Happy New Year from The Chamber! This month we’re challenge authors to write a story inspired by a photograph of their choosing. You can post your photo inside the story (no pictures in the summary please) and it can be of any person, place, or thing. Just as long as it’s family friendly and meets the submission rules guidelines for posting images on the site. Fan fiction or original story, it’s up to you.
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Are you up for the challenge?
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Mercedes Jones is a member of the William McKinley High School Glee club.
A "diva-in-training, she resents singing back-up, but has occasionally stepped aside to let members shine. Mercedes has a flair for fashion and a big heart; she develops a crush on her friend Kurt, initially unaware that he is gay. She is hurt when he rejects her, but supportive when he confides his sexuality. After this, the two become especially close friends.
It’s the season of giving and The Chamber would like to celebrate this year by giving authors and members what they really want for Christmas!
This month we’re asking our authors to write a story as a gift to someone else, be it a loyal reader or a fellow writer. It can be fan fiction or original, but the story must be written in the spirit of the season. Readers, if you have a special Christmas request, feel free to make your fic wish known by logging in and commenting here.
Santa’s arriving early this year at the Chamber. Are you up for the challenge?
Congratulations Thundakat our December Chamber Reader of the Month! As our Reader of the Month, Thundakat will receive an official Chamber totebag and five free music downloads from Amazon.com.
Join us in thanking Thundakat for her continued enthusiastic support of the Chamber authors and their works. Want to be chosen as the next reader of the month? Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Dr. Cristina Yang is incredibly focused and driven, extremely competitive, and one of the best surgical residents at Seattle Grace Hospital. Cristina graduated first in her class at medical school and has excellent surgical skills. However, she has difficulty conveying her feelings and dislikes being touched by anyone, including her mother
Cristina also works alongside her best friend, Dr. Meredith Grey, and has a history of on again, off again relationships with her mentors, most recently Preston Burke, a world renowned cardiologist who ulitmately left her at the altar. Christina most recent relationship has been with attending trauma surgeon Major Owen Hunt, who was honorably discharged from the Army and was on a forward surgical team in the Iraq War.
Join The Chamber as we celebrate the fall season with stories highlighting the importance of family.
This month, we’re asking our authors to write fiction celebrating the trials of parenthood and the bonds between sisters and brothers. Fan fiction or original, drabble or multi-chapter it’s up to you. Just make sure the ties that bind are the focus of your story.
It’s a fall writing challenge from our family to yours.
Join us in thanking Bluegardenia for her continued enthusiastic support of the Chamber authors and their works. Want to be chosen as the next reader of the month? Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Guinevere, or Gwen, is the maidservant of Lady Morgana and the daughter of the local blacksmith. Known for her kindness and bravery, Gwen is fiercely loyal to her mistress and to her friend Merlin, the royal servant of Prince Arthur of Camelot.
Gwen has recently received the attention of two suitors, Lancelot, the brave swordsman she encounters during his quest for knighthood and Prince Arthur himself, who has yet to make his feelings known. Though a strong believer in Camelot, Gwen's faith was tested when her father was executed by the king, Uther Pendragon, for aiding a known sorcerer in the practice of magic, which is forbidden in the kingdom. She remains hopeful that once Arthur is king, that Camelot will change for the better.
More stories to keep you up at night.
It's that spooky time of year again and like all good horror films, we're celebrating with a sequel! Welcome to the Second annual Chamber Grindhouse Challenge! Fan fic or original fiction, now’s the time to post your creepiest ghost story or your scariest vampire tale. Stories can range from family friendly to NC-17, it's all welcome!
The stories for the challenge should be posted to the site on or after October 1, 2009 and added to the challenge as well as The Chamber Grindhouse open series. Writers, feel free to post story previews in the Chamber forum thread and readers, don't be shy about requesting a story. If there's a spooky tale you'd like one of our writers to tackle, you can post your request here as well!
If you'd like to see some of last year's submissions, feel free to check out the series here. It's Grindhouse Month at the Chamber! Are you up to the challenge?
Congratulations bayoumomma our October Chamber Reader of the Month! As our Reader of the Month, bayoumomma will receive an official Chamber totebag and five free music downloads from Amazon.com.
Join us in thanking bayoumomma for her continued enthusiastic support of the Chamber authors and their works. Want to be chosen as the next reader of the month? Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Anna "Annie" Sawyer is an insecure ghost who haunts the house she and her fiancé lived in while she was alive, and is unwilling to leave it. She lives with two flatmates in Bristol, England who are each trying to live a normal social life despite being a vampire and werewolf.
Annie's ability to be seen and heard by normal people depends on her state of mind, although supernatural creatures such as werewolves, vampires and other ghosts can always see her. Annie struggles to interact with the human world and finds unexpected danger when she decides to solve the mystery of her death.
