Alright. I have Bright Lights: Part IV ready and it follows below.
I am trying to go through and edit as fast as I can. But I find myself changing stuff as I go, so it is taking a bit longer than I thought it would. However, most of the changes made, either corrected spelling or grammar for the most part. A number of other changes made helped the story flow better.
So here is Part IV. Part V will be posted within the next day.
After much delay, here is the second part of the Bright Lights series. Though promised a lot sooner, I couldn't find the time to get it up till now. I hope to be a bit more on schedule with the remainder of the parts including the continuance of it.
And in trying to make up for lost time (like you didn't notice if you read Wichi) I plan on putting up more of it in a shorter time span. (I think I owe about 4 more Parts to get caught up)
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.
It isn't often I write in a narrative voice but this story called for it. It felt right in a first person voice.
I don't know where it came from but it flowed so easily that I couldn't help but get it down before I forgot it. Putting it off would have been easy, as I still haven't finished the last part of another story that seems to have taken on a life of its own. The other story has a few months head start but likeI said, this one just jumped out of no where and had to be put down.