Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Share Your City Stories!

Here's a new website I think you are going to enjoy very much. It will feature stories all set in the city where many of you live, and best of all, those stories are going to be written by you!

(Roll of drums ...)

Launched today at The British Council - City of Shared Stories Kuala Lumpur.

As you can see, it is a map of the city, dotted with little red tags. Each tag is a very short story told in under 1600 characters. One is mine. (Look for the little tag stuck into Tropicana Golf and Country Resort!) Others in this first batch were written by Daphne Lee, Damyanti Ghosh, Liyana/Dizzy, Priya K, and Jerome Kugan. If you like what you read click on the I like this story button.

And ... if you think you can do better, go right ahead. Locate your story at a specific spot on the map and write or paste it into the space provided, and then it will be there for everyone else to visit. Your story can be in English or BM (or even, as we learned at the launch today in Chinese or Tamil).

The website is a part of the City of Stories creative writing project and is a sister site to the UK site, City of Shared Stories , run by the writers development organisation Spread The Word.

The project is intended to get Malaysians writing and enjoying short fiction, and I think it is going to be a lot of fun, so let's get that map covered!


Ee Leen Lee said...

thank you Sharon for this post.
I just left my story on the Shared Cities site

Fadz said...


Thanks for linking the site. Will definitely drop a story or six sometime soon. 1600 characters though, that would be a challenge!

Zed Adam said...

Looks like an awesome project. And yeah, I've posted mine.

Kokyee said...

Phew.. i finally got mine done as well!