I see that you've only just joined our "sisterhood", so I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to TW.
    You'll find us a friendly bunch of girls, willing to help/support each other through our "trials and tribulations", but, mainly, you'll find TW a great place to make new friends !!

    Drop in, when you get the chance, to the "New Members" Forum, and tell us all a little about yourself, so all the girls can introduce themselves to you.

    Angela. xx.
    • 315 posts
    May 24, 2008 9:06 PM BST

    Great to see you "joining in". Thanks!

    After a slow start, things are looking up!
    I was beginning to despair, but yourself and Sue joining in, might just persuade a few more of the girls to "give it a go"!

    BTW> We'll forgive your slight "geographic" error !
    The nearest Railway Station to O'Connell St. in Dublin is Connolly Station, about 0.5 of a mile away. Still, without my intending it, you've now located the story in Ireland.
    Such are the way things can go in a Chain Story!

    Angela. xx.
    • 67 posts
    May 25, 2008 11:27 AM BST

    soz about the geography!
    • 315 posts
    June 28, 2008 7:20 PM BST

    Hi All .....................

    I just wanted to let anyone who's following the "Chain Story" that a few new additions have been made to it in the past few weeks.

    Have a read, and add a paragraph or two yourselves!

    The more "participants" the better!

    Angela. xx.
    • 404 posts
    June 29, 2008 8:16 PM BST
    How to get out of impossible situations:

    'With one mighty bound our hero/heroine was free.............'

    Lynn H.
    • 404 posts
    June 30, 2008 8:12 PM BST
    It occurs to me that I've left the story with broadly 4 alternative continuations,each one of which could take the story in a completely different direction.Would it be possible to allow the future development to follow each alternative?It's probably difficult from an organisational point of view- might require 4 threads........

    Over to the TW writers collective...

    Lynn H.
    • 315 posts
    July 3, 2008 3:23 PM BST

    Hi Lynn,

    Welcome to the "TW Writers Collective" !!

    Your thoughts on "branching the story" would, I think, be extremely hard to do, without, as you say, running 4 separate threads.
    But, if someone comes up with an easy way it could be done, I've no objections at all. But, it's hard enough at the moment to get contributions to one story-line .............. It could be even harder to try and run 4 story-lines at once!

    But, I'm open to ALL suggestions.
    Or, of course, you could start new threads here, to include whatever "literary" things you want!

    So, looking forward to ALL your suggestions/ideas/new threads.

    Angela. xx.
    • 404 posts
    July 7, 2008 6:58 PM BST
    Just in case anyone thinks that my imagination has run away with me.........there really was an exhibition dealing with the 'Summer of Love' a few years ago in Frankfurt.And yes,the mandala on display quite clearly showed 'she-males'.Interestingly,this object was at just about the right height for children to admire it and,yes,there quite a lot of them there.I couldn't help wondering whether some parents had some awkward explaining to do afterwards! After all,something
    like a mandala,in this case with a diameter of 1metre or so,is not easily overlooked!

    ciao & lol
    Lynn H.
    • 404 posts
    July 13, 2008 7:56 PM BST
    Just in case all our budding authors are wondering where the story might go,here are some of the contents of my devious mind............
    1: is Tara really the centre of attention on the bus?

    2:it might be interesting to flash-back and look into the family history
    a little bit more:
    was the fathers' death really so?
    how old were the kids at the time?
    more about the mother?
    publicans tend not to drink,so what made the father an alcoholic?
    are the two anglers really just up for a few trout and a short holiday in a 5*barn conversion,or is this just a front?IRA?
    Police?Mafia?Secret service?
    a bit more about Paul Grogan?

    None of this has to be followed,believe me.I'm just trying to shed a little light in confusion I may have created.

    Write on,girls and boys,
    Lynn H.
    • 404 posts
    July 24, 2008 6:32 PM BST
    Nice one, Rachel!

    Lynn H.
    • 315 posts
    July 27, 2008 8:45 AM BST

    Hi Girls,

    As some of you will know, I've been "off-line" for the past number of days ................... gotta work now and again, I suppose !! .........................

    So it's great to log back in, and find that the Story has gained a bit of momentum again, and that we also have acouple of new contributors!!

    Great !!!!!!!!!!

    Let's keep it up !!

    Like "Chinese Whispers", it's taken a completely different "course" than what I had in mind at the start, but that's the fun of it !!!!!!!!!!!
    Everyone puts their own "stamp" on it !!

    Angela. xx.
    • 171 posts
    August 2, 2008 12:10 PM BST
    Hi Girls

    I hope that my contribution hasn't resulted in the story coming to a full stop. I do tend to look at life a little laterally - I just thought a new twist might be fun.

    So come on.....I'm waiting.

    • 315 posts
    August 2, 2008 4:09 PM BST


    Wait no more!!

    I've been really busy work-wise recently, so haven't had much chance to add a paragraph, or two, but I've now done so.

