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Starting Date: Monday May 9, 2011
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This month's prompt: Relationships

Show a character's approach to relationships in a short scene. A harmless exchange between mother and daughter? A submissive character overwhelmed by a dominant partner? A passionate lover's quarrel? A forlorn, unrequited letter?

Use your characters' interaction to show the dynamics of their relationship, show how they're growing together or growing apart, or just have silly fun. Character descriptions at the beginning are forbidden this time around--let them speak or act for themselves!

There's no word limit, but do try and keep it under 1k for your fellow chain members' sanity. Read and comment on other participants' posts if you possibly can--they'll be doing the same for you!

You have two days to complete your post. When you are finished, please post a link to your post on the thread so I can let the next person in line know that their turn is up. If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I'll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day.

Please include a list of all participants' blogs in your blog post, and keep in mind we're not starting until Monday to give people time to sign up.

The participants so far:

orion_mk3 - http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to this month's post)
Proach - http://desstories.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)
Yoghurtelf - http://thefarseas.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)
AuburnAssassin - http://clairegillian.com (link to this month's post)
aimeelaine - http://www.aimeelaine.com/blog (link to this month's post)
Della Odell - http://dellaodell.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
jkellerford - http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
LadyMage - http://www.katherinegilraine.com/ (link to this month's post)
pezie - http://www.erinbrambilla.com/ (link to this month's post)
xcomplex - http://arielemerald.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)
Inkstrokes - http://drlong67.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
dolores haze - http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
Ralph Pines - http://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
juniper - http://www.katjuniper.com (link to this month's post)
ElizaFaith13 - http://www.girlspwn.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)
Steam&Ink - http://steamandink.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)

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Yeah, I'm in...but I may need a slight breather of a few days after today, since the A-Z blogging challenge is over and it's been a HUUUUGE slog!
 

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Yeah, I'm in...but I may need a slight breather of a few days after today, since the A-Z blogging challenge is over and it's been a HUUUUGE slog!
Don't worry, the chain doesn't start 'til May 9. That worked out well last time, giving people a chance to sign up and sort things out.
 

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I'm in again too. May I go right at the end of the chain again? Sorry to be high maintenance, but book is out early May and have mucho publicity stuff to do.
 

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Me too, me too! That was fun last month. I had no clue of what I was going to write until I opened a "new post" page and then it flew out.

Great way to liven up the old brain.
 

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I really liked April's prompt and want to thank eveyone that took the time to comment. I hope I got everyone as well. Great entries, by the way!

I'm kinda struggling with this one, can I mull it over for a few days? See what comes to me? I still basking in the glow from the Ontario Writers Conference and the results of my blue pencil session (editor looked at the first three pages of my second novel and gushed about it. I was expecting less enthusiasim).
 

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As I'm unsure how this works, I'll subscribe to the thread and watch what happens.
 

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I'm kinda struggling with this one, can I mull it over for a few days? See what comes to me?
Sure, you can jump in at any time before the chain ends.

As I'm unsure how this works, I'll subscribe to the thread and watch what happens.
What are you unsure about? We're happy to answer any questions.

Check out the archive of past chains if you want to see how things went down before :)
 

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I'll be gone until May 17 - my daughter is graduating with MFA next weekend! - if my spot comes up while I'm gone, please bump me down a few notches. I'll read the other blogs and try to comment on them, but probably won't want to sit down to write out my own post.

Thanks!
 

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I'll be gone until May 17 - my daughter is graduating with MFA next weekend! - if my spot comes up while I'm gone, please bump me down a few notches. I'll read the other blogs and try to comment on them, but probably won't want to sit down to write out my own post.
Congratulations! Don't worry, we'll keep you in the chain.

The first post is up: http://wp.me/pP03N-lQ Don't worry, we're still not starting until tomorrow, but I got it done early.
 

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