Hi gang. Craig with you today, and let’s face it, blog action is probably going to be a bit slow this close to Christmas. I’ve done this before with a different blogger and it turned out hilarious. This is our chance to have a little fun.
There are a few rules, so l’ll get those out of the way. I’ll start us off with a graphic and an opening scene. Then it’s your job to add a paragraph, or a few lines to keep the story going. These things tend to go way off the rails, and that’s just fine by me, but let’s keep it PG. Titillation is fine, but porn is not. Violence is fine, too, until it becomes a splash fest.
Secondly, read what the others have already written, so you can build from there. Our comments at Story Empire run from the bottom to the top, just so you know. That way, if someone introduces a character, or situation, you can keep the flow going.
Third, you’re allowed to come back and play again. There aren’t likely to be many of us on December 23rd, and in the subsequent days, the story might have forged ahead.
I struggled to reach the road after the van I was riding in slid off the embankment. We’d tumbled way down in the forest, and with this storm, help was probably days away. I managed to find one of my shoes but pulled a different one off the body of the man who picked me up. They didn’t match, but it was better than nothing.
A tree cracked open from the weight of the snow. The sound scared me and I slipped. Great, now I wasn’t just cold, I was wet, too. I swooned as I moved to my knees. Maybe that accident beat me up more than I thought.
A blue light flashed way off in the distance. It made sense the snowplow would start on the freeway. Nobody was coming out here tonight. My best option might be to head for town.
Your turn. What will he or she find in the wilderness? Will he or she make it to town? What about the body in the van? Maybe a celebrity ghost shows up to help our main character. Bring me your aliens, dancing reindeer, serial killers, gnomes, mutant Christmas carolers. Hit me with your best shot, and have a good time with it.
I’ll respond to your comments, but if I add more, I’ll do it in a fresh new comment. Oh, and when you leave a comment, there is a tiny little checkbox there that will allow you to get updates on other folks’s comments. You might like to know what subterfuge your plot twist brought about.