This was the beginning of would turn into the "Bright Lights" series. It actually started out as a sort of contest. I wanted to get back into writing stories, and made a game of it. Challenging others to drop of little "snippets" to see if I could incorporate them into a story. Like troopers, they did. And not to be outdone, I did. This story actually introduces a couple of main characters I used in "Lights".
It was great fun and made for an intersting story. I originally titled it "Story Idea Story", but added "Dancer" to it. I think dancer would have been a much better title. And still do, after 4 years.
I asked if anyone minded if I included their contributions and I didn't any complaints, so the "snippets" I received are included at the end of the story along with who contributed them.
I hope you enjoy the story.