Story Continuation

This month's writing comp requires you to continue on the story from this snippet:

Michel frowned at Jessa's attempt to blow up the balloon. Clearly, her lungs did not yet possess the strength required to inflate the toy, which was a fact also noted by the young girl. With puppy dog eyes and balloon in mouth, she looked to her brother for help. Michel pretended not to see and buried his head back into his book. Jessa frowned and made wet blubbery noises as she tried to once again blow up the balloon.

Only able to ignore her for a moment, Michel resigned and made a point of setting aside his book and giving the girl a glare. He was greeted with a cheery smile and a dripping balloon in his face.

'Don't worry,' he muttered, 'You keep that one, I'll blow a new one.'

'Make sure it's a pink one!' Jessa cried gleefully, setting aside her saliva sodden balloon to try and scramble on her brother's knee. With a few easy breaths Michel was able to inflate the balloon to a reasonable size, tie off the end and held it up out of his sister's reach.

'Giveme, giveme, giveme!' she squealed playfully.

'Not until you promise this is the last one. I've already blown up 3 for you. Why do you need so many?' Jess ignored the question and continued to scramble for the balloon. Michel grinned and gently bounced the balloon in the air. He was met pouty look before his sister climbed down to catch it.

'Now can I please go back to reading my book?'

'But Cassy will be here any moment! And she said we could have a party!'

Michel sat up; he didn't know that Cassy was coming around today. 'Oh really,' he said, trying to keep his voice casual. 'And when is Miss Duprey set to come around?'

Jess gave her brother a sly look for all her age of 5. 'Oh any minute now. Are you two going to get all mushy kiss?'

Michel was about to protest a reply when a thought entered his head, Well, Michel are we going to get all mushy? Honestly, where does your sister get these ideas from, don't tell me she's developing Talent as well?

'Cassy!' Jessa cried and ran into the young woman's arms.

Submission Suggestions
Some questions to think about
- Who are the characters
- What is their end purpose
- What else could happen to them?

Entries open from now until [strike]1st[/strike] 31st December 2010.

Your entry should be no longer than 2000 words. You can only enter once, so make sure you're happy with the entry before you submit it!

1st: 40
2nd: 30
3rd: 20
Entry: 5

Judging Coordinator: Bunne
Judges: Ellenah3blades, Arwen and reserves requested.
[Do you want to be a judge? Read what's required here.]

To submit, please post directly to the Fanfiction section of the site, and select the "Story Continuation (Round 1)" Category.
For a complete FAQ on how to submit your stories to the Fanfiction section, see this post.
Don't worry about anyone stealing your ideas after you submit, either; all entries will remain hidden until the end of the competition.

If you have any questions, please ask them below!
    13 years ago

    How's the competition going? Did everyone have great holidays? I only had a week of work and spent most of it being a hostess to family - not enough time to myself :(

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    13 years ago

    I've just put my first FF up, can someone let me know if I've done it right. It's well under the 2000 words but not sure if I'll get to add to the story, will see how we go.

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    13 years ago

    I have a question... It says entries shouldn't be more then 2000 words, Is that only our writing or including the start of it was well?

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    13 years ago

    Asara, you can absolutely edit your fic as much as you'd like now that the deadline has been extended. Enter another piece, too, if the muse happens to strike again! :D

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    13 years ago

    Ah that's awesome - cheers for the instructions!

    I could probably improve on it. I just joined the site the day I posted it and rushed to get it in because of the deadline. I must've had the muse following me that day lol :roll:

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