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07-24-2011, 02:20 PM
Aw come one it will be fun...really!!
K...I will type one line. The next person will add a line using the last letter of the last word of my line as the first letter of their line. The person after that will use the last letter of that line to type a line, and so on and so on to see what story we are able to weave. (Did that make sense?) Sure it did you are all very smart people, and this game is open to anyone.
Lets keep it clean folks and adhere to the forum rules. And anyone can play...please dont be shy...it will be funny and interesting to see what we all come up with.
(I realize that I will check this often and see this post sitting alone with the sounds of crickets chirping and tumbleweeds blowing thru it, however I shall remain optimistic)
Ok I will begin...
It was a hot summer day in the city.
(so the next line should begin with the letter 'y')
Please dont worry about grammar or spelling. This is just a way to get people to interract more on site.
***And if anyone has a better game please let us know***
But dont let this interfere with your solving. Its just for when the site is slow or you are having a coffee or need a break.
07-24-2011, 03:11 PM
You know, the kind of day that makes an air-conditioner on the South Pole sound like a good idea.
07-24-2011, 03:14 PM
Annette paused for a moment at the glass and metal door, took a deep breath, and pushed through.
07-24-2011, 03:19 PM
Her head made the sound of a melon hitting a wall, as instead of opening the door, she pushed through it.
07-24-2011, 04:09 PM
Terrible pain shook her awake; she gazed at the new sights swirling around her.
07-24-2011, 07:02 PM
Rascally rabbits ridiculously ran rampant... roughshod.
07-24-2011, 07:45 PM
Delirium from the severe head trauma was making her see things that werent there, like rabbits and a fox.
Xylophone music played softly in the shimmering background.
07-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Deafening the screams of silence spiraling in her addled brain.
07-24-2011, 09:25 PM
Nobody seemed to notice that she was acting strangely.
07-24-2011, 09:31 PM
Yucca plants, which no way belonged in the city, were bordering her sidewalk.
07-24-2011, 09:36 PM
Kitchen, I left something important in the kitchen she thought, and remembered to open the door this time before pushing through.
07-24-2011, 09:47 PM
Hugh, her boyfriend, was waiting down the block in the getaway car.
07-24-2011, 11:14 PM
Roaring, Hugh demanded that Annette get in the red roadster immediately!
07-25-2011, 01:01 AM
yelling back at Hugh to shut up, she races past the yucca plants
07-25-2011, 02:37 AM
She showed Hugh the object in her hand as soon as she was in the car. "I got it!"
07-25-2011, 02:57 AM
There it was. The tiny golden idol glistening in the bright moonlight.
07-25-2011, 04:03 AM
Take a right at the next light, we gotta get far away before they see it's gone.
07-25-2011, 04:11 AM
"Eerie," Annette commented, turning the idol in her hand, "how it reflects moonlight in the middle of the day."
07-25-2011, 04:17 AM
Yearning for a safe place to hide, Annette watches as the sky switches to a rainbow.
07-25-2011, 04:32 AM
"Wow, I hit my head harder than I thought," she moaned. "This thing had better be worth the concussion."
07-25-2011, 04:50 AM
"Now, now" said Hugh, you'll feel better when we get home."
07-25-2011, 05:49 AM
"Erm, Hugh, if we are heading home, why did I spend the night in that house with the really annoying door?!?"
07-25-2011, 07:54 PM
Right now we have to get away, we can discuss your night in Trump Tower when we are safely out of the Big Apple.
07-25-2011, 10:59 PM
Every cop in New York will be looking for us. Let's get a long way from here. I want to go some place where it's warm. How about Key Largo?
07-25-2011, 11:29 PM
Oh you want to go where its warm...I suggest Canada, where they have muskox.
07-25-2011, 11:41 PM
"Xenophobia isn't a Canadian trait so if you promise to explain why the sky is a complete rainbow, why there are yuccas on the sidewalk, and why the heck this inimitable idol is so interesting then to Canada and the muskox!"
07-26-2011, 01:16 AM
Xylographers even, would have a hard time figuring out and etching into wood, this convoluted tale of Annette and Hugh and the muskox.
07-26-2011, 01:35 AM
"X marks the spot!," exclaimed Annette, peering at her Canadian map.
07-26-2011, 02:47 AM
"Prince Edward Island?" Hugh asked in disbelief. "I know we have to lay low, but can we lay low somewhere a little closer to - I don't know - ANYTHING?"
