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Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:41 am
by operatormike
Hello fellow Dream Mooders. I thought of a new game. So the object is to write an interesting story to read.

Here are the rules:
1. Finish the sentence from the previous post.
2. Write a complete sentence.
3. Write an incomplete sentence for the next poster to finish.

Okay? to start I am going to use "Once upon a dream" as the incomplete sentence that I have to finish:
(I am making the Font Large and choosing a dark blue color. You may do so or do as you so choose.)

Once upon a dream Sophia was drawing on the sidewalk with colored chalk. She drew a red and blue bird with large wings.
Then all of a sudden

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:15 pm
by The Cat Whisperer
The bird came to life. Sophia was so startled she exclaimed "How did this happen?!" She was even more startled when

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:51 pm
by aussie_musician
she became aware that this was all too real ..

:yikes

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:05 am
by operatormike
Okay Aussie, you finished the unfinished sentence. Next, you write a complete sentence, then write an incomplete sentence for the next poster to finish.

This time I will finish for you to illustrate:

aussie_musician wrote:she became aware that this was all too real ..
:yikes She looked at her hands and saw that one was red and the other was blue. It was then that she figured out...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:29 am
by Sheena
The Cat Whisperer wrote:She was even more startled when
. . . the bird spoke to her. But as Sophie had been reading Murakami her thoughts were already centered in the surreal and her astonishment was out of pleasure. The bird said," . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:17 am
by operatormike
"You have given me life, Sophie. Life is a precious gift. And so I give to you...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:49 am
by Clementine
... all you need to succeed.

But, first, you must do me one small favor. Are you willing to ....

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:38 pm
by Xwikki
Sheena wrote:But as Sophie had been reading Murakami

I snorted.

Clementine wrote:But, first, you must do me one small favor. Are you willing to ....

travel far away from anyone you've ever known in this world and reach into a new place. You see, this is not just a small favor but a task I have set for you specifically, Sophie. You may have given me life, but...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:42 am
by operatormike
...you did so by opening an ancient portal to the spirit realm. I will be your true friend and guide. First you must...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:26 am
by Sheena
What did kk snort? A cry for help for addiction? Might have laughed, enjoyed - if not so sour.

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:09 am
by operatormike
The story so far:

operatormike wrote:Once upon a dream Sophia was drawing on the sidewalk with colored chalk. She drew a red and blue bird with large wings. Then all of a sudden
The Cat Whisperer wrote:The bird came to life. Sophia was so startled she exclaimed "How did this happen?!" She was even more startled when
Sheena wrote:. . . the bird spoke to her. But as Sophie had been reading Murakami her thoughts were already centered in the surreal and her astonishment was out of pleasure. The bird said," . .
operatormike wrote:"You have given me life, Sophie. Life is a precious gift. And so I give to you...
Clementine wrote:... all you need to succeed.But, first, you must do me one small favor. Are you willing to ....
Xwikki wrote:travel far away from anyone you've ever known in this world and reach into a new place. You see, this is not just a small favor but a task I have set for you specifically, Sophie. You may have given me life, but...
operatormike wrote:...you did so by opening an ancient portal to the spirit realm. I will be your true friend and guide. First you must...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:00 pm
by Sheena
. . . complete this form with your social security number and a valid credit card. Soon someone in our office will contact you. And if you place an order now . . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:57 pm
by Xwikki
Sheena wrote:What did kk snort? A cry for help for addiction? Might have laughed, enjoyed - if not so sour.

It was a laugh snort. Cause I have a collection of Murakami books. I'm not that deep yo.

Sheena wrote:. . . complete this form with your social security number and a valid credit card. Soon someone in our office will contact you. And if you place an order now . . .

you'll get a free pass for a friend to travel to the spirit realm another time. Sophie, your task is to find my body in this place, as I have been lost here for some time and there is only my voice to guide you. Sophie looks into the portal's vast expanse that defies time and space, and she wonders...
(MIKE I'M TRYING)

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:51 pm
by Sheena
Windup Bird, Wild Sheep Chase and After the Quake are his best. A lot of the recent stuff is crap.

