Jazzfan and I have decided to do a riff on Sally_Halpert’s challenge over in the forums. She wrote:
The Random Song Prompt
Switch your ipod on. Put it on shuffle. Write down the first ten song titles. Write a scene for each song... GO!
The random part didn’t work so well for me. I kept getting classical pieces; Celtic pieces; songs that wouldn’t, couldn’t work in a million years. So I decided to just think about songs that spoke to me about Pam and Jim. I asked jazz if she’d like to do this with me and was very excited that she agreed!
So we’re writing a series of one-shots, using the following guidelines:
- One of us chooses a song as inspiration and writes a vignette from Pam or Jim’s point of view.
- The other then must write the accompanying half of the one-shot so that it meshes with both the song AND the content of the first half.
Hence, the title of our little joint endeavor: Contrapuntal Melodies. Counterpoint is defined as the technique of combining two or more melodic lines in such a way that they establish a harmonic relationship while retaining their linear individuality.* That’s exactly what we’re trying to do!
So, having now written the first story, I can say this is turning out to be just as much fun as I expected. Jazzfan has always been one of my favorite betas and this back and forth meshing our halves of the one-shot into a fluid story has been a cool endeavor.
So, while we’re not promising ten stories, I hope you enjoy reading as much as were enjoying the writing…
- Vampiric Blood
As for my part in this intro, "what she said" except that I feel an urgent and unsupressable need to mention that I highly resent VB constantly correcting my misspiellings and mispunctuatables; and going on and on and on about my clunky run on too wordy with the wrong words sentences. The nerve of her. That said, this has been fun for us and I hope people enjoy reading.
Um, hey, jazz? I’m basking in the glorious length of that there first sentence. ;-)
*The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/counterpoint
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