Gentle readers & writers–
The fate of the Pegman prompt is in question.
These past few years, both Karen and I have enjoyed hosting this prompt, but a palpable lack of interest in recent weeks has made us question whether it’s worth it to continue. Both she and I are hard at work on other projects; short story competitions, novels, queries, etc.
Pegman was started as a way to help writers shake off the certain staleness that is often seen in regular contributors’ work (e.g., every story features a murder, a beaten woman, time travel, or some kind of “gotcha” ending, etc.).
The idea was to open the world a little, look at other places and other cultures, research events and locations that would never occur to us. The purpose is to get better at this strange craft while supporting other writers…and have fun doing it.
So we’re going to ponder a bit and see if we want to keep going. We’d love to hear from you one way or another.
JHC & KLR