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I Wrote This Short Story With A Complete Stranger

Jan Simson

I did an experiment the other day. I wanted to see if two writers who have never met each other could write a good short story together. I did this experiment on a site called, where you can chat anonymously with random people from all over the world. We didn’t plan a plot line or anything. We just alternated writing back and forth, and what emerged was this strangely good piece of prose. Enjoy.

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