Calling all would-be writers - can you create a piece of lockdown literature alongside an internationally acclaimed author?
We're launching our Digital Story Chain, an online story shared and shaped by everyone’s different ideas.
Setting the scene for the digital story chain is Kate Mosse, author of the Burning Chamber and 2005 bestseller Labyrinth.
As the bell tolled the half hour, the man and woman started to walk towards her. They moved steadily, seemingly not in a hurry, though there was something about the way they were talked under their breath, as if afraid to be overheard, that gave her pause for thought. When they drew level, she saw the man was frowning and the woman's brown eyes were sharp with worry.
"We have to tell her," the woman said, "we have no choice."
But what happens next?!
Kate Parkin, Creative Age Programme Lead for Equal Arts, said: “The digital story chain is a way we can stay connected and stay creative. Whether you're 8 and writing with your family or 98, we’d love people to come up with the next stage of the story and share it as we see where creativity can take us.
“Being in the moment and exploring your creativity can have a real positive impact on how you feel. It was hugely supportive of Kate Mosse to start the story chain off for us, we’re all hooked and want to know what happens next! We’re looking forward to reading people’s ideas, twists and turns.”
You could be inspired by the view from your window, something that has made you smile, a random object or a phone call.
To take part in the digital story chain click here.
All entries are subject to approval. We aim to publish the collaborative piece of writing before the end of summer.