07-26-2011, 03:12 AM
"Great balls of fire Hugh...Lets just head to Key Largo...we wont need a passport, and you can finally tell me what's going on; why I slept in Trump Tower, and why is this idol is so important??"
07-26-2011, 03:30 AM
The true tale of the idol takes place in a troubled time in a distant land.
07-26-2011, 03:44 AM
Darkness ruled the earth.
07-26-2011, 03:49 AM
History had yet to be written.
07-26-2011, 04:08 AM
Nostradamus, himself, could not have foretold how all this came to be.
07-26-2011, 06:30 AM
Early in the 4th century B.C., during the afore mentioned 'dark' time, there was reared a young man who deemed himself the only living soul that could possibly bring the known world out of the darkness and into the lightness of an enlightened day.
07-26-2011, 07:01 PM
Yet darker forces were at work...who did not want the young man to prevail, and from a simple lump of gold, forged an idol, beautiful on the outside yet imbued with evil.
07-26-2011, 07:35 PM
Live, love, laugh was the young man's philosophy.
07-26-2011, 07:56 PM
Years of training under this philosophy finally made the young man strong enough to go in search of the golden idol.
07-26-2011, 11:20 PM
Live love laugh had served him well while he lived in his humble village, but now he was heading out into the great beyond.
07-27-2011, 06:16 PM
Driven by the light that possessed him, he made his fateful journey to the Land of the Dark.
07-27-2011, 08:12 PM
Knowing little of the extent of the evil surrounding the idol he was sure that his live, love laugh aura would stand him in good stead in a new and unknown land. Hoping to learn more about the idol and perhaps add 'light' to his 'L' list.
07-27-2011, 10:34 PM
the Dark Lord, evil and mysterious, waits patiently
07-27-2011, 11:18 PM
Youth, laughter, love, and light would not be enough to protect him as he came to the gate of the Dark Lord's castle, the young man was afraid but bravely he entered and knew, this was going to be the test of his life.
07-27-2011, 11:39 PM
"Evil is LIVE spelled backwards," he reassured himself, as he made his ascent up the final parapet.
07-27-2011, 11:53 PM
'Time to turn things around here' he thought as he neared coming face-to-face with evil within.
07-28-2011, 09:03 AM
now is come the true test of my ageless philosophy: that is, live, laugh, love. Perhaps this will keep the aura of "the Light" safely around myself
07-28-2011, 11:29 AM
forever in darkness, the Dark Lord is blinded by the light of the young man's aura
07-28-2011, 03:24 PM
Angels sang, xylophone music played, yuccas (which no way belonged in the castle) filled the room, and the sky was a rainbow; the rightful and true owner of the icon held it in his own good hands.
07-28-2011, 04:40 PM
Sashaying into the room was the most gorgeous princess the young man had ever seen; but wait, he thought- are princesses supposed to sashay?
07-28-2011, 04:59 PM
Yes, I suppose they do, he realized. Her step was so light, she was practically floating.
07-29-2011, 04:52 AM
Greenleaf (our young 'Live, Love, Laugh' hero) spoke to the gorgeous princess, asking...
07-29-2011, 06:58 AM
Gentle Maiden, woulds't thou tell me by what name thou art called?
07-29-2011, 07:17 AM
Demurely, the lovely maiden cast her eyes downward and replied in a voice so melodious that the young man was mesmerized and stopped in his tracks.
07-29-2011, 08:11 AM
"Siana", she said, and his eyes sparkled, for he recognized the origin of that name, and he smiled and knew.
07-29-2011, 05:55 PM
Wistfully he stepped backwards, gazing into a face that indeed belonged to a goddess, gracious and merciful.
07-29-2011, 08:12 PM
"Lovely lady, my name is Greenleaf and I would like a word in private." In a tone soto voce he inquired "May we excuse ourselves from the shadow of the Dark Lord for a moment. I am on a mission of great import and hopefully I can enlist your help."
07-29-2011, 09:40 PM
"Pray tell kind Sir, whatever thee beseech of me I shall do my utmost to help, unless it's doing the windows, for I do not do windows, NO, I get Ethel my handy yet homely maidservant for that kind of serf like work, however anything else, please beseech away!"
