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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Splotchy's Story Meme, Version 2


Dguzman has tagged me with Splotchy's story meme:

Here's what I would like to do. I want to create a story that branches out in a variety of different, unexpected ways. I don't know how realistic it is, but that's what I'm aiming for. Hopefully, at least one thread of the story can make a decent number of hops before it dies out.

If you are one of the carriers of this story virus (i.e. you have been tagged and choose to contribute to it), you will have one responsibility, in addition to contributing your own piece of the story: you will have to tag at least one person that continues your story thread. So, say you tag five people. If four people decide to not participate, it's okay, as long as the fifth one does. And if all five participate, well that's five interesting threads the story spins off into.

Not a requirement, but something your readers would appreciate: to help people trace your own particular thread of the narrative, it will be helpful if you include links to the chapters preceding yours. Splotchy

The Apple

The bus was more crowded than usual. It was bitterly cold outside, and I hadn't prepared for it. I noticed that a fair number of the riders were dressed curiously. As I glanced around, I stretched my feet and kicked up against a large, heavy cardboard box laying under the seat in front of me. (Splotchy)

I couldn't believe my eyes. Surrepticiously, I tried to establish, without giving it away, if anyone else had seen what I had. For ten years I had been looking for that box. What looked like an ordinary cardboard box to most contained something most precious. Only by the small golden "P" was I able to identify what I was looking at. (Freida Bee)

How the box got here, or how I happened to be on this bus with it now--these questions were immaterial. I just had to get that box. The bus slowed to a stop, so I steadied myself. Just as I was about to make a grab for the box, however, it moved. Someone else was picking it up to take it away! I had to stop her! (Dguzman)

"Ack!" I expclaimed. "Unhand my box, Madam!" But my woeful cry was to no avail as the woman with my box had already turned her back to me, and was quickly walking down the aisle towards the door. Oh, cruel fate! The woman with my box was escaping! I hastily grabbed my valise and nudged my way past the other passengers to get to the front of the bus. (Zaius)

I hereby infect these folks:

Terry, Freida Bee, Okjimm, Bubs, Kulkuri, Patrick H. (AKA sunandheir), and Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator.

(Remember, you may be infected more than once.)

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At Wed Dec 17, 08:33:00 AM, Blogger dguzman said...

Oh my gosh, look at me! I'm in ur bus, stealin ur boxes!

At Wed Dec 17, 08:56:00 AM, Blogger Splotchy said...

If it was me, I would have let her take the box. Look at how happy it makes her!

At Wed Dec 17, 09:43:00 PM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I'm infected? No wonder I feel all itchy.

At Wed Dec 17, 09:43:00 PM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

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At Wed Dec 17, 09:43:00 PM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

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At Thu Dec 18, 02:31:00 PM, Blogger Michael Hart said...

Terry is soooo infected, he asked me if I would respond. I wonder how impatient he'll get if I procrastinate...

At Fri Dec 19, 04:05:00 PM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I got my story added.

At Sat Dec 20, 12:52:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Dguzman: I wonder what it is? Maybe it's a Christmas present!

Splotchy: That's nice. You are quite the gentleman!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator: I would have that lookked at by a physician, you know. It might be contagious!

Michael Hart: That's great! Tell terry that I said hello.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator: Great! I'll go check it out. :o)

At Sun Dec 21, 05:13:00 PM, Blogger Freida of the Bees said...

Acccck! I did not even know. I'm kinda glad. I killed one strain off today, but this one I will pick up after a brief period of dormancy.


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