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:47 am
by operatormike
Oh, that's Murakami. Someday I'll have to read him. Right now I am in the middle of A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy books.

Got a good guffaw out of this:
Sheena wrote:. . . complete this form with your social security number and a valid credit card. Soon someone in our office will contact you. And if you place an order now . . .


So, not bad Vikki:
Xwikki wrote:you'll get a free pass for a friend to travel to the spirit realm another time. Sophie, your task is to find my body in this place, as I have been lost here for some time and there is only my voice to guide you. Sophie looks into the portal's vast expanse that defies time and space, and she wonders...
why she now has wings. She flies into a purple cloud above a verdant forest. Then she....

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:20 pm
by Sheena
. . . chokes on the poisonous gasses. She is over Syria. A US missle is . . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:04 am
by operatormike
...rocketing directly at her. She panics and freezes in place. Then she blinks her eyes and when she opens them she sees...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:02 pm
by BrooksWindow
she sees the whole world holding hands and enjoying a bottle of coca cola.......as the Indian picking up scattered garbage is still crying 30 some years later ...she has an idea , an idea that makes her feel ................

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:27 pm
by Sheena
. . . up Harvey Weinstein. He has bad breath. She kisses him anyway, and . . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:02 pm
by Clementine
..instantly regrets her poor decision to continue the improper flirt ritual with this person. All of a sudden the hotel room door flies open. The intruders voice is heard saying .....

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:39 am
by Tal
..."What the hell are you doing in my room? And how did you get in here?" The couple recoil in horror, for not only has their illicit tryst been discovered, but the intruder is none other than the despicable...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:46 am
by operatormike
Tal wrote:..."What the hell are you doing in my room? And how did you get in here?" The couple recoil in horror, for not only has their illicit tryst been discovered, but the intruder is none other than the despicable...

...Harvey Levin fromTMZ with his camera crew who had camera 's rolling and clicking. Sophie was horrified to think they would be exposed, literally, on TV and internet. So, when she threw the purple covers over herself, she discovered that...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:04 pm
by Xwikki
her collection of poop emoji keyrings fell from the bed and scattered across the floor. She stared down at them in sheer terror and disbelief. The camera crew stood in silence with their expressions frozen in place, and...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:07 am
by operatormike
...then began to laugh hysterically. The laughter was so infectious that Harvey Weinstein and Harvey Levin could not help themselves but to join in. Quite a while later, when the laughter slowed down and they looked around the room...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:11 pm
by Tal
...they realised they were all in the wrong place. Weinstein was supposed to be in room 107 for a "meeting" with an up and coming actress, Levin was supposed to burst into room 117 because he had a tip off that Donald Trump was in there doing a Fan Dance for Theresa May, and Sophie remembered that she needed to buy a new keychain for her poo emoji collection. Everyone, including the camera crew, looked at each other sheepishly as they...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 pm
by Sheena
. . .noticed Sophie in a corner scratching her head. It was as if she had woken up; 'why am i channelling these obsessive thoughts about tabloid news,' she wondered, 'i like interesting things and i used to be working on a solution to the trolley problem; could it be that i am lazy or too hungry, or just need to have sex?' Sophie reached up to the bookshelf, took down Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, turned to chapter 4, and read . . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:41 am
by operatormike
( I hope to see the Donald Trump fan dance for Theresa May on TMZ!) :rofl: Anyway back to the story...

...Saint Augustine's philosophy that says the Creator created everything out of nothing. So, Sophie contemplates the nothingness that did not exist before time, because there was no time to be before. When she looked up she found herself...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:14 pm
by The Cat Whisperer
petting her cat and suddenly thinking that he looked like The Chesshire Cat. As she pondered that...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:07 pm
by $weetDr3@mer
The Cat Whisperer wrote:The bird came to life. Sophia was so startled she exclaimed "How did this happen?!" She was even more startled when

the bird spoke to her. The bird said

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:29 am
by operatormike
Welcome to the game Sweet Dreamer.

