It is a sad indictment
of our age that we have felt it necessary to put this page up... But the
plight of those poor orphan stories that lie forgotten on our hard and
floppy diskettes is a sad one. The Management of the VA have kindly donated
some space to allow these stories to have their time in the sunshine and
a home with a writer who will truly look after them as their own.
These stories are
the difficult ones, ones that start off well but are soon confronted by
the problems of lack of inspiration and time to care for them properly,
ones that the author has thought about but can't manage due to time constraints,
ones that the author has fallen out of love with.
Will someone give
one of these stories a home ?
To ensure the stories
are given fair treatment we ask that the following guidelines are followed:
- By entering a
story / Plotline/ Idea on this page you are prepared to give them up.
- One should write
a summary of what has been written so far, any new characters involved,
any plotline you may have thought of -- remember people are not bound
by this and if possible anything that has been written and a brief summary
of why you aren't writing it.
- If someone is
interested and decides to foster the story for the trial period, you
tell anyone else who follows up that the story is fostered, please also
tell the archivist as well so she can move it to the fostered page.
- The new author
may want you to help on the story but then again he/she may not. Please
respect their wishes.
- If you are interested
in a story, please contact the author directly and negotiate directly (if there is an email address listed). Otherwise, email pax to adopt it.
- Respect the original
author by crediting him / her when posting your story.
- If you foster
a story, there is a trial period of thirty days by which time you have
to have posted a part. If you post a part , the story will be named
in the recently adopted roll of honor, once the story is completed they
will graduate summa cum laude and be placed on the orphanage roll of
To Give up or Adopt
a story, please email email@example.com