Friday, July 25, 2014

Social Media Fun!



The other day I was asking for some blog post ideas on Google Plus. I had a few, but none were really grabbing me and they seemed pretty bland. "How To Spice Up Macaroni and Cheese", "Rethreading A Zipper", and "Teaching Your Cat To Play Fetch" just weren't inspiring me. I needed something new. I needed something different. Basically, though, I needed an interesting topic.

I never got the post idea but, instead, got something much more entertaining. A, sort of, shared story made up on the fly by different commenters.

Each line was a comment from one of my circlers.


A shutter was banging in the back room

No, it wasn't a shutter banging.  Something was hitting the back door.  Hard. THUD-THUD-THUD!  The door slammed open.

At first it was just a glimmer in the window, but as the glow got closer, I realized it was............... 

He stood there dripping wet with a bleeding gash across his forehead.

and boom,there he was.+mark means

...Wearing a children's pirate costume off the dollar store rack. He had no idea how he wound up in those clothes. The last thing he remembered was...

...the last thing he remembered was a dripping wet, gargantuan man charging into his kitchen with the kitchen window's decorative wooden shutter in his hand.

It was the next door neighbor, Stan.

He had accused him of stealing his cat. He was clearly off his meds. Stan didn't even own a cat.

However, his wife was named Cat...... da da dum.......... 

And the Cat got his tongue.

And twisted it. While the storm raged. 

It's pretty safe to say that I follow some very witty, imaginative, and creative people on Google Plus.

Have you ever written a "shared story"? If so, how did it go?

Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The horror of the dollar store clown costume...
Siv hasn't posted in a long time, but she used to start a story and then the rest of us would continue it. We came up with some wild storylines that way.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL! Nothing worse than the cat getting your tongue.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Banging shutters always creep me out. Great stuff Liesel.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great story but really, how do you teach a cat to play fetch?

Mark Means said...

@Alex: I'll bet....sounds like it was a lot of fun, too.

@Diane: Haha...well...depending... :P

@Maurice: You know what? Me too! :)

@Susan: I don't really know, but my parent's cat does...true story.

Robin said...

You have clever friends. That was fun reading!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Fun story! I always step back from things like that, because my single sentence never seems as good as everyone else's. I need a good 24 hours to hone and revise that sentence!!

Lynda Dietz said...

I love stuff like that. You never know what you're going to get, and it usually turns out pretty funny.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Very fun and imaginative,,,,


Thanks for the entertaining read, Mark.

Have a great weekend!

Stephanie Faris said...

We did that once when I was a member of our local RWA chapter. I loved seeing how my small part of the story fit in with the rest of the story!

mail4rosey said...

I have played along in those before in a football forum my husband and I belonged to years ago. It was fun. :)

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Done this a couple of times on the Unicorn Bell website, lots of fun :)
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
x

Leslie S. Rose said...

*giggling*

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