Monday, December 08, 2008

Be Very Careful

Be Very Careful !!!!!!!

If you have never been exposed to the Splotchy Story Virus, you should be forewarned....

Though it is most pleasant, it is quite infectious.

Here are the rules:

Here's what I would like to do. I want to create a story that branches out in a variety of different, unexpected ways. I don't know how realistic it is, but that's what I'm aiming for. Hopefully, at least one thread of the story can make a decent number of hops before it dies out.

If you are one of the carriers of this story virus (i.e. you have been tagged and choose to contribute to it), you will have one responsibility, in addition to contributing your own piece of the story: you will have to tag at least one person that continues your story thread. So, say you tag five people. If four people decide to not participate, it's okay, as long as the fifth one does. And if all five participate, well that's five interesting threads the story spins off into.

Not a requirement, but something your readers would appreciate: to help people trace your own particular thread of the narrative, it will be helpful if you include links to the chapters preceding yours.
The Apple
The bus was more crowded than usual. It was bitterly cold outside, and I hadn't prepared for it. I noticed that a fair number of the riders were dressed curiously. As I glanced around, I stretched my feet and kicked up against a large, heavy cardboard box laying under the seat in front of me. (Splotchy)
I couldn't believe my eyes. Surrepticiously, I tried to establish, without giving it away, if anyone else had seen what I had. For ten years I had been looking for that box. What looked like an ordinary cardboard box to most contained something most precious. Only by the small golden "P" was I able to identify what I was looking at. (Freida Bee)

I was both extremely relieved and a little sad. I was very happy that at last I could finally move forward and hope that my major disasters might be over with as I now could succeed at my life's goals. I was also dismayed that I'd hurt too many others as well as myself by my blunders searching endlessly for what now was in front of me waiting for me. “P” was both the most fascinating being I had known and the legacy left behind unfortunately because... (Geo)

I hereby infect these folks:




More to be Added – shortly – when I get home from the East Coast

(You may be infected more than once.)


Anonymous said...

Hi, Geo! I'm glad Freida infected you with this. Can't wait to see what happens with it.

Splotchy said...

unfortunately because.... because.... why??!

Thanks a lot for being infected. It's a nice addition.

Freida of the Bees said...

Awesome. I love the mid-sentence cliffhanger, but must. have. more.

Thanks for carrying it on.

geo said...

The Mouse Trap - has ensnarled me!!

I have tried to add:

Feminist Allies: (

Ageless Hippie Chick (

Math Man (for whatever!)


Disgusted Beyond Belief (

and No Doubt I erred somewhere - but the HTML Goddess - won't let me edit the original or create a New Entry to replace this one.

Whoooohhh is Me!

Freida of the Bees said...

Yes, it is!