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#5 Can You Tell a Story in 25 Words Or Less? Come and Give it a Try. (No Self Promo)


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Posted on Jul 12, 2013 3:56:18 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 12:17:20 AM PDT
One of my favorite books.

Posted on May 13, 2012 12:16:22 AM PDT
1984

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 1:30:28 PM PDT
I'm terrible at guessing. Tell, please!

Posted on May 11, 2012 11:46:52 PM PDT
Sure, but it will take me over the 25 word limit. And i never do more than one rewrite. Ask my editor if you don't believe me. ;-)

The clocks struck 13 at the Ministry of Science. He wimped out and threw her under the bus to feel safe. Now he does crossword puzzles over tea.

P.S. Can anyone guess from what book i wrote my silly synopsis?

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 11:49:33 AM PDT
I love your story, Leonard, but there is a theme word that must be included. (The word is "safe.")

Can you rewrite to include the word?

Posted on May 11, 2012 12:50:11 AM PDT
The clocks struck 13 at the Ministry of Science. He wimped out and threw her under the bus. Now he does crossword puzzles over tea.

Posted on May 10, 2012 2:58:56 AM PDT
Racing to the only drug store still open, Colin wondered how could he be so stupid, Kathy only practiced safe sex!

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 10:56:40 PM PDT
Happy to be of service. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 10:56:17 PM PDT
You betcha!

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 10:55:09 PM PDT
Interesting Leonard, it did make me laugh! :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 10:52:56 PM PDT
Haha!! And happier, too?

Posted on May 9, 2012 10:41:40 PM PDT
One day i woke up and told the world to go to hell. Now i am safer.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 10:30:54 PM PDT
Jay says:
I came.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 10:28:28 PM PDT
Must be some letter!

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 10:22:14 PM PDT
Talk. ;O

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 10:17:55 PM PDT
She put the letter in the safe. A secret she would keep forever, yet it burned a hole in her mind for a long time.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 9:26:00 AM PDT
Been there, done that Ma'am.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 8:21:14 AM PDT
I just posted the next story challenge, based on a poster yesterday.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 8:09:38 AM PDT
Thanks Anna, for the review and the inspiration!

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 7:48:13 AM PDT
Oh, I love being a muse!

Your story was great (especially since Kia was safe!)

What an interesting back story and I love how you turned it into 25WOL stories. :)

Posted on May 9, 2012 6:28:33 AM PDT
The Thing In The Water; Conclusion

7 of 9
It reluctantly left her foot as Kia surfaced, inhaled deeply, and  issued a long terrifying scream notifying her startled mother she was anything but safe.

8 of 9
Collapsing into her mother's arms at water's edge, Kia lapsed into shock as her bewildered mother scrutinized the roiling surf they had both thought safe.

9 of 9
A nearby signpost read: 'Welcome to Lake Erie and Euclid Beach Park, Help keep your beach clean and safe'.  Vandals had replaced 'Erie' with 'eerie'!

THE END!

Note:  During the 1930's, a series of unsolved homicides plagued my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.  Dubbed 'The Torso Murders', they were investigated by none other than Eliot Ness of 'Untouchables' fame.

At their outset, a young girl told her mother she'd seen a hand waving to her underwater.  Not believing the child, her mother ignored it only to learn (weeks later) the dismembered body of a young woman had washed onto the Euclid Beach shoreline.

The image of the waving hand struck me so vividly, it made me recite the writer's mantra, 'what if', prompting this updated account which I'd forgotten all about until ( my muse) Anna brought it back to mind.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:36:48 PM PDT
Lol! That's quite a story. Poor Frank. :(

Well done, Andrew.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:36:08 PM PDT
You're not the first one to miss the theme words. Maybe I'll make the next one about golf!

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 9:35:24 PM PDT
Well done, J. Berk. :)
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