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PostSubject: Imagination Alphabetization   March 2nd 2009, 3:32 am

Just like the title says it already, in this game we're going through the alphabet. The rules are simple:

We start with the letter "A"

Write a five word sentence with only the letter A

Alison Ate All Autumn Apples


It is up to the person who posts what exactly they want. It can be a sentence with an amount of words, or maybe even a poem? It is up to you. Make it challenging and fun.

When we've reached the letter Z, we going to start all over again.

Ok let me start this game.

Write an eight word sentence with the letter 'A'

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PostSubject: Re: Imagination Alphabetization   March 2nd 2009, 8:56 am

Any and all applicants applied as arrogant assholes!

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PostSubject: Re: Imagination Alphabetization   March 2nd 2009, 9:02 am

Be brave before battle, because bears bite.

Next: Write a 12 word sentence with the letter 'C'.

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PostSubject: Re: Imagination Alphabetization   March 3rd 2009, 5:46 pm

Caging can carefully calm crazy captivating children crusading cross country causing chaos.

Next: Please write a 7 word sentence, and the next letter is "D".

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