When we started this little endeavour called Storytellers, we were very curious and a little bit anxious. Anxious to see if we would get any submissions. As EarnThis pointed out; we don’t have a massive audience (yet, we like to think). How many of you dabble in writing? What if no one sends us a story? And worse: what if we dislike all the stories we get?
We found out we had no reasons to worry. In the end we received 8 submissions and we, honestly, enjoyed reading all of them. So as a thank you to everyone who participated and helped us spread the word, here’s a picture of a wombat:
The hard part was to pick a winner. We knew the winning story had to be good both in content and style. But we also judged the stories on whether or not we saw enough cues for us to translate the text into music.
Two stories stood out in particular and we had a hard time deciding between them. Some heavy discussions followed, but we couldn’t get to an agreement. In the end, we had to decide by taking a vote. And with 3 to 1 votes we can declare the winner:
‘Buko’ by Amanda Andrei.
We will publish the story in a few days for your reading pleasure. So what’s next? The first thing we will do is dissect the story, so we have a clear analysis of what the structure of the song will be. Then we start writing. We will try to make the writing process very transparent, so you can follow our progress.