Archive for The Story Project

Introduction – What is the Story Project?

This entry is part 1 of 49 in the series The Story Project

The Story Project was an experiment. Before I discovered the world of web serials, I gathered five of my writer friends and attempted a collaborative, real-time web serial told through the journals of 13 fictional characters. The Project lasted two years. It had its ups and downs, real life got…

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January 1, 2005 – Foreword

This entry is part 2 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Stuart Lem The Story Project has been a dream of mine for some time. It is, perhaps, the greatest dream I am capable of having. From an early age, I knew I was gifted. I skipped approximately half the grades that kept me from college, which I completed in…

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January 3, 2005 – It Is Good to Write

This entry is part 3 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Cassandra Talbot It’s so good to write. You won’t see me take my hair down during the day, and you sure as hell won’t see my makeup come off, but at the end of the day, when I get home and take off the heels and change into sweatpants,…

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January 4, 2005 – College Graduate Existence

This entry is part 4 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Cassandra Talbot Today I was made aware, or shall we say reminded, of the plight of the 22-year-old college graduate existence. I had an interview with a young lady hoping to become my assistant. Now, when I graduated college and desired to become a professional, I was told that…

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January 7, 2005 – The Weekend

This entry is part 5 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Cassandra Talbot Ah, the weekend! And, oh, let me tell you, what a week. I spent most of my time sitting in on classes, observing the students. I’d originally thought that I’d inherit this group and not so much have to create it. I was wrong. Not only was…

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January 10, 2005 – Officially Committed

This entry is part 6 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Dr. Xayyachack Now I am officially committed … to the Story Project, that is, not a mental institution like some might think. My wife, bless her heart, says I should be sent to an old folks’ home so I won’t involve myself in every scholarly project that comes my…

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January 11, 2005- Why Write?

This entry is part 7 of 49 in the series The Story Project

Dr. Xayyachack After much pondering in between classes today, I was able to piece together some reasoning for my desire to be a part of a writing project. Though I fear my words are still inadequate, the following line of thought seemed to satisfy my wife, and perhaps it will…

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January 13, 2005 – Peeking Around The Corner

This entry is part 8 of 49 in the series The Story Project

Dr. Xayyachack Glad tidings! Cassandra has agreed to use the mansion as headquarters for all Story Project meetings and activities. She said she was grateful I offered it and mentioned a fear of having to use the dorms as headquarters. While I have no doubt our mansion will prove a…

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January 19, 2005 – Asdfjkl;

This entry is part 9 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Sarah Smith My boss is weird. Okay, okay, so I have a new job. This is progress, or so I would have thought. Like I said, my boss is weird. I’m supposed to be her assistant, right? Apparently, my job is writing in a journal. She said my job…

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January 20, 2005 – Cass

This entry is part 10 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Sarah Smith Today, I actually did something. I helped clean some guest rooms at the much-talked-about-but-never-seen Xayyachack mansion. We’re getting it ready for whomever Ms. Talbot’s been recruiting. Cass washed windows in her suit and high heels. Cass! Oh man. I’ll never say it out loud; typing it alone…

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January 21, 2005 – I Was the Meeting

This entry is part 11 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Sarah Smith Well, it all makes sense now. I found out what the journal’s for. So, I’ve been aware all week of who’s coming and going to and from the office, what Ms. Talbot’s plans are as far as meetings go, and all that stuff. Today was a different…

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January 26, 2005 – Salvaging the Lem Factor

This entry is part 12 of 49 in the series The Story Project

By Cassandra Talbot Amazing. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but that’s how I’d describe this week. Probably both, actually. Katrina officially joined us Monday, with a short story to boot; however, that joy was short-lived. We had our first meeting today at Dr….

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