07-30-2011, 03:09 AM
"You know", said Hugh to Annette, "if we don't want to get caught with that thing we'd better hide it or at least change cars."
07-30-2011, 03:32 AM
"Ssh," she admonished her co-conspirator. "I'm enjoying the flashback."
07-30-2011, 03:45 AM
"Keep your hands on the wheel, Hugh, and just head for Key Largo while I try to figure out the rest of this powerful story of Greenleaf and Siana." said Annette.
07-30-2011, 04:39 AM
"Ethel dont forget Ethel...I have a feeling our homely window washing serf might be the key to this whole mystery...then again...I just banged into a door with my head and am beginning to wonder if any of this is real, but please dear Hugh, finish this tale and assuage my curiosity."
07-30-2011, 09:27 AM
"Keep heading South. I want some time in the sun. The vision of the Dark Lord keeps casting a long shadow. I think it must be following this Idol around. Maybe it is cursed."
07-30-2011, 11:42 AM
deep in the bowels of his castle, the Dark Lord bellows out a horrific screech, to summon his dragon from the nether world
07-30-2011, 10:25 PM
Doubtless it is that his evil wrath over the loss of his golden idol persists even to this very day. Will Hugh and Annette feel his terrible anger?
07-31-2011, 02:25 AM
regrettably, that will be the future for Annette and Hugh, unless Ethel discovers the truth in time, that she is the first born daughter of Uther and Marion, and twin sister to Siana, thus making her true heir to the throne
07-31-2011, 05:02 AM
Easygoing and joyful Greenleaf had meanwhile managed to draw Siana away from the Evil Darkness to a lovely garden, where a fountain lazily splashed water into a verdant pool.
07-31-2011, 09:12 AM
"Lovely Lady, forgive me for being so bold, and remembering this is a family site, I ask thee, wouldst thou like to play a quick game of Parcheesi which hasnt been invented yet, but I hear its all the rage in the twentieth century circa 1950?!"
(oh yes i did) (i had to make it a bit tough youre all way too good at this, lol) and yes you can use the y at the end of fifty.
07-31-2011, 09:58 AM
"O"ne can only await your instructions, Sir Greenleaf." replied Siana. She was quite smitten by this earnest young man and also curious about his hitherto unexplained quest.
07-31-2011, 10:39 AM
the dragon, flying fast and furious, approaches his master's castle
07-31-2011, 12:22 PM
Erelong this delightful garden, where Siana had learned the game of Parcheesi from Sir Greenleaf. would be invaded by the dragon herself, and she longed for the smell of the lovely yuccas growing abundantly around her, and the delicate rainbow arc that shimmered in the distance, just outside by the xylophones that abounded at the castle gate. Her mind was in turmoil, wondering whether to leave this poor fellow and return to her sorrowful life, when an eagle screamed overhead....was this her warning perhaps? Of had her sister returned to the castle? Perhaps to chastise her for her immodesty? Or mayhaps to help her in this quest. Her mind reeled, and it was difficult for her to concentrate on this silly game of Parcheesi.
07-31-2011, 12:33 PM
"I am Ethel" spake the dragon, flying low over the verdant fountain, where Sir Greenleaf and Siana were playing Parcheesi. (A game from the 1950's era, and many years after their time) "I have come at the behest of the Dark Lord, who has ever been my antagonist, to restore the idol to its true owner."
07-31-2011, 12:40 PM
"Read ye both the history of Uthor and Marion, and ye'll know what this hast been about!" said the soaring eagle form. "I am NOT thy window-washer, my lady Siana! But thou cans't not stop this EVIL unless you will follow where I may lead thee."
07-31-2011, 08:08 PM
Eerie calm settled over the garden, as Greenleaf and Siana watched Ethel the window-washing, twin-sister, dragon fly off, suddenly the air started to shimmer, and Greenleaf stared, mouth agape, at the transformation that was enveloping his lovely Siana, "Nooo"...he gasped, "Not you too!!??"
07-31-2011, 08:40 PM
OMG (i couldn't help myself) SHE is becoming a beautiful mesmerising sexy dragon!
07-31-2011, 08:47 PM
now that the transformation is complete, the only one that can reverse the Dark Lord's spell is Opal, Lady of the lake
07-31-2011, 10:54 PM
"Erm Hugh dear? When we stopped at that roadside stand, and bought some veggies to eat on our extremely long drive to Key Largo, you didnt happen to eat the wild mushrooms beside the stand did you...Im just wondering, but please continue...I am rapt with attention."
