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Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Barnabas
Milestone(s) Approaching

Nobody's ever done it yet... but it's going to happen, and soon. Yep. There's a new Gryhnd watch we should be keeping our eyes on. No one has attempted 500,000 puzzles, but at her current pace...
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,310
Posted By Barnabas
"You almost had him," Ike Green...

"You almost had him," Ike Green murmured to himself. "I should have given that train hopping trash my old why all you have here are a couple of fake diamonds, son, routine." Ike, the owner of...
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Barnabas
"Exactly what did that man take me for, a...

"Exactly what did that man take me for, a fool?" Caitlyn asked him/herself. "These are diamond earrings, and all he offered was $7.00? He took them to the back of the store and examined them...
Forum: Main Forum 07-30-2015, 04:14 PM
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Views: 5,310
Posted By Barnabas
Placing the earrings on the counter at Universal...

Placing the earrings on the counter at Universal Pawn, Trevor paused. He hadn't thought of his Mom in a long long time, but he realized in that moment that today was her birthday, and he wondered if...
Forum: Main Forum 06-20-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,310
Posted By Barnabas
"Goes well with my eyes - the earrings, that...

"Goes well with my eyes - the earrings, that is" thought Caitlyn. That was the name Trevor sometimes thought of himself as. He admired them a bit longer, and then slipped them into his pocket and...
Forum: Main Forum 05-27-2015, 09:09 PM
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Posted By Barnabas
"Evvie," Zeke said, "Aunt Donna...

"Evvie," Zeke said, "Aunt Donna was one of the most forgiving souls on this earth. She baked him another one. In retrospect, that might have been a mistake."
Forum: Main Forum 05-21-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Barnabas
"Hot strawberry rhubarb pie!" thought...

"Hot strawberry rhubarb pie!" thought Trevor. Helping himself greedily to a huge bite... he bit down hard and cracked a tooth.:eek:
Forum: Main Forum 05-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 91,956
Posted By Barnabas
I'm not scoffing. I do the very same thing. If...

I'm not scoffing. I do the very same thing. If I've solved it, and it was particularly difficult, it goes onto a list. Nothing wrong with giving yourself credit. I have also prepared a list of...
Forum: Main Forum 05-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,310
Posted By Barnabas
"Down at the corner of South Ferry Street...

"Down at the corner of South Ferry Street and 6th Avenue," Zeke continued, "that was where a pie, cooling on a windowsill, disappeared later that evening. It seemed a small thing at the time."
Forum: Main Forum 05-08-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,310
Posted By Barnabas
Even now the memory of that summer day in 1956...

Even now the memory of that summer day in 1956 seemed so clear, that day when Zeke, as a boy, had seen Trevor Rivers step off that empty boxcar with his knapsack.
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
My concern was that when I felt I was trying to...

My concern was that when I felt I was trying to breathe some fresh life into the story by adding a paragraph or two, and also for the reasons you stated, WV, what actually seemed to happen was that...
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
Anyone want to start another story? I'll make...

Anyone want to start another story? I'll make two promises:o 1.) I'll stick to the "one line rule"... and 2.) I'll only 'reply' once every 6th entry or so. I don't want anybody to feel like they...
Forum: Main Forum 05-07-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
Sergei Sokolov was standing on a corner in...

Sergei Sokolov was standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona; his countenance was grim. It was a girl named Hodge in flat-bed Dodge who slowed down to take a look at him. Expecting Natalya Mishkin,...
Forum: Main Forum 05-05-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
Staring at the document, Connie and Jack didn't...

Staring at the document, Connie and Jack didn't quite know what to make of it. The heading read "Сверхсекретный. Для ваших глаз только." The rest of the page, which had been found on the...
Forum: Main Forum 04-28-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
Ethan Hunt couldn't have pulled it off any better...

Ethan Hunt couldn't have pulled it off any better in a Mission: Impossible movie. Natalya, aka Rhonda or Martyanne or... she had so many names, and she wondered how she kept them all straight, had -...
Forum: Main Forum 04-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
Natalya Mishkin slid into the co-pilots seat, and...

Natalya Mishkin slid into the co-pilots seat, and the helicopter was off the ground before she even had her belt secured. She watched FBI agent Jack Bauerliss shrink from view, standing frozen in...
Forum: Main Forum 04-23-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
“Knucklehead!” Randy thought. “I can be such a...

“Knucklehead!” Randy thought. “I can be such a knucklehead.” He realized that Connie hadn't been here tonight to bust his chops over what she thought she knew about him and Sandy. She had only...
Forum: Main Forum 04-23-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By Barnabas
Ohhhh, my good blue friend, I don't think there's...

Ohhhh, my good blue friend, I don't think there's any reason that I should be confused with Jimmy Fallon:o I've been on this planet now for more than half a century, and the number of celebrities...
Forum: Main Forum 04-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By Barnabas
I try them all (but I certainly don't solve them...

I try them all (but I certainly don't solve them all). If I don't like the individual or the quote I'm then free to leave a comment (occasionally even an inane one) after I've solved it. You've met...
Forum: Main Forum 04-19-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
"Kitchen's still empty, Vince," Marty...

"Kitchen's still empty, Vince," Marty replied with a smile that had frozen many a man like a deer in the headlights, "but that quick buck will have to wait... but why worry? I'm the one holding the...
Forum: Main Forum 04-16-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
“Loaf,” Vince murmured, “he's more loaf than...

“Loaf,” Vince murmured, “he's more loaf than meat,” as he watched Sheriff Tate chewing a mouth full of meat-loaf while at the same time admonishing Connie for brandishing the squirt gun again. He...
Forum: Main Forum 04-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
With apologies to puzzleme, I'm going to edit my...

With apologies to puzzleme, I'm going to edit my reply (my "Maine" line doesn't seem to me to be what Connie would say next after what she had just said about "asking the questions." I got too...
Forum: Main Forum 04-14-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
"So, what do you recommend?" she asked...

"So, what do you recommend?" she asked the waitress as she glanced about the dining room.
Forum: Main Forum 04-14-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
Connie turned off the engine, stepped out of the...

Connie turned off the engine, stepped out of the rusted old Volkswagen, and walked toward the truckstop's restaurant entrance.
Forum: Main Forum 04-14-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,549
Posted By Barnabas
A Pootie Game - Revived

Gryhnd (in the chat column) thought it would be fun to revive one (or maybe more) of Pootie's games. Annamariah asked, "What kind of games?" I was sure that her games could still be found in the...
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