Open invitation to share in writing a "taking turns" story

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shannonsparkles, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    Everyone is invited to participate in this fun project. Think of it as all of us sitting around the campfire together and passing around the talking stick to make up a story. Long or short, weird or ordinary, please have your say in our first open story club. Write as often as you like, as much as you like or as little as you like.

    Don't be shy - it's only make-believe! I can't wait to see what you will drem up!
    ((love & excitement)) Shannon
  2. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    She bent down to pick up the smooth polished ocean rock, the sound of the breakers cutting her off from distractions. Her slender white fingers curled around her new treasure. Sand particles slid off the stone in the salt wind as it was removed from its place.

    The woman placed the rounded stone carefully in her red crochet bag, and stood up.

    She was 27 years old that June, her blond hair cropped spikey around her shoulders. She had grey-blue eyes that seemed to be thinking everything at once, and a curl at the corner of her smile that made people want to ask what was on her mind. That windy afternoon, as she walked the beach picking up stones, she was thinking about...

    YOUR turn! ((xx)) Shannon
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  3. UnicornK

    UnicornK New Member

    ...the last time she was out west. The gleaming colors of the ocean stones reminded her of the colors of the different places she had seen in Colorado, New Mexico and other places.

    Her eyes clouded over, and her smile turned inward, as if she was living in a different time.

    The memories were bitter-sweet. There was a man that she could not get out of her head. It wasn't a love affair, but the emotions conjured by the beautiful stones evoked memories of...
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  4. sisland

    sisland New Member

    Their Beautiful Friendship. It had been months since she had seen or heard from him. They were college friends who had graduated and gone their seprate ways.

    Not being able to talk to him was agonizing for her! She was questioning her feelings for him. Had they become more than Friends?

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  5. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    seeing him on a corner or at the coffee shop.

    She had never spoken to him, he just seemed to be everywhere she was.

    Now, after all this time, she regretted that she'd never spoken with him, never took the time or initiative to even say hello.

    If she could see him now, this stranger in blue jeans, she would walk right up to him and say . . .
  6. onlythestrong

    onlythestrong New Member

    So under a full moon the two walked and talked of their fondest memories and their deepest feelings.
    They didn't realize how far they had gone,but all of a sudden the full moon was gone and the lightening appeared......

    This is fun,
    Mary
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  7. kholmes

    kholmes New Member



    They watched the lightning and counted the seconds before the crash of thunder. The wind howled and rain started to fall as the storm came in. The waves on the ocean swelled.

    She felt a sense of foreboding, a feeling that she was in a scene from a 1940s movie.

    "Should we find shelter?" she yelled.

    "Let's go!" he howled, over the wind.

    Just then, there was a bright light and an ear-splitting crash, as a bolt of lightning hit

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  8. singingirl

    singingirl New Member

    The lightening was hitting all around them. It seemed like every step they took it was just beyond them. They saw a cave in the cliff on the shore line. They ran as fast as they could until they stumbled and fell as the wind pushed them forward.

    There in the safety of the cave they would be able to discuss their true feelings and intentions. There in the cave they could.....
  9. sisland

    sisland New Member

    It was growing with great intenisity and the wind was howling all around them. they started to worry how they would walk home in the storm.
    It was growing very late and they huddled close to eachother to stay warm.

    Just at that moment he said
  10. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    a run for it before it gets any darker.He turn with one arm reaching back ,his hand open to let her small hand fit into his ,as they both move towards the opening of the cave.
    She stop and
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    closer waving his tentacles at her and Oh shucks, that's the wrong manuscript.


    "We'd better hurry," she said, "Or you won't be able to give that speech at the PTA. I know they're all dying to hear what you have to say."

    He grinned. "I guess my thoughts on the value of adding another Spanish class can keep till some other meeting. Anyway Miss Brainfeeble will be delighted to speak twice as long to make up the difference."

    She laughed. "Is that really her name?"
  12. Astarte

    Astarte New Member

    ran down her spine. Hesitating to leave the cave and back to the reality of what she knew was a life without this stranger.

    A life with regrets for not speaking to this untouchable man, and now what if she never saw him again, would she have the courage to finally go beyond fantasies of stolen moments?

    The wind started to pick up as she found herself back on the beach, back on the beach, just daydreaming about this handsome stranger.

    Star...
    (yes, this is fun)
  13. UnicornK

    UnicornK New Member

    Realization dawned in her eyes.

    "This isn't just any storm, is it?" she asked. "It's all about you!"

    He looked sadly at her and
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  14. Astarte

    Astarte New Member

    (somehow my portion of the story was out of context. Any suggestions)
    Star
  15. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    ...called out the Director. The lights dimmed, the cameras started rolling backwards. The actors moved off the set.

    It had been a hectic day. Shooting had begun at 6.00 am, then just as they were getting to film, a downpour, right when it wasn't needed. It was now almost 7.00pm. Alyson felt bone tired, she strolled over to the dressing room, pulled off her wig, and started taking off the makeup.

    "Boy, she looked tired," she thought, "just how much longer could a 38 year old woman play twenty something lovesick heroines?"

    She switched on her cell phone and scanned for messages. The phone shrilled out......


    there you go....love AC
  16. tejanya

    tejanya New Member

    that seemed important just because she missed them. she wanted to go over her lines again. they reminded her of the love that was never admitted. they were not strangers, just friends. there was a magnetism between them that could have went further than friendship, but they would not let it. "oh the possibilities are endless when fantasizing." she smiled and left .....
  17. onlythestrong

    onlythestrong New Member

    As she walked in the door she was greeted by dear old puff the cat she bent to give her a gentle pet,then walked into the bathroom to draw herself a nice long hot bath.
    Next she walked to the refer to pour herself a glass of wine,went back to the bathtub lit a few candles,climbed into the tub and settled in and got comfy.
    About that time the phone rings...........
  18. singingirl

    singingirl New Member

    He said he had gotten her number from one of the film crew, and he had a sudden urge to call her......
    did she want to go have a cup of coffee?

    She couldn't believe he had actually called her. If she went, it could possibly be the best thing that ever happened to her, she might not have to live in the fantasy world any longer, it could be reality....

    on the other hand she couldn't live in the fantasy world any longer. What if he is a total jerk....
    What if there really wasn't sparks between them....
    What if.....

    Are you still there he asks, and it jolts her back to the present. Would you like to go with me? So she says......
  19. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    "The beach," he says. "Tonight."

    That night, they take a sunset walk together, along the Malibu coast. The sun sinks below storm clouds in the west, turning the sea, the coast, and the inland mountains gold and orange.

    "That mansion over there," he says, pointing to the north, "belongs to Blake Andrews and Julie Andrews."
    "Over there is Tom Hanks's house. That one over there is Brittney Spears's. Way up in the hills is Axl Rose's house."

    "How do you know all of this?" she laughs. "Do you lead tours to the homes of the stars?"

    The irony that their walk so closely mirrors the lovers' walk in the movie they are working on is not lost on them.

    "I need to confess something to you," he tells her.

    "What is it?"
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  20. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    Suddenly she looks ahead and a few hundred yards away there is a group of people singing and danceing on the beach.
    No it couldnt be ,Yes it is .Are you sure ?I love him! Yup its Huey and the Blow Fish
    As they get closer