    Glad to see that, after a bit of a lull, the story has taken a "second life".
    Come on girls (and boys, of course), get those creative juices flowing.

    Angela. xxx.
    • 404 posts
    August 7, 2008 6:51 PM BST
    well,the plot(?) seems to be curdling nicely...................

    Lynn H.
    • 315 posts
    August 30, 2008 6:15 PM BST

    Hi Lynn,

    In your recent "addition" to the story, you said that I could correct your spellings of the Irish names, etc .

    What's this !!! ???? ................................ You mean that you haven't got an As gealge Spell Checker ???? !!!!

    And there was me thinking EVERYONE had an Irish Language Spell Checker !!!

    Anyway, Lynn, thanks for "keeping things going".

    Angela. xx.
    • 404 posts
    August 31, 2008 2:38 PM BST
    As gealge..........Is that pronounced as 'arsch geige'?
    Hint: geige is german for fiddle/violin,arsch is german for ar**

    Lynn H.
    • 315 posts
    August 31, 2008 2:56 PM BST


    Irish Language Pronunciation 101 .......................

    As .................... pronounced Ass (as in an animal like a donkey) meaning "in".

    Gaelge ............. (2 sylables) ............... Gael ......... pronounced Gale (as in a big wind)

    ge ........................ pronounced as "g" as found in "dog".

    So, before YOU say it .......... it could be translated as " a very flatulent assed dog".

    In reality, it means "In Irish".

    Tune in again soon for the next thrilling instalment of "The Irish Language 101" !!!

    Angela. xx.
    • 315 posts
    September 29, 2008 3:11 AM BST

    Hi Girls,

    Just a quick reminder that this story is still "active".
    It's gone quiet recently.
    So, if anyone has anything to add, "let it flow!"


    P.S. Don't forget .................... Katie's Short Story Competition.
    See the September Tribune for more details.

    A. xxx.
  • December 17, 2008 5:38 AM GMT
    Considering that this is a TG website I think that your story should focus on the TG motife and not just a general story.
    • 404 posts
    December 21, 2008 4:10 PM GMT

    The TG-motif is there,it's just a question of how interesting you want the story to be,and how,within the framework of the plot,you want the TG-motif to develop. I haven't thought about the story since my last contribution but,in the back of my mind,the TG aspect is central to developments.If all you want is a TG-story along the hackneyed lines of 'man forced into femininity by vengeful wife/girlfriend' or one of the many variations on this theme then all I can say is 'sorry',count me out. Of course,rather than just moaning,you could try to come up with a continuation to the existing story which brings it into line with your wishes and expectations,couldn't you?

    Merry Christmas,

    Lynn H.
    • 404 posts
    December 24, 2008 7:24 PM GMT

    exactly! Whether or not the TG aspect of the story plays a principal role or not is up to the -seemingly thin on the ground at the moment- authors. I can only speak for myself but what I've been trying to do is to come up with a 'plot' which leaves room for the TG aspect to develop whilst, at the same time,trying to avoid all the usual,recycled,boring and tired TG cliches.

    Having been brought back to the story by recent comments here, I can certainly see possible further developments to it-with even a sop to those moaning about a lack of TG-specific content.Come on,girls (and boys),when you've all eased your stays after the Christmas blow-out,then how about taking the story a bit further whilst you're all in couch-potato mode.....?

    Just one thing more- just don't ask me what the plot looks like!!

    Merry Christmas

    Lynn H.
    • 734 posts
    May 8, 2008 12:40 AM BST
    Hi Angela,

    I'm still discovering all the threads and forums and posts and goodness knows what else that may lurk deep in the TW underbelly...

    ... and somehow missed this forum altogether!

    I hope your idea gathers momentum as its a great idea and fantastic fun! [and harder than it looks, lol]

    Maybe people are concerned that they have to write in a certain way but the myriad of styles and idea's are the essence of a 'chain story'.

    The hardest parts for me were to restrict myself to two short paragraphs [I hate that discipline!] and to try and minimise my natural quirkiness and humour - well, we have started off a litle sombre...!

    Much love to you hunni - and thanks again.

    Rae xx
    • 734 posts
    May 8, 2008 2:42 PM BST
    lol, the rules are fine, Angela - I just have a terrible habit of not using a sentence when a paragraph will do!

    Rae xx
    • 734 posts
    July 3, 2008 11:33 PM BST
    mmm. maybe four into one does go....


    Much love

    rae xx
    • 734 posts
    September 29, 2008 11:31 PM BST

    Not been to the thread for a while due to lots of other 'stuff' going on - and now fighting attacks on my pc's health, doh! But will add soon.

    Have'nt seen the latest tribune and - for some bizarre reason, presumably known only by my own stupidity - can't find a link to it so no idea about Katie's short story comp...

    Much love

    Rae xxx
    • 734 posts
    December 23, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    But a 'TG website' should'nt have to be constrained solely to 'TG stuff'. TG people have the same wide ranging interest and intellect as the rest of humanity - perhaps even more so...