I am not sure why you reverted back to the beginning. The game is to continue from the previous post. One other thing. Complete the sentence from before. Then write a complete sentence of you own. Then write the unfinished sentence.
Even so, I am going to respond to yours as if it were just after Cat's like this:
The Cat Whisperer wrote:petting her cat and suddenly thinking that he looked like The Chesshire Cat. As she pondered that...
$weetDr3@mer wrote:the bird spoke to her. The bird said
"Sophie, you keep running away from me, when you need to be seeking me out. As I told you before, follow my voice and you will find me." Sophie picked up her cat and they both transformed into...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:38 am
by Sheena
. . . different genders, which was all the rage. Sophie scratched her shoulder blade with a sharp pencil. Then, thinking of orange cookies dipped in tea from her childhood, she lay down to sleep; her . . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:51 am
by cannydreams
mInd was just too restless to fall into the peaceful slumber she desired. She decided to get herself up and dressed and go in search of...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:18 pm
by Sheena
Where is the sentence in the midde?

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:22 pm
by The Cat Whisperer
Faye Grant and beg her to be in more movies. Stephen Collins couldn't stop her now, could he? Sophie remembered...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:59 pm
by Xwikki
her ultimate dream, to write her very own story and have it made into a movie someday. She could never seem to get a flow going though, always writing nonsense and never finishing her sentences. This time she sat at the desk of the hotel room, picked up the pencil that she'd been scratching her shoulder with, and...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:55 pm
by Tal
...wondered how she'd come from
anthropomorphic chalk drawings to sitting in this cheap hotel contemplating a writing career and who would play her in a movie. Sophie decided to let fate decide and searched around for the room service menu because it had probably been hours since breakfast and she was probably famished. Sophie found the menu, dialed room service to place her order when...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:24 am
by operatormike
her cat grabbed the menu off the table. The front desk came on the phone and asked her what she wanted. She told them...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:22 am
by Xwikki
that she most definitely did not have a cat in her hotel room, since that was against the hotel rules. Followed by telling them to provide 3 elaborate Heston Blumenthal style courses of sweets only, and they must also be made with leftover halloween sweets. She put the phone down before they could...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:20 pm
by Sheena
. . . implant in her mind a desire to give all her money to the rich and then vote Republican. She cooked some spaghetti. Then, reading Kafka, she wondered why Joseph K . . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:41 pm
by Tal
...had such a fondness for magenta underpants. Surely he'd known there were so many other fascinating colours. Sophie gave the rest of her spaghetti to the cat-that-wasn't-really-there, pocketed her poo emoji key rings and decided it was time for her to...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:16 am
by Sheena
. . . apologize to her father. She had taken sides against him since her parents' divorce, and has gone thru life with a chip on her shoulder. She picked up the receiver on her old black rotary desk phone. . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:50 pm
by The Cat Whisperer
and took a piece of paper out of her pocket. She sat down in the chair. Her cat jumped into her lap and...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:12 pm
by Sheena
pooped. She dialed her father. His voice much older so she became teery when he said, " . . .

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:08 pm
by operatormike
"I have been waiting for years for this call. I don't have much time left. I want you to....

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:24 pm
by The Cat Whisperer
come to my house and get the box in the safe. I want you to have it. And please tell your mother...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:00 am
by operatormike
I know I was a lousy husband and father. I pissed away all of our money, but I never cheated even when I was gone for days. What I never told you, Sophie, is...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:37 pm
by Xwikki
that you have a half-sister, but I promise I never cheated. She lives far away but I always stayed with you and your mother because of your hallucinations. Sometimes I wonder...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:07 am
by operatormike
..if we are all just characters in some demented story. I imagine that there are these half-crazed writers in all different parts of the world linked together by webs of wires and radio waves taking turns writing our lives on little screens. But that could not be so because....

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:45 pm
by The Cat Whisperer
it was all just a crazy dream I had. But it seemed real when I was having it. That was the night I...

Re: Once upon a dream

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:48 am
by operatormike
gave you that colorful sidewalk chalk. I had got if from a mysterious Gypsy woman who told me that it would open magical doors. I never thought that...