You have obviously heard of chain letters. They came in a variety of ways, back in the days of the postcard and the inland letter. These letters typically instructed you to copy the letter and mail to some number of people, and also describe you the misfortune you would face if you did not comply to the instructions therein.
Except for the post office, I wonder who would have made money of such a scheme. Now things have changed. You get spam e-mail with a picture of Lord Venkateshwara or Lord Manjunatha (You can fill in your favorite deity here!) that directs you to forward to some number of people. At least, these we can comprehend as attempts to get hold of e-mail addresses.
But a chain story? Don’t worry. This is no scam.A chain story is one where a story writer picks up where the other left, and so a group of people come up with a short story which is, hopefully, interesting.
I made an attempt to start such a ‘chain story’ in Kannada. I am posting a link to that story here- for any of those who come by, and might be interested in writing a part of this chain story.
Click on the link to go to the story.