Technically, it’s Monday (at least on the east coast) so I am posting now. nyah.
Back about 15 years ago, I participated in a creative writing group. We’d share our short stories and poems, even technical writings. We also wrote several original interactive murder mysteries, and then acted them out as an event for the social group to which we all belonged.
During a slump, that is no one was bringing in any new works to critique, the coordinator decided we needed to write a round robin novel. So we drew numbers from a hat, and that was our chapter. The only rule was that we had to try to maintain some sort of continuity. Chapter one was film-noir-ish, and chapter two continued along those lines. Chapter 3 started swerving into the supernatural - by the time it was my turn, we’d already had a TV has been bumped off and a vampire spice rack tooling around giving spinters, and thereby turning, everyone it came in contact with. The final chapter involved a female Scottish Ninja and a recovering bloodaholic (a vampire who refused to feed on humans). If I can find it, perhaps I will print exerpts.
Another exercise was we drew a random phrase from a hat, and had to write a two to three page essay/story. I drew “iquanas in the grape nuts” (I told you the phrases were random).
This OP isn’t nearly as fun as I thought it would be, I’m sorry. I’ve had a bitchin’ sinus headache for two days so I’ve been hiding in my bed. But I did volunteer for this assignment, and I’ve never backed down from a volunteering. I hope your Monday is a happy one and a belated Happy Fathers’ Day to all dads and dad-like individuals.