Thursday, February 17, 2011

Story Time

Today is the start of a new theme: Story Time!

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What is story time, you ask?

Thursday - Saturday, story time is a continuing tale that all of you get to contribute to. I will start a simple thread. Everyone who leaves a comment will add one or two sentences to the previous comment to continue the story. The first person gets to set it up using my thread for inspiration.

Story time can encompass any genre, any characters for good or for bad. Story time can be serious or humorous. The only thing I will ask of you is that you keep Story Time PG. I have grandchildren and children and so do many of you.

Come back often to add to the story and above all, have fun.

Here's the start.

Story Time: Once upon a time in a land not far away....

29 comments:

Dominic de Mattos said...

"... two brothers sat beside the bed of their ailing father. His face was pale and his breathing shallow. He smiled at them and with a voice weakened by age and infirmity he said to them ..."

Great idea Nancy. Looking forward to the fun!

:Dom

Jules said...

"Push the nurse button, I like to watch her panic."

I was suppose to continue from Dom's cue right? :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

N. R. Williams said...

Absolutely Jules...great start Dom. I will also add to the story.

Howard complied and pushed the nurse button, she entered the room all in a twitter...

NR

Summer Ross said...

Charles chuckled and a fit of coughs assailed him. The nurse checked his vitals, gave a sturn look, and said,"

Becky Wilson aka Valkyrie1008 said...

"What's it this time Mr Wednesday? Have you lost feeling in your legs again?" She muttered when she saw the two sons looking sheepish and the grin on the old man's face.

(brilliant idea Nancy - loved doing this as part of an ice breaker session at college except we could only say three words as we went round the group)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

What were they thinking of .. but the old man seemed content ... her mind wandered along a few paths ...

Fun idea Nancy .. and thanks for coming over to say hi & have a walk through the woods with me .. Cheers Hilary

W.B. said...

This will be fun! :)

..."Yes I have lost the feeling in my legs." the old man stated. The nurse rolled her eyes at him and replied...

N. R. Williams said...

Great additions Summer, Becky, Hilary and W.B.

Here's the next addition:

"Well, let me bang on your knees for awhile and we'll see it that helps..."

Kay L. Davies said...

This is great fun. Okay, let me see...

"Nope, don't feel a thing," he said, "but I do hear a drumming noise..."

Margo Benson said...
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Margo Benson said...

Howard cringed. His father always took a joke too far and it embarrassed him. He looked up the nurse expecting to see a weary, exasperated look but saw sparkles of fun in her eyes....

I removed the last one as it crossed the previous post!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Kay and Margo.

Here's my next installment.

Oh no...not sparkling vampires, what ever will I do, thought...

Helen Ginger said...

Howard. He turned toward the window, feeling the hair follicles pop out along his back, growing long and thick. How could this be? A vampire, a wolf and the tin man, together at the Yellow Brick Hospital.

Misha said...

Who was the nurse supposed to be? Dorothy?

N. R. Williams said...

Great Helen and Misha...I'm laughing.

"Great Scot!" cried Howard. Dorothy turned and clicked her lovely...

Jen Chandler said...

...castanets.
"This is no time for a song!" Howard admonished.
Suddenly, through the window came...

This is fun, Nancy! Thanks for the work distraction ;)

The Golden Eagle said...

The Wicked Witch of the North. "Dorothy! What do you think you're doing here? And . . . what do you think you're doing with castanets?!"

Great idea, Nancy! :D

Carol Riggs said...

"Oh," said Dorothy airily, "they handed them out at my last dance class. We learned the tango, and...

Linda Leszczuk said...

...the Toto - it's the latest dance craze but you have to do it on all fours. She got down to demonstrate just as the doctor came into the roon and exclaimed...

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Jen, Golden, Carol and Linda for adding to the fun.

"Great Scot!"
I began to wonder if the Doc. new any other lines before I answered...

Hart Johnson said...

"No, really, she was just showing us her new moves..."

"Well then," and the doctor began to...


(oh, how fun! I love round robins!)

Beth said...

call security. Charles jumped up to stop him but it was too late.

Great idea!
bethfred.com

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Hart and Beth for adding to the story.

Here's my next line:

There was a fumble and instead of a football being tossed about it was the...

Joanne said...

box of chocolates from the nightstand, which hit the police officer square on the chin. The room went ...

Kay Theodoratus said...

dark after the officer's epaulet caught in the light switch as he sank to the floor.

Someone yelled in the darkness, "You attacked an officer. You will ...

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Joanne and Kay for adding to the fun.

be sorry." Howard snorted, he had a ...

NR

Dominic de Mattos said...

good mind to elope with Dorothy right there and then. She seemed to be a girl with a lot of

Not So Simply Single said...

street savvy. That Dorothy, looking so shy and timid, but actually used to live on the streets with a dog Toto and a few street people. She really wasn't so timid in those red pumps!

In walked Dr. Oz, who shuddered at the sight of all the commotion...

N. R. Williams said...

Howard decided to write an epic story about them all.

Thank you Dom and Not So...for finishing up the story time tale. This was great fun and will be a regular feature on my blog.

Thursday through Saturday...Story Time.
NR