In an effort to give visitors to the One Book — One Lincoln web site more interactive opportunities, the 2008 OBOL site has launched a Story Starters page. [not currently available]
Visiting the One Book site, and click on the Story Starters link — you’ll be taken to a page with a variety of black and white photos that are evocative of the mood, themes and settings of the book. You’ll also find a selection of lines from The Thirteenth Tale, which will hopefully spark your creative impulses.
The Story Starters page has a form at the bottom, where you may select any of the offered photos or lines from the book…and use them as a jumping off point for creating your own short story or autobiographical musing. We encourage you to share your creativity and inspiration with other readers — as we receive story submissions, they will be posted on the One Book web site. If we get enough, as this Fall’s One Book events progress, we may even let readers help pick their favorites from all the submissions.
So…stop by the One Book site, take a look at the photos and “lines” and see if they inspire you to create your own Thirteenth Tale!