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Today I want to try something a bit different. This will mostly require your help. I'll explain my plan and let you take it from there if you're willing to do so.
What I'm referring to is a future project here at Tossing It Out. Bear with me--I assure you that there is some semblance of method to my madness all to be revealed at a later date. The success of the outcome of this project will depend to some extent on your response to what I'm asking. If there is no or not enough response from my readers then I'll be on my own. Either way this project will happen with or without you.
It's simple really. Or complex if you'd like to go in that direction. It's free form. Or structured if that is what you prefer. It's now--or it's later if you need some time to think. We've got some time. This project will occur in a few months, but I hope to get most of my input before then so I can organize everything properly.
Are you ready? Here it is:
What comes to your mind when you hear the word "Manhattan"?
It's a word like a magic breath. For some it invokes a place or even a history. Or is it more than that to you? Maybe it's something rather than someplace. I want to hear your story about "Manhattan". Perhaps you can write a story with "Manhattan" as the theme. Or write a poem--Manhattan is a poetic sounding word don't you think? Simply give me your impression of the word as a vision appears in your mind inspired by that word.
Leave your thoughts in the comment section if they aren't too long. Write a post on your own blog and send me the link to it. If you've already done a Manhattan themed post sometime in the past then send me the link to that. Write me a guest post that I can use when my project begins to appear.
I'll use anything you provide me in the comment section or that you send me otherwise. Once I have all comments and other contributions assembled, they will appear on Tossing It Out as a special event series over many days and I will link to your blog or use other links that you'd like me to use. You can consider my request to be a prompt to be used for a writing exercise, a challenge, or an opportunity to get your blog link and name out to a wider audience.
So send me something if you'd like. My email can be found in the "Post a Comment" disclaimer section below. Or leave your comment with your word association based on "Manhattan". If you even just leave me a sentence in reference to "Manhattan", I'll turn it into a complete post and give you credit for it. I want to hear about "Manhattan". Tell me something, anything and you will have a future spot in my special project.
Daft--perhaps. I may have to make this up as I go. Hope you'll make this easier for me by providing me inspiration from your mind.