Plentiful sentences X 1 Story X 1 Community | Collaborative Storytelling Community
| IN Narrative's collaborative storytelling community is a social media initiative that was launched to encourage collaborative work under the slogan "We are all writers of one story"
The first collaborative narrative | Seven Suns | Was written over a period of two months - July to August 2017.
She entered the room of the seven suns. How peculiar, she thought, that after emerging into the dazzling light, she still felt cold. The suns were no more than iridescent globes of frost. She had completely forgotten there is no longer such a thing as free warmth on this planet. The real star, the sun with rays of heat remained hidden inside the palace of power. After the supernova, all what humanity was left with was an impossible balance between seven dwarfs - fragile, yet powerful. All the knowledge of our universe and its power is now oddly balanced in this room, inaccessible by any living thing. Snapping out of the moment and back to the task at hand, she scanned the room to find what she came for. She had to hurry; the barrier only dampened the dwarfs, and her hardware wasn't made to endure such exposure. Every step she took was calculated and careful, for the ground below her was fragile and any wrong move would end in her plummeting into the abyss. Scanning her horizons with machine advanced sight, she pinpointed the device that would restore humanity to its former glory. She paused for a small instant; was it going to work? Would she be able to fulfill the task at hand? She knew that time wasn't on her side, but she had to be sure; this was her calling, she was here for a reason; she was the chosen one. As she reached out to grab the device the heat intensified to an unbearable level, It seemed like the seven suns were about to burst with every step she took towards that instrument... That one glimpse of hope to save humanity. Her grip on the instrument was far more strong and stable than her belief in her own capability of fulfilling this task. She paused and allowed herself to enter into a cold, unfeeling state of mind. It dawned on her that she had to make a sacrifice - she was the vessel through which the original star could be freed. She closed her eyes and let the heat from the device overcome her, it flowed through her veins like lava, engulfed the room and allowed the original star to rise back up and warm humanity.
Contributors | Rasha Mattar | Mais AlGhanim | Yuliya Yudchenko | Elena Shulgina | Ashwaq Shukralla | Taiba AlNajjar | Noor Rana | Sarah Sager | Sara Abdulla | Yasmeen Khalil
Illustrations | Mishari AlNajjar
Collective Imagination X Polls Galore X 1 Community | Collaborative Imagination Community
| IN Narrative's collaborative community is a social media initiative that was launched to encourage collaborative imagination. With the beginning of each week a series of polls were introduced to IN Narrative's Instagram audience. The results of the polls dictated what each room housed, from objects, finishes to furniture. The room is then illustrated by IN Narrative's team and revealed the end of each week along with a matching narrative. The eight resulting rooms were produced over a period of two months - July to August 2018.
Illustrations | Mishari AlNajjar - Sara Abdulla - Narratives | Mishari AlNajjar