Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Complete the Scene - Your Way

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Today I thought we'd have some fun. This is a blogience participation post. I'm going to write the first two sentences of three mini-scenes ... you all write one final sentence to each of them in the comments. The idea is to share the most compelling, mysterious, shock-value-hair-raising endings we can come up with, okay? Cool. Here we go-

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The door opened slow and noiselessly, without Cameron's noticing. Anthony slipped into the room and crept silently up from behind, carrying the instrument of judgement, of slow and tortuous death, thinking how just and sweet his vengeance would ... but wait - what?

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It had been three hours at the stakeout with not so much as a sighting or a sound, when suddenly John heard a strange noise from behind. He jerked his neck around to see the hideous thing crawling through the back window.

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Marlene awoke to the sound of an intruder coming up the stairs. She switched the bedside nightlight to on and realized in a fit of panic the power had been cut off.

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All right, MMM'ers - come up with some shockeroos!

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8 comments:

Mark Troy said...

The door opened slow and noiselessly, without Cameron's noticing. Anthony slipped into the room and crept silently up from behind, carrying the instrument of judgement, of slow and tortuous death, thinking how just and sweet his vengeance would ... but wait - what? The lights came on revealing a room full of people--his mother and father, his best buddy, his boss, the frat guys.
"Surprise! Happy birthday!" they screamed.
Suddenly, a hush fell over the room. His mother was the first to speak. "Oh. . .my," she said, pointing to the instrument in his hand. "What is THAT?"

Mark Troy said...

It had been three hours at the stakeout with not so much as a sighting or a sound, when suddenly John heard a strange noise from behind. He jerked his neck around to see the hideous thing crawling through the back window.
"Partner," he said, "didn't I tell you not to drink coffee on a stakeout? And for heaven's sake, the bush is the other direction."

Jean Henry Mead said...

Lol, Marvin. What fun!

1. A senior moment! Cameron reached into his back pocket and realized that he had forgotten his instrument of slow and tortuous death.

2. The suspect's boa constrictor slithered in the back widow and wrappped itself around the detective's neck.

3. Marlene suddenly realized that she had forgotten to pay her power bill.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

LMAO! Mark and Jean - You guys are supposed to be evil wicked plot writers with bad guys and sardonic demons wreaking hell all over the place, and so I put up this challenge and what do yo do? You turn into comedy writers on me! Love these, very creative.

And at least Jean followed the rules on one by having the Boa Constrictor ice the detective (smile).

Mark Troy said...

Okay, last one:
Marlene awoke to the sound of an intruder coming up the stairs. She switched the bedside nightlight to on and realized in a fit of panic the power had been cut off. "Oh no," she thought, "I hope the TAZER got charged up."

Marvin D. Wilson said...

LOL - Mark, you're killing me!

Libby McKinmer said...

#3 - Damn, Mark, she thought. The bastard didn't pay the power bill again, and I'm going to die in the dark.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Ha! Libby - good one!