Sunday, 20 May 2007

untitled 'supermarket nightmare' novel

from Sunday 20th of May until Monday 21st of August i wrote an untitled 'supermarket nightmare' novel. i posted one chapter per day. the novel is 100 chapters long. it is just under 15,000 words long. i wrote "one chapter a day, every day, until i die" at the top of the blog. this was just a promotional device. the novel was only ever intended to be 100 chapters long.

there were three competitions.

1) write chapter 50
2) the word-request nightmare
and
3) please carry on writing my novel for me after chapter 100

people entered the competitions.

to see how the novel is carrying on in the capable hands of Duncan Cheshire, please visit this blog.

here are chapters 1-100:

1: break up with Carol
2: my boss
3: scolded
4: banana memo
5: bag of Carol's things
6: replenishment supervisor
7: Carol's knee
8: things that remind me of Carol

9: 42p
10: that morning
11: quitting
12: maybe I will somehow commission a very realistic, expensive sculpture of Carol’s knee
13: then Ian's pasta again
14: dream of my boss's head
15: knee barnacle
16: rotting
17: my wives
18: Ian's mum
19: optimism
20: pessimism
21: something apples
22: two things at once
23: peach stone
24: note tied to peach stone
25: sorry
26: new girl
27: bananas
28: baked potato heaven
29: buffing
30: pause
31: apples
32: calm orange light
33: Ian?
34: Carmella vs. Carol
35: disappointment
36: Linda
37: worried moth
38: TO DO:
39: pep talk
40: dog biscuit
41: traitor
42: suicide attempt
43: sex dream
44: walk to work
45: mulsh
46: coats
47: the Philippines
48: nothing
49: -99%
50: it's one small step for Carol's knee
51: new manager
52: The Turtle
53: standing
54: google
55: birthday
56: alone
57: tita
58:
www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=Carol%27s+knee&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
59: 'early'
60: sex dream #2
61: walled city
62: joke
63: direct competition
64: peach fountain
65: invite
66: lost dog
67: lost housemate
68: the police
69: tea
70: break up with Carol, again
71: cloud
72: Carol, sitting there
73: sex dream #3
74: clocking in
75: basic worry
76: then
77: hey
78: confidential
79: new number
80: surprise
81: sorry
82: fired
83: yanking
84: so when do you want to come round to my tita's house for dinner?
85: tonight
86: new plan
87: the sack
88: best shirt
89: charm
90: adobo
91: great
92: cigarette
93: what? etc.
94: Dear Carmella, how are you?
95: kiss
96: salad
97: thank you x 100
98: popped out
99: sex dream #4
100: I will quit today