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Title: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on September 15, 2013, 08:45:57 AM
This challenge will be our fall one!

The Whatever Happened to... challenge.

How many times have people asked or even begged you to write a sequel to a story because they loved your characters so much they didn't want to let them go? How many times have YOU decided to write a sequel because you loved your characters so much you couldn't let them go? Okay now how many times have you regretted it? LOL

This challenge will give you and your reader's a great opportunity to catch up and say goodbye to some of your most loved characters without having to commit to writing a full blown sequel.

Your goal!

Pick one of your stories and write a one shot telling us what became of the characters. It should be set at least five years after the original story ended and serve as a wrap up. Think of the epilogue to "Harry Potter" or the VH1 show "Where Are They Now?"

Remember we don't want an entire sequel just an update.

It can be anywhere from 1 to 3 chapters long. NO LONGER!! We don't want a real sequel!
No word count limit
No banners!!
Make sure you let us know which story this is the wrap up to.
You can write more than one as long as it's not for the same story.
When you are done, post the link in this thread!

You have until Thanksgiving (USA) for this challenge! :)

Have fun!!

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Sakabelle's story: http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11191


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Nijntje on September 15, 2013, 09:47:36 AM
And when's Thanksgiving?  ;) I know,  I can look it up,  but I am lazy like that. ;)
Love this challenge,  though it is a tough cookie, since I have only written one long story and that was a collaboration.
I have to think about this..


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on September 15, 2013, 09:55:34 AM
If I knew the date I would have posted it. I'm too lazy to look it up too. lol Late Novemeber

Maybe this will spark you to finish Fireflies so you could use that!  :-*


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Nijntje on September 15, 2013, 11:10:36 AM
ROFL! Fireflies is nowhere near finished,  so you can forget about that.  ;)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Carter-Orange on September 16, 2013, 11:31:42 AM
Good idea, even though I've never been tempted to write a sequel to any of my stories, I may have a look.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on September 16, 2013, 01:10:06 PM
I don't know any characters that people would want to see more from 5 years later. LOL ... but I love the idea for this challenge and will be thinking of what to do with this one.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Pengi on September 16, 2013, 01:35:58 PM
So what story of mine would people be interested in seeing me do this with? Out of curiosity...?

I'm trying to get better about participating in these challenges.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on September 16, 2013, 02:52:08 PM
yay! I'm glad to see you all discussing this.

I wasn't sure how people would feel about this challenge.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on September 16, 2013, 03:13:27 PM
I would suggest you guys maybe opening polls in your update threads so people can vote and you can keep a more accurate count that way. Not saying you have to or not to use twitter lol just in addition too...just to clarify.



Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: RokofAges75 on September 16, 2013, 07:22:26 PM
I love the idea of this challenge!  I'm not sure if I have any stories it would fit, but it's a great idea!


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Sakabelle on September 16, 2013, 07:47:41 PM
I love it too! It's so interesting, but I don't think I have any stories that'd work with it.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: FrickingKaos on September 16, 2013, 09:45:52 PM
I may hae an idea for this. Just need to find time to write it :)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Rose on September 16, 2013, 10:27:50 PM
I love this! Not sure what I could use though lol.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: usako on September 17, 2013, 12:13:22 AM
Interesting challenge, though I don't have anything to use. lol


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: FrickingKaos on September 17, 2013, 02:38:10 AM
I am working on a little something. Glad we are doing challenges again :)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: carterkid on September 17, 2013, 06:57:16 PM
So what story of mine would people be interested in seeing me do this with? Out of curiosity...?

I'm trying to get better about participating in these challenges.



The  llama  story LOL


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: julilly on September 17, 2013, 10:15:39 PM
I don't know that anything I've written would lend itself to a continuation of sorts...Hmm


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on September 18, 2013, 09:26:54 AM
I dont think I can participate in this challenge, unless people wanna know what happened to Nick five years after the ending which is not written yet. lol this is a good challenge though. :)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: emilo on September 18, 2013, 09:55:01 AM
I'm with you!  Once I finish the little story arc I'm working on, I feel like everyone might be "Nick and Annie"ed to death. haha


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: kevmylove on September 19, 2013, 01:10:18 AM
What if we started a sequal, but never finished? Would that work? Unortunately I don't think I will ever go back to it anyway. lol.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on September 19, 2013, 03:59:50 AM
I guess it would work as long as it is only going to be 3 chapters or less


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on October 29, 2013, 02:12:20 PM
Just reminding people that this challenge exists. I only know of one person actually doing it. I hope more are because I'm starting to get a complex.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on October 29, 2013, 02:20:03 PM
we have until US Thanksgiving which is almost the end of November right? Cause I was going to give it a go when I'm at home ;)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on October 29, 2013, 02:32:15 PM
Yes


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: RokofAges75 on October 29, 2013, 05:05:23 PM
I would love to participate in this challenge, but I don't have any stories that I and/or other people would actually care about that it applies to.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on October 29, 2013, 05:21:23 PM
Uh hello....Carri e goes nuts ring a bell? And her pig!


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: RokofAges75 on October 29, 2013, 06:38:07 PM
LOL


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: FrickingKaos on October 29, 2013, 07:27:13 PM
I am working on it :)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on October 29, 2013, 07:44:17 PM
I know, Tracy. You were the one I was talking about. :)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Sakabelle on October 29, 2013, 08:01:16 PM
I was trying to think of a story for this but unfortunately I don't think I have one that fits!


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Sakabelle on November 03, 2013, 05:28:06 PM
*coughs* disregard my last post, because I did it lol

Outside Heaven's Door is a continuation set about ten years after the end of Forever Like This. http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11191


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on November 03, 2013, 06:02:16 PM
Yay! Someone did it!!


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: julilly on November 03, 2013, 07:33:49 PM
When do we have until? Lol


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: emilo on November 03, 2013, 08:30:53 PM
 :( I really wish there was some way I could participate in this, but unless I actually end up finishing one of the stories I have going right now before the end of the month, I don't see that I will be able to, unless I get REALLY creative.  Hmm... things to ponder.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on November 03, 2013, 08:34:20 PM
USA Thanksgiving which is the end of this month.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on November 03, 2013, 08:34:57 PM
:( I really wish there was some way I could participate in this, but unless I actually end up finishing one of the stories I have going right now before the end of the month, I don't see that I will be able to, unless I get REALLY creative.  Hmm... things to ponder.

really creative is always a good thing!


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: julilly on November 04, 2013, 06:43:28 PM
:( I really wish there was some way I could participate in this, but unless I actually end up finishing one of the stories I have going right now before the end of the month, I don't see that I will be able to, unless I get REALLY creative.  Hmm... things to ponder.

Write a five years later on someone else's story! :P


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: emilo on November 05, 2013, 12:35:23 PM
Write a five years later on someone else's story! :P
That would be a cool future challenge!


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on November 05, 2013, 02:35:24 PM
That no one would do! lol


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: emilo on November 05, 2013, 03:11:53 PM
I'm actually planning to do it  :)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on November 05, 2013, 04:23:12 PM
So everyone always says! LOL That would be nice though if per chance someone did actually follow up with a story every once in a while.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: julilly on November 05, 2013, 06:42:33 PM
I don't work well when not under pressure lol this story is getting written but not until the Wednesday before American thanksgiving :P


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 06, 2013, 11:03:30 AM
I've made a start on mine, just need to actually re-open my word doc and get on with it :)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 15, 2013, 05:56:40 PM
*sigh* getting used to a new schedule with a baby is making my days seem short, cause I have slept later in the mornings (can't nap during the day).


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: carterkid on November 16, 2013, 07:27:56 PM
I have two ideas but don't know which way to go. LOL


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 27, 2013, 07:27:34 PM
I know I am a just making the deadline but here is my entry:  Finding Littrell :)

 http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11197


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on November 27, 2013, 08:00:36 PM
Yay! Way to go Tracy!! :)



Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: emilo on November 27, 2013, 09:35:45 PM
Here's mine!

http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11198


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 27, 2013, 11:17:08 PM
Thanks Mare! The other.two.chap ters should be posted today!


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on November 28, 2013, 05:10:28 AM
Yay Emily too!


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: julilly on November 28, 2013, 05:35:26 AM
Mine is started! I hope to finish it by lunch time.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: mare on November 28, 2013, 06:43:09 AM
I'm impressed with the three of you. I honestly wasn't expecting anyone to actually finish on time lol


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 28, 2013, 11:57:19 AM
Dang it. .. time got away from me for this... that and my muse weng into hibernation


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: julilly on November 28, 2013, 01:06:15 PM
BOOM! Under the wire.

http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11200


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 28, 2013, 02:30:21 PM
I haven't finished it yet, but will eventually


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: MaggieW on March 30, 2019, 09:06:46 PM
So 5-6 years later, I see this challenge (maybe again, I don't remember) and finally figured out which story to write a Whatever Happened To for - my "What Makes You Different" story. It takes place in Spring 2018, just before the Boys release Don't Go Breaking My Heart. I'm just not sure what to call it.

It's also begging to be expanded into a much longer story than the 1-3 chapters, so I'll just post this shorter piece now, and work on expanding it later, posting again maybe under a different title.


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: MaggieW on April 03, 2019, 07:24:10 PM
And here it is. "What's There Inside You" http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11553 (http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11553)


Title: Re: Whatever happened to....
Post by: RokofAges75 on April 03, 2019, 09:35:26 PM
Way to go!  Better late than never! LOL