How many writers can collaborate on a single short story without it collapsing into an incoherent, unpublishable mess?
I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know the number is higher than nine. The writer Gareth D. Jones stitched together the work of eight other writers — and none of us had read the others’ contributions — and made this lovely story, “Something On Your Mind?” It’s published today at Kaleidotrope. This is my first published collaboration, and I’m pretty tickled with the result. Let me know if you think you can spot my section.