A couple years ago, I wrote a story called "Feather." It's about a guy named Wayland who has a thing for a guy named Corbin. I wrote it for a fellow author whom you may know, named A.F. Henley. Henley and I have been friends for a few years, now, so trading fiction on occasion is par for the course...
Well, of course, Henley wasn't to be outdone in the fiction-gift-giving department, (bless him) so he wrote a story called, "Blaze." Which was awesome. It's about a guy named Arik who has a hot redhead named Blaze fall into his lap one otherwise very dull night at a hotel.
We posted all this in our various favorite locales, and that was that...
...until one night, when I was (drunk) slightly intoxicated and (thinking too much) pondering the meaning of the universe, I dug up "Blaze" and read it again. Remembered why I loved it.
Which lead, ultimately, to me writing the first chapter of what we called, eventually, Vision Quest. I wrote the first part on a complete for-the-fun-of-it lark, and it's a continuation of "Blaze" that has absolutely nothing to do with Henley's original intention, whatever that may have been, for his story. I borrowed his characters, kept going with the initial story line, and I showed the first "move" to him in my usual, subtle style...
*gets on Messenger*
Kelly Wyre: I DID A THING!
A.F. Henley: ...oh God. It's so early.
Kelly Wyre: IT'S NOON!
A.F. Henley: Yes. Early.
Kelly Wyre: BUT I'VE ALREADY DONE A THING!
A.F. Henley: What did you--
Kelly Wyre: IT IS A GOOD THING!
A.F. Henley: Uh huh, but what--
Kelly Wyre: YOU HAVE TO HEAR IT!
A.F. Henley: HEAR it? Oh Lord. Okay. But I was going to take out the--
Kelly Wyre: RIGHT NOW!
A.F. Henley: ...trash because the dog did HIS thing, and--
Kelly Wyre: PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED!
A.F. Henley: ...right. I'll just get comfortable, then. *laces coffee with choice adult beverage*
Saints of patience... they abound. But I read it to him, he liked it, and then we struck a deal. Here are the terms:
RULES OF TAG TEAM FICTION ENGAGEMENT
1. Each of us writes our sections individually. The other person has no direct input on the other player's section. No writing "together," no reading over the writer's shoulder, no nothing. Creativity is happening in independent vacuums.
2. Sections will be a maximum of 5K, minimum of 300 words.
3. After each section is posted, the opposite player will get to ask three things about the posted section. That can be, "What is important?" or "Why did Blaze say 'X?'"
For example, if I post a section, and I'm very sure that a certain bag is important for the continuation of the story line in MY head, and Henley asks, "Yo, Kel, what's important here that you don't want me mucking up?" Then I can say, "Keep that bag handy in your next part, please. It contains the lube."
4. We both understand that the characters Blaze and Arik belong to A.F. Henley, but I, Kelly Wyre, am allowed to borrow them. Liberally. With vigor. And lube. Other characters will be created in the process of the story line. Neither of us has any intention of posting this for pay. It's a free read, through and through.
5. We post the sections in a back-and-forth pattern, as they are written, about once a week until the story is complete.
We are posting ALL the parts here, on my blog. We are posting links everywhere, so if that's how you found us...
WELCOME TO THIS FREE FICTION FRAY!
Do enjoy. Try the cookies. The punch is spiked. Fair warning.
Much love to you and yours,
.... ♠♠♠ VISION QUEST ♠♠♠ .......in which the grounded, businessman Arik Beltrán meets the gorgeously mysterious Blaze for coffee, and his life is forevermore infused with magic.
Story is rated "M," and intended for mature audiences above the age of 18, only. Includes explicit m/m sexual acts, angst, hurt/comfort, hilarity, and at least one goat. Not involved in the sex in any way whatsoever, the goat. He just likes to watch.
Original Story by Kelly Wyre: Feather
Original Story by A.F. Henley: Blaze
Vision Quest Part I by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part II by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part III by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part IV by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part V by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part VI by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part VII by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part VIII by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part IX by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part X by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part XI by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part XII by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part XIII by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part XIV by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part XV by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part XVI by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part XVII by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part XVIII by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part XIX by Kelly Wyre
Vision Quest Part XX by A.F. Henley
Vision Quest Part XXI - Final Chapter by Kelly Wyre