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Fiction Rally Summary

27 August, 2014

Joanne and I have been writing a Fiction Rally these last couple of months. It’s a bit like the fiction relay we were involved in last year but this time it’s just the two of us. To help us remember who is who and what is what, and to act as a “Previously” for any new readers that may stumble across the story, here is a Summary of what has happened so far.

Further chapters will be linked back from here too, so hopefully this little post will serve as THE Go To page for all things Fiction Rally. OK, so here is the story so far. Oh, and spoiler alert. Obviously.



Jennifer boards a mid-afternoon train to London – something she should have done long ago – carrying a bag. Text messages on her phone no longer make her angry, just convinced she is right. She falls asleep as the train enters a tunnel.


Jennifer has been having bad dreams which end with her cradling somebody dying, but never knows who or why.
Daniel has been watching Jennifer for weeks. He has a task he has to fulfill to be clear of his gambling debts – to drop an envelope into her bag. She has changed her routine and now she is alone and asleep he has the chance. This would earn him his freedom.


Daniel is disturbed by the door opening and Simon the conductor enters. Jennifer cannot find her purse and becomes desperate, emptying her bag. Daniel knows her, and knows she must be genuine, but realises if she can’t find it then she will be off the train and his chance will pass. He pays for her ticket and fine.


Lilly is waiting in her penthouse for Daniel (her ex-lover whose debts she has paid, and who she keeps hold of to use as she requires) to arrive and tell her the drop is done.
She is also waiting for Jennifer, her weak, pathetic half-sister she has met only once but now has plans for after finding letters in their father’s desk.


Lilly is bored of waiting for Daniel, texts him before walking out of her penthouse.
Daniel receives the text as he is talking to a now-more-relaxed Jennifer who is explaining she has left her job and headed for London. She will meet with her Dad who will give her the money to repay Daniel if they meet tonight. Daniel gives her his number and tells her his name is Alex.




Jennifer – Beginning a new life on a train
Daniel – Has an envelope to deliver
Simon – Train conductor
Lilly – Half-sister to Jennifer, almost-ex-lover of Daniel

  1. You are most awesome! {runs off to do some reading :)} xox

  2. Reblogged this on joannebest and commented:
    Oh! Don’t forget this handy little link to the Summary page where you can catch up, all ‘chapters’ are linked to this page.

  3. Johnb974 permalink

    Hello! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good gedaeededede

    • Thanks 🙂 I learnt doing the relay that when we get further it will be really hard to remember what happened when. Luckily we now have a summary!

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