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This is a writing game I played with my kids when they were bored and rowdiness would be an issue. Please come and play with me!
Rules: 1. Add 10 words, not more, not less.
2. Add punctuation as appropriate.
3. The goal is to have some sort of coherent story as a result - even if it was about the restaurant we were sitting in adopting a dragon to cook the food for them because they couldn't afford gas!
4. Try to give the next writer openings - if people participate, at some point, I'll call for "let's write the ending".
5. To make this work here, just copy the words ahead of you, add your 10 words, and hit submit.
6. Have fun! I'd love it, if people contribute in a "permi-ish" sort of theme.

Starting now:

The rain was pouring down, but I really had to ...
 
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The rain was pouring down, but I really had to pee, so I put on my coat and ventured out...
 
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Trace Oswald wrote:The rain was pouring down, but I really had to pee, so I put on my coat and ventured out...


...to the outhouse, where there were spiders and worse.  When...
 
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Lif Strand wrote:

Trace Oswald wrote:The rain was pouring down, but I really had to pee, so I put on my coat and ventured out...


...to the outhouse, where there were spiders and worse.  When...



suddenly I heard some growling sounds from the woods and...
 
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Lif Strand wrote:

Trace Oswald wrote:The rain was pouring down, but I really had to pee, so I put on my coat and ventured out...


...to the outhouse, where there were spiders and worse.  When...



I got to the outhouse i found there were too  ...
 
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James Freyr wrote:
suddenly I heard some growling sounds from the woods and...


Anne Miller wrote:
I got to the outhouse i found there were too  ...




many webs for me to handle. From the woods came...
 
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Meg Mitchell wrote:

many webs for me to handle. From the woods came...



...a huge hairy man, saying "Who ate all my pie?"
 
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To my disbelief, I looked at my berry-stained hands.
 
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Paul... I just don't know what came over me.  Please
 
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Mike Jay wrote:Paul... I just don't know what came over me.  Please



Without saying a word he grabbed hold of me by...
 
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Michael Cox wrote:

Mike Jay wrote:Paul... I just don't know what came over me.  Please



Without saying a word he grabbed hold of me by...


the pompom of my llama wool hat and gave me
 
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Tereza Okava wrote:

Michael Cox wrote:

Mike Jay wrote:Paul... I just don't know what came over me.  Please



Without saying a word he grabbed hold of me by...


the pompom of my llama wool hat and gave me



A juicy red apple, then suddenly a huge eruption occurred …
 
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F Agricola wrote:

Tereza Okava wrote:

Michael Cox wrote:

Mike Jay wrote:Paul... I just don't know what came over me.  Please



Without saying a word he grabbed hold of me by...


the pompom of my llama wool hat and gave me



A juicy red apple, then suddenly a huge eruption occurred …



and I realized I was going to pee my pants,
 
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and I realized I was going to pee my pants,
as he licked all the wasted pie from my face.
 
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Jay here - you guys are awesome!! I've put all the "10 words" together just so people joining can see it all together! It's so interesting to see where the plot twists to.

The rain was pouring down, but I really had to
pee, so I put on my coat and ventured out
to the outhouse, where there were spiders and worse.  When
I got to the outhouse i found there were too
many webs for me to handle. From the woods came
a huge hairy man, saying "Who ate all my pie?"
To my disbelief, I looked at my berry-stained hands.
Paul... I just don't know what came over me.  Please
Without saying a word he grabbed hold of me by
the pompom of my llama wool hat and gave me
A juicy red apple, then suddenly a huge eruption occurred
and I realized I was going to pee my pants,
as he licked all the wasted pie from my face.

 
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Round Two:

The sun was breaking through the fog as I set...
 
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Jay Angler wrote:Round Two:

The sun was breaking through the fog as I set...

 the timer. I wanted a pond, but digging is hard
 
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when there are so many bones. I only had time
 
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to dig a tiny puddle when the alarm rang, so
 
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Tereza Okava wrote:to dig a tiny puddle when the alarm rang, so


I figured I'd collect the bones to prove
 
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my theory. The landslide of 1902 covered a whole herd
 
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of lemmings. My archaeological dig was interrupted by heavy rain,
 
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James Freyr wrote:of lemmings. My archaeological dig was interrupted by heavy rain,


but Mom called me in for dinner before I could
 
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think. When I returned, they were gone. My greedy neighbour
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:think. When I returned, they were gone. My greedy neighbour

had stolen the entire collection! All my work building those things
 
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was wasted. How can I get funding for real research,
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:was wasted. How can I get funding for real research,



when trespassing neighbours keep … wait! What’s that in the sky?!

 
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It was circling vultures. They were circling something coming towards...
 
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Amit Enventres wrote:It was circling vultures. They were circling something coming towards...

Last week's roadkill. Aha! Another source of bones! I might
 
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Lauren Ritz wrote:

Amit Enventres wrote:It was circling vultures. They were circling something coming towards...

Last week's roadkill. Aha! Another source of bones! I might



kill two birds with one stone. I reached for my...
 
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Meg Mitchell wrote:

Lauren Ritz wrote:

Amit Enventres wrote:It was circling vultures. They were circling something coming towards...

Last week's roadkill. Aha! Another source of bones! I might



kill two birds with one stone. I reached for my...

shovel again and headed for the street. The vultures wouldn't
 
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howitzer, and sent six mighty blasts, skyward. They fell like

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Lauren was too slow. It takes off from the sentence above
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:howitzer, and sent six mighty blasts, skyward. They fell like



...birds hit by a stone, perhaps a large shovel, which...
 
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 was used to bury future dinosaur bones. My grant application,
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:  was used to bury future dinosaur bones. My grant application,



submitted to the Organization for the Creation of Future Dinosaurs,
 
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was accepted. YouTube loves fraudulent claims. I'm getting rich, suckers !!!
 
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Jay here again - great round Two "A" -

The sun was breaking through the fog as I set
the timer. I wanted a pond, but digging is hard
when there are so many bones. I only had time
to dig a tiny puddle when the alarm rang, so
I figured I'd collect the bones to prove
my theory. The landslide of 1902 covered a whole herd
of lemmings. My archaeological dig was interrupted by heavy rain,
but Mom called me in for dinner before I could
think. When I returned, they were gone. My greedy neighbour
had stolen the entire collection! All my work building those things
was wasted. How can I get funding for real research,
when trespassing neighbours keep … wait! What’s that in the sky?!
It was circling vultures. They were circling something coming towards
Last week's roadkill. Aha! Another source of bones! I might
kill two birds with one stone. I reached for my
howitzer, and sent six mighty blasts, skyward. They fell like
birds hit by a stone, perhaps a large shovel, which
was used to bury future dinosaur bones. My grant application,
submitted to the Organization for the Creation of Future Dinosaurs,
was accepted. YouTube loves fraudulent claims. I'm getting rich, suckers !!!


I'm sure some of you have heard of a series of books called, "Choose your own Adventure"? Since a "double post" happened, I'm going to repeat the above summary to that point and see if you can take the same beginning in a totally new direction. (That said, personally, vultures are a useful member of the eco-system- so let's keep this civil everyone. We're *not* in the Cider Press!)
So here's the beginning of Two "B"...

The sun was breaking through the fog as I set
the timer. I wanted a pond, but digging is hard
when there are so many bones. I only had time
to dig a tiny puddle when the alarm rang, so
I figured I'd collect the bones to prove
my theory. The landslide of 1902 covered a whole herd
of lemmings. My archaeological dig was interrupted by heavy rain,
but Mom called me in for dinner before I could
think. When I returned, they were gone. My greedy neighbour
had stolen the entire collection! All my work building those things
was wasted. How can I get funding for real research,
when trespassing neighbours keep … wait! What’s that in the sky?!
It was circling vultures. They were circling something coming towards
Last week's roadkill. Aha! Another source of bones! I might
kill two birds with one stone. I reached for my
shovel again and headed for the street. The vultures wouldn't


 
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stop circling. They were after me. The smell of carion
 
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