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Re: Calling all Storytellers
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2016, 05:27:18 pm »
Punkin flees, meeooowing furiously, unaware “cat” is slang for “catfish.” Now I have to chase her, waving sardines.  :(


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Re: Calling all Storytellers
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2016, 10:07:25 pm »
Thought I’d resurrect the progressive story. New additions welcome, 20 words maximum.

Here is the story so far, followed by my addition:

Chapter 1

Once upon a time, in the legendary land of Gnawvuville, I sat down for dinner.  As I waited for the beans to cook, I broke out my cleaning kit and gave my Glock a good once over .... I don't know why I was feeling that was important.

Then my cat wandered in, following the delicious cooking aromas. I raised the Glock, sighting right behind the cat's front shoulder. There was a stranger in my kitchen.

The cat meowed. So I shot him. I hated his incessant meowing anyway.

Mirk used his life support skills, bravely saving the cat.   

During the cat commotion, I’d forgotten about the stranger, who had just been looking for a small piece of cheese.

Of course, this was no ordinary cheese. It was brie. Who am I to diss a brie? If only my brother hadn't taken my puff pastry.

Oh well, there is always a can of heated beans. A dash of Worchestershire, molasses, ketchup, mustard; bean - brie feast.

Days passed. The cat recovered. The cheese hunter never returned.

And thus began my existential crisis.  Who am I, why am I (and my cat) here ...   I stare therefore I am cat, being cat is good.

Chapter 2

Outside, like emphatic, exclamatory punctuation to my thoughts, rain pounded.

Meanwhile, in sleepy Kirtland, momentous events were happening. Another cat locked Mirkwood in the safe. Whew . . .  His phone, radio, and weapon were outside, diligently guarded by the cat. It could be hours before anyone showed up. Mirk had never, in his entire career, left his weapon, radio and phone behind.  He was angry with himself. Furthermore, the safe was dark, cramped, and stuffy. He must control himself, save breath and energy. Was Dreyfuss nearby?

A nasty affair, that Dreyfuss business. It ended rather poorly.

And chicken fried cat for desert, finger licking good. Amen

Chapter 3

Punkin flees, meeooowing furiously, unaware “cat” is slang for “catfish.” Now I have to chase her, waving sardines.

Calfornia commercial fisheries are already suffering for several reasons. Sardines aren’t exactly abundant. And I'm using one for cat bait?  ::)


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