Ever wonder what it would be like to travel back in time? Or maybe you’d rather get a glimpse into the future? This month we’re challenging our authors to push the limits of their imagination through a fan fiction or original work set sometime other than the present. Create a futuristic utopia or revisit the world of kings and queens, it’s your choice.
We’ve got a time machine this month at The Chamber. Are you up for the ride?
Join us in thanking Jujubee50 for her continued enthusiastic support of the Chamber authors and their works. Want to be chosen as the next reader of the month? Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Kat Miller is a Philadelphia detective and single mother assigned to the homicide division of the police department that specializes in cold cases.
Kat worked undercover prior to joining the squad, where she met and had a one night stand with a gang member named Jarrod Jones; the father of her daughter Veronica. Kat was assigned to the Narcotics division when she assisted homicide on an investigation. She was subsequently asked to join the cold case squad after impressing the head of the department, Lieutenant John Stilman.
The Chamber would like to congratulate the following members for winning the Ultimate Chamber Challenge! Each first place winner will recieve a $25 gift card from Amazon.com and each second place winner will recieve a $15 gift card from Amazon.com. A special thank you to everyone who participated. Here's to another amazing year here at The Chamber!
Ultimate Writer's Challenge Winner 8 stories
Ultimate Reader's Challenge Winner 196 reviews
Ultimate Reader's Challenge Runner-up 140 reviews
The summer movie season may be winding down, but it’s just heating up here at The Chamber. This month, we’re challenging our authors to write a story based on one of their favorite films. Whether it’s a fan fiction featuring movie characters or an original work based on the film’s plotline, it’s all up to you. Just make sure the silver screen is the inspiration for your story.
August is movie month at The Chamber. Are you up for the challenge?
Astrid Farnsworth is an FBI Junior Agent assigned to the Fringe Division team based in Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of Homeland Security.
The team uses unorthodox fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate "the Pattern", a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences which are occurring all over the world. Astrid is stationed in the lab with Dr. Walter Bishop, who can never remember her name. Though her work is mostly clerical, she has a number of skills which come in handy during their cases such as cryptanalysis, knowledge of Latin, computer hacking, and more.
The Chamber congratulates the 2009 Primetime Emmy nominees.
Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Saddam
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
CCH Pounder, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy/ Accidental Friendship
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Cicely Tyson, Relative Stranger
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Every month The Chamber extends a challenge to our authors to write according a special theme or genre. In honor of our one year anniversary, we’re extending the ultimate challenge, a chance to win a $25 gift card from amazon.com and be named our Ultimate Reader and/or Ultimate Writer for the month of July!
The rules are simple. Starting July 1st, the author who posts the most completed stories and the reader who posts the most reviews during the month of July will win the top prize. Our second place participates will receive a $15 amazon.com gift card as well. Details and frequently asked questions are posted here in The Chamber Forum, so be sure to read them carefully.
Good luck and happy anniversary from The Chamber!
In celebration of The Chamber’s first anniversary, we’d like to congratulate our Chamber Champagne Members, Minx, Madame Z, Luckybrans, Megumi, Sweet Pea, Chocolate470, Neneburge, wwefanforlife.
This select group of authors and readers have made an exceptional contribution to The Chamber archive over the course of the past year though story submissions, support of other authors and a consistent general presence on the site. As a token of our appreciation, these members will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne, so we may all toast to an amazing year together, and many more to come.
Congratulations Sweet Pea, our Chamber Reader of the Year! As our Reader of the Year, Sweet Pea will receive a bound copy of her favorite Chamber story and 10 free music downloads from Amazon.com.
Join us in thanking Sweet Pea for her continued enthusiastic support of the Chamber authors and their works. Want to be chosen as the next reader of the month? Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
This month we're challenging our authors to write a fic or drabble featuring their favorite character. Whether it's a Chamber Lady currently featured on the site or revisiting one of your original creations, it's up to you. Just make sure your number one is the focus of your tale.
This month is all about playing favorites. Are you up for the challenge?
Congratulations neneburge, our June Chamber Reader of the Month! As our Reader of the Month, neneburge will receive an official Chamber totebag and five free music downloads from Amazon.com.
Join us in thanking neneburge for her continued enthusiastic support of the Chamber authors and their works. Want to be chosen as the next reader of the month? Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Ororo Monroe is the descendant of an ancient line of African priestesses, all of whom have white hair, blue eyes, and the potential to wield magic. Her mother was an African princess who married an American photojournalist and moved to Manhattan where Ororo was born. The couple relocated to Cairo, Egypt, where they were killed when Ororo was five years old. Forced to survive on her own, she became a skilled thief and was caught picking the pocket of Professor Charles Xavier, a powerful telepath and leader of the X-Men.
Ororo’s ability to control the weather emerged during her time in Africa, where she was worshiped as a goddess for her gift. She was later recruited by Professor Xavier to join the X-Men and given the codename "Storm."