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Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Feb-11-2007 16:03

For those who like to tell stories. The idea is to take a given sentence and use it as the opening to a story that you write - but your story must be fifty words or less (not including the original sentence).

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topkebab
topkebab
Lucky Stiff

Dec-31-2007 20:54

She paced for what seemed like hours; would he ever show up?

She was really looking forward to her first grandchild, but the labour was taking so long! She paused and glanced at the overcast sky, the branches whipped about by the fickle wind. A storm is brewing, she thought, how fitting. She resumed her pacing, determined to wear out the soles of her shoes until the baby came, straining all the while to hear the sound of an infant cry.
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Another one bites the dust!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jan-1-2008 05:01

"Another one bites the dust", Harry offered. "I fell into a burning ring of fire", Sarah suggested seriously. "Your grandmother's funeral arrangements are no joking matter" their mother snapped. "Tell them Ted." Their father growled, "Quite right, that'll be enough." Contrite and penitent they sat quietly until their mother left the room. Their father coughed, "Bat out of Hell" he whispered, and then the room was full of stifled giggles.
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You know, I used to be good at this.

Razamatazz
Razamatazz

Jan-1-2008 15:04

"Ya know I used to be good at this, croaked the grandmother from hell, after she brushed herself off.
"I knew you people didn't like me. I just wanted to hear what you would say, unfortunately mother nature was calling". As she stomps out of the room, father, mother looked at each other with their mouths agape, "What the...?"
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How ya like me now?


Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Jan-11-2008 11:48

"How ya like me now?" snapped Lila, looking at her former high school classmates with disgust. Five of them had already made passes at her during their twentieth reunion.

"I was never good enough for you when we were kids. Why now?"

Only Jimmy was shamefaced. Only Jimmy survived the carnage. They escaped together.

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Only the passage of time could ease the pain of losing him.

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Jan-12-2008 10:47

Only the passage of time could ease the pain of losing him.

He always knew what I needed, almost before I did myself. He stood by me through everything, smoothing away life's little problems. There would be others, of course, but I knew it would never be the same.

I've learned my lesson. Never bet your butler in a poker game.

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"Why me?", I asked despairingly.


Sinus Felina
Sinus Felina

Jan-12-2008 18:28

"Why me?", I asked despairingly.
"You piece of ****, I'll send you back!"
Blink. "Circuit failure message: I will now reboot. Petra the Happy Robot Maid will soon again be happy to serve you. If you hear this message three times in a row, please call customer service at #Neurotech 05 000 000."
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From looking at her picture, I never could have guessed.

Melanie D'lish
Melanie D'lish
Big Winner

Jan-13-2008 22:44

From looking at her picture, I never could have guessed.

Not straight away, anyhow.

I had to look closely before the clues revealed themselves: the webbed feet; slightly down-in-the-mouth expression; feathers; long beak; the posing with tourists in the park.

Somehow it took me half an hour before I realised I was looking at a duck. Quite an attractive duck at that but not quite the picture I had been expecting - there was some woman blocking half of the shot anyway.

This was, I decided, the last time I used an internet dating agency.

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And suddenly the doughnut finally dropped.

Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Mar-2-2008 10:11

And, suddenly, the doughnut finally dropped.

We'd been waiting for what seemed like hours. We'd started off in the proper position but, as time dragged by, everyone eventually ended up with one knee on the ground.

Whose idea was it to use a soggy doughnut instead of a starting gun for this race?

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No one has ever heard Jerry laugh that much before.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

May-3-2008 12:13

No one has ever heard Jerry laugh that much before.

Being a regular at comedy clubs everywhere, he had seen the best comedians at their peak. Robin Williams at The Met, George Carlin at Carnegie Hall and so on. It wasn't until he was at his wife's funeral that he finally got the joke, “Take my wife please!”

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Nothing could prepare Tony for what he found in the attic.


Stephen Craig
Stephen Craig

May-7-2008 18:36

Nothing could prepare Tony for what he found in the attic.

When he first met Helen, she boasted she had the body of a teenage girl. Tony saw a mature, attractive woman; he took her words as mere bravado.

In the attic, Tony finally found the body of the teenager Helen had bragged about all this time.

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The razor dropped from Rebecca's hand as she laughed wildly.

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