Whispers from Straeon Manor (Week Ending August 4)

This week, we’re trying something new at the Cafe for our monthly confabulation. Instead of merely giving our writers a prompt for their usual flash fiction of 1,000 words, we decided to really challenge them to do something grand.

Straeon Manor at the Confabulator CafeWelcome to Straeon Manor. Together, our writers are building this house room by room.

Each writer has selected a room in Straeon Manor, as well as a time period for their setting. The only rule is that the story must exist completely within the confines of one room.

In the coming week, you may read a story set in a wine cellar in 1880s, a trophy room during the Roaring Twenties, or a kitchen during the Lyndon Johnson administration. Regardless of where and when the story takes place, they all take place here, in Straeon Manor.

And because of the special nature of these stories, we’re removing our 1,000-word limit on stories. Our writers can write as little or as much as necessary to tell their tales.

If our experiment is a success, our writers will be revisiting Straeon Manor with new stories every few months. And when we do, there will be more surprises.

Until next week,

The Cafe Management

Cafe Management is run by the administration of The Confabulator Cafe. We keep things running smoothly, post stories by guest authors, and manage other boring back-end tasks.

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