A collaborative creative writing app where stories are built line by line.

Contribute to multiplayer stories, seeing only what the previous author wrote. Modeled on the game exquisite corpse, each creation is gloriously unique!
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Previous line by @jordanbradley
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a key. I try it on the lock on the chain. It opens! That’s odd. Why would they leave the key to the chains in my pocket. Something is going on, I better be careful.
Previous line by @benjam
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Scared but curious I descended, ignoring the words echoing louder the deeper I got, until the voice turned into screams. When I could not stand it anymore, I turned around to flee. As my head turned, a facewithouteyes stared into mine, close enough to feel its breath. "DOWN!"
Previous line by @benjam
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The crew quickly changed sails and secured anything that could fly off. It didn't take long until the darkness of the storm swallowed the sea around us. It was exhilarating and scary at the same time. Hours passed until the wrath of the gods swept away. Then we saw it, ...
Bear Witness: Part III
This story is a continuation of another
Previous line by @benjam
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She nods in nervous agreement. And as we say our farewells to the friends we leave behind, a silent rain starts to fall. After hours of walking, thoughts still dwelling on the past, three glowingeyes glare at me from the shadows of the forest. Suddenly I recognize,
Previous line by @benjam
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The sound of raindrops on dried leaves was everpresent. Others ran from the bus stop towards home, cursing, hands over their heads, in a futile attempt to not get wet by the sudden storm. I choose to enjoy it, embrace the cold drops on my face. I feel alive. Then thunder cracks.
Previous line by @benjam
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For a moment, I considered speaking up, but how spicy can it really be? Oh, how naive I was. It burnedlikehellfire on my tongue but I could not show weakness in front of the guy at the counter, staring at me with a devilish smile.
Previous line by @alexnoname
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Leider hatte er eine Goldallergie, was der arme Hans nicht wusste. Als er am Abend den schweren Goldklumpen auspackte, um ihn stolz rumzuzeigen, bekam er einen entsetzlichen Ausschlag.
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Previous line by @alexnoname
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Marky ist an ihrer Schule die Goth Queen. Sie trägt nur schwarze, weite Kleidung, dunkles Make up und hat keinen Bock auf nichts. Dadurch wirkt sie sehr cool. Doch eines Tages wurde dieser Ruf bedroht, als Elli Schneider sie auf der Schultoilette erwischte, wie sie ...
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What is Byline?

A multiplayer creative writing experience where a group of authors creates a story, one line at a time.

How does it work?

Loosely based on exquisite corpse, each author writes a line having only seen the line directly before theirs. Once complete, the creator titles the story and shares it with the group.

Is this a game?

Yes! Get started by creating a story and sharing it with friends. Don't know any writers? No problem. Post your story to Byline and you'll meet some!

Who does the writing?

Public Stories

If you create a story (by clicking the new story button New Story Icon) and don’t invite other authors, then it posts publicly to Byline and can be contributed to by any author on the platform.

Private Stories

If you invite individual people (by username, email, or phone number) and make sure Plus others on Byline is deselected then your story becomes private and only those invited can contribute.

What's a breadcrumb?

Breadcrumbs give authors an opportunity to select a key word/phrase from their line that they think is important. Breadcrumbs are visible for the life a the story and can act as clues that offer additional context.

They are optional, but fun to add!

What's a sequel?

Sequels are stories spawned from the last line of other stories. To create a sequel go to the bottom of a finished story and select Write More Create sequel based on this story.

What if I see something offensive?

If you see something that doesn't live up to our standards report it by clicking the next to any line.