Crash! Bang! ... a shot rang out!
Okay, I admit this beautiful prose is not original. Snoopy taught me everything I know. However, unlike Snoopy who never got one of his novels accepted for publication, you have 24 hours left to become part of the first Great American Wiki Novel (or Czech ... or Chinese). Penguin Books has challenged the social network to write a novel, by wiki!
Even if you read this after March 7th, have some fun and visit the site. From an intellectual vantage point, this is an intriguing experiment. Here is the first paragraph:
Before the Fall
As always, with a word, it begins... The sound of clicking keys and the smell of wet fur fill the room. Möbius strips made from banana peels are scattered haphazardly across the floor. The chief monkey, careful not to slip and fall, ambles from desk to desk collecting papers before pasting them slowly and deliberately into a gigantic scrapbook. He scratches himself slowly, enjoying the sensation. If he had been able to read, as he once had been, he would have read something similar, or perhaps completely different, to the following.....