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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #111940

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There are 7 participants.

InsidiousCynic will give a paragraph starter to JoyBaker.
JoyBaker will give one to Catchild77.
Catchild77 will give one to BookwormJo.
BookwormJo will give one to Khriz Kool Katz.
Khriz will give one to KristytheCorgi.
KristytheCorgi will give one to jodiaz.
jodiaz will give one to InsidiousCynic.

Rules:
The paragraph starters must be original. They need to come from your own imagination.
The person you are assigned to will give you a a paragraph starter, and you will give a paragraph starter to the person who's assigned to you. You must use the paragraph starter given to you.
You have until December 7 to submit paragraph starters. December 31 is the deadline for the finished paragraphs.

Thank you for participating!

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Alright, let's go.

I was jumping on my cousin's bed with my siblings and some other cousins. I jumped as high as I could when, out of nowhere, a strong push sent me flying over the floor. I fell and went straight through the floor. The next thing I know...I was in an empty office building.
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Hi Bookworm Jo!
Here are the same paragraph starters from earlier.
I'll let you choose which one you want. I look forward to reading your work!

Here's a paragraph starter that I made for you:
Jumping out of an airplane might seem to be dangerous, at first glance, but after practicing it thirty times with a world-class instructor strapped against my back, I gradually became more confident. Did I mention that I'm nine-years-old? But I love sky-diving. For me, it's like breathing. As soon as the parachute zips open, I can glide through the air without a frown on my face. I'm completely free! Or, at least, I was until... Ah...I'm falling through the ozone without a parachute! What's wrong!


Here's the other one that I made:
Gold reigned supreme in my bedroom. The hallways, ceilings, books, and harpsichord were all covered in gold. It was like a fine film that coated everything in majesty. But I still stared out the window and thought, "The poor must lead the happiest lives in the world; their lives aren't tainted with the shadow of power."
Great thinkers like Voltaire, a French philosopher who didn't believe in God, might have disagreed but... Suddenly, there was a loud clatter outside. It was hooves...

Please, be sure to let me know what you think! ;)
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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #112001

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Oh man… I hope you like your starter Catchild77. I don’t think I’ve done this before :unsure:
If it’s not against the rules, if you want a different one, I can think up another one. Here it is:
Footsteps inched up behind me as I cautiously walked down a long, old hallway in the back of a museum. I turned around to see…

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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #112007

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Catchild77 wrote:
Hi Bookworm Jo!
Here are the same paragraph starters from earlier.
I'll let you choose which one you want. I look forward to reading your work!

Here's a paragraph starter that I made for you:
Jumping out of an airplane might seem to be dangerous, at first glance, but after practicing it thirty times with a world-class instructor strapped against my back, I gradually became more confident. Did I mention that I'm nine-years-old? But I love sky-diving. For me, it's like breathing. As soon as the parachute zips open, I can glide through the air without a frown on my face. I'm completely free! Or, at least, I was until... Ah...I'm falling through the ozone without a parachute! What's wrong!


Here's the other one that I made:
Gold reigned supreme in my bedroom. The hallways, ceilings, books, and harpsichord were all covered in gold. It was like a fine film that coated everything in majesty. But I still stared out the window and thought, "The poor must lead the happiest lives in the world; their lives aren't tainted with the shadow of power."
Great thinkers like Voltaire, a French philosopher who didn't believe in God, might have disagreed but... Suddenly, there was a loud clatter outside. It was hooves...

Please, be sure to let me know what you think! ;)
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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #112008

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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
Alright, let's go.

I was jumping on my cousin's bed with my siblings and some other cousins. I jumped as high as I could when, out of nowhere, a strong push sent me flying over the floor. I fell and went straight through the floor. The next thing I know...I was in an empty office building.
Sorry, I’m still thinking about your starter, Khriz. I’ll try to post it by the end of today.
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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #112009

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JoyBaker wrote:
Oh man… I hope you like your starter Catchild77. I don’t think I’ve done this before :unsure:
If it’s not against the rules, if you want a different one, I can think up another one. Here it is:
Footsteps inched up behind me as I cautiously walked down a long, old hallway in the back of a museum. I turned around to see…
Thank you, JoyBaker! How did you know that I was thinking about museums? I like the way that you said, "footsteps inched up behind me."
You created perfect tension for an opening scene. :cheer:
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Love is one of the greatest adventures that you'll ever lead.
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CONTESTANTS! Remember you have until DECEMBER 7 to submit the paragraph starters!!!
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Tbh, something for a sequel. I kinda got lucky with the first two.
Ok. Hope one of these work.

Although I’d never particularly liked my cousin, I had no wish to see her buried under a pile of rubble.

I tiptoed through the skeleton of the blackened house, searching for . . .

Wind flung ashes into my eyes as I gaped at . . .
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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #112020

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Catchild77 wrote:
Hi Bookworm Jo!
Here are the same paragraph starters from earlier.
I'll let you choose which one you want. I look forward to reading your work!

Here's a paragraph starter that I made for you:
Jumping out of an airplane might seem to be dangerous, at first glance, but after practicing it thirty times with a world-class instructor strapped against my back, I gradually became more confident. Did I mention that I'm nine-years-old? But I love sky-diving. For me, it's like breathing. As soon as the parachute zips open, I can glide through the air without a frown on my face. I'm completely free! Or, at least, I was until... Ah...I'm falling through the ozone without a parachute! What's wrong!


Here's the other one that I made:
Gold reigned supreme in my bedroom. The hallways, ceilings, books, and harpsichord were all covered in gold. It was like a fine film that coated everything in majesty. But I still stared out the window and thought, "The poor must lead the happiest lives in the world; their lives aren't tainted with the shadow of power."
Great thinkers like Voltaire, a French philosopher who didn't believe in God, might have disagreed but... Suddenly, there was a loud clatter outside. It was hooves...

Please, be sure to let me know what you think! ;)
These are fine. :) :cheer:
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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #112041

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BookwormJo wrote:
Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
Alright, let's go.

I was jumping on my cousin's bed with my siblings and some other cousins. I jumped as high as I could when, out of nowhere, a strong push sent me flying over the floor. I fell and went straight through the floor. The next thing I know...I was in an empty office building.
Sorry, I’m still thinking about your starter, Khriz. I’ll try to post it by the end of today.
Kool.
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BookwormJo wrote:
Tbh, something for a sequel. I kinda got lucky with the first two.
Ok. Hope one of these work.

Although I’d never particularly liked my cousin, I had no wish to see her buried under a pile of rubble.

I tiptoed through the skeleton of the blackened house, searching for . . .

Wind flung ashes into my eyes as I gaped at . . .
The first one is perfect. Did you read my mind?
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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #112048

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That was perfect, JoyBaker! How did you know that I was thinking about museums?
Now...What should I write...hm...
Writing is one of the best ways to explore the world around you.

"Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill,
Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass." Rupert Brooke

Love is one of the greatest adventures that you'll ever lead.
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:cheer: Here's my paragraph, if it's not too early:
Footsteps inched up behind me as I cautiously walked down a long, narrow hallway in the back of an old museum. I turned around to see…a wax woman. Her hair was styled in curls. Her large, dark eyes looked warm and friendly. I reached to touch her shoulder; I thought that she might be mechanical, like a doll. But I gasped when I saw the intelligent beam in her eyes. I stepped backwards a few paces but she only followed. I wished that I was back with my group.
My school was visiting an old art museum as part of a field trip. I had suggested the idea for two reasons: First, I really wanted to see the new exhibit about colonial artwork and quilts. Second, I knew that the friendly museum director would take us on a tour of the camera studio; a documentary was being filmed, and we were invited to meet the narrator, a famous model. Now, I was facing something more intimidating than meeting a famous celebrity. I took a series of deep breaths.
Perhaps, it was only my imagination. Sometimes, I even pretended to scold one of my family’s hard chairs at home, if I had stubbed my foot against it.
Maybe this was a mirage. The heat outside had been intense. It had steamed up my sunglasses. I looked at the wax woman again. She hadn’t disappeared. She looked at me with a kind expression on her face. I tried to recoil when she took my hand but her fingers were soft. It was seemed like they had never been calloused.
I glanced at them; she was wearing a fine pair of gloves. Then, she opened her mouth, which should have been rigid, and said, “Young lady, you very look disoriented.” Then, she touched my forehead. “Your head feels burnt up.” I laughed. I explained that I had been waiting in a packed line outside the museum. Then, I paused. What was I doing? I was talking to an, “inanimate museum artifact!” But the woman, for some odd reason, didn’t scare me. There was something about her which intrigued me. Perhaps, it was her dark eyes or no-nonsense manner….
Writing is one of the best ways to explore the world around you.

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Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass." Rupert Brooke

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Paragraph contest with a twist 1 year 1 month ago #112067

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The old yellow lights flickered in the second-grades classroom down the dark, dusty wall. And then I heard it.
sup bro... PEACE OUT!!!
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InsidiousCynic wrote:
For JoyBaker:
As I entered the room, the lights went out and...
Whoa. Serious cliffhanger.
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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
Tbh, something for a sequel. I kinda got lucky with the first two.
Ok. Hope one of these work.

Although I’d never particularly liked my cousin, I had no wish to see her buried under a pile of rubble.

I tiptoed through the skeleton of the blackened house, searching for . . .

Wind flung ashes into my eyes as I gaped at . . .
The first one is perfect. Did you read my mind?
Maybe she did. :) What do you think?

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Hi sci_geeek. AbigailArtist wanted to help give starters. Is it ok if she helps give a few starters in another round? She was scared to ask you herself.

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JoyBaker wrote:
Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
Tbh, something for a sequel. I kinda got lucky with the first two.
Ok. Hope one of these work.

Although I’d never particularly liked my cousin, I had no wish to see her buried under a pile of rubble.

I tiptoed through the skeleton of the blackened house, searching for . . .

Wind flung ashes into my eyes as I gaped at . . .
The first one is perfect. Did you read my mind?
Maybe she did. :) What do you think?
Touchè
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Catchild77 wrote:
JoyBaker wrote:
Oh man… I hope you like your starter Catchild77. I don’t think I’ve done this before :unsure:
If it’s not against the rules, if you want a different one, I can think up another one. Here it is:
Footsteps inched up behind me as I cautiously walked down a long, old hallway in the back of a museum. I turned around to see…
Thank you, JoyBaker! How did you know that I was thinking about museums? I like the way that you said, "footsteps inched up behind me."
You created perfect tension for an opening scene. :cheer:
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That was perfect, JoyBaker! How did you know that I was thinking about museums?
Now...What should I write...hm...
*Thumbs up!* Hmm, I had no idea. I can't wait to see what your paragraph!

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The old yellow lights flickered in the second-grades classroom down the dark, dusty wall. And then I heard it.
jodiaz, this one's for u.
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Hi sci_geeek. AbigailArtist wanted to help give starters. Is it ok if she helps give a few starters in another round? She was scared to ask you herself.
Of course! We can do another round after this contest is done...so in 2022. Oh, and tell your sister that sci_geeek doesn't bite - and even if she did, she wouldn't be able to do it through a computer screen ;) Glad you want 2 take part in this, AbigailArtist!!
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Thank you for the starter!
Here is my paragraph:
As I entered the room, the lights went out and I felt myself being lifted off my feet. I screamed in terror as I was pulled up by the hood of my sweater. I was dangling and I had no idea how I got in the air, or who put me there. I was frozen in fear. I shakily said, "Is anyone there? Put me down!" Then a gruff voice boomed from above. " No. Why have you come and what do you want? "I was walking home from school and.." "Just tell me why you are here! " Umm.. I was wondering what was in this room. A friend told me it was dangerous and I shouldn't go in. But..." " Well, your friend was right. And you should have read the sign. Now, I'll keep you here... But because I'm in a good mood today, you only have to stay here for a year. "Please! Let me go, I have to go home. I'll do anything if you just let me go." Very well then. I will let you be free ONLY if you can solve a riddle. I felt myself being slowly lowered down. I could finally breathe. But I still held my breath. "What is it?" I asked more confidently. I am very good at riddles. "What has hands but can't touch anything but numbers? I took a few moments to think. I said the riddle over and over in my head. Then, it was like the answer dropped into my brain. "It's a clock." I said. Well, it sounded more like a question but I was scared. Anyone would be, right?
That's right. I sighed a sigh of relief. "Now, can you let me go? I got it right," I said. What!! You think I'd let you go after answering such an easy question? That was only the warm up. Here is the real one. Oh man, I thought, staring into the darkness, trying to find a door or see anything, It was too dark. Then, the voice boomed again. "What is sweet, but not something to eat. You have 2 hours to figure it out, if when I come back, you don't have the answer, you'll just have to work for the year." I heard big heavy footsteps and then there was silence. A very dim light flickered on and my eyes did a happy dance. The light was so small though, and I only saw a little desk with a chair and pencil. I walked over and sat down. I quickly wrote down the riddle on a paper I found in my pocket. Hmmm, what is always sweet, but not something to eat. I thought. "First, I'll try to think of things that are always sweet." I thought out loud. Candies? No, you can eat them, though they're not so good for you. Soap? Hmm, soap is not always sweet. Oh, my teacher. I chuckled. My teacher is nice, and definitely not something to eat. A candle maybe. But not all candle are sweet. I spent the next hour trying to figure out the answer to the riddle. Then I remembered something, it was my mother’s birthday. I was planning a surprise for her. I pulled something out of my pocket, the present I had forgotten all about. Then I smiled, I knew the answer to the riddle. How had I not thought of that? Soon, my eyes started to close. Later, I heard footsteps again. I jumped, then I remembered everything. A dark shadow stood behind me. I turned around to look but it was still too dark for me to see who or what was there. The, umm, figure, asked if I had figured out the riddle. I grinned. “Something sweet but not something to eat. The answer is: Perfume!” There was silence for a while, then I heard a loud click, and the door finally opened. “Thank you!” I said and didn’t hesitate to run out. I couldn’t wait to give my mom her present. A sweet smelling bottle of her favourite perfume. I woke up. Sweat dripped from my forehead and I sighed a sigh of relief. “Really, that was all a dream?” Oh, today is my mom’s birthday! I know just what to get.
Later that day, while I was walking home from school with my friend, he said, “I wasn’t to explore that room, the one with the strange sign. I’ve always wanted to see what’s inside.” “No! Really don’t, it’s dangerous.” Well, that’s all for now but, I did tell my friend the dream and I tried to change his mind.
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The old yellow lights flickered in the second-grades classroom down the dark, dusty wall. And then I heard it.
Sounds like the Backrooms.
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