a branch

Below is an open text box. Your story can be whatever you want, for whoever you want, from whichever position or perspective you want.


We invite you to write freely. 

If you're unsure where to start, one suggestion is to do an exercise which is literally called 'free writing'. You could do this with a pen and paper, or directly into the text box.

You set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes, and then using your 'what if?' as a prompt, write continuously for that time. If you're not sure what to write, just write 'I'm not sure what to write' or whatever it is that is filling your head until you come back to it. You might find you're able to identify a character or moment in what you've written, or you can edit a story out of what you've created. 

Or you can fill out the form here: 

Once you've submitted your story to us, we'll upload it to the forest. Others will be able to read and maybe even write their own story based on the world you have created. 

To do this, we'll use a great digital storytelling tool called Twine. If you'd like to learn more about Twine you can do so here.