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@Rene Nijstad - the sentence above, is the first sentence of a brand new story, so please be brave and add 10 words that will lead on from it and we'll see where it takes us! Plot is the least of our worries with so many people contributing. Here it is again:

Dreaming of spring, I wondered up my path trying to...

 
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Crushing through these bushes might really bring me any closer
 
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Rene Nijstad wrote:Crushing through these bushes might really bring me any closer


To retaining water into this drought stricken landscape would be
 
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Trudging through deep snow, I reached my mailbox and found
a monsanto seed catalogue! Taking aim with my stake and
shouting 'f**k Bayer!' (now renamed Monsanto), I rammed the stake
accidentally through my hand. Was this payback? I thought as
blood poured from the wound.  Just then my neighbor appeared
stealthily, ominously from his large shed equipped with a mean looking pitchfork
but backed away when my dog appeared, growling.  Just then
up jumped David Holmgren with a basket of heirloom seeds
So we shared the seeds between my neighbor and I.
Packing my hand in snow, arm in arm we trudged  
up to the house for a bandage, tea and cookies.

Dreaming of spring, I wondered up my path trying to
Crushing through these bushes might really bring me any closer
To retaining water into this drought stricken landscape would be


wishful thinking?  Never mind, there was something that I should
 
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look out for on this part- WAIT! What was THAT!?
 
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Dreaming of spring, I wondered up my path trying to
Crushing through these bushes might really bring me any closer
To retaining water into this drought stricken landscape would be
wishful thinking?  Never mind, there was something that I should
look out for on this part- WAIT! What was THAT!?


It was moving - fast! I have never seen such a...
 
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...bevy of poltroons. Wait! Was that Pearl Sutton, I asked?
 
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"No cowards here," she exclaimed, "only hugels in need of...
 
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...pissing (on a deadman's grave) that's poetic.
 
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Meanwhile, the jerusalem artichokes were taking over at least a
 
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..portion of my sanity. But..but..chop'ndrop is so cool.
 
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Dreaming of spring, I wondered up my path trying to
Crushing through these bushes might really bring me any closer
To retaining water into this drought stricken landscape would be
wishful thinking?  Never mind, there was something that I should
look out for on this part- WAIT! What was THAT!?
...bevy of poltroons. Wait! Was that Pearl Sutton, I asked?
"No cowards here," she exclaimed, "only hugels in need of...
pissing (on a deadman's grave) that's poetic.
Meanwhile, the jerusalem artichokes were taking over at least a
..portion of my sanity. But..but..chop'ndrop is so cool.


Flowers, food, soil building, what's not to love? But what...
 
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about a village? Living in a community of families, sharing
 
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about a village? Living in a community of families, sharing



lots of laughs, and also shrubberies. Good to share because
 
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Rob Lineberger wrote:

about a village? Living in a community of families, sharing



lots of laughs, and also shrubberies. Good to share because



it makes my heart filled with joy.  suddenly a frog
 
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it makes my heart filled with joy.  suddenly a frog



hopped out of the hot water and said: "that was
 
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Rob Lineberger wrote:

it makes my heart filled with joy.  suddenly a frog



hopped out of the hot water and said: "that was



an outdoor solar shower experience extraordinaire! Hugel views and blue
 
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Tailed skint , jumped up on the rock and ran away
 
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Dreaming of spring, I wondered up my path trying to
Crushing through these bushes might really bring me any closer
To retaining water into this drought stricken landscape would be
wishful thinking?  Never mind, there was something that I should
look out for on this part- WAIT! What was THAT!?
...bevy of poltroons. Wait! Was that Pearl Sutton, I asked?
"No cowards here," she exclaimed, "only hugels in need of...
pissing (on a deadman's grave) that's poetic.
Meanwhile, the jerusalem artichokes were taking over at least a
..portion of my sanity. But..but..chop'ndrop is so cool.
Flowers, food, soil building, what's not to love? But what...
about a village? Living in a community of families, sharing
lots of laughs, and also shrubberies. Good to share because
it makes my heart filled with joy.  Suddenly a frog
hopped out of the hot water and said: "that was
an outdoor solar shower experience extraordinaire! Hugel views and blue
Tailed skint , jumped up on the rock and ran away.

That was great, everyone! Thanks for contributing! I think it's time for a new start. Have fun!

I hiked up a narrow trail to reach a high...
 
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Jay Angler wrote:That was great, everyone! Thanks for contributing! I think it's time for a new start. Have fun!

I hiked up a narrow trail to reach a high...



school. Imagine! Teenagers learning permaculture principles, and I was their
 
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lunch lady.  At first I served food from a box
 
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Rob Lineberger wrote:lunch lady.  At first I served food from a box



but then they started clamoring for stinging nettle soup and
 
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I had to warn them that the nettles don't go
 
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Rob Lineberger wrote:I had to warn them that the nettles don't go



anywhere tender, unless they've been cooked first. Their first assignment
 
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was making nettle pie for principal Wheaton, but prankster Johnny...
 
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James Freyr wrote:was making nettle pie for principal Wheaton, but prankster Johnny...



chanted "wheaton, sweet'n" and dumped a bunch of sugar in
 
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I hiked up a narrow trail to reach a high
school. Imagine! Teenagers learning permaculture principles, and I was their
lunch lady.  At first I served food from a box
but then they started clamoring for stinging nettle soup and
I had to warn them that the nettles don't go
anywhere tender, unless they've been cooked first. Their first assignment
was making nettle pie for principal Wheaton, but prankster Johnny
chanted "wheaton, sweet'n" and dumped a bunch of sugar in



a nearby wasps nest. Well, you can imagine the sheer…
 
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a nearby wasps nest. Well, you can imagine the sheer…



negligee the lunch lady was wearing, which made the wasps
 
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negligee the lunch lady was wearing, which made the wasps



giggle and titter, then go into swarming mode. They surrounded
 
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giggle and titter, then go into swarming mode. They surrounded



the music teacher, huddled, then broke out into a rousing
 
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the music teacher, huddled, then broke out into a rousing



, if a little buzzy and not well enunciated, round of
 
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, if a little buzzy and not well enunciated, round of



frisbee golf. They all could fly so they all won
 
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greg mosser wrote:

, if a little buzzy and not well enunciated, round of



frisbee golf. They all could fly so they all won

the game. The students and scantily-clad lunch lady secretly
 
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the game. The students and scantily-clad lunch lady secretly



planned a surprise party for principal Wheaton with lots of
 
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I hiked up a narrow trail to reach a high
school. Imagine! Teenagers learning permaculture principles, and I was their
lunch lady.  At first I served food from a box
but then they started clamoring for stinging nettle soup and
I had to warn them that the nettles don't go
anywhere tender, unless they've been cooked first. Their first assignment
was making nettle pie for principal Wheaton, but prankster Johnny
chanted "wheaton, sweet'n" and dumped a bunch of sugar in
a nearby wasps nest. Well, you can imagine the sheer
negligee the lunch lady was wearing, which made the wasps
giggle and titter, then go into swarming mode. They surrounded
the music teacher, huddled, then broke out into a rousing
, if a little buzzy and not well enunciated, round of
frisbee golf. They all could fly so they all won
the game. The students and scantily-clad lunch lady secretly
planned a surprise party for principal Wheaton with lots of



pie. Wheaton's love for pie was a mathematical constant, an
 
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lesley verbrugge wrote:

I hiked up a narrow trail to reach a high
school. Imagine! Teenagers learning permaculture principles, and I was their
lunch lady.  At first I served food from a box
but then they started clamoring for stinging nettle soup and
I had to warn them that the nettles don't go
anywhere tender, unless they've been cooked first. Their first assignment
was making nettle pie for principal Wheaton, but prankster Johnny
chanted "wheaton, sweet'n" and dumped a bunch of sugar in
a nearby wasps nest. Well, you can imagine the sheer
negligee the lunch lady was wearing, which made the wasps
giggle and titter, then go into swarming mode. They surrounded
the music teacher, huddled, then broke out into a rousing
, if a little buzzy and not well enunciated, round of
frisbee golf. They all could fly so they all won
the game. The students and scantily-clad lunch lady secretly
planned a surprise party for principal Wheaton with lots of



pie. Wheaton's love for pie was a mathematical constant, an


incredible 3.14--that's 3.14 pies per week--constantly. Never before
 
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Heidi Schmidt wrote:

lesley verbrugge wrote:

I hiked up a narrow trail to reach a high
school. Imagine! Teenagers learning permaculture principles, and I was their
lunch lady.  At first I served food from a box
but then they started clamoring for stinging nettle soup and
I had to warn them that the nettles don't go
anywhere tender, unless they've been cooked first. Their first assignment
was making nettle pie for principal Wheaton, but prankster Johnny
chanted "wheaton, sweet'n" and dumped a bunch of sugar in
a nearby wasps nest. Well, you can imagine the sheer
negligee the lunch lady was wearing, which made the wasps
giggle and titter, then go into swarming mode. They surrounded
the music teacher, huddled, then broke out into a rousing
, if a little buzzy and not well enunciated, round of
frisbee golf. They all could fly so they all won
the game. The students and scantily-clad lunch lady secretly
planned a surprise party for principal Wheaton with lots of



pie. Wheaton's love for pie was a mathematical constant, an


incredible 3.14--that's 3.14 pies per week--constantly. Never before


in the life of pie, was so much sliced by
 
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a narcoleptic lunch lady and passel of permaculture students who
 
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