My dear friends,

I want to invite you all to partake in a little social experiment that I have crafted. It's called Raconteur and the basic concept behind the project is to tell a single story through a collective effort.

The idea is nothing new. I'm sure we all remember playing the story game when we were kids: one person starts a story and everyone in the group adds on to it one sentence at a time. Raconteur takes this exact concept and applies it on a much grander scale...the social network of today.

Each person is only allowed to contribute a single verse of no more than 100 characters. The result will be a story that is told through many different voices. Each one of us will guide the story through our verses, but no one knows exactly how the story will unravel.

So without further ado, let the story begin...