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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On Your Marks, Get Set...

And so the Slumpbuster Challenge begins.
For those of you who don't know, we are going to write a story together, one sentence at a time, about none other than Mooch McGee, the cute little penguin guy in my side bar.
Now, here's how it works:
I'll start the story with a sentence in a comment to this post. (Someone has to do it, and I figure that since this was my bright idea, I should be the brave one and go first.)
Anyone can add the next sentence (also in a comment to this post), and so on, and so on.
You can jump in any time and as many times as you'd like. I'll keep it going until the end of the month, and surely, by then, we will have a great story for our friend Mooch!
So, are you ready? Okay, then...GO!

33 comments:

Lazy Writer said...

Mooch McGee was waddling along minding his own business when he heard someone shout, "Look out below!"

strugglingwriter said...

Mooch looked up just in time to see the most beautiful penguin he has ever laid eyes on falling from the sky.

Strange Fiction said...

He swayed forward, raised his little flippers skyward, and grumble mumbled as he tripped over his own two blue shod feet.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Lying flat on his back, round belly exposed to the elements, his flippers flapped like a duck's feet wading against a current to reach her ducklings, when his eyes fixed on the beauty plummeting directly overhead.

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

All his movements seemed to be constricted by a flow of sticky squid ink as he tried to right himself while watching this unearthly beauty barreling down to the icy tundra.

Angie Ledbetter said...

"Finally, I've found my footing, Mooch said to the air as he shook himself off, quite proud of his ability to use aliteration even in precarious moments. He looked up then, just in time to see a cloud of shiny words drifting down.

Angie Ledbetter said...

*Oops* Shoulda previewed my comment. Shoulda been "Finally...footing," with a quote mark. :)

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

"Words?" he thought as he stared upwards. "Wasn't that a penguin just a minute ago?" he continued, looking at the blob of verbage floating iceward and trying to figure out whether his brain was playing tricks on him or he'd ended up in an alternate reality.

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

OK, that was meant to all be one sentence, but I put a period instead of a comma after "upwards." Sorry for the slip.

Danyelle said...

He watched as the words continued their descent, sparkling around the edges with a hidden fire. He began to tingle from his beak down to his little bluestockinged toes.

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

Slowly the words began to come into focus through the glimmering conflagration above him and he knew it would only be a few seconds before he could read them clearly.

Jenna Alexander said...

A beautifully scribed sentence appeared before him. He knew at once that the message was sent from her. Angelina, his love, his life.

strugglingwriter said...

Wow, that penguin sure is falling slowly, thought Mooch, just as the beauty crashed into him, sending him to his back once more.

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

"Get off me, you lout!" the just-landed penguin shouted at him as she tried to right herself amid a flurry of flying ice chunks.

Lazy Writer said...

Amused by the beautiful creature's frustration, Mooch rolled himself to an upright position and looked back to the sky in search of the message from Angelina.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

"Were did it go," Mooch bellowed, then turned to the scorning beauty who took on an ugliness that sent his flippers flapping, "What'da do with my message from Angelina?" he squawked.

Novice Writer Anonymous said...
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Novice Writer Anonymous said...

Mooch's body shuddered in an involuntary reaction, sending little flecks of ice every which way, including toward the object of his despise, the supreme highness of penguins.




Sorry, realized I'd misspelled something! How embarrassing!

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

The penguin toward which Mooch was sending silent mind-rays of hate simply looked at him down her elegantly curved beak before beginning to waddle toward the edge of the icy tundra, heading for the arctic waters and her next meal.

Lazy Writer said...

"Aren't you coming?" she called back to Mooch, and he obeyed, unable to stop himself.

Anonymous said...

"But where is my message from Angelina?" he asked as he tried to catch up to the not only beautiful but spry High Penguin.

Lazy Writer said...

"Ah...silly, silly Mooch," she said, slowing for him to catch up to her. "The message was only a trick. The Order of High Penguins has a mission for you."

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

"Order of High...Mission...Wha?" he squawked after her as she disappeared down into the waters below.

Lazy Writer said...

Hesitantly, he followed, thinking all the while, "What am I getting myself into?"

Novice Writer Anonymous said...
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Novice Writer Anonymous said...

He slipped down into the water and followed the ever-more-graceful penguin down to the depths, to what could only be called the Order's Penetralia.

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

The Penetralia loomed ahead of him quite suddenly as they dipped into a well-camouflaged canyon in the ocean floor.

Lazy Writer said...

Trembling, unsure of what awaited him below, Mooch stuttered, "Um, Miss High Penguin, um, excuse me, um, but what exactly is it you want me to do?"

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Miss High Penguin's beak spread into a smile as she yelled over her shoulder, "Follow me to the other side of the canyon! A whimsical world unknown to most penguins awaits you."

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

Mooch followed her down the canyon wall and across the floor, the Penetralia looming ever-larger in front of him with its spires and turrets and black window-eyes staring down at him, knowing all the while that he was destined to enter the building and alter his life forever.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Stale fish bile stunk his beek.

Lazy Writer said...

Disgusted by the odor, Mooch turned his back on the High Penguin and walked away. "Sorry lady, but this just isn't worth it! I'll see you around." He looked back only once as he soared through the ocean water to the surface. Finally, life would be back to normal for him.

THE END

Sorry, someone had to end it. Not the best, but it will have to do! Thanks everyone for participating!

Life is good! said...

everything has to come to an end sometime!
cute idea.
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