08-01-2011, 02:57 AM
"No, no mushrooms, but I did look up Parcheesi's Wikipedia entry on my iphone. The game was probably invented in India in the 5th century BC. Do you think Greenleaf was an Indian prince?"
08-01-2011, 09:20 AM
"Eat your vegetables and let me finish this tale of Greenleaf, Siana, Ethel the sexy yet homely twin dragon hybrid, we're getting close to Key Largo."
08-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Only Opal, the Lady of the Lake, has the power to transform this tale of the golden idol and reveal it's identity.
08-01-2011, 09:35 AM
yet, for all his power, the Dark Lord can control but one of the twin dragons, he must get the golden idol back
08-01-2011, 11:32 PM
Kaleidoscopic images of the choices he had tumbled through the dreadful dragons mind. He was fraught with anguish over whether to elect Siana, Ethel, or Opal as the main focus of his will, and thereby prevent Greenleaf from accomplishing his task.
08-02-2011, 04:05 AM
Keeping his eyes firmly fixed on Greenleaf and Siana, and feeling the wearing of time on his ancient body, the dark lord, felt something he had never felt before something warm instead of a cold black hatred, or evil; he felt that maybe the idol wasnt worth a battle, but was meant to be continued on through the love of the two mortals before him.
08-03-2011, 03:30 AM
Mayhaps this new feeling of warmness was due to Opal's intervention....or could it possibly be the TRUE LOVE he felt developing between Siana and Greenleaf?
As the old dragon pondered this turn of events, Ethel (who was the eldest and first-born) had returned to the garden where Greenleaf and Siana still sat by the fountain, and had shimmered back into her original form.
08-03-2011, 10:54 PM
meanwhile, the Evil Empress, sensing the Dark Lord's change of heart, decides to take matters into her own hands
08-06-2011, 08:16 PM
"Something bad is going to happen," sighs Hugh, "we have to change cars, dye our hair, and get some different clothes. We cannot show up in Key Largo as ourselves." The idol glows brightly.
08-07-2011, 03:55 AM
"Yesterday, you came to me with this great idea to steal a valuable idol that no one would miss," Annette said. "Now, we're dealing with ancient curses and having to conceal our identities. Did you have any idea this would happen?"
08-07-2011, 04:20 AM
(only because there is a min 10 character rule)
08-07-2011, 04:46 AM
"Oh what a lot of blather that is Hugh! Surely you must have at least SUSPECTED that this could happen." Annette replied. "While we're looking for disguises, can't you just pleeeez help me with solving the riddle of this idol? I'm getting a bit muddled up with all the actors on this stage."
08-07-2011, 07:38 PM
"Exactly, this story is rather hard to follow. :o I have an idea, let's get off Interstate 95 and take US Route 1 instead. I know somebody in Cary, North Carolina who can help us. Nobody will think to look for us there."
08-08-2011, 08:22 PM
even with Hugh and Annette's precautions, switching cars, changing their clothes and dying their hair, a lurker stands in the shadows
08-09-2011, 02:12 AM
Swiftly gliding over the treetops, the eternal form of the Evil Empress had followed Hugh and Annette from New York to North Carolina. Her essence was tied to the magic in the idol. The Empress always knew where her token was, so she could keep Opal from ever possessing it. That would most certainly reverse its magic and cause it to be a power for good.
08-09-2011, 02:32 AM
Donning one of her many mortal disguises, she awaited the arrival of the couple, as she watched them pull into the hotel parking lot. Soon she said, soon it will be mine and everything will change, darkness will finally rule and I shall be its Queen.
08-09-2011, 04:56 AM
nothing could be further from the truth, the Evil Empress, due to her lack of vision into the future, failed to see that the Dark Lord himself, having had a change of heart in the garden, was indeed the lurker in the shadows
08-09-2011, 03:09 PM
"So we made it past Washington! The Dark Lord will never find us now!" said Hugh, as a huge triangular shadow slowly overtook their vehicle...
08-10-2011, 02:58 AM
"EGADS!" Annette screamed at the top of her lungs. "Hugh, do you see that gigantic shadow that appears to be following our car? What in the name of all that is holy, do you think it could be? I don't know about you, but I'm feeling really apprehensive right now."
08-10-2011, 04:30 AM
"We should get rid of this thing," Annette concluded. She rolled down her window. Even before Hugh could yell in protest, something deep inside Annette could not let go of the idol. She held it in her hand, its golden gleam seeming to travel up her arm and into her heart. This was not something that could be thrown away, even with good reason.
08-10-2011, 07:11 AM
"Nin," thought Hugh. Anais Nin. Siana spelled backwards is Anais. Could the bohemian erotic diarist have something to do with this complicated saga?
08-11-2011, 03:50 PM
Alas, Hugh rethought, I m probably reading much more into this than what is there. I must be tired from all this driving, and I mean alllllll this driving. What the heck was that shadow, just as he was about to exclaim that thought to Annette, he glanced over and saw that the idol which she had clutched tightly in her hand, was beginning to glow.
08-11-2011, 11:01 PM
Without speaking a work, Hugh very calmly laid his hand on Annette's shoulder and said "Annette, I believe it would be wise for you to pull your hand back into the car. I don't know if you've noticed, but that idol is starting to glow... and I believe that is an ominous sign that the Shadow which has appeared is somehow connected to all of this." As Annette began to bring the idol closer, she realized that the Shadow had grown ominously dark.
08-12-2011, 06:18 PM
"k-k-k," Annette stuttered. "Is that a dragon????" Hugh looked up and stared at the imposing and unbelievable sight. "HUGH!!" screamed Annette, "Watch out for the...."
08-13-2011, 11:38 PM
".....EXIT! We must get to some place where we can hide from this dragon, Hugh"
Of course, unbeknownst to Annette and Hugh the dragon had had a change of heart, and his motive was only to protect them....and the idol....from the REAL evil. He also hoped to help them finish the story of the idol, Greenleaf, and Siana.
08-14-2011, 06:29 AM
anger, hatred, a cold black heart, and the Evil Empress's lust for power, commanded the Dark Lord to forge this evil idol of gold, unknown to the Evil Empress and her lack of vision into the future, the Dark Lord took the soul of Opal,Lady of the lake and imprisoned her inside the golden idol, it is she that makes the idol glow
08-14-2011, 08:23 AM
Without realizing that the Dark Lord, who had arrived in the form of the dragon, had beaten her to the hotel where Hugh and Annette had fled in alarm, The Evil Empress was making plans for the retrieval of the idol. Of course, she couldn't possibly know that her reign of terror was coming to an end and that restoring the Lady of the Lake was the true aim of the once-Dark Lord.
08-14-2011, 08:56 AM
dozens of centuries did the Dark Lord wait patiently, ever watchful of every descendant of King Greenleaf and his Queen Siana, Annette Greenleaf is the last surviving member of that family
08-16-2011, 09:57 AM
Year after year Greenleaf and Siana's love had kept the Evil at bay, and over the centuries ensuing, their love had permeated all of the unions between Queen and man, and Opal... the Lady of the Lake... had done her utmost to assist them in their endeavor. And for many years the love that they reflected throughout the centuries had restricted the powers of the Evil Empress.
But now there came a time of un-committed love, and Opal had almost reached the end of her powers, when Hugh and Annette Greenleaf appeared and she had hopes for the future. She wished that she could do something....anything...to help them realize that love and remove the idol from the hands of EVIL.
Ah. but there IS something that she can do......
If only she had thought of it earlier this story would have been much less long-winded!
08-19-2011, 02:04 AM
Defying all laws of probability and logic, the glow that surrounded Annette continued to grow. "Stop the car!" Annette screamed in fear.
Unnerved himself, Hugh complied at the end of the off-ramp. Annette jumped out of the car, the glow following her.
"It's the idol!" Hugh called at her. "Get rid of the statue!"
Annette tossed the golden totem on the grass. The glow did, indeed, follow it. Soon, they could both see the golden aura coalesce into the form of a woman.
08-19-2011, 08:39 AM
Nearby, the Evil Empress watches in horror as Opal, the lady of the Lake shimmers to life in the golden glow from the idol
08-19-2011, 10:04 AM
Live, love, laugh is the wellspring of the humankind once more.
08-21-2011, 07:47 PM
Evil was defeated simply by the power of love that spanned eons. As the descendants of Siana and Greenleaf the Good embraced, the form never coalesced. It simply evaporated and the idol vanished with it.
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