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Dale Hodgins wrote:stop circling. They were after me. The smell of carion

wafted toward the neighbor's house. I chortled evilly as I
 
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hefted the bag where I'd been storing all my taxidermied
 
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failures and headed for my permaculture garden where I quickly
 
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gathered enough food for supper. With the sun setting I
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:planned. Awoke, to vultures scratching the window. They blocked all

the entrances, but this time I was ready. I quickly
 
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got under the overturned tub and crawled to the truck.
 
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Hot, hungry and dehydrated, I hoped others hadn't lost interest.
 
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Vultures clawed the tin body helmet. I clutched my keys
 
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when Paul showed up with a whole berry pie! He
 
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Smiled, scoffed it down. I woke in a cold sweat …


 
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and swore never to eat berry pie before bed again.
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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
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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 stop circling. They were after me. The smell of carion wafted toward the neighbor's house. I chortled evilly as I hefted the bag where I'd been storing all my taxidermied failures and headed for my permaculture garden where I quickly gathered enough food for supper. With the sun setting I planned. Awoke, to vultures scratching the window. They blocked all the entrances, but this time I was ready. I quickly got under the overturned tub and crawled to the truck. Hot, hungry and dehydrated, I hoped others hadn't lost interest. Vultures clawed the tin body helmet. I clutched my keys when Paul showed up with a whole berry pie! He Smiled, scoffed it down. I woke in a cold sweat … and swore never to eat berry pie before bed again.

 
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Hahahahahaha !!!   This one ended up great!  This is so much fun. Someone what to start another session?
 
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After years as a nymph, I climbed toward the sun.
 
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Or at least, towards what I thought was the sun...
 
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Dillon Nichols wrote:Or at least, towards what I thought was the sun...

10,000 years had changed the world. I saw the stars
 
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, and remembered our home planet. Conquering this one, would require
 
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god, will help in cleaning this toxic haze. First,  we

Hours later...
( I didn't read back far enough for mine to make grammatical sense. Too late)
 
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Need a good breakfast! Then, it's off to the lab
 
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to look up "toxic haze" in my chemistry guide. The
 
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taste is almost pleasant.. industrial fumes/blueberry vinegrette/stale sweat?
 
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So, I pinch my nose with a clothes pin, and
 
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body went to warp drive. Planted 200,000 trees in biochar.
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The interplanetary timber ultracorp soon heard tales of astonishing trees,
 
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that take 6 weeks to grow. Global warming is almost
 
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A distant memory! I'm so proud! Hooray! Yay, for me!
 
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And that's how it ended. The helpful aliens planted their magic trees all over the Earth, which got rid of the extra carbon in the atmosphere. Wonderful.

It was a time of celebration, jubilation and libation, until suddenly, the whole planet was plunged into a 50,000 year-long Ice Age.
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And, folks, that's how Skrat found his way to Earth!
 
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Wow! Round Three is very interesting - one *really* has to re-read several previous posts to be sure there aren't glitches, but isn't that what learning to write stories is all about?

After years as a nymph, I climbed toward the sun.
10,000 years had changed the world. I saw the stars,
and remembered our home planet. Conquering this one, would require
the permaculture skills I learned back home while also creating
god, will help in cleaning this toxic haze. First,  we
Need a good breakfast! Then, it's off to the lab
to look up "toxic haze" in my chemistry guide. The
taste is almost pleasant.. industrial fumes/blueberry vinegrette/stale sweat?
So, I pinch my nose with a clothes pin, and
body went to warp drive. Planted 200,000 trees in biochar.
The interplanetary timber ultracorp soon heard tales of astonishing trees,
that take 6 weeks to grow. Global warming is almost
A distant memory! I'm so proud! Hooray! Yay, for me!



On to Round Four

In the middle of the forest, there was a large...
 
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Dale, great post script! I love Scrat and it's nice to know how he came to be during the great ice age. 😆
 
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gathering around the fire. Preparing to hunt the dreaded
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Edit - Thank, Su, we were posting at the same time.

When I started off that last round I was thinking cicada, with a nymph that lives underground for a long time. But things ended with aliens as they often do.
 
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Dorfle-Schnitz!! Some hunters were afraid - others were excited! Yet others...
 
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a small group of outsiders decided to sabotage the hunt.
 
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Despite fangs and venom, they want to make pets, out
 
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In the middle of the forest, there was a large
gathering around the fire. Preparing to hunt the dreaded
Dorfle-Schnitz!! Some hunters were afraid - others were excited! Yet others,
a small group of outsiders, decided to sabotage the hunt.
Despite fangs and venom, they want to make pets, out


of baby Dorfle-Schnitz. Money is more important than the safety...
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