Recap: The second week of Turning Tales

Turning Tales. Recap of Week #2.

This was the writing topic of the week: The perfect first sentence


There are two things the human brain just can’t resist: unexpected change and unsolved puzzles. Dealing with these successfully could make the difference between getting food and becoming food. That’s why brains are really, really interested in detecting change and filling in missing information. Many of your submissions in week 2 of Turning Tales made use of this disposition. :thinking:

The elevator beeped as I pushed the button for the sixth floor, but after ten floors passed, I knew I wasn’t going up.

Something is wrong , and we do not know why. We are in a tightly enclosed moving space. There’s no way out, and down has always been a suspicious direction.

The world is full of people who tolerate Vicky Elliot, but I for one do not!

Even if conflict is looming somewhere just out of the picture and change is only hinted at, this one really makes you wonder why Vicky Elliot is so utterly intolerable.

And sometimes all that changes is our perspective on things:

I told him my body count was sixteen, he told me his was 45, I had a feeling we weren’t talking about the same type of body count.

These are only three out of dozens of beginnings. So many ideas, so many associations! :gem:

The second week’s Turning Tales thread is now closed. You can no longer post your own entry. But you still have a whole week to give Likes to the entries you love. The submission that gets the most hearts will be celebrated with a full year of Papyrus Autor+ . On top, we’ll give away another year of Papyrus Author+ to one of the participants at random. On Wednesday, November 2nd, you will find out if you won.

Thank you for all your submissions. :heart_decoration:
We will make some adjustments for the third week:

Starting tomorrow, replies to posts will be listed directly below those posts to keep the association intact and allow for a better overview. Also, Likes are now positioned on the top left, below the username.

Please let us know how you like this change! We’re continuously working to improve your experience.

The third week of Turning Tales starts tomorrow, and this week, we’re going on a field trip.

How did you like the second week’s topic?

Do first sentences come easily to you? Did you use the first sentence of an existing writing project or come up with a new one? And if so, will you continue? Tell us about your experiences.

The reply option for week three isn’t showing up for me? Is this an issue on your end or mine?

Click on Turning Tales (top of the side) and you’ll fiind this explanation:

:building_construction: We are improving the Writing Season with a better display of comments and likes on contributions. Please give us just a tad more time! :construction_worker_woman:t5: You can start contributing tomorrow (26th Oct.) at 10:00am ET. :heart_eyes:


Ahh, I didn’t read that very well, clearly! Thank you!