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PostSubject: 5 Word Story   March 2nd 2009, 4:58 am

Yes, we already have a thread saying "3 word story", but we thought we gonna spice things up and make it a little bit more difficult.

The person above you will name 5 words, and your goal is to write a sentence or a short paragraph using those given 5 words. Write about whatever you want, but keep in mind that it has to make sense. When you're done, leave 5 new words for the next person.

Make a sentence or short paragraph using the following 5 words:

Wind - Ocean - Blood - Storm - Caress

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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   March 2nd 2009, 7:12 am

Here we are... back to work..

There's no blood in the ocean of your love; only a storm in the caress of the wind that brings your kisses to me.


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eternal - misunderstanding - obligation - vanquish - daily -
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   March 2nd 2009, 7:59 am

"...some eternal misunderstandings cause an obligation within us to vanquish them in our "dailylife" here..." ventured the goblin hoping he had got the game right, offering the following words in his turn

mad bad sad cruel world
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   March 2nd 2009, 8:54 am

This might be a very cruel world, but no matter how mad or sad you are, the bad will never go away without having some type of positive perspective.

Next: Master, foam, crazy, calm, laughter

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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   March 2nd 2009, 9:34 am

After a crazy day at work master chief Tolliver decided to go out for a beer. After arriving and picking out a stool at the bar, he was ready to order himself a drink. Surrounded by laughter, he was surprised how calm it made him. Being a cop isn't an easy job, but somebody has to do it. While he sits there, sipping his beer he suddenly remembers that he forgot to buy some more insulating foam for the home improvement.

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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   March 2nd 2009, 1:38 pm

Fireworks normally made the little girl happy, but when the rain of sparks hit the tree and the dry leave caught fire she had to fight with her emotions to keep from starting to cry.

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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   March 3rd 2009, 7:45 am

You were like a frog in a silver pot till the wedge tipped the bulldozer and turned you into a puddle.



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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   March 3rd 2009, 9:16 am

alexandra wrote:
next: necklace - scissors - alter - folder - lead

From the folder marked Rites of Sacrifice "They will lead the fallen to the alter where they will place upon them a necklace made of hemlock and hemp whereupon the high priest will ram a scissor into their heart."

Next: Drive - Burn - Laugh - Dance - Kiss

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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   March 3rd 2009, 5:52 pm

The day's drive has been a lonely one, I tried to dance in my seat and almost crashed into the stone medium on I-94. Then the old lady with the blue caddy drove up to my passenger side window just to laugh at me, I was so angry that I swerved away leaving tire burns on the road, yelling "Kiss my ass grandma!"

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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   May 8th 2011, 3:33 am

The movie preview opened to the scene of a girl happily frolicking in a dandelion meadow. She was living in denial for she was to die soon, and was comfortably existing in a current state of denial although this state was to become one of panic, for the girl was to enter training later in the year for her disease. She was to become famous however after her passing away and the american public hungrily wanted to consume every piece of information about what her life was like, this included giving tours of her home.
did that even make sense?

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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   May 8th 2011, 4:15 pm

wicked, sunshine, carnival, ink, mirror

I donít want to go. The carnival scares me.

You want to be scared? Check the mirror once in a while. Thatís one ugly mug!

Nice. Real nice. Did I ever tell you how wicked you are? Just awful.

Haha, come on, Shelly, itíll be nice to get some sunshine. Letís go.

Yea, I guess. Say, you think that tattoo guy will be there again this year?

Probably. Why? You looking to get some ink?

I dunno. Keeping my options open.

Maybe you can tat a hot face on yours.

Again, nice.

NEXT WORDS: love, spaghetti, clouds, lion, car
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Word Story   May 8th 2011, 6:22 pm

I thought back to the car, when we had watched the clouds pass overhead, and remembered the spaghetti and how nice everything was arranged and our love for each other before the lion attacked her from behind, clawing and